Professional network for Rostov region ELTs
We unite members of DonELTA (Don English Language Teachers Association) and ELTs who are enthusiastic to join our social network
Донская ассоциация преподавателей английского языка DonELTA (Don English Language Teachers’ Association) при поддержке ЧОУ ВО Южный университет (ИУБиП), Института филологии, журналистики и межкультурной коммуникации Южного федерального университета провели десятую Зимнюю школу DonELTA 19-20 января 2018 года
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We're happy to present our 10th DonELTA Winter School on 19-20 January! Keep an eye on the details! :)
Представление некоторых из наших спикеров на 10-й школе DonELTA, которая состоялась 19-20 января 2018 в Южном университете (ИУБиП)!
Jeremy Harmer is a writer of methodology titles, learner literature and coursebooks. Among his titles are The Practice of English Language, How to Teach English and Essential Teacher Knowledge (Pearson), and Trumpet Voluntary and Solo Saxophone (Cambridge University Press). He is a member of the writing team for Jetstream, a new adult course from Helbling.
Jeremy is a course designer and tutor on the MA TESOL at the New School New York and an occasional tutor at the Norwich Institute of Language Education (NILE).
Away from ELT Jeremy enjoys life as a practising musician, songwriter and spoken-word performer. Jeremyharmer.wordpress.com
Professor Elena Solovova, IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) alumna, Doctor of Philology, is a leading expert in EFL Methodology in Russia. An author of numerous programs and textbooks, she is the Head of the Foreign Languages and Cross-cultural Communication Department at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. This University is considered to be a flagship of innovation in Russia.
Svetlana Suchkova, PhD, associate professor, is a teacher of English, director of HSE Academic Writing Center, teacher trainer, and Cambridge ESOL examiner (YLE, KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC, BULATS). Svetlana Suchkova has widely published in the field of ELT methodology. She authored a number of EFL course books for Russian university students and academics. She has participated in numerous national and international conferences with presentations and workshops. She is a member of the Management Board of the Russian Writing Centers Consortium.
Svetlana Kuznetsova is a senior teacher at Lomonosov Moscow State University. She holds a PhD in culture studies. Apart from teaching English and language-related courses at the Journalism faculty of MSU, she works as a teacher trainer for different language schools. She also prepares teachers for TKT and Celta.
Her professional interests includes teaching holistically, using authentic materials, and developing learner autonomy. She is also interested in Irish history and culture and cinematography.
She has presented at various conferences including E-merging forum, Lomonosov and NATE. Svetlana has successfully completed the first two modules of Cambridge Delta (Merit/Distinction) and is currently working on the last module.
Elena Sarnavskaya is a teacher and a teacher trainer with 10 years of experience. Elena holds CELTA and DELTA certificates obtained in both Moscow and London. Currently, she is a Director of Studies in the Langwe School chain, managing and facilitating the work of teachers in 5 schools. Elena delivers training sessions and seminars on a regular basis. She specializes in teaching teenagers and exam prep, although she teaches a wide range of classes from VYL to adults.
Greetings from Olga Connolly, DoS for BKC-IH Moscow, Trainer for CELTA, Delta, IH Teacher Development courses, MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics:
My name is Olga Connolly. I am the Director of Studies (DoS) for the largest language school in Russia, BKC-International House Moscow. I have been working there for more than 17 years, but each of them has been different. I have been a teacher of children and adults, exam and intensive classes, then a teacher trainer, an ADoS, a DoS for Teacher Training and now the DoS for the whole school. Each of these jobs presented a new challenge, but my current one is the most challenging ever. It requires knowledge, responsibility, managerial skills, but primarily people skills. It would be impossible to do it without a strong team of professionals who help me. Working with them is what I value most in my job.
I am interested in many aspects of teaching, but my real passion has always been teacher development. I strongly believe that teachers can make a difference. I like participating in conferences because they are an opportunity for likeminded people to meet and share. It is also a chance for us to recharge, thanks to the energy these events generate.
Olya Sergeeva is a teacher and Cambridge certified CELTA trainer based in St. Petersburg, Russia. She currently works in EPAM Systems, a leading provider of software product development services, where she delivers business English courses and oversees professional development of a team of business English trainers.
Olya’s qualifications include Delta (she got Distinction/Merit/Distinction for the three modules of Delta respectively) and CPE (A). She also has a British Council ELTons nomination for creating TubeQuizard.com, an innovative online service aimed at developing listening skills.
She is a frequent speaker at international conferences, including the IATEFL and IATEFL BESIG annual conference, and has written articles for a number of teaching publications, including English Teaching professional and IATEFL Business English SIG newsletter. She blogs at eltgeek.wordpress.com
My name is Mali McGhee and I am a freelance teacher trainer for Cambridge CELTA and DELTA courses, and a CELTA and Delta Module 2 Assessor.
I started my teaching career teaching Modern Languages in State Secondary Schools in the UK, but then retrained in the 1980s as an EFL/ESOL teacher. I spent much of my life working in the Further Education sector, teaching EFL and later becoming a CELTA and DELTA tutor. I have had the privilege to work with wonderful groups of teachers around the world in Russia, Europe and the Far East and also groups much closer to home in Cheltenham, UK.
I have also worked in generic Teacher Education, helping teachers across the curriculum, from those teaching Accounting, to Plumbing and Car Maintenance! But my passion remains with training teachers to teach EFL and ESOL in all the different contexts in which it is required.
Yuliana Chernikova is Director of Language Link Rostov-on-Don, CELTA, Delta, Young Learners tutor, and a PhD in English communicative functional grammar. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience, and trained up candidates and Cambridge tutors in Russia, Vietnam, China, Bangladesh, and India. Yuliana is conducting professional development workshops for teachers on a regular basis. She has a wide range of professional interests, and at the moment specialises in developing creative activities for kids, teens and adults and exploiting coursebooks effectively.
Ekaterina Redkina is a psychologist, a linguist and a qualified EFL teacher with 10-year experience (CELTA, DELTA, TKT CLIL, IHCAM). Ekaterina studied in England and was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Akron, USA. Currently she is working with Russian psychology students as CLIL, ESP and EAP teacher at Moscow State University. She also specializes in teaching teenagers and adults. She is interested in syllabus design, lesson frameworks, EdTech tools, motivation, testing and teaching English through content specific and professional content.
Natalia Belousova is a CELTA and Delta certified teacher and teacher trainer; Cambridge ICELT trainer working for St. Giles Educational Trust; Local Delta Tutor at NILE; DOS at CLASS Study and Training Centre (Rostov-on-Don); IATEFL and NATE member; regular speaker at international ELT conferences, including IATEFL and TESOL France; materials developer; co-organizer and expert of the ELephanT National Competition for Teachers of English and the ELephanT School for Teachers of English 2017 (Moscow) and a senior expert of the Regional RNE (Russian National Exam) Expert Board.
Olga Rotko is an Assistant Professor, teacher trainer, e-moderator and interdisciplinary projects and academic mobility coordinator at Southern Federal University (Rostov-on-Don); regular speaker at international ELT conferences; researcher and materials developer. Olga has taught various aspects of English, Intercultural Communication and Cultural Anthropology in a number of teaching contexts. She has also been an English instructor at The English Access Microscholarship Program (an international project for teens from underprivileged backgrounds) for about 6 years and worked as an activity leader with teenagers and young learners at international summer camps in Russia, the US, Malta and Ireland.
As a British Council (Wider Europe) teacher trainer Olga worked with teachers from Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkey and Northern Cyprus.
Olga is an active NATE Russia and TESOL member and a participant of numerous international projects, including Erasmus+ and a Multi-regional Project entitled "American Language: English Teachers" administered by Graduate School USA (The International Visitor Leadership Program, 2017).
Olga is keen on project work, lexicography, interdisciplinary and culture studies.
Tatiana Odintsova is a CELTA and CELTA YL certified teacher, a Russian State exam expert and a senior teacher at CLASS Study and Training Centre (Rostov-on-Don). She has been teaching English as a foreign language for 10 years to students of all ages (7+ y.o) and levels at both private and state educational institutions. As a teacher trainer, she’s given a number of workshops, both online and offline, for various audiences. Currently, she's working on her DELTA Module 2. Her main area of interest is exam preparation, critical thinking skills development and authentic assessment. Tatiana is an active DonELTA and NATE Russia member.
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