I am a teacher of English as a second language, teacher trainer, course designer and e-learning expert.
I love travelling, enjoy food and am passionate about photography. Really love my family, my animals and would love to live in the country (which I cannot for now).
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Education: Linguist (MA); engineer (MSc), PhD thesis “A Model of Web-based Language Course Design”. Specializations: Doctoral School at IoE, London (2010); Doctoral School at Sofia University (2010); thainings within projects I*Teach, TenCompetence, PREEL, TOIL 2004 – 2009: more than 300 hours; in-service training with the Association of Francophone Universities (AUF) with University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”Transfer: Session 3.3 Development and maintenance of distance learning courses, VLE –comparison, working with ACOLAD, Moodle, Dokeos, Claroline; development of a distance learning course and presentation (in French); NILE, Norwich (2004)
Teaching practice: lecturer and teacher trainer in General English (EFL), Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Information and Communication Technologies in TEFL and Working in Digital Environment (ICTinFLT), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) at Sofia University since 1999; ICT in Health Education.
Experience and training: Experience in course design, design of learning scenarios, and material development for blended e-learning (university courses); teacher training and in-service training in e-learning, innovative methods of teaching and learning, using ICT in different educational contexts. Expertise in the field of computer-assisted learning; student motivation and course evaluation; development of efficacy, academic autonomy and lifelong learning skills in adults through ICT-enhanced learning.
Professional duties as:
Associate professor in Methodology of Teaching EFL in Traditional and Digital Environment
Publications: Authorship of more than 30 articles, 6 monographs, and chapters of collections on topics in the field of course-design and e-learning
Participation in e-learning related projects: more than 15, as an expert and manager