Eva Smetanovà

  • Vice-Rector for Internationalization
  • PaedDr., PhD
  • telephonePhone: (7142) 53-34-71


  • 2012 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) - thesis defense "Cognitive Strategies in English Language Education" - Trnava University, Trnava
  • 2002 Doctor of Pedagogy (PaedDr.) – thesis defense “Black Humour in the Post-War American Literature” - University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, Slovakia; study programme "English language and literature"
  • 1999 Master of Arts (MA) – MA thesis defense “Post-War American Literature” - University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, Slovakia; study programme "English language and literature"

Work Experience

Eva Smetanová has been working in the field of education for more than 25 years. During her career, she has worked as an English teacher at primary and secondary schools, contributed as a methodology teacher and teacher of ESP at a Slovak university. She demonstrated her ability to manage personnel policy, student admission, research and educational process while working as Head of Department of British and American Studies at University of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia. She held a post of Dean of Additional Education at Arkalyk State Pedagogical Institute in Kazakhstan. She has a vast experience in coordinating part-time studies, distant studies and extensive studies, designing new programmes for accreditation and in organising courses within Life-Long Education projects. She supervises bachelor’s and master’s theses and doctoral dissertations; and takes part in state examinations.

In Slovakia, Eva Smetanová has been awarded for her publishing and research activities. In 2017, she was conferred an Honorary Professorship from Arkalyk State Pedagogical Institute.

As Vice-Rector for Internationalisation at Kostanay State Pedagogical University, Eva Smetanová is responsible for the process of internationalisation of KSPU, for communication with partner institutions, elaboration of bilateral cooperation agreements with home and foreign institutions, academic mobility, joint programmes and other aspects related to the process of strategic partnering.

In previous years, Eva Smetanová took part in the courses for professional development:

  • Leadership for Senior Staff Members,
  • National Project of Further Teacher Education Concerning Communicative Skills, School Management and Marketing.

She is a member of several teacher associations and editorial boards.

Her professional interest is closely related to foreign languages, especially to the English language: methodology of teaching, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, bilingualism and multilingualism.

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