Rubtsova Svetlana Yurievna (Russia)

Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of English for Students in Economics and Law, Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, St Petersburg State University
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Curriculum vitae:
1977 — graduated from the Faculty of Philology, St. Petersburg State University;
1985 — Candidate of Philology, thesis title: "The semantico-syntactic field of concessivity in Modern Dutch";
1979–2017 — staff member of the Faculty of Philology, St. Petersburg State University;
1989 — Head, SPbU Department of English for Social Studies Faculties;
1999 — Head, SPbU Department of English for Economics and Law;
2017 — Dean, Faculty of Foreign Languages (established at SPbU earlier that year).




The author of study guides and syllabi, the author of over seventy printed works.
1. Russko-angliiskii slovar'-minimum po sudebnoi meditsine [Russian-English minimum dictionary in forensic medicine]. St. Petersburg, Knizhnyi Dom Publ., 2018. 106 p. (co-author: Volfberg D.M.).
2. Integrating biblical and historical precedent units awareness in teaching ESP in terms of media discourse. Convergence of ESP with other disciplines. Wilmington, Vernon Press, 2018. Pp. 111-118.
3. Obuchenie angliiskomu iazyku kak osnova formirovaniia obshcheprofessional'nykh kompetentsii spetsialista rynka truda v 21 veke [Learning English as a basis for competences formation in professionals of the 21st century labor market]. Pedagogicheskii zhurnal — The Pedagogical Journal. 2017. Vol. 7. No. 5A. Pp. 210-220 (co-authors: Kopylovskaya M.Yu., Dobrova Т.Е.).
4. Using internet-based technologies when developing effective strategy of teaching foreign languages at tertiary level. Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes. 2017. Vol. 5. No. 3. Pp. 489-493 (co-authors: Nikitina A.A., Przhigodzkaya O.V.).
5. Communicative approach to teaching foreign languages in the era of computer technologies. GSOM Emerging Markets Conference 2016. International Conference. St. Petersburg: Graduate School of Management, Saint Petersburg University, 2016. Pp. 327-329 (co-author: Nikitina A.A.).


Other merits, academic experience:
Translator and interpreter from English and Dutch, guide-interpreter, esteemed translator for the Nederlands Literair Productie-en-Vertalingenfond/ Foundation for the Production & Translation of Dutch Literature. Academic supervisor of the additional educational programmes "Translator in the Field of Professional Communication" and "Guide-Interpreter" (since 1998).
Member of the Russian Union of Translators.
Member of the European Legal English Teachers' Association (EULETA).

Member of editorial teams, editorial boards:
International Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes (European Legal English Teachers' Association)
Interdisciplinary scientific almanac "Religion. Church. Society"