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Svetlana Mazhurnaya


Course Tutor (with testing responsibilities)


Pre-sessional English Programme 

Academic English Programme 

International Foundation Programme

Research projects

I am currently working towards a Master's degree in Language Testing.


I have been teaching English for over 15 years. I worked on EFL courses in Russia and the UK between 2000 – 2012. I started teaching English for Academic Purposes in 2013 when I joined the International Foundation Programme at the University of Surrey.

I have been working as an EAP tutor at the University of Reading since 2014, first on the International Foundation Programme and now on the Pre-sessional English Programme. I have recently become part of the assessment group within ISLI, which creates and administers tests of EAP.

I enjoy travelling, eating out, dancing, doing yoga and reading popular psychology books.

Academic qualifications

BA (Hons) Applied Linguistics (Teaching English and German as a Second Language)

CELTA (Pass Distinction) 

DELTA (Pass Distinction)

Conferences attended

IATEFL TEASIG seminar on Building Practical Assessment Skills for Teachers, October 2017 BALEAP PIM on Intercultural Communication University of Nottingham, November 2017