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    Natalia Orlova
ECML PROGRAMME - Programme 2012-2015

European portfolio for student teachers of pre-primary education

Natalia Orlova

  Surname: Orlova
First name: Natalia
Address for correspondence: E-mail
Nationality: Russian

Affiliation with educational networks/associations

  • I am a member of the Association of Teachers of English in the Czech Republic.

  • I am also a member of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and I have given several presentations at its annual Conventions.


Occupation or position
currently held:

The head of the Department of English and associate professor of TEFL at the Faculty of Education, University of J. E. Purkyne in Usti nad Labem

Name of employer:

University of J. E. Purkyne
Country of employment: Czech Republic


1997-1998: a Fulbright Scholar (Junior Faculty Development Program) at the English Department of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA

1988-1991:  Doctoral studies at  the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Candidate of Science degree (equivalent of PhD) in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign     Language) received in December 1991.

September 1977- June 1981: studies at Faculty of Foreign Languages, Beltsy Pedagogical Institute, (former USSR).  Honors Graduate degree in English (summa cum laude) received in June 1981. 


Mother tongue Russian
Other languages English, Czech, French

Contribution to the project

Participation in the ECML workshop the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) was a valuable opportunity for me to learn about this new portfolio.  As I found the EPOSTL, its concept, content and design, in tune with my teaching philosophy, I decided on incorporating it systematically into my own teaching. I participated in the EPOSTL2 Network Meetings, where the EPOSTL information pack was designed. I  have also participated in the publication  Using the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (Eds. David Newby, Anne-Brit Fenner, Barry Jones), as well as initiated various dissemination activities in the Czech Republic with the support of the Ministry of Education.

Project workshop in 2015 - if you wish to participate click here and contact your National Nominating Authority