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2007 - 2008 Pg Cert, Teaching & Learning
Westminster International University in Tashkent
1996 - 1999 BA Translator (English and German)
Department of Translation, The Uzbek State World Languages University
1999 - 2001 MA Translator-Referent
Department of English Philology and Translation, the Uzbek State World Languages University
2002 - 2005 Ph.D. in Linguistics
the Uzbek State World Languages University
2008 - 2010 MEd Educational Leadership
Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies, Georgia Southern University, USA
Teacher effectiveness, Assessment, Action research
2010 - 2021 Lecturer
Academic English and DPI
2018 - 2019 Research Facilitator
Responsibilities: • organized research related trainings based on the needs • arranged meeting to discuss research related issues • acted as a liaison between departments and Research Department
1999 - 2007 The Uzbek State World Languages University, English lecturer and Supervisor
Responsibilities: Masters • taught Practical Course of the English Language • conducted lectures and seminars in Stylistics & Text Linguistics • supervised students in writing MA theses Undergraduate • taught Practical Course of the English Language • taught Course of the British & American Literature • taught Theory of Translation (written and oral translations)
2009 - 2010 Georgia Southern University, the USA, Russian lecturer
Responsibilities: • developed the course, course materials and assessment • taught the course • assessed and provided Ss with feedback
2010 - 2021 Westminster International University in Tashkent Academic, Senior Lecturer
Academic English (a year-long module) provides students with the opportunity to consolidate expand and develop their proficiency in English within the language context of academic study. The module introduces the study and transferable skills required in higher educational environment. Developing Professional Identity (DPI) (a year-long module) The module helps students to identify their interests and values in terms of their future career and equips them with basic professional skills. Students are encouraged to reflect on their experience, competencies and attainments in order to make an informed choice of their future career path. Responsibilities: • develop seminars, teaching materials and assessment • teach the module • assess and provide Ss with feedback • provide academic support
Publications & Works
Akbarova, S. (2018). Redefining Academic English Curriculum. The scientific conference Psychological and pedagogical factors of teaching foreign languages, Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages, Samarkand, 18 May 2018.
Akbarova, S. and Makovskaya, L. (2017). Soft Skills for Report Writing. Teaching Times the international teaching magazine of TESOL France.
Akbarova, S. (2017). Motivating first-year students to acquire academic language. Humanizing Language Teaching, 2.
Akbarova, S. (2017). Interactive activities for teaching figurative language. Humanizing Language Teaching, 2.
Akbarova, S. (2016). Project based learning (PBL) teaching method as a way to succeed in the English language classroom. Active Learning and Teaching of Foreign Languages in Uzbekistan, 2(3) 16-18.
Maurer, T., Sturges, D., Shankar, P., Allen, D., Akbarova, S. (2010). A faculty learning community on the scholarship of teaching & learning: a case study. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 4(2) July 2010.
Sturges, D., Maurer, T., Shankar, P., Akbarova, S., Allen, D. (2010). Student-faculty perceptions of group work. Academic Disciplines International Journal of Arts and Sciences.
Akbarova. S. (2020). Academic English - enhancing group work with Google Docs and Padlet on the LMS.
Articles published in Local Journals
Projects & Grant proposals
2018 - 2019 A Research-based Framework for Teacher Appraisal and Self-evaluation.
With Arfa-Kaboodvand, M. we have conducted a research project to develop an evaluation form.
2017 - 2017 Soft skills for report writing.
Together with Makovskaya, L. we received travel grant for the Annual International Colloquium: Language Connects People, TESOL France, Paris, 17-19 November 2017.
Activities in Scientific Journals
2020 Active Learning and Teaching of Foreign Languages in Uzbekistan
A member of the Editorial Board
2021 International Conference on Education and Linguistics
ICEL 2021 Organizing Committee member
2020 Teacher Coach
Achievements & Reputation
Invited Congress & Symposium Activities
2020 A research-based framework for teacher appraisal
the 39th TESOL France Annual Colloquium “Rediscover + Reconnect” 20th - 22nd November, France
2020 Enhancing Group Work Using Google Docs with the LMS
WIUT Symposium “How to creatively enable online teaching & learning - Teaching and Learning Symposium” June
2019 A Research-based Framework for Teacher Appraisal and Self-evaluation.
Trends in Teaching Foreign Languages: Achievements, Challenges and Solutions, Republican Scientific-Practical Center for Developing Innovative Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages under UzSWLU, Tashkent, 16–17 October
2019 What it Really Means to be an Effective EAP Teacher.
The Seventh Eurasian Conference on Language and Social Sciences (ECLSS), Daugavpils, Latvia, 23-24 July
2019 A research-based Model of EAP Teacher Appraisal.
International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Language Education (ICALLE), WIUT
2021 Aligning learning outcomes, instruction and assessment in Academic English module.
Republican Scientific and Practical Center for the Development of Innovative Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages under Uzbekistan State World Languages University announces an international scientific-practical conference on the theme of “Assessment in teaching foreign languages: achievements, challenges and solutions” April 9-10
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