Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education

Robert Gordyn


Robert Gordyn
Instructor, Academic English
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Higher education


M.Phil. in Second Language Studies. Stellenbosch University, South Africa. 2003

TESL Certificate. Canadian Centre for Language and Cultural Studies, Toronto.  1997

MA in Geography, York University, Toronto. 1994

Bachelor of Education, Western University, London, Canada.  1992

BA in History and Geography, York University, Toronto. 1991

Specialization: Academic Communication Skills


Courses Taught at GSE

  • EDUC 505   Academic English I
  • EDUC 510   Advanced English for Professionals I
  • EDUC 590   Academic Writing for Doctoral Students
  • EDUC 506   Academic English II
  • EDUC 511    Advanced English for Education Professionals II


Thematic Areas of Interest

Academic Communication Skills

Higher Education

Public Speaking


Geographic Areas

 Arabian Gulf (Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates); Asia (China, South Korea, Kazakhstan); North America (Canada); Africa (Namibia)



Gordyn, Robert (2014) Closing with Impact, in C. Valentine and M. Myerson (eds), World Class Speaking in Action.  Morgan James Publishing.