SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Full Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, specialisation – Philology in Romance Languages

Member of the Representative Council





Maia Tevzadze was born in Tbilisi in 1957. In 1974 she finished school with a gold medal and in 1957 she was accepted to Ivane Javakhishvili State University, at the Faculty of Western European Languages ​​and Literature, french department. At the same time, she successfully graduated from Tbilisi 3rd Music School named after Meliton Balanchivadze. After the successful graduation from the university, in 1980, she joined Postgraduate Study of Moscow’s Foreign Languages ​​Pedagogical Institute named after Morris Torresi. In 1987, after completing her dissertation she started working at Ivane Javakhishvili State University as a scientific worker at first, and than as a professor of foreign languages. From 1995 to 2006 she worked in Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani Tbilisi State Pedagogical University as a head of the French language department, Vice rector of foreign relations and scientific disciplines, Dean of Faculty of Foreign Languages.​​ Since the establishment of Ilia State University, she held the academic positions of an associate professor at first, which was followed by the position of a full professor at the department of Roman Philhology. In 2006-2009 she was the Head of Quality Assurance Service of the Faculty of Foreign Languages in Ilia University, Coordinator of Training Programs of II-V Courses of Philology of Foreign Languages, in 2010 -2012 – she was a member of Ilia State University Academic Board, and since 2012 she has been a member of the University Representative Council.

Scientific interests / research interests

Controversial research of topics such as intercultural communications, pragmatics, political linguistics, gender linguistics

1. Lingvo-Pragmatic Nature of the Significance of Communication. Science and Life, 2016;
2. Relevance of the Issues of Intercultural Communication in the Modern World. Science and Life, 2016;
3. The Issue of Portraing the Image of the Universe in Literary Fiction, Science and Life, 2013;
4. The Nature of Metaphor in Victor Hugo’s Works, Science and Life, International Science Conference Materials, №1 (7), 2013
5. Linguistic Instruments for Portraing the Image of the Universe in Fictional Texts. International scientific journal “Intellect” of Science Development Foundation of Georgia, №3 (44), 2012
6. Communication Act of Request. Scientific journal “Intellect” of Science Development Foundation of Georgia, №1, 2010;
7. Differantiation of National Consciousness as the Factor Hindering intercultural Communication. Scientific journal “Intellect” of Science Development Foundation of Georgia, №3, 2009;
8. Regulatory Principles of Human Communication Behaviour. Scientific journal “Intellect” of Science Development Foundation of Georgia, №2, 2008;
9. Politness and Conditions of Expressing it in Different Languages. Scientific journal “Intellect” of Science Development Foundation of Georgia,, №1, 2008;
10. Фактор автора и адресата в языке французской прессы. Sulkhan Saba Orbeliani Tbilisi State Pedagogical University “Promete”, Tbilisi, 2005, Vol. № 6 ( 18 )
11. Несколько вопросов использования чужой речи во французском языке – I. Gogebashvili Pedagogical Science National Institute, Journal “Sazrisi, Tbilisi, 2005, № 18;
12. Acquiring Communication Competence as Compulsory Condition for Learning Foreign Language – I. Gogebashvili Pedagogical Science National Institute, Journal “Sazrisi, Tbilisi, 2005, № 17
13. Mother Tongue and Issues Related to Learning Foreign Language – Georgian-European Institute Iveria, Paris, 2002 – 2003, № VIII-IX;
14. Несколько вопросов относительно межкультурного изучения вербальных интеракций – International Conference Materials from Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Bryusov, 2001 15 . Понятие межкультурного в изучении иностранного языка – Azerbaijan University of Languages, 2001;

Current Courses

Course Catalog

  1. Morphology of French language (Bachelor’s, autumn semester);
  2. Syntax of French Language (Bachelor, Spring Semester);
  3. Lexicology of French language (Bachelor’s, autumn semester);
  4. Stylistic of French language (Bachelor, spring semester);
  5. Diversity of Languages ​​and Cultures and Intercultural Relations (Introduction Course, Bachelor, Autumn and Spring Semester);
  6. Modern linguistic processes: pragmatics and the theory of speech acts (Master, autumn semester);
  7. Sociolinguistics: language contacts in the phosphonic space (Master, spring semester);
  8. Analysis of Language Situation in Modern Europe and Linguistic Policies of European Union (Introduction Course, Masters, Autumn Semester)
  1. Morphology of French language (Bachelor’s, autumn semester);
  2. Syntax of French Language (Bachelor, Spring Semester);
  3. Lexicology of French language (Bachelor’s, autumn semester);
  4. Stylistic of French language (Bachelor, spring semester);
  5. Diversity of Languages ​​and Cultures and Intercultural Relations (Introduction Course, Bachelor, Autumn and Spring Semester);
  6. Modern linguistic processes: pragmatics and the theory of speech acts (Master, autumn semester);
  7. Sociolinguistics: language contacts in the phosphonic space (Master, spring semester);
  8. Analysis of Language Situation in Modern Europe and Linguistic Policies of European Union (Introduction Course, Masters, Autumn Semester)
  9. Collective imagination and cultural expressions (Master, spring semester);
  10. Intercultural Communication (Master);
  11. Semantics of French language (Bachelor);
  12. Conversation analysis (Bachelor).