Smirnova Lyudmila

Smirnova Lyudmila

Candidate of Philology

Associate Professor

Institute of Project Management

Department of Foreign Languages

Email: l.smirnova@satbayev.111

Professional biography

Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages at Satbayev University.

Qualification – Secondary school English language teacher, work experience – 41 years.

1976-1977 – English Language Instructor, Chair of Foreign Languages, Shymkent Pedagogical Institute

1977-1999 – Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor of the Kazakh State University of International Relations and World Languages 1998-1999 – Associate Professor of the Diplomatic Academy Chair of Foreign Languages

2006-2016 – Assistant Professor, Associate Professor of the Kazakh-British Technical University, International School of Economics

2016-November 2021– Professor of Satbayev University. The English Language Program Coordinator. The Head of the Reading Club for young teachers.

2021 – until now – Associate Professor of Satbayev University

The author of 55 publications in the area of English Grammar, Text Linguistics, Methodology of Teaching English, Critical Thinking.

In 2019 was awarded the anniversary medal «120 anniversary of К. I. Satbayev».


1989 – English Studies Course, Ealing College of Higher Education. London, Great Britain.

1998 – Cambridge Examination in English for Language Teachers Certificate Course.  Level One. British Council, Almaty.

1998 – International House Certificate Course in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language to Adults. Soros Foundation, Almaty.

2003 – Communication Skills Workshop. Vienna, Austria.

2004 – On-line Teacher Training Course in Critical Thinking Skills. University of Oregon

2014 – Webinar “Shaping the Way we Teach English”. US State Department, Almaty.

2015 – Online Teacher Development "Shaping the Way We Teach English, 1: The Landscape of English Language Teaching. US State Department, Almaty.

February, 2021. ELTOC-2021. Oxford Professional Development Conference. Oxford University Press.

March-April, 2021. A series of webinars ‘Student-Centered EFL Teaching’organized by the US Embassy Regional English Language Office and the KazTEA. 

October, 2021. ELT Together 2021. Oxford University Press.  November, 2021. EP Skills Training Rooms. Oxford University Press. 

November, 2021. Virtual KazTEA Forum 2021. Reimagining EFL Education in the Post-COVID-19 Era: Creating New Perspectives for Learning. 

February 7-19, 2022. Speaking Assessments in Multilingual English Language Teaching.

June 2022 г. ELTOC June 2022. Oxford Professional Development Conference. Oxford University Press.

December 2022г. ELTOC Chapter 4. Oxford Professional Development Event. Oxford University Press.

May 2023г. ETS Global. Virtual Seminar for English Language Teachers: Enhanced Assessment for Lifelong


June 2023 г. ETS Global. Syllabus Development for TOEFL iBT prep classes.


1. 1972-1976. Almaty Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages

2.  1982-1986. M. Torez Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages, Candidate of Philology, specialty “Germanic Languages”.


1. Teacher and Teaching Challenges in EFL Higher Education in Kazakhstan. 1st Global Conference on Multidisciplinary Academic Research (GCMAR-2018). Conference proceedings. Bangkok, 5-6 May, 2018, p. 19-25. (co-authored with Abdygapparova S. K.) 

2. English Language Education in Kazakhstan: Degree of Student Satisfaction. Proceedings of the III International Scientific and Methodological Conference “Modern Innovations and Technologies in Foreign Language Education” Almaty, December 20, 2018, p. 11-15. (co-authored with Abdygapparova S. K.)

3. Challenges of Using Internet Materials in the Classroom1st International conference of SU and DKU “Digitalization for Smarter Education. Teaching Foreign Languages in the Era of Digitalization”. Conference Proceedings. October 24-25, 2019, Almaty, p.11-13.

4. Semantic-syntactic features of complex sentences with the conjunctions as if and as though. Bulletin of Al-Farabi KazNU. Philological series. N 1(177). Almaty, 2020, p. 194-202

5. How to make textbook exercises more effective. Satbayev Readings.  2021. Volume 2, p. 1108-1111.

6. Some Benefits of the Reading Club as a Tool for Professional Development. Modern science: Current issues, achievements and innovations.- Penza: Science and Education. – 2023, p. 161-163