Department of The English Language

Head of the Department – Ksenia Medvedkina, Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor

Address: 7 Smolny Buyan St., Room 306, Arkhangelsk


The Department focuses primarily on training specialists in intercultural communication that will fit into fast-changing social and economic landscape of today’s Russia.

In doing so the emphasis is laid on the functional approach, i.e. the language is seen as first of all a functional tool of communication in various walks of life and in versatile communicative contexts.

The Department teaches full-time students and part-time evening students. Also one PhD program in Germanic Languages is offered. Department graduates get their employment in different employment areas ranging from education and research, through media and civil services to tourism and home and foreign businesses of different types.

The research focus is in the following fields: language structure, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, pragmatic linguistics, text linguistics, semiotics, American studies and applied linguistics.

Core Courses:

  • Practical English Language Course
  • English Literature
  • British and American Studies
  • Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • History of the English Language
  • Intercultural Communication Theory Fundamentals
  • Theoretical Phonetics of the English Language
  • Lexicology of the English Language
  • Theoretical Grammar of the English Language
  • Stylistics of the English Language
  • Semiotics
  • General Linguistics
  • History of Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Communication and Advertising


  • New Methods In Foreign Methodology
  • American English
  • American Poetry
  • Global English
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • English In Tourism
  • Business English

Department Staff

  • Elena Belyaeva– Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor
  • Irina Kuzmicheva– Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor
  • Larisa Reznichenko– Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor
  • Svetlana Strelkova – Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor, Deputy Director of the Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication
  • Elena Tryapitsyna– Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor
  • Julia Khokhlova – Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor
  • Lyudmila Liginchenko– Associate Professor
  • Olga Beznayeva– Ph.D. (Philology), Lecturer
  • Anna Vostryakova – Ph.D. (Philology), Lecturer
  • Olga Kuznetsova – Ph.D. (Philology), Lecturer
  • Natalya Lavrinova – Ph.D. (Philology), Lecturer
  • Ksenia Medvedkina – Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor, Head of the Department
  • Julia Shemelina – Ph.D. (Philology), Lecturer
  • Ksenia Yartseva – Ph.D. (Philology), Lecturer
  • Tatyana Konopleva – Lecturer
  • Svetlana Kostyaeva – Lecturer
  • Nadezhda Sherstnyakova – Graduate Teaching Fellow
  • Anastasia Voskresenskaya – Teaching Fellow
  • Tatyana Likhacheva – Graduate Teaching Fellow
  • Aleksandr Mitrofanov – Teaching Fellow
  • Ekaterina Mikhaylovskaya – Ph.D. (Philology), Lecturer
  • Olga Ozhygina – Teaching Fellow
  • Larisa Boyeva – Office Manager
Updated 11.05.2013