Serikbolsyn Tastanbek

Serikbolsyn Tastanbek

English language professor


Bachelor’s degree,  M. Auezov SKSU

Master’s degree, Nazarbayev University

Scientific interests and disciplines taught

Multilingual education, translanguaging, teacher education, professional development of teachers. Disciplines: Academic English, Professional English

Continuing education courses

– Workshop “Imagining to Learn: Developing Critical Thinking with Active and Dramatic Approaches”
Astana | December 10, 2019
– Open seminars on Linguistic Diversity & Endangerment in Eurasia at NU Astana | November 18-19, 2019
– VIII Annual Eurasian Higher Education Leaders’ Forum (EHELF) Astana | June 6-7, 2019
– Conference “Effective approaches to teaching English to adults” Astana | July 2-3, 2018
– English language teaching methodology seminars Astana | June 26, August 2, October 16, November 26 – December 7, 2018
– Methodology program training “Training the Trainer” Astana | March 17-18, 2018
– Training “Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum and Down Syndrome” Astana | February, 2018
– IX International Research-to-Practice Conference Astana | October 26-27, 2017
– Training “The Role and Functions of Academic Student Representatives” Astana | October, 2017


Regional winner, national runner-up, Central Asian runner-up of US Consulate Spelling Bee (2017)
Runner-up of the Republican English Language Olympiad at Kazakh Ablai Khan UIR&WL (2015, 2016)
Winner of the English Language Subject Olympiad at M. Auezov SKSU (2014, 2015)
“Altyn Belgi” badge for outstanding academic performance (2010)

Scientific publications

Goodman, B., & Tastanbek, S. (2020). Making the shift from a codeswitching to a translanguaging lens in English language teacher education. TESOL Quarterly.


Language learning, fitness, prose