BiographyElena joined the University of Manchester in 2010, having previously taught at Moscow State University, Russia.
She has worked on CEELBAS projects related to teaching Russian as a Foreign Language: “The Development of Reading Skills of Russian History PhD Students (Based on Modern Russian Media Sources)” (co-authored, 2015), “Training PhD Students in Abstracting and Annotation Skills” (2017), intended for PhD students in Russian Studies who are doing research on Russian media and socio-political issues.
Elena is passionate about Russian culture which she is determined to encourage in her work with students.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Elena's professional interests lie in the fields of technology-enhanced language learning, innovative use of educational tools and its evaluation in language teaching, and the integration of technology for blended/distance learning.
Her interests outside work include folk dancing, ceramic painting, hill walking and keeping fit.