Smirnova Lyudmila

Smirnova Lyudmila

Candidate of Philology


Institute of Project Management

Department of Foreign Languages

Email: l.smirnova@satbayev.111

Professional biography

Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages at Satbayev University.

Qualification – Secondary school English language teacher, work experience - 39 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-present – Professor of Satbayev University. The English Language Program Coordinator. The Head of the Reading Club for young teachers.

The author of 54 publications in the area of English Grammar, Text linguistics, Methodology of Teaching English, Critical Thinking.


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.


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. Scaffolding Preparation for a Reading Exam. Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes. Vol. 4, No 2 (2016), pp. 391-398

2. English language education in Kazakhstan: changes and plans for the future. Межкультурная коммуникация: теория и практика. The XVI International Scientific and Practical Conference “Linguistic and Culturological Traditions and Innovations”. Tomsk, 2016, pp. 310-318

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

4. English Language Education in Kazakhstan: Degree of Student Satisfaction. The III International Scientific and Methodological Conference “Modern Innovations and Technologies in Foreign Language Education”. Almaty. December 20, 2018, pp. 11-15

5.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. (в соавторстве с Абдыгаппаровой С. К.)

6.  English Language Education in Kazakhstan: Degree of Student Satisfaction. Труды IIIМеждународной научно-методической конференции «Современные инновации и технологии в иноязычном образовании». Алматы, 20 декабря 2018, стр. 11-15. (в соавторстве с Абдыгаппаровой С. К.)

7. 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. 24-25 октября 2019, Алматы, стр. 11-13

8. Семантико-синтаксические особенности сложных предложений с союзами аs if и as though. Вестник КазНУ имени Аль-Фараби. Серия филологическая.  N 1 (177). Алматы, 2020, стр. 194-202

9. How to make textbook exercises more effective. Труды Сатпаевских чтений. Сатпаевскиечтения  2021. Том 2, стр. 1108-1111