• PhD (Discourse analysis and text linguistics),
Herzen University, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • MSc in Applied Linguistics (Teaching English in University settings), Oxford, UK
  • Visiting Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Department of English Studies, the University of Cyprus
  • Associate professor at the English department, School of International Relations, Saint-Petersburg State University
  • Oral examiner for Cambridge English Assessment (YL, A2 Key, B1Priliminary, B2 Fist, C1 Advanced), LT-Pro, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.


Natalia Ivanova-Slavianskaia is a Lecturer in English and Applied Linguistics with more than 17 years of experience teaching at the tertiary level. In the Fall of 2022, Natalia worked as a Visiting Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the Department of English Studies of the University of Cyprus. She taught an MA course in Language Teaching and Learning (ENG740) and two BA courses in Global Englishes (ENG552) and Language and Culture (ENG657). Over her academic career, Natalia worked as an associate professor of English and Linguistics at the leading Higher Education Institutions in Russia: Saint-Petersburg State University, Herzen University of Russia and the Higher School of Economics (HSE). She read ESP and EAP undergraduate and graduate courses and supervised Master's students' dissertations in Discourse analyses. Apart from that, Natalia is the author of online courses in academic writing, which she developed for the Academic Writing Centre at HSE (Moscow). She is also a co-author of a Business English course (SPBU) on the Coursera platform. Additionally, for more than 15 years, Natalia has been working as a speaking examiner for Cambridge Assessment English (Young learners, A2 KET, B1 PET, B2 FCE and C1 CAE).


Natalia Ivanova-Slavianskaia graduated (with honours) from the English department of Herzen University (St.Petersburg, Russia) with a degree in foreign language teaching methods. In 2009 Natalia obtained her PhD in Text linguistics and Discourse analysis (Candidate of Science degree in Russia). In 2018 Natalia graduated from the Department of Education at Oxford (Linacre College) with an MSc degree in Applied Linguistics (Teaching English in University settings). Her Oxford dissertation was devoted to Russian students' self-regulated writing strategies while writing academic texts in English.


Natalia has a CPE (С2) Certificate (2015), a tour guide diploma (English language) from the Saint-Petersburg association of guides and interpreters (2004) and an IH Teacher Trainer Certificate (International House, London, 2020).

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