Professor Maria Verbitskaya, Doctor of Philology, Honorary Educationalist of the Russian Federation.
Senior Researcher at the Federal Institute for Pedagogical Measurements and Chair of the Federal Commission on the National Examination in Foreign Languages with 40 years’ experience in ELT, teaching ESP, Translation and Interpreting, Theory of Translation at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University and Higher School of Economics.
Since 1997 Vice-President of National Association of Teachers of English, since 1998 member of the Union of Translators of Russia, a professional translator (literary translation, specialized financial texts).
Maria Verbitskaya devotes much time and effort to developing translation studies and training translators and interpreters. She has greatly contributed to developing assessment and testing in Russia. She has participated in many workshops and conferences in Russia, USA, Japan, Thailand and other countries, giving presentations and workshops.
She has published over 150 papers, 2 monographs, 3 university textbooks, 10 secondary school textbooks recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science. She has co-authored books published by Macmillan Education, Pearson Education Limited and Cambridge University Press.