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Alexey Malafeev

  • Alexey Malafeev has been at HSE University since 2010.



Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

International Certificates

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) (grade A) - June 2011

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) (grade A) - June 2009

Noryoku Shiken 2kyu (Japanese language) - December 2006

Programming Languages

- Python

- Octave/MATLAB

- R

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2018, 2017, 2016

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "Future Professoriate" (2014-2015)
Category "New Lecturers" (2012-2013)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Currently Teaching

- Corpus Linguistics
- English as a Foreign Language


– 2019 Project No. 19-04-004 of the HSE Scientific Foundation Program on the creation of a research and training group for analyzing multimedia data of users of mobile devices

– 2015-2017 Russian Foundation for Humanities grant No15-09-0250, "Tolerance as a cultural, political, linguistic problem (media and political discourse analysis).


  • 2017
    Интеграционные технологии в преподавании филологических дисциплин (Нижний Новгород). Presentation: Современные компьютерные инструменты лингвистических исследований
  • Компьютерная лингвистика и интеллектуальные технологии: Диалог 2017 (Москва). Presentation: Толерантность по-русски и по-английски: корпусное исследование
  • Analysis of Images, Social Networks and Texts. 6th International Conference, AIST 2017 (Moscow). Presentation: SyntaxNet Errors from the Linguistic Point of View

  • 2016
    ConCorT-2016: Корпусные технологии. Digital Humanities и современное знание (Нижний Новгород). Presentation: Автоматическое выявление интолерантных высказываний
  • 2015
    "Диалог 2015": Компьютерная лингвистика и интеллектуальные технологии (Москва). Presentation: Exercise Maker: Automatic Language Exercise Generation
  • 2014
    VIII Российская летняя школа по информационному поиску RuSSIR 2014 (Нижний Новгород). Presentation: Automatic Generation of Language Exercises
  • The 3rd International Conference on Analysis of Images, Social Networks, and Texts (AIST 2014) (Екатеринбург). Presentation: Automatic Generation of Text-Based Open Cloze Exercises


Exercise Maker

Exercise Maker is a program for the automatic generation of vocabulary/grammar/reading comprehension exercises from any texts in English. The program supports various exercise types. You can use Exercise Maker both in teaching and learning the English language. It's free and easy to use.

download Exercise Maker
instructions in English

To cite/reference Exercise Maker, please use the following publication:

Malafeev, A. (2014). Automatic Generation of Text-Based Open Cloze Exercises. In Analysis of Images, Social Networks and Texts (pp. 140-151). Springer International Publishing.

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Programme which Automatically Creates English Language Exercises Invented by HSE Teacher

April 10th is the closing date for applications for this year’s Fund for Educational Innovation (FOI) competition. Alexei Malafeev, Associate Professor at the Department for Foreign Languages, HSE Nizhny Novgorod, explains how to create an interesting project and put it into practice. His programme for teaching English Exercise Maker won the FOI competition two years ago.