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President of ATENK

President of ATENK

Albina Kassenova, President of ATENK, teacher trainer

Albina is an experienced teacher trainer, presenter, and educational leader, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Ms. Kassenova has studied abroad at Montana State University (USA) and at The University of Cambridge (UK), and has received many awards and accolades from different global organizations and governments. She has over 10 years’ experience as an educator and has collaborated with the British Council, US Department of State, Kazakhstan Teachers of English Association, and the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Atameken" on various educational projects. 

Below are some of her presentations, awards, special projects, certificates, and honors:


  • 2018 TESOL International conference, presenter on ‘Developing CLIL in Kazakhstan’, Chicago, USA
  • 2019 KazTEA conference presenter on ‘Assessment in CLIL’, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan
  • 2018 KazTEA conference presenter on ‘CLIL up your lesson, or how to become a Soft CLILer’, Aktobe, Kazakhstan
  • 2017 Eurasian Research Forum presenter on ‘A Critical Comparison of Experiences and Cultures of Voluntary Informed Consent in Educational Context’, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education, UK
  • 2016 KazTEA conference presenter on ‘Introduction to WBT: Power Teaching’, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
  • 2015 KazTEA conference presenter on ‘A.B.C.D. Model for Writing Learning Objectives’, Kostanay, Kazakhstan


  • 2019 Rosa Aronson Professional Development award by TESOL International Association (Atlanta, USA)
  • 2018 Travel Grant to Chicago USA for TESOL from Regional English Language Office Kazakhstan
  • 2016 Bolashak Scholarship (6 month internship at the Faculty of Education), University of Cambridge (UK), Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science
  • 2016 Second Prize Winner in the Digital Ambassadors Competition Shakespeare Lives Project, British Council, Kazakhstan
  • 2015 Fulbright Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) program, Montana State University (USA), US Department of State
  • 2015 E-Teacher program scholarship, Oregon University (USA), American English, US Department of State

Special Projects

  • 2020 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Project - ‘Media Literacy’ and ‘STEM’, facilitator and coordinator of interactive sessions Kokshetau, US Embassy Kazakhstan, Regional English Language Office
  • 2019 English for Success - STEM Project, English teacher trainer, British Council, Mangystau region, Kazakhstan
  • 2019 - 2020 Central Asia STEM Project, participant representing Kazakhstan teachers, Lingua Foundation supported by US Embassy Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 
  • 2019 Kazakhstani Universities Program National Rating Project, expert curriculum evaluator in ‘Foreign Philology’ programs,  National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Atameken", Kazakhstan
  • 2016  ‘A.B.C.D. Model for Writing Learning Objectives’ online 6 day workshop for English teachers of Russia and Kazakhstan, ‘English is My Life’ website 

Credentials and Certificates

  • TKT CLIL Band 4, Cambridge English Assessment, Astana, 2018
  • Train the Trainer by British Council, Almaty, 2018
  • Train the Trainer by Cambridge Assessment, Almaty, 2017
  • Train the CLIL trainer, EduStream, Almaty, 2017
  • Updated Curriculum Course Trainer, Center of Excellence, Astana, 2016


  • 2020 Spelling Bee Kazakhstan,  Master of Ceremonies (MC), Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan
  • 2018-2019 TEA Program (Teaching Excellence & Achievement), Selection Committee Member, US Embassy Astana
  • 2017 Appreciation letter from National Center for Professional Development ‘Orleu’ for professional service excellence
  • 2016 Spelling Bee Kazakhstan, Judge, Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan
  • 2016-2017  ‘English is My Life’ website competitions for English teachers, judge, Russia

Conference attendance

  • 2019 XI International Research-to-Practice Conference ‘Teachers changing the world of schooling’, Nazarbayev Intellectual School, Nur-Sultan
  • 2018 X International Research-to-Practice Conference, Nazarbayev Intellectual School, Astana

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