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Elena V. Orlova

Associate Professor,

Head of Languages for Academic and Business Communication Department





  • Candidate of science, social psychology SPbU, 1992.
  • Specialist Degree in Philology, Far-Eastern State University, 1987.



  • Philology
  • linguistics
  • social psychology
  • cognitive psychology
  • business communication
  • crisis communication
  • business ethics
  • research ethics



  • Efficient Communication for Research Purposes: Newest Trends in Designing English Language and Communication Courses for Graduate Students // Университетский научный журнал Humanities & Science University Journal. Филологические и исторические науки, искусствоведение. № 12 (2015): научный журнал / Санкт-Петербургский университетский консорциум. — СПб., 2015. – С.171-179.
  • Communication Skills Acquisition at Business School: Academic and Professional Needs Analysis for Communication Skills Programmes Development // «Филологические науки. Вопросы теории и практики». №5 (59) Часть 1/2016. (в соавторстве с Мартыновой Т.А., Гоман Ю.В., Заруцкой Е.В., Рыбиной Т.Н.)
  • Orlova E., Martynova T. Modeling Language and Communication Skills Program Evaluation at Business School: Focus on the Best Practices. GSOM Emerging Markets Conference 2016 International Conference. Graduate School of Management, Saint Petersburg University.
  • Orlova E. V., Martynova T. A., Zhukova K. V., Pleshkova A. Yu. Language and Communication Teaching at Business School: New Perspectives., 2017, Issue 2.



  • July 2015, Professional Communication Bootcamp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • December 2016, «Art and Business», Stockholm
  • July 2017, International summer school «Change Management in Education”, Baku, Azerbaijan



  • The 12th GEM&L International Workshop on The impact of language on knowledge creating and sharing, FNEGE conference, Paris, May, 2018
  • GSOM Emerging Market Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, October, 2015.
  • ХХI NATE-RUSSIA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, Ekaterinburg, Russia, 15-18 April, 2015
  • GSOM Emerging Market Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, October, 2016.
  • «New perspectives on the status and function of language and/or communication teaching in a business school», Language Symposium, CEMS Annual Meeting, Stockholm
  • GSOM Emerging Market Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, October, 2017.



Provides consultative services to Staff Standard an HR consulting and executive search company since 1994.



Membership in Professional Associations

  • GEM&L Group
  • Member of the Languages for Business Communication Group, CEMS
  • Member of Language Proximity Group, CEMS
  • Member of The Association for Business Communication (ABC), an international, interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing business communication research, education, and practice.
  • Annual International Research Conference “GSOM Emerging Markets Conference”
  • Language and Communication Track, track chair


  • “Business Communication Skills Seminar: Crisis communication. Communication for better ethics decision-making” (CEMS MIM, GSOM SPbU)
  • Communication for Research Purposes (Doctoral Program, GSOM SPbU)
  • Manager Professional Skills: business correspondence, pitching, presentation skills. Public speaking: anxiety and fears, persuasion techniques (Master program, GSOM SPbU)
  • English for Business and Management, Executive Program, GSOM SPbU