Department of English for Sciences of Southern Federal University


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Elena I. Grushko

Elena I. Grushko

Senior lecturer, Department of English for Sciences, Southern Federal University

Elena I. Grushko has been working at the Department of English for Sciences since 1991. Currently she teaches EAP, ESP to students of mathematical specialties and coordinates the work of ELF teachers at the Institute of Mechanics, Mathematics and Computer Science named after I.I. Vorovich in Southern Federal University.

Contact information

Tel. - 2975134

Email – elena.i.grushko@gmail.com

Education

1986-1991- Rostov-on-Don State Teachers' Training Institute- Faculty of Foreign Languages, Department of English

1991 - Diploma with Honors, with the qualification of an English Language teacher

Professional experience

2007 –present - Southern Federal University, English Language Department for Sciences, senior lecturer

1996 – 2006- Rostov State University, English Language Department for Sciences, senior lecturer

1991-1996 - Rostov State University, English Language Department for Sciences, instructor

Teaching areas

General English, English for Academic purposes, ESP courses for graduate and postgraduate students in sciences, English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Teacher Training

Areas of research interest

  • English Language Teaching (methodology)
  • Applied Linguistics ( English as a Lingua franca, impact of electronically mediated communication on English)
  • Materials development in EFL (for university learners)
  • Innovative computer-based technologies in ELT

Recent publications, courses and programs developed

Articles

Grushko Elena I., Petrosyan Karina S. (2008) - Reflecting on English as a Lingua Franca: possible implications for language teaching and learning in Russia- published in «Преподаватель высшей школы в веке»/ сборник статей №6, часть 1.Ростов-на-Дону, РГУПС, 2008

Grushko Elena I., Petrosyan Karina S. (2011) - Standard English versus English as a Lingua Franca: какому английскому учить? - published in « Многоуровневая языковая подготовка специалистов в неязыковых вузах: проблемы и перспективы развития/сборник статей, Ростов-на-Дону, ЮФУ, 2011

Tests and booklets

English Tests for Graduate Students in Sciences- published by Southern Federal University, 2011

“The Endless Universe?” – module from the course book “Learn the English of Physics” ( co-authors- Olga I. Safronenko, Karina S. Petrosyan)- published by Southern Federal University, 2011

“Building on Historic Success” – module from the course book “Learn the English of Physics” (co-authors- Olga I. Safronenko, Karina S. Petrosyan)- published by Southern Federal University, 2011

Digital English Tests for Graduate Students in Sciences- available online on the website of English for Sciences, 2012

Developed courses and programs

EAP for undergraduate students in mathematical specialties – Syllabus (pdf)

ESP for graduate students in mathematical specialties– Syllabus (pdf)

ESP for postgraduate students in mathematical specialties– Syllabus (pdf)

Refresher courses and certificates

  • 2011- oral examiner of Cambridge ESOL (KET, FCE)
  • 2010 - Certificate of Proficiency in English (Grade C)
  • 2007 - “Podcasting, Authentic Video & DVD in ELT Classes”  Methodology Training course,  Language centre  “Excel English”, London, UK
  • 2007- “Teacher Training Programme for Higher Education with instruction in teaching methodology and English language and culture” , Herzen University, St. Petersburg, Russia and CELOP at Boston University, USA
  • 2002 -  ““International examinations (UK) Preparation Strategies”,  ESOL Pitman Qualifications “RELOD”
  • 1996 -  Refresher course in ESP teaching, Moscow State University, Faculty of Foreign Languages