Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education

Laila Abdimanapova


Laila Abdimanapova
Junior Researcher
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School education


MA in Multilingual Education

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, Astana

BA in Foreign Languages: Two Foreign Languages

Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana

“A Foreign Language Teacher in Primary school”

Muratbayev Zhetysai Hymanitarian College, Zhetysai



Thematic areas of research specialization

Bi/trilingual and multilingual education

Language planning and policy

School reforms

CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) research and practice


Professional Biography

Laila Abdimanapova  is a junior researcher in Research Institute Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education.  She is currently assisting U-Cam led research project on the school reform in Kazakhstan. Prior to working for NUGSE, Laila was a teacher trainer at the Astana City Branch of Joint Stock Company “Orleu” National Center of Professional Development, an in-service teacher training institute. She conducted professional development courses on using CLIL approach and renewal secondary education curriculum for the mainstream school English language teachers.  


Research Interests and Current Projects

Laila’s research interest includes multilingual education, school reforms and issues related to implementing and using CLIL approach. During her Master’s study at NUGSE, she conducted a small scale research on “Motivation of Students to Learn Kazakh in CLIL Approach “as her thesis project.


Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

Kazakhstan Educational Research Association (KERA)



  • Айтжанова Ж.Р., Әбдіманапова Л.С (2018). Lesson planning and preparation in CLIL. Білімдегі жаңалықтар, 2 (62),44-47.

  • Aitzhanova Zh.R., Abdimanapova L.S. (2017). Acquisition of CALP in L2. ШҚО Педагогика жаршысы- Педагогический вестник ВКО, 6(74), 36-38.