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Professional network for Rostov region ELTs

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Should e-mails open with Dear, Hi, or Hey?

It's time we ditched "Dear..." from work e-mails, according to a US political figure, who says it's too intimate. So what is the most appropriate way to greet someone in an e-mail - hi, hey or just get straight to the point?Two words. That's all…See More
Mar 22, 2016
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Register to take part in our Professional Development webinar series

Register to take part in our Professional Development webinar seriesGet inspiration and ideas for the classroom, develop your career and keep on top of ELT trends with our webinar series. All attendees to a live webinar will receive a certificate of…See More
Mar 15, 2016
olga shkonda is now a member of Don ELT Association
Mar 15, 2016
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25 maps that explain the English language

25 maps that explain the English languageby Libby Nelson on March 3, 2015English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world,…See More
Mar 13, 2016
Demidova Alina Vladimirovna is now a member of Don ELT Association
Mar 12, 2016
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Joan Shin's new Project

Dear All, ELO has great news for you- Joan Shin is coming to Moscow in June- she will conduct 2-day workshops in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok and will be a key- note speaker at FEELTA Conference. Joan Shin is a renown…See More
Mar 10, 2016

#DonELTA2017 DonELTA Spring School-2017

Донская ассоциация преподавателей английского языка DonELTA (Don English Language Teachers’ Association) при поддержке Офиса английского языка (Отдела образовательных и культурных программ Посольства США в Москве), Института филологии, журналистики и межкультурной коммуникации Южного федерального университета, Донского государственного технического университета (ДГТУ), учебных центров «Класс», «Language Link», языковой студии «Контекст» и учебно-методического центра "Global Language Services" объявляют о проведении девятой Весенней школы DonELTA 10 апреля 2017 года

Ссылка на форму регистрации и программа школы (актуальная версия DonELTA_2017_final.pdf).

Вы можете выполнить задания викторины, по результатам которой будут вручены призы и подарки! Викторина по ссылке

Global Language Services организует выставку-продажу учебных и дидактических пособий для преподавателей английского языка.

Будет проведена лотерея среди участников, по результатам которой будут вручены призы и подарки от Global Language Services и от их спонсоров «Издательство Fabula».

Следите за обновлениями на сайте и в нашей группе в Фейсбуке!

До скорой встречи! 

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Представление спикеров DonELTA Spring School-2017

Мы представляем наших спикеров на 9-й школе DonELTA, которая состоится 10 апреля в ДГТУ!

Ana Maria Ferraro проведёт два мастер-класса:

"Output Driven Speaking Activities for the EFL Classroom"

The speaker aims to present several tried and true teaching strategies to help EFL learners improve their speaking skills. Along with this, several activities will be presented and/or done during the workshop in order to illustrate alternative ways to engage students in and out of the classroom and ensure that they are producing more English.


"Taking on Pragmatics in the EFL Classroom"

The speaker first aims to give a brief and general introduction to the field of pragmatics by outlining some of key terms and concepts. Afterwards, suggestions for varied classroom activities will be offered so that audience members feel equipped to at least address the basic notions of Pragmatic Competence in their EFL classrooms.

About Ana Maria:

Ana Maria Ferraro has 14 years of language teaching experience— 4 years in Japan, and 10 years teaching ESL in the USA, mostly at the university level. She has a MA in TESOL from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, and a BA in Hispanic Studies from PUCPR in Puerto Rico. Her experience lies in communicative-style teaching; developing student-centered curricula and course materials; designing alternative assessment tools, experiential activities, and skills workshops; and, providing professional development to teachers. Ms. Ferraro’s expertise lies in teaching Speaking and Listening, Pronunciation, American Pragmatics, and American Culture.

As a Kazan-based Fellow, Ms. Ferraro’s primary duties will be to teach pre-service teachers and English language majors such courses and workshops as American Pragmatics, Listening and Speaking, ELT Methods, Assessment, and American Studies. She will be working closely with other faculty members to improve the content and delivery of courses through a combination of workshops and collaborative teaching. She will also assist staff with preparing publications in foreign journals. Her secondary duties will be to work with faculty members to deliver training to in-service English language teachers at the primary and secondary levels throughout Kazan and Volga regions such as, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Volgograd, Ufa, Saratov, and Elista.

Рады представить нашего пленарного докладчика Дебру Абрамс:

For nearly 30 y ears , Dr. Debra Josephson Abrams has taught English to both native and non-native English users and is a 2016-2017 English Language Fellow at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics. A national and international conference presenter, Abrams has written in a number of genres and for many publications; she is a monthly columnist for TESOL’s English Language Bulletin. Her Doctor of Arts is in English and Education, and her dissertation examined the writing of prelingually profoundly and severely d/Deaf honors student writers.

Her areas of academic expertise include critical pedagogy; teacher training, peer coaching and mentoring; multiple intelligences and learning styles; composition pedagogy and practice; critical thinking, critical literacy and critical reflection; research and research training; course and curriculum design; alternative (formative) assessment; and issues in d/Deaf education. Abrams is an endurance runner and running coach, a photographer, and an avid cook having studied cooking in Italy and the US. In addition to English, she uses American Sign Language and has low-intermediate competence in Spanish. She has traveled to 30 countries and operates Parts of Speech Educational Creativity ( and Down the Shore Images (

Дебра выступит со следующими темами:

Getting to Know You!
Ice Breaker Activities

Are you looking for energizing and entertaining icebreaker activities to use at the start of a class, term, semester, or module or to rejuvenate students midway through a course? In this highly interactive speaking and listening-based presentation, attendants participate in a number of activities that they can use as soon as they return to their students.

Puzzling for Learning

Teachers are always looking for inventive approaches for presenting material to students. In this workshop, teachers practice using a variety of language puzzles that encourage vocabulary development and reinforcement, rely on critical and creative thinking, and tap multiple intelligences. Participants showcase their handiwork and discuss how they can and will use the puzzles with their students.

По многочисленным просьбам участников предыдущих школ DonELTA в программу добавлена тема, связанная с преподаванием с использованием минимального количества ресурсов, материалов, оборудования (например, если отключили свет).

Speaker: Natalia Belousova, DoS "Class", Cambidge ICELT teacher trainer. 

Unplugged Vs Unprepared: How to Avoid a Teaching Disaster

As a modern trend, ‘teaching unplugged’ provides plenty of opportunities to turn an English language classroom into a supportive environment enabling students to explore their talents, interests and abilities to the full and naturally satisfy their learning needs. However, there is a danger of misinterpretation of the ‘preparation/materials light’ unplugged teaching tenet, which might end up in unprincipled badly prepared teaching. In this workshop, the participants will have a chance to analyse various ways of going unplugged in the classroom and devolving responsibility for classroom procedures to the students without turning a lesson into a waste of time. The goal is for participants to walk away with concrete ideas and tips for their own classes, which enable a lot of language to emerge in the classroom and help the teacher work on the students’ interlanguage and cover the grammatical and lexical material prescribed by most syllabuses.

Teaching Listening Strategies for the Unified State Exam (EGE)

The workshop demonstrates effective ways of teaching listening to the state exam students. The participants will revisit the format of the exam and become more aware of the main strategies and sub-skills behind the state exam listening tasks. The workshop will also focus on various useful and fun activities teachers could use in the classroom to develop those strategies. The participants will also have a chance to explore useful authentic materials and look at how they could be exploited to help students develop the state exam skills and improve their knowledge of language in an integrated way.

Александра Чеботарева, преподаватель, методист и CELTA-тьютор (в данный момент, кстати, Александра обучает учителей на курсе CELTA в Сингапуре) проведёт сессию об использовании видео в преподавании английского.

Effective use of videos inside and outside the classroom

Do you want to make your lessons more enjoyable for your students? Do you want to add a little bit of variety to them? Do you want to keep up with the times as a teacher? If yes, then you are very welcome to this workshop. We will discuss how to use videos in order to help students achieve their learning goals. We will also discuss how we can use videos both inside and outside the classroom and do that efficiently. And we will look at different sources that we can get ideas from, if we are stuck in our teaching or don’t know where to start.

Татьяна Одинцова проведёт мастер-класс по подготовке к экзаменам и открытый урок в группе подростков с обсуждением методики преподавания в формате "fishbowl", который полюбился многим нашим участникам в прошлом году.

Using Real-Life Materials for Russian State Exam Preparation

It’s no secret that The Russian State Exam aims at testing the command of the English language required by the curriculum. However, the ability to fill the gaps or describe a random photo won’t help to communicate with other people. In this workshop we’ll try to see that Russian State Exam preparation can be fun but still effective if the teacher chooses materials other than practice tests. We’re going to look at popular TV series, personal photos, social networks and messengers as sources for successful and stress-free exam preparation and try out some activities designed to help students develop both exam skills and real-life communication skills.

Tatiana Odintsova is a CELTA and CELTA YL certified teacher and EGE expert. She has been teaching English as a foreign language for 8 years to students of all ages (7+ y.o) and levels at both private and state educational institutions. Currently her main area of interest is exam preparation process.

В этом году мы проведём сессию в формате "How to" Stations. Четыре тренера поделятся практическими идеями для учителей. Участники будут переходить от одной станции к другой и обсуждать следующие темы c нашими методистами:

Чеботарева Александра – CELTA and DELTA certified teacher and teacher trainer, Cambridge CELTA-тьютор (Ростов-на-Дону). Effective Use of Videos Inside and Outside the Classroom. How to Teach Lexically

Шапошникова Анна – основатель и академический директор Языковой студии «Контекст», преподаватель и методист (CELTA, IH Barcelona, 2012; DELTA in progress) (Ростов-на-Дону). How to Teach Grammar Inductively

Сысоева Анна – преподаватель Языковой студии «Контекст» (CELTA, СРЕ), специалист по обучению произношению (Ростов-на-Дону). How to Teach Pronunciation (Adrian Underhill's Method)

Тимошенко Галина – преподаватель Языковой студии «Контекст» (CELTA, IH Barcelona, 2016), специалист по обучению детей и подростков (Ростов-на-Дону). How to Structure Madness (Teaching Young Learners and Teens).

 Ротко Ольга – организатор Весенней школы DonELTA-2017, преподаватель кафедры межкультурной коммуникации и методики преподавания иностранных языков ИФЖиМКК ЮФУ; методист и модератор курсов повышения квалификации Британского Совета; Вице-президент Донской ассоциации преподавателей английского языка DonELTA; IVLP alumna (Ростов-на-Дону). 

Interdisciplinary Project Work as a Way to Encourage Learner Autonomy

The workshop will examine the goals, the procedure and the outcomes of an interdisciplinary group project promoting a youth charitable organization on social networks (and Instagram in particular). The project involved a lot of interdisciplinary reading (History, Travelling, Charity, Marketing, and SMM), interaction in English, and the use of technologies to enhance learner autonomy.

The participants will recall the principles of interdisciplinary project work, go through the stages of the project, discuss the methods and technologies used, and explore the opportunities for using project work in their own teaching contexts.

Розина Ирина Николаевна, организатор весенней школы DonELTA-2017, д.пед.н., профессор кафедры Информационных технологий и прикладной математики Южного университета (ИУБиП); Президент Донской ассоциации преподавателей английского языка, Президент Российской коммуникативной ассоциации (Ростов-на-Дону). 

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March 2017



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Should e-mails open with Dear, Hi, or Hey?

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25 maps that explain the English language

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Joan Shin's new Project

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Leo’s bad luck – a lesson plan

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Немного о женщинах

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Useful questions in English

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