Dr Alexey Korenev – Senior Lecturer at Moscow State University

Alexey Korenev

Alexey Korenev is a senior lecturer in language teaching and the chairman of the Young Researchers’ Council at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FFLAS) of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). He graduated from MSU in 2009 and continued his education at Hokkaido University (2009-2010) and FFLAS (2010-2012), where he completed his PhD (kandidatskaya) in language teaching in 2012. His major research areas are language testing and internationalization of higher education. Alexey won the Russian Presidential Scholarship in 2008 and 2011 and the Trinity College London Teacher Trainer scholarship in 2014. He has more than 15 publications in Russian and international journals. He is a co-editor of the Moscow University Young Researcher Journal: Cultures, Languages and Area Studies. Alexey Korenev launched the ‘Language Teacher’s Target Language’ project in 2013 with the aim of creating new teaching and testing materials for trainee EFL teachers at Moscow University, and has focused on this research project since then.

In 2014, he suggested to organize a joint EF-MSU internship programme for MSU students. This internship programme was piloted in Autumn-Winter 2014 and received very positive feedback from the teacher trainees.