Head of the Office of Academic Development / Development of Academic Competences Unit at the National Research University Higher School
of Economics

Svetlana Suchkova directs the Academic Writing Center at Higher School of Economics, Moscow. She holds a degree in philology. She is a teacher of English, a teacher trainer, an expert in Cambridge exams, and the Board member of the National Consortium of Writing Centers.

Svetlana authored and co-authored several textbooks for university teachers and students, among them English for Academics series published by Cambridge University Press in collaboration with the British Council. She has participated with presentations in numerous national and international conferences, edited Scopus-indexed The Journal of AsiaTEFL. Her areas of expertise are academic and research writing, public speaking, and teacher training.

More than 60 publications in the fields of linguistics, methods of teaching EFL, academic writing, including several textbooks, the major ones are

English for Academics, Book 2 (co-author), CUP, 2015

Sharpen your Skills: Reading and Listening Textbook based on US Culture (co-author), Samara, 2015

English for Academics, Book 1 (co-author), CUP, 2014

Learn to Write with Us: Process-based Writing Textbook / Student's Book / Teacher's book. Samara, 2010. (co-author); new editions 2012, 2013, 2015

Cicero' Secrets: or how to become a successful public speaker. Samara: SSPU, 2008.

Basic Unit of Speech-Production: Theory and Practice, textbook for students majoring in English philology. Samara: SSPU, 2003
- 2001 Associate Professor
- 1998 Candidate of Sciences (PhD)
- 1985 Degree in English and German Languages Kuibyshev
Teacher Training Institute
British Council in Russia organised the E-merging Forum 3 that aimed to get together teachers of English to discuss and share challenges and best practice in the following content areas: learning technologies, teaching English to young learners, ESP and EAP in Universities, teacher professional development, English and Literature. "E-merging Forum-3" was attended by more than 700 attendees from all over Russia and Europe.
Interview with Svetlana Suchkova
E-merging Forum - 3
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