Danara Raikhanova

Senior Lecturer


Master (02 Sep 2012 - 11 Jun 2014) - Abai Kaxakh National Pedagogical University Foreign language: two foreign languages

Bachelor (01 Sep 2002 - 22 Jun 2007) - Kazakh State Women Pedagogigal University Translation

Bachelor (01 Sep 2006 - 22 May 2007) - Xi'an International Studies University Foundation program in Chinese Language

Job Experience

  • (Sep, 2015 Senior Lecturer Suleyman Demirel University, Kaskelen, Kazakhstan
  • (Sep, 2011 Lecturer Suleyman Demirel University, Kaskelen, Kazakhstan
  • (Sep, 2007 Logist Saturn LTD, Kazakhstan



  • "Short video project work in language teaching" Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Socio-Linguistics "Building ZCultural Bridges" (FLTAL), Kazakhstan (May, 2017), Danara Raikhanova
  • "Using Film as a Listening Tool" VI ICBCB, Kazakhstan (Apr, 2014), Raikhanova Danara
  • "Developing listening skills through the use of authentic materials" V International Conference Building Cultural Bridges, Kazakhstan (Apr, 2013), Raikhanova Danara

Books and Others


  • Akerke Amanbol, The use of movies in developing vocabulary comprehension at A2 level , Bachelor, Suleyman Demirel University
  • Tolganay Assylbek, Developing listening skill through the use of authentic materials , Bachelor, Suleyman Demirel University
  • Zanggar Sakan, The use of ICT to enhance speaking skills at A2 level, Bachelor, Suleyman Demirel University
  • Anel Ilyassova, The use of mnemotecnics in learning foreign language vocabulary, Bachelor, Suleyman Demirel University
  • Kamila Omarova, The effectiveness of using mobile technology for improving students’ skills in vocabulary, Bachelor, Suleyman Demirel University


  • Winter School “Multilingual Education in Kazakhstan: Strategies, Challenges and Perspectives”, SDU (01 Apr 2018)
  • Scientific and Methodological Workshop “Modern Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages and Translation”, al-Farabi KazNU (01 Apr 2018)
  • Кәсіби бағдарлы тілді оқытудың заманауи әдістері, 72 сағаттық семинары, СДУ, Әл Фараби атындағы ҚазҰУ, Дарын Республикалық ғылыми-практикалық орталық (01 Apr 2018)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding performance and contribution to 72-hour teacher - training seminar, SDU (01 Apr 2018)
  • 21 Hour -Workshop in the Researcher Connect, British Council; Module: Persuasive Proposals , British Council (01 Apr 2017)
  • International conference “Practical Approaches to Teaching Content Through CLIL, SDU (01 Apr 2017)
  • International Autumn School “The Role of English in Non-English Speaking Communities: A Comparison of Kazakhstan and Hong Kong”, SDU (01 Apr 2017)
  • 160-hour Workshop: Foreign Language for Teacher Training Specialties, Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and Foreign languages (01 Apr 2017)
  • International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied-Socio Linguistics “Building Cultural Bridges” (FLTAL), KAZGUU, Astana (01 Apr 2017)
  • 72 hours of the Spring School “Teaching Content Through English: EMI and CLIL, SDU in cooperation with the British Council (01 Apr 2017)
  • 36-hour teacher-training seminar: “Project-Based Approach to Language Teaching, SDU (01 Apr 2017)
  • 8th International Conference, “Building Cultural Bridges: Integrating Language, Linguistics, Literature, Translation and Journalism into Education”, Ataturk University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (01 Apr 2016)
  • 12 hours of the 2nd IATIS Translator Training Workshop, SDU (01 Apr 2016)
  • Master class on “Capacity Building in Academic Research”, SDU (01 Apr 2016)
  • 72-hour teacher training seminar “Quality in Language Teaching and Assessment”(Prof. Theodore Paul Maniski) , International IT University & University Bedfordshire (01 Apr 2016)
  • 7th International Conference, “Building Cultural Bridges: Integrating Language, Linguistics, Literature, Translation, Journalism, Economics and Business into Educa, SDU (01 Apr 2015)
  • -hour winter research seminar “Research in Higher Education”, SDU (01 Apr 2015)
  • 6th International Conference, “Building Cultural Bridges: Integrating Language, Linguistics, Literature, Translation and Journalism into Education”, SDU (01 Apr 2014)
  • 36-hour Conference on Philological sciences in the modern world, Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University, Almaty (01 Apr 2013)
  • 5th International Conference, “Building Cultural Bridges: Integrating Language, Linguistics, Literature, Translation and Journalism into Education”, SDU (01 Apr 2013)
  • Innovations in ELT, Macmillan (01 Apr 2012)
  • A one day training course based on materials from TKT Essentials , British Council (01 Apr 2012)


  • Kazakh - Fluent (Native)
  • Russian - Fluent
  • English - Fluent
  • Chinese - Elementary


  • I was born and raised in Almaty. As a child I started to attend state school #62 named after Sh. Smakhanuly. Then, I changed my school to #58. Finally, I was fortunate to study and graduate lyceum #24. In the year 2002 I entered the Women Pedagogigal University on Translation specialty. As my second language was Chinese, I took some foundadtion lessons at Xi'an International University from 2006 and 2007. The year 2007 was the best year in my life. In this, my graduation year, I successfully completed my bachelor degree with honor and married my husband, Yerdos. It was one of the most important events of my life. Later in 2009, I took an another crucial role in my life, that of mother. I gave a birth to my twin boys, Alikhan and Amirkhan. It was a turning point in my life, and I made the conscious decision that was in my bpys' interest that I became a stay-at-home mother before embarking on my teaching career in 2011 at Suleyman Demirel University. In the years 2012 and 2014 I successfully completed my Master Degree at Abai Kazakh National University on foreign languages: two foreign languages specialty. Mostly I conducted practical English classes. Last year I was given business English classes, and this year I was happy to have English por Specific Purposes for Chemistry-Biology and Physics-Informtatics specialities. I am now a senior lecturer and I love my job very much.