Associate Professor of Baikal International Business School, Irkutsk State University
Evgeniya Luganskaya is an Associate Professor of Baikal International Business School, Irkutsk State University. She has about 25 years' experience in EFL teaching and holds a degree in philology. Currently, besides teaching TOEFL and business English to undergraduates, she delivers a course on research academic writing to students who enrolled in the American program that her university and the University of Maryland University College offers. She has published on various topics ranging from teaching methodology, academic writing to gender studies. Evgeniya is the co-author of Understanding the Research Procedure: Writing Activities for Business Students and a textbook based on Americans' everyday personal experiences Discovering America: Real People, Real Stories. She is also one of the key figures in ESELTA, Irkutsk teachers' association, arranging events and conducting workshops on a variety of topics for the teaching community.
"Per Aspera ad Astra: Teaching Research Academic Writing to Undergraduates"

Teaching research academic writing (RAW) is challenging for both teachers and students. What about teaching RAW to undergraduates whose major is other than English? The speaker shares her experience of delivering the course to undergraduates to help them meet international requirements. After giving an overview of the syllabus, the presenter will discuss the issues that students face and the methodology to make RAW manageable and more engaging.

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