Institution: Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Country: Russian Federation
Maria Stepanova is an associate professor of St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Foreign Languages Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia). She is a deputy to the Head of the Linguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication Department.
Maria graduated in Chemistry & Foreign Language Education from Russian State Pedagogical University in 1997. She defended her PhD in Education in 2000. Since then she has constantly been working in the field of foreign language education and management. In 2006 Maria graduated in HR Management from the Academy of Management Methods and Techniques that allows her to enhance her expertise in education management.
Maria Stepanova is an expert in teaching business English and translation, as well as in developing education programs, curriculums and managing the foreign language education process in the university.
Maria regularly takes part in international conferences in thefield of linguistics, foreign languages, translation, education and training. She also works as an organizer of international conferences. She regularly gives lectures to foreign language teachers on the modern approaches and methods of teaching.
Maria is an author of more than 100 publications, including articles, guidelines for foreign language teachers, textbooks for undergraduates
Area of Expertise: Higher education, foreign language learning and teaching, languages for specific purposes, business language, translation, education management, education programs and curriculums development.