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This web-site and the Just English books are authored by:

Julia Gumanova

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Moscow State University; PhD in Sociology.
 

Educational Background: a graduate of Moscow State Linguistic University, Teachers' Training Department, MA in Linguistics. Additional training: Coventry University, UK, Techniques and Methods of Teaching English.

Fields of research and expertise: Intercultural communication, cross-cultural analysis of discourse, sociolinguistic problems of multiethnic society. Julia's dissertation on the socio-linguistic aspects of political correctness in Russia, the UK and the USA was nominated among the best works by MSU scholars in 2000.

Academic reviews of dissertations and master theses: reviewing dissertations in the field of intercultural communication and social studies.

Julia designs and teaches courses in general and legal English at the Law School of MSU and the Faculty of World Politics. She also lectures to post-graduate students of the Faculty of Foreign Languages. She is engaged in development of examination materials for entrance examinations, mid- and end-term assessment, final and post-graduate exams at the Law School.

Special Projects: Julia is the leader of the Just English team of authors, the prestigious MSU Shouvalov award winner; she is the author and coordinator of the international project War on Terror: Insight into Global Issues, as part of which she prepared and ran a series of interviews with prominent politicians, experts in the field and scholars who contributed to the project.

In March 2006 Julia took part in a special edition of Question Time, the BBC's premier political programme. The topics discussed were: Russia's G8 presidency; sanctions on Iran; spying games; energy and super-power status; the prospects of democracy and freedom of speech in Russia.

Julia organises workshops and master-classes for teachers and translators of legal English. The most popular is the annual "English for Law Students. Original Approaches and Techniques. "

Julia works in close co-operation with colleagues from Universities in Russia and the UK, and arranges invitations for visiting professors/lecturers from the UK, as well as practicing lawyers from the City of London.

Julia is the author and coordinator of the Just English website for students of law and Resources Co-Manager of the website for students of Russian wordwide www.justrussian.com

Publications: Altogether more than 30 published works, among them 10 original textbooks and course books (co-authored). Julia is a member of editorial board of the almanac "The Distinguished Women in the History of Moscow State University" and a co-author in Russian and foreign on-line publications.

Main publications (co-authored):

1996 Just English. English for Students of Law, (80 000 copies sold);
1998 Just English. Clones Are Coming (Theories, Facts And Opinions For Discussion) (6 000 copies sold);
1999 Just English for Future Lawyers (6 000 copies sold);
2000-2010 Just English New. Fundamental Course for Lawyers (125 000 copies sold);
2002-2010 Just English. 101 Texts on Law. English for Prospective Lawyers (15 000 copies published);
2002-2010 Just English. Legal Crosswords (10 000 copies published);
2002 Just English. War on Terror (1 000 copies sold);
2003-06 The Best of Just English (5 000 copies published);
2004-2010 Just English. The State of Britain. Advanced Course for Lawyers. (15 000 copies published);
2005-08 Diplomography (Pilot Edition)

Shuvalov Prize winners.

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Vladilena Koroleva-McAree

Lecturer at Kingston University (Surrey, UK);
Free-lance language teacher (London).

Educational Background: a graduate of Moscow State University, Faculty of Philology, MA in Linguistics (Distinction) and Coventry University, School of International Studies and Law (MA in Diplomacy and Politics).

Vlada

Additional training: Coventry University, UK, Techniques and Methods of Teaching English.

Dissertation (Moscow University, Faculty of Philology): Romantic short stories in American literature of the 19th century - analysis of short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Dissertation (Coventry University, School of International Studies and Law): International Control of Drug Trafficking - analysis of the current situation in this sphere, international instruments of regulation and problems, with the focus on the UK and Russia.

Vladilena worked as a Lecturer at Moscow State Linguistic University (Interpreter's Department) and later at Moscow State University (Faculty of Foreign Languages). She has an extensive teaching experience, working with a broad range of students in the academia and business in Russia and the UK. For the last 5 years she has worked at Kingston University in the UK (Faculty of Humanities, School of Languages) as Lecturer in Russian and as a freelance Russian tutor for leading London language schools.

Vladilena designs and teaches courses at all levels, from ab initio to very advanced, including general/colloquial Russian, legal Russian, Russian for business and finance, translation/interpreting, cultural and area studies. She devises tests and assessments, provides language and cultural consultancy. Among her students are not only undergraduates and postgraduates but also professionals in business, economics and law in the City of London.

Academic Interests: Methodology of teaching Russian and English as foreign languages, Literature, British/Western European culture.

Vlada is the author and co-ordinator of the website for students of Russian wordwide. If you are interested, our Russian teaching site can be found at www.justrussian.com

In 2010 Vlada introduced a new English teaching website English for Russians, created for Russian students of English in the UK.

Her other academic activities include the following publications (co-authored books):
1996 Just English. English for Students of Law, (80 000 copies sold);
1998 Just English. Clones Are Coming (Theories, Facts And Opinions For Discussion) (6 000 copies sold);
1999 Just English for Future Lawyers (6 000 copies published);
2000-2010 Just English New. Fundamental Course for Lawyers (125 000 copies published);
2002 2010 Just English. 101 Texts on Law. English for Prospective Lawyers (15 000 copies published);
2002 Just English. War on Terror (1 000 copies published);
2003-06 The Best of Just English (5 000 copies published);
2004-2010 Just English. The State of Britain. Advanced Course for Lawyers. (15 000 copies published)

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©J. Gumanova, V. Koroleva,
1998-20
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