PhD (Discourse analysis and text linguistics),
Herzen University, St. Petersburg, Russia.
MSc in Applied Linguistics (Teaching English in University settings), Oxford, UK.
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 an associate professor of English at the School of International Relations of Saint-Petersburg State University. She is reading ESP and EAP undergraduate courses and a graduate course in academic writing. Natalia is also supervising master's students' dissertations in Discourse analysis. Apart from that, Natalia is the author of two online courses in academic writing that 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 languages teaching methods. In 2009 Natalia obtained her PhD degree 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, a tour guide diploma (English language) from Saint-Petersburg association of guides and interpreters (2004) and an IH Teacher Trainer Certificate (International House, London, 2020).

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