ESP/EAP Course Design and Materials

Olga Fedicheva has a PhD in Linguistics. Before joining Sberbank Corporate University in 2013, she had worked in higher education for over 20 years. She was a Fulbright grant recipient (2001–2002) and studied at Georgetown and the George Washington University, the USA.  As Head of the Foreign Languages School at Sberbank Corporate University, Olga is in charge of language training at Sberbank  and internal regulations on such educational activities. Olga Fedicheva is the author of more than 30 publications  and a co-author of the textbook “Business English. Looking Up”. 

Business English Language Program @ Sberbank: New Challenges in Language Learning

The presentation deals with the introduction to the English language program at Sberbank Corporate University (SCU), gives an overview of the language training system, its areas, participants and objectives, and touches upon new challenges in language learning at Sberbank in the context of international activities. 




Lyudmila B. Kuznetsova, PhD, MPA, Associate Professor at Saint-Petersburg State University; teaches Academic English, Intercultural Communication, Methodology. She has co-authored: Specialist English Teaching and Learning – the State of the Art in Russia (2002), British Council, Petropolis.  ESP Teacher Development Course (2005), British Council, St. Petersburg; English for Academics, Books 1 & 2 (2015), Cambridge University Press.

ESP course books published in Russia and digital natives: Are they compatible?

The Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines ‘compatible’  as ‘able to exist, live together, or work successfully with something or someone else’. 


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