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Ladislava Ivacova

MA in English Language and Literature, Ph.D.  International Relations


June 27, 2016July 25, 2016

OXBRIDGE TEFL Course, Barcelona, Spain

Oxbridge TEFL

120 hour Oxbridge TEFL course including language analysis, TEFL fundamentals, lesson planning, teaching skills & teaching practice components. Real teaching practice of both face to face & web lessons. Creating of teaching materials.

Sep 2010Dec 2016

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Faculty of International Relations, Department of International Relations, University of Economics, Bratislava

Writing PhD. thesis titled "Position of English within the context of EU language policy."


Mgr. (MA)

Faculty of Philosophy, Department of American and English Studies, University of Presov, Slovakia

English linguistics and literature of anglophonic countries studies. Along with studying English and Literature at the university, I practised for my job by doing translations and teaching English as a Second Language to children in kindergartens of Presov, Slovakia.

Work History

Sep 2010Dec 2016

External Ph.D. student

University of Economics in Bratislava, Faculty of International Relations

Doing research in Language policy of the EU for a Ph.D. thesis. Conducting a survey in language learning preferences of university students in Slovakia vs. EU states. Publishing scientific articles.

Apr 2010Apr 2015

Assistant Professor 

The University of Economics in Bratislava, Faculty of Applied Languages Department of English language

Teaching in Business English Courses, testing students, preparation of tests, writing and publishing scientific articles, translating for the University, linguistic conference organisation team member, Culture and Communication Seminar lecturer, writing projects for the Ministry of Education in Slovakia, attending lectures, state exam board member, overlooking entrance and state exams, mentoring students.

Mar 2002Feb 2014

Freelance English Tutor and Translator at SMEs and corporations

Ladislava Ivančová - freelance ESL teacher and translator

- freelance English teacher at small and medium businesses, corporations and language schools - translations for businesses and individuals - conversation courses

- conception, implementation and execution of my own project of teaching English in seven kindergartens



English - C2

Slovak - native

Czech - near native

Communicative knowledge of German, Spanish. 


Leading a team of six teachers in a project of teaching English in kindergartens, selecting course materials, communication with parents and local school officials during the implementation and running of the project.


Teaching English language in courses at private language schools. All types of state schools but predominantly my own students in Bratislava. My other experience includes teaching students of Economics as a full-time Assistant Professor at the university. The most valuable, challenging experience in teaching comes from teaching in-company classes in Barcelona on TEFL course,  as my students´ L1 is Spanish of which I am not a speaker. I enjoyed this experience tremendously. 


Writing and publishing academic papers at home and abroad.


British and American Literature studies at university.


Doing translation of various documents such as business reports, websites, papers, etc.


Areas of Research Interests: Language Policy, European Union, English in Higher Education, English for Specific Purposes, English Literature, International Relations


I have worked as a teacher in these companies: Slovak Rails, NESS, Sanofi-Aventis, KRKA, Orgatrade, Volkswagen Financial services, Finest s.r.o., PPA Control, Hasičský a záchranný zbor, MENTON spol s.r.o., PKZ Logistics, COOP Jednota, VUB, S-Slovensko, Deutsche Leasing,, Brand, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Toscani Cosmetics, Barter S.L,. Lallemand Bio, S.L., Educatur, Butifarring, Segestion, CentroSBC, Xerox Cribsa, Metropolitan, BARCELONA, SPAIN