“My dedication to work is motivated by its reward: inspired students who are enthusiastic to reach inside themselves for the strength, skills, and confidence that I help them develop”
PhD in Education
Managing Director of Language Training and Testing Center
Elena joined the faculty of the Department of Foreign Languages at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in fall 1989, after previously studying at the Institute of Foreign Languages named after Maurice Thorez. Elena’s PhD was awarded by the Moscow State Linguistic University and her thesis was devoted to Internet technology integration for teaching specific content to master-level students.
Since coming to MIPT, she has taught a range of courses reflecting her interests and research. Elena is currently involved in the development and delivery of many courses, principally at Masters level.
Her teaching specialties are TESOL-related topics, English for Academic Studies, Internet-based content knowledge EFL teaching.
Elena’s recent research has addressed issues around English language learning and language assessment, with particular reference to TOEFL iBT, TOEIC and GRE. The research includes work related to best quality TEFL training and language proficiency standards.
Elena is Director of Language Training and Testing Centre, which was founded in March, 2014.
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