Svitlana (Lana) Haverstock
Lana holds an MA in English, Literature and German from a university in Ukraine and subsequently completed her CELTA, DELTA and MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL in the UK, following her immigration here more than 20 years ago. Currently she is working towards her FHEA.
Lana’s passion for teaching Academic English to international students spans over 25 years now and she has taught at Queen Mary, Aston, Sheffield and Kings College London universities. The subjects taught ranged from EAP, ESAP, IELTS as well as English and Russian iGCSE and A-level at a sixth form independent college in Brighton. Lana also keeps very busy working as an examiner for Cambridge International Examinations twice a year. Some of the most challenging and yet, rewarding roles she has held include Subject Lead, Summer School Manager, Assistant Director of Studies, and most recently, Deputy Head of English Faculty.
Lana’s current area of academic research is flipped learning, particularly, how it can be utilised to maximise learner progress and engagement. With most modules on King’s Foundations now taught using this approach, this is the area worth researching and developing further. In her free time Lana loves walking her dog Lottie on South Downs, going on long bike rides at the weekend, paddleboarding in the sea in Brighton in summer or doing Ashtanga or hot yoga. Reading Scandinavian crime fiction while on holiday at an exotic destination is, without doubt, her guilty pleasure.