SCHOOL OF BUSINESS,
TECNOLOGY AND EDUCATION
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

School of Business,  Associate Professor in Business and Academic English

Academic Writing Centre Director; the Academic Council member; the Business School Council member





1979 – graduated from Tbilisi State University, qualification – philologist, teacher (English language and literature). 1983 – finished a post-graduate course at Maurice Torez Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages in Moscow; thesis: Linguistic and Stylistic Analysis of English Textbooks in Humanities. While doing her degree and after (1980-1990) she published articles on stylistic features of scientific English.

Teaching English since 1984: general, English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and corresponding Cambridge ESOL examination preparation programmes. In 1997, 1999 was awarded two international certificates as a teacher of English as a foreign language (IH, LCCI Cert TEB).

Since 1997 she has been cooperating with the British Council in Georgia on freelance basis, as a teacher trainer and an ELT projects’ consultant. She is a certified Cambridge speaking examiner (PET, FCE). Meanwhile, a member of local and international English language teachers’ asscociations (presenter, organiser, scientific commettee member, moderator, panel discussion participant, peer-reviewer). 2016 – the editorial board member – new international academic peer-reviewed journal Online Journal of Humanities.

She has been working at Ilia State University since 2010, as a methodology advisor, business English programmes coordinator, teacher, assocoate professor. In 2014 – was appointed as the Director of a newly established Academic Writing Centre.

Scientific interests / research interests

  • English for Professional Purposes (business, legal, tourism): materials development and effective teaching;
  • Learning technologies in teaching English for Professiona/Specific Purposes;
  • Integrating content and language in higher education and teaching Business Administration subjects; English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI);
  • Development of academic writing programmes Georgian and English;
  • Academic writing centre operation and preparation of consultants/tutors;
  • Teaching academic writing at three levels;
  • Interactive teaching;
  • Flipped learning, scaffolding and other moderns language teaching methods: what is new?
  • Learners with Special Educatinal Needs (SEN) and English Language Teaching (ELT)

Featured publications

Other publications

  • 2010 – XV TESOL – Ukraine – conference proceedings: Writing in the English Language
    Classroom. Funded by the American Embassy
  • 2002 – Translated from English into Georgian: The Da Vinci Code. Dan Brown. Publishing House

Current Courses

Course Catalog

Current Courses

  • Academic English (Master’s, first year, one semestre)
  • Academic Writing in English (Master’s, second year, one semestre)
  • Writing for Scholarly Publication (Doctoral, second year, one semestre)
  • Business English Advanced (English BBA, one semestre)

Current courses developed by her, but delivered by invited teachers. She monitors the courses: drafting syllabi and developing material (e.g. Readers); monitoring the teaching process, classroom observations, followed by feedback. Meanwhile, regular meetings and workshops are held for continuing professional development of the teachers involved. The courses are:

  • Business English Intermediate 1 (Baccalaureate, third and /or fourth year, one semestre)
  • Business English Intermediate 2 (Baccalaureate, third and /or fourth year, one semestre)
  • Business English Upper-intermediate 1 (Baccalaureate, third and /or fourth year, one semestre)
  • Business English Upper-intermediate 2 (Baccalaureate, third and /or fourth year, one semestre)
  • Legal English (Baccalaureate, third and /or fourth year, one semestre)
  • Academic Techniques (in Georgian) (Baccalaureate General Module, first year, one semestre)
  • Academic Writing in Georgian (Master’s, second year, one semestre)
Business English Intermediate 1 and 2 Baccalaureate, third and /or fourth year, two semestres, Business School, Ilia State University
English for Tourism Intermediate 1 and 2 Baccalaureate, third and /or fourth year, two semestres, Tourism Centre, Business School, Ilia State University
Legal English Intermediate Baccalaureate, third and /or fourth year, one semestre, Law School, Ilia State University
Academic English Master’s, first year, one semestre, Engineering Faculty, Ilia State University
Academic Writing Essentials (in English) Master’s, first year, one semestre, Business School , Ilia State University
Academic Writing in English Doctoral, second or third year, one semestre, School of Business, Ilia State University
Legal English 1 and 2 Bachelor’s, third or fourth year, two semestres, Law Faculty, Tbilisi State University
Business English Bachelor’s, third or fourth year, two semestres, Business Faculty, Ilia State University
Business English for teachers Teacher development, 40 hours, English Teachers’ Association of Georgia
Business English Bachelor’s, second year, two semestres, Business Faculty, Tbilisi State University
How to Teach Business English Teacher development, 20 hours, Business Faculty, Tbilisi State University

Teacher training and development programmes

  • 2015 – How to prepare for ILECA 10-hour course developed for and delivered to the British Council in Georgia Learning Centre teachers. The British Council funded.
  • 2012 – How to prepare for A 10-hour teacher training course. The British Council funded.
  • 2011 – How to prepare for A 10-hour teacher training course. The British Council funded.
  • 2007-2008 – Business English for Teachers. A 40-hour teacher training course. The British Council and English Teachers Association of Georgia (ETAG) funded. The course in included in the professional development programme of ETAG. Several (4 in Tbilisi and one in Batumi) courses have already been held.