Education: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

Scientific Degree:

Doctor of Philology, 1994, Thesis: Georgian-English Literary Contacts and Receptions.

Candidate of Philology, 1984, Thesis: Charles Dickens in Georgian Literary Criticism and Translations.

Title: Professor, 1998

Work Experience

Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia: Head of the Georgian Language Division, 2008 – current.

National Parliamentary Library of Georgia: Head of the Division of International Relations, 2006 – 2007.

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University: Professor (Chair of Georgian literature), Deputy Dean (Faculty of Philology), Senior researcher; Leading researcher (Research laboratory of Georgian-Foreign Literary Contacts), Assistant (Chair of literary relations and translation), 1979 – 2006.

Membership of different organizations:

National representative of Language Policy to the Council of Europe, since 2004

Contact person of the project of the Council of Europe: “European Language Portfolio”, 2001 – 2007

Member of the Steering Committee for Education, Council of Europe, 2009 – 2012

Member of the Dickens International Fellowship, since 1991

Publications: 73.

Monographs and manuals:
Literary Criticism
Framework of Reference for Criticism, 2008
On the History of Georgian-English Literary Contacts, 1998
The Artistic World of Charles Dickens in Georgian Literature, 1991
Charles Dickens and William Thackeray in Georgian Literature, 1989
Essays on the History and Theory of Literary Contacts and Relationships, 1987

Language Policy, Language Education

European Language Portfolio in 4 books, 2011
Reference Level Description for the Georgian Language (A1, A2, B1, B2), 2006
Development of the Communicative Competences, 2005
Planning of the Lesson and Assessment, Assessment of Knowledge, 2005
European Language Portfolio for Adults in 3 parts: Language Passport, Language Biography, Dossier, 2003

Programmes, projects:

Teaching Georgian as a foreign language., Programme of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. Author and head of the programme, 2010 – current.
The History of Research of Georgian-foreign Literary Contacts., Project of the Rustaveli Foundation. Expert of the programme, 2008 – 2009.
Commentation of the Documents of the Council of Europe Related to the Language Policy and Multilingual Education. Project of the Council of Europe. Head of the Project, 2007.
Reference Level Description for the Georgian Language (A1, A2, B1, B2).. Project of the Council of Europe. Head of the project, 2005 – 2006.
The History of Georgian-Foreign Literary Contacts.. Project of the National Scientific Foundation of Georgia. Expert of the project, 2005.
European Language Portfolio for the Citizens of Georgia., Project of the “Open Society – Georgia Foundation”. Head of the project, 2002.
Georgian Literature in European Scholarship.. Project of NATO Information and Press Department. Expert of the project, 1994 – 1996.