Потапенко Андрей Сергеевич

Potapenko Andrey Sergeyevich

Work experience: 37 years
Teaching experience: 33 years
Scientific and teaching experience: 31 years

Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor at the Chair of Spanish Studies and Intercultural Communication.

He has been working at the chair since 1988.

He gives the following classes:

1)      Linguistic and cultural studies

2)      Practice course of the First Foreign Language

3)      Practicum in Verbal Communication Culture of the first foreign language

4)      Foreign language

Area of expertise: national cultural specifics of the language, linguistic and cultural studies, language semantics.

Professional achievements:

-          In 2003 he defended his candidate thesis titled “Semantic, Syntax, and Pragmatic Properties of the Basis Epistemic Verbs in Spanish and English Languages” and obtained a degree of the Candidate of Philological Sciences in 10.02.20 Contemporary historical, typological, and contrastive linguistics”;

-          In 2006 he was awarded the Certificate of Academic Council and Rector of PSLU;

-          In 2007 he was awarded a I Degree Diploma for the Development of Students’ Research Work;

-          In 2008 he took internship in Enforex language school (Madrid);

-          In 2010 he was awarded a Certificate of Zheleznovodsk Administration;

-          In 2011 he was awarded a Certificate of the Stavropol Krai Ministry of Education;

-          In 2011 he received an academic rank of the Associate Professor;

-          In 2011 he published his textbook “Spanish America: Geography, History, Culture”;

-          In 2016 he published his textbook titled “Theory of International Communication” (co-authors Y.V. Taratukhina, S.N. Bezus), which was marked by the Academic Methodological Association;

-          In 2016 he was awarded a Certificate of the Pyatigorsk Administration;

-          In 2016 he created a course of Geography, History, and Culture of the Latin America Countries https://edu.pgu.ru/store/course/view.php?id=567#;

-          In 2017 he created an electronic academic aid titled “América Hispana: geografía, historia, cultura [Electronic course]; academic aid in linguistic and cultural studies in Spanish Language” and passed the database rights to the university;

-          He is a member of the Spanish Scholars of Russia Association;

-          High-qualified expert, who possesses progressive methods of Spanish language teaching.