Elena G. Kashina

Kashina Elena
Doctor in Pedagogy, Professor

Is the organizer of the city English speaking club and the leader of the local professional association of EFL teachers.





• Graduated from Samara State Pedagogical Institute in 1971.
• Defended her thesis in methods of teaching English in 1989.
• In 1993 attended courses "Training of Trainers in the Principles of Market Economy and European Integration" for Russian EFL Teachers in Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg
• In 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001 attended courses of English in Great Britain
• In 1998 attended courses in the University of Technology, research language center (Sydney, Australia)
• Defended her doctoral thesis “Theatre Technologies in the Making of an EFL Teacher” in 2004
• In 2007 she participated in Pilgrim Courses (Canterbury, Great Britain)


Has taken part in various University, regional and all-Russia conferences and seminars. Has also traveled to international conference sites (Australia, New Zealand) and participated in international conferences. The latest conferences she participated in were
• “Innovative Technologies in Teaching University Students: Experience, Problems, Solutions” (Samara, 2008)
• “Problems and Perspectives of Teaching” (Samara, 2008)


Has published scientific articles, abstracts of reports and reference materials for students devoted to innovative techniques in teaching English as a foreign language.


1. Kashina E., Kharkovskaya A. Recommendations in Mastering English Spelling for First- and Second-year Students of the English Language Department. Kuibyshev, 1983. 35 p.

2. Kashina E. Language Games in Studying English. Kuibyshev, 1983. 16 p.

3. Kashina E. Recommendations for Studying English. – Kuibyshev, 1985. 71 p.

4. Kashina E., Kharkovskaya A. Role-plays in Facilitating Mastering English (for 2nd –year students). – Kuibyshev, 1985. – 6p.

5. Kashina E. Educational Value of Role-plays. Kuibyshev, 1986. – 10 p.

6. Kashina E. Professional and Pedagogical Aspects of Role-plays //Formirovanie professionalno-znachimyh umenij v teoreticheskoi i prakticheskoi podgotovke uchitelya inostrannogo yazyka. - Moscow, 1987. – P.30-36.

7. Kashina E. Communicative Skills in the Professional Activities of an EFL Teacher // Problemy stanovleniya molodogo uchitelya s universitetskim obrazovaniem v usloviyakh obnovleniya srednei i vysshei shkoly. - Kuivyshev, 1989. – P. 43-44.

8. Kashina E. Sociolinguistic Aspects of Role-plays. – Moscow, 1990. – 5 p.

9. Kashina E. Role-plays in the Teaching Process as a Means of ‘Cooperation Pedagogics’/ - Moscow, 1991. – 4 p.

10. Kashina E. Business Role-plays in the Making of an EFL Teacher. – Moscow, 1991. – 4 p.

11. Kashina E. Game Techniques in University Teaching // Sovremennye problemy prepodavaniya inostrannogo yazyka v shkole i vuze (Proceedings of the regional scientific conference on Methods of Teaching). – Samara. 1991. – P. 35-36.

12. Kashina E. Language Role-plays. Samara, 1992. 83 p.

13. Kashina E. Developing Students’ Creativity while Staging Plays // Formirovanie lichnosti uchitelya inostrannogo yazyka vo vneauditornoi rabote (Proceedings of the Interuniversity Conference) – Orsk, 1993. – P.11-12.

14. Kashina E. Organizing and Maintaining Written Role Communication with Foreign Language Students // Organizatsiya uchebnogo protsessa po inostrannym yazykam v vuze. – Moscow, 1994. – 4 p.

15. Kashina E. Individual Practice in Methods of EFL Teaching. A Handbook. – Samara, 1994. – 25 p.

16. Kashina E. Active Approach to Role-Plays in an EFL Classroom // Obuchenie inostrannym yazykam (Proceeding of the Conference) – Samara, 1994. – P. 62-63

17. Kashina E. Communicative Goals and Ways of Achieving them in the Process of Preparing and Conducting a Role-play // Sovremennye sredstva i metody oucheniya yazykam v srednei shkole i vuze (Proceedings of the All-Russian Scientific-Practical Conference). – P.I. –Pyatigorsk, 1995. – P.95-96.

18. Kashina E. Communicative Method in Teaching English to Young Students // Proceedings of the Scientific-Practical Conference “Soderzhanie I formy raboty pedagogicheskih vuzov po nachalnomu (doshkolnomu I shkolnomu obrazovaniyu molodyozhi v sovremennykh usloviyakh) – Samara, 1996. – P.361.

19. Kashina E.G. Role-Plays in Teaching English // Exploring Language, Multiculturalism and Equity: The Proceedings of the ACTA–ATESOL (NSW) National Conference and 10th Summer School, Sydney, 1997, January 19– 23. – Sydney, 1997. – P.141–153.

20. Kashina E.G. Motivation and Success in Language Learning // Proceedings of the 4th International LATEUM conference: Held at the university of Moscow, 17-20 September1997 / Ed.by A.Lipgart. – М.: Moscow State University, 1998. – P.25-26.

21. Kashina E. Cross-cultural awareness as a valuable component in foreign language teaching // The Sixth National Conference on Community Languages and English to Speakers of Other Languages, 25-27 September 1998, Palmerston North, New Zealand. – Palmerston North, 1998. – P.34.

22.. Ilicheva N., Kashina E., Voloshina G., Rogozhina G. Home, Sweet Home. Housekeeping. Recommendations for Students. Samara, 1998.

23. Kashina E. Theoretical Aspects of Business Role-Plays// Strategiya obucheniya anglijskomu yazyku: teoriya i praktika. – Samara, 1998. – P.5-13.

24. Kashina E. A Garden of Poems (for Teaching English to Young Children). - Samara, 1999. 16 p.

25. Kashina E. Intercultural Communication in the Context of Methods of Teaching English//Yazyk i kultura. – Samara, 1999. – P.177-182.

26. Kashina E. Methods of Teaching Intercultural Communication// Pedagogicheskij protsess kak kulturnaya deyatelnost. (Proceedings of the 2d International Scientific-Practical Conference). – Samara, 1999. – P.467-468.

27. Kashina E. Teaching English Through Drama // Language in the multicultural world=Sprache in der multikulturellen welt=La langue dans le monde multiculturel: (Proceedings of the International Conference). – Samara, 1999. - 157-158.

28. Kashina E. The Role of Sociocultural Component in Developing Communicative Ability of Students// Traditsionnye i novye tekhnologii v uchebnom protsesse. – Samara, 2000. – P.16-17.

29. Kashina E. Samara. Recommendations for the Second-year Students. - Samara, 2001. - 26 p.

30. Kashina E. Modern Trends and Innovation Techniques in Developing Communicative Competence// Anglijskij yazyk v sisteme shkola-vuz. – Moscow, 2001. – P.40-41.

31. Kashina E. Modern Trends and Innovative Techniques in the Development of Students’ Communicative Competence in a Second Language in Proceedings of the International and All-Russian Conference “City Culture as a Sociocultural Locus for Personality Development”, “What to Teach and How to Teach in the 21t Century”. – Samara, 2001. – P.111-117.

32. Kashina E. Plans for Seminars in the Theoretical Course of EFL Teaching for the Fourth-year Students. - Samara, 2001. - 52 p.

33. Kashina E. Communication -Activity - Communication in the Professional Training of an EFL Teacher pp.193-201 in Pragmatika form rechevogo obscheniya. - Samara, 2001.

34. Kashina E. Sociocultural Component in the Structure of a Modern Lesson of English // Time and space in language = Zeit und raum in der sprache - L'espace et le temps dans la langue: P. 2. – Samara, 2001. – P.150-152.

35. Kashina E. Learning English Trough Senses in Proceedings of the 7th Inter-Regional Conference “Modern Strategies in EFL Teaching: Theory and Practice”. – Samara, 2001. – P.48-49.

36. Kashina E. How to Realize the Communicative Principle in the Professional Training of EFL Teachers pp.215-224 in Kommunikatsiya v dialoge kultur. - Samara, 2002.

37. Kashina E. Drama Art in the Professional Training of EFL Teachers. - Samara, 2002. - 185 p.

38. Kashina E. Semiotic Space in the Professional Training of EFL Teachers // Yazyk v prostranstve i vremeni. (Proceedings of the International Conference). P. I. – Samara, 2002. – P.271-273.

39. Kashina E. Drama Art in the Professional Training of EFL Teachers // Izvestiya Samarskogo nauchnogo tsentra Rossijskoi akademii nauk. – Samara, 2002. – P.79-85.

40. Kashina E. Drama Techniques as a Means of Bringing Out the Creative Personality of an EFL Teacher // Problemy prepodavaniya inostrannykh yazykov v kontekste modernizatsii obrazovaniya. – Samara, 2003. – P. 98-106.

41. Kashina E. Psycho-Drama Approach to the Professional Training of EFL Teachers// Vestnik Moskovskogo gorodskogo pedagogicheskogo universiteta. – Moscow, 2003. – P.20-26.

42. Kashina E. Forming Professional Competence of Would-be EFL Teachers. A Syllabus – Samara, 2003. – 10 p.

43. Kashina E. Drama Techniques in Training EFL Teachers. - Samara, 2003. - 296 p. (in Russian)

44. Kashina E. Theatrical Context of the Professional Activity of an EFL Teacher. - Samara, 2003. - 118 p. (in Russian)

45. Kashina E. Operating Signs in the Professional Activity of EFL Teachers// Izvestiya Samarskogo nauchnogo tsentra Rossijskoi akademii nauk. – Samara, 2003. – P.130-137.

46. Kashina E. In Search of the Ideal Model of an EFL Teacher // Innovatsii. – Saint-Petersburg, 2003. – No. 1. – P. 40-43.

47. Ilicheva N., Kashina E., Orehova G., Rogozhina G. Family. (Recommendations for the First-year Students of the English Language Department). - Samara, 2003. – 58 p.

48. Kashina E., Rudneva T. Professional Training of Students Majoring in EFL Teaching in a Classical University.- Samara, 2006. - 141 p. (in Russian)

49. Kashina E. Professionalism of an EFL Teacher During the Transition to the New Education Paradigm // Materialy konferentsii “Problemy I perspektivy professionalnoi pedagogiki”. – Samara, 2008. – P.90-96.

50. Kashina E. New Education Paradigm: Traditions and Innovations // Materialy mezhvuzovskoi nauchno-metodicheskoi konferentsii “Innovatsionnye tekhnologii v obrazovatelnoi deyatelnosti vuza: opyt, problemy, puti resheniya”. – Samara, 2008. – P.40-44.

51. Kashina, E. I know what my teacher has done. Samara: Samara University, 2007. 86 p.

52. Kashina. E. Innovative technologies of EFL teacher training in the 21st century pp. 45-48 in ‘’Innovatsionnye podkhody k proektirovaniyu osnovnykh obrazovatelnykh program”. Samara: Samara University, 2009.

• Methods of Teaching English (lectures)
• Practice of English (for 1t- and 2nd – year students of English Language Department)
• Acting as a senior thesis adviser and term paper adviser (in methods of EFL teaching)

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