Mgr. Martina Šindelářová Skupeňová

Vice - director, Language Centre

Correspondence Address:
Arna Nováka 1/1, 602 00 Brno

Office: bldg. L/403
Veveří 468/26
602 00 Brno

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Curriculum vitae

Name, first names, scientific degrees
  • Mgr. Martina Šindelářová Skupeňová
  • Language Centre, Masaryk University Brno
Function, current position
  • English Language Lecturer, Unit Head
Education and academic qualifications
  • 1998 - 2004: Master Degree in English Language and Literature /Aesthetics, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Diploma Thesis
Professional experience
  • Since 2016 Masaryk University Language Centre, Head of the Faculty of Arts Unit
  • Since 2006 Masaryk University Language Centre, English Language Lecturer
  • 2005 - 2006 Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg - European Studies Coordinator and Czech Language Lecturer
  • 2004 - 2005 Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg - Robert Bosch Foundation Tutor and Czech Language Lecturer
  • 2002-2008 Aspena Language School, English Language Lecturer
Teaching activities
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Videoconferencing in English
  • English Based on Literary Texts
  • English Autonomously
Project activities
  • 2019 ASOLE project
  • Since 2009 The COMPACT Project (CZ Structural Funds)
  • Since 2011 The IMPACT Project
Professional stays abroad
  • 2010 International Summer School Asia-Pacific Culture and Economic Development - Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009 Grundtvig - Oxford House College, London, UK
  • 2004 Erasmus - University Halle, Germany
Non-university activities
  • 2019 Volunteering for Meeting Festival
  • 2013 Volunteering for Jihlava Documentary Festival
  • 2009-10 Volunteering for One World Festival
  • 2008 - 2009 Global Issues Project
  • 2007 - 2008 Study-and-Work Stay in China
Most significant professional accomplishments
  • 2009 The Cambridge ESOL International Award for Innovation -Global Issues in ELT Classroom
Major publications
  • ŠINDELÁŘOVÁ SKUPEŇOVÁ, Martina. „Connections? The languages are very different.“ Advising sessions and plurilingual competences. In 32. AKS-Arbeitstagung: Mehrsprachigkeit ≠ L1 + L2 + … + Ln Mehrsprachigkeit ist keine Formel, sondern ein gelebtes Modell. 2022. info
  • ŠINDELÁŘOVÁ SKUPEŇOVÁ, Martina. Learner Autonomy (Self-) assessment: What to use instead of a "placement test"? In CORALL International Conference: Coaching-oriented Online Resources for Autonomous Learning. 2022. info
  • ŠINDELÁŘOVÁ SKUPEŇOVÁ, Martina. Who is the manager here?: (Self-) assessment of students´ abilities to manage their learning. In XVII CercleS International Conference 2022, “The Future of Language Education in an Increasingly Digital World: Embracing Change”. 2022. info
  • ŠINDELÁŘOVÁ SKUPEŇOVÁ, Martina. The 5 P's of Language Advising: A Pilot Analysis of Advising Sessions. In Konference FORLANG. 2021. info
  • ŠINDELÁŘOVÁ SKUPEŇOVÁ, Martina. Výzkum v oblasti jazykového poradenství: přehledová studie. In Věra Janíková, Světlana Hanušová (eds.). Výzkum v didaktice cizích jazyků III. Brno: MASARYKOVA UNIVERZITA, PEDAGOGICKÁ FAKULTA. s. 71-92. ISBN 978-80-210-9821-3. 2020. info
  • ŠINDELÁŘOVÁ SKUPEŇOVÁ, Martina. Jazykové poradenství jako nástroj podpory autonomního učení. In Konference AKTEV. 2020. info
  • ŠINDELÁŘOVÁ SKUPEŇOVÁ, Martina. Speech is silver, silence is gold: What really happens during individual language counselling sessions. In XVI CercleS international conference. 2020. info
  • ŠINDELÁŘOVÁ SKUPEŇOVÁ, Martina. Forced to autonomy: Are there ever ideal conditions for development of learner autonomy? In 7th Bremen Symposion "Rethinking the Language Learner: Paradigms - Methods - Disciplines". 2019. info
  • ŠINDELÁŘOVÁ SKUPEŇOVÁ, Martina. Reflections of an Advisor : A Never-Ending Story. Mélanges CRAPEL. Nancy: Université Nancy, roč. 40, č. 1, s. 115-135, 20 s. ISSN 0077-2712. 2019. URL info
  • ŠINDELÁŘOVÁ SKUPEŇOVÁ, Martina. Multiple language learning listories: Is there a happy ending? In Teaching and learning languages in the shadow of lingua franca. 2019. info
  • ŠINDELÁŘOVÁ SKUPEŇOVÁ, Martina. The Importance of Being Earnest. Can Teachers Learn from Students? In 52nd International IATEFL Conference. 2018. info
  • ŠINDELÁŘOVÁ SKUPEŇOVÁ, Martina. Can Everybody be a Material Designer? In IATEFL LASIG Conference The Teacher’s Role in Development of Learner Autonomy. 2018. info
  • ŠINDELÁŘOVÁ SKUPEŇOVÁ, Martina a Jo EASTLAKE. "Yes, interesting. But who were they and what just happened?!": Working with Disparate HE Groups via Videoconferencing. In Štěpánek, L., Sedláčková, K., Birne, N. Videoconferencing in University Language Education. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. s. 191-202. ISBN 978-80-210-9003-3. doi:10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210-9008-2018. 2018. info
  • SEDLÁČKOVÁ, Kateřina a Martina ŠINDELÁŘOVÁ SKUPEŇOVÁ. The teacher´s role in development of learner autonomy, IATEFL Lasig. 2018. info


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