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Конференция для преподавателей английского языка – BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Conference 2020

Experience
Excellence
Expertise

Moscow Teacher Training Conference

15-16 февраля 2020

Приглашение от директора
по обучению BKC-IH Ольги Коннолли

Рано или поздно, вне зависимости от профессии, может наступить тот момент, когда кажется, что все навыки развиты до максимума.

Знаете, что? Мы можем доказать, что такого не бывает.
Конференция для преподавателей английского языка – отличный шанс зарядиться мотивацией, потрясающим настроением, получить уникальную информацию, которая поможет вам перейти на совершенно новый уровень преподавания.

Я рада пригласить Вас на нашу конференцию для преподавателей английского языка.
Каждый год конференция проходит под девизом Experience. Excellence. Expertise.
Старт
15-16
февраля
2020
Что это значит?
Experience. Нашей школе 28 лет. У нас есть колоссальный опыт, которым мы очень хотим поделиться.
Excellence. Мы ориентируемся на самые высокие международные стандарты и отлично делаем свою работу.
Expertise. Наши методисты — эксперты в преподавании английского и знатоки своего дела с международным опытом.
Мы — интернациональная команда профессионалов.
К сожалению, на конференцию в 2020 году все места заняты.
Но вы можете оставить раннюю заявку на конференцию, которая пройдет в следующем году.
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Специальный гость

Jon HIRD
PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education), RSA Dip TEFLA, MA TESOL
Джон сейчас работает в Оксфорде, Великобритания. Он преподает английский в Оксфордском университете, готовит преподавателей и разрабатывает материалы, которые помогают другим обучать студентов английскому языку. Он принимал участие в разработке серии учебников «Roadmap», «Navigate», «Keynote» и «Life». Также Джон является соавтором новой серии учебников Macmillan: «Language Hub».

У Джона огромный опыт в преподавании по всему миру: до Оксфорда он работал во Франции и в Македонии. Среди широких профессиональных интересов Джона особое место занимают аспекты грамматики английского языка и академического английского.
Jon HIRD
Jon Hird is based in Oxford, UK, where he divides his time between teaching English at the University of Oxford, teacher training and writing ELT materials. Jon has also previously taught in Paris, France and for a short time in Skopje, Macedonia. Jon has a wide range of experience and interests, but with a particular interest in grammar and English for Academic Purposes. He has written and contributed to a number of ELT publications, including grammar components of the Roadmap, Navigate, Keynote and Life course book series and he co-authored the B1 level of Macmillan’s brand new course book series ‘Language Hub’.
PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education), RSA Dip TEFLA, MA TESOL
This practical session, which will be useful for anyone who uses, designs or writes speaking activities, considers the importance of a planning stage in classroom speaking activities. We will look at research evidence, including that of the speaker, of how pre-task planning can result in significantly increased fluency, complexity and grammatical accuracy and we will consider how a simple planning stage can, and perhaps should, be integrated into any speaking activity. Along the way, participants will have a go at designing their own simple tried-and-tested speaking activity based on the principles discussed. The session will be illustrated with speaking activities from the brand new course book series ‘Language Hub’. Our ability to remember new language is greatly influenced by the way we process it. Information that is of particular importance to us will be processed at a deeper cognitive level than information of less importance. And the deeper the cognitive level at which information is processed, the more chance there is of remembering it. This practical session looks at how we can facilitate deeper processing through making grammar presentation and practice exercises more engaging, meaningful and effective by taking advantage of the students’ own experience, interests, knowledge and opinions and drawing on this rather than simply ‘going through the motions’. The session will be illustrated with activities from the brand new course book series ‘Language Hub’.

Спикеры конференции

Olga Connolly
DoS for BKC-IH Moscow; teacher trainer for Cambridge CELTA and Delta
Olga has been working at BKC IH Moscow for 19 years. She started as a teacher of English and then developed her career as an academic manager and teacher trainer. Every new stage of her career was pretty challenging, but being a DoS is probably the most challenging one, because it requires knowledge, responsibility, managerial skills, but primarily people skills. However, she together with her strong team of professionals can cope with any difficulty.

In addition to her main role at BKC, she is an IH inspector, CELTA and DELTA assessor who has international experience of working in European, Asian, Middle Eastern and African countries.

Although she is interested in a range of teaching and educational management areas, her passion has always been teacher training.
DoS for Teacher Training and Teacher Development at BKC IH Moscow, Trainer for CELTA, Delta
CELTA, Delta, MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics
I believe that the most important mission of a teacher is to facilitate learning. As simple as that. But is it easy to accomplish? In this seminar we are going to explore the concept of simplicity in teaching and look at how adhering to it can make learning more accessible to students. We will then observe how the same principles work in the area of teacher training and draw parallels that are true to education in general. The session is a mixture of awareness raising and practical activities which will be interesting to both teachers and teacher trainers.
Tatiana Polovinkina
Teacher Trainer at BKC-IH Moscow for CELTA and Delta, qualifications: CELTA, Delta, MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics
Tatiana has been working as a teacher for over 20 years. She has had experience working in primary, secondary and higher education, in state and private sectors in Russia, England and Scotland. She started as a teacher of English and then developed her career as an academic manager and teacher trainer. She was an ADoS for international exams in BKC-IH for a number of years before moving to full-time teacher training. In the last few years she has become particularly interested in international exams, feedback on writing, material design and continuous professional development. She has also participated and presented in high-profile international conferences, such as ALTE, IATEFL, IH AMT and CETA Symposium.
Teacher Trainer at BKC-IH Moscow for CELTA and Delta
CELTA, Delta, MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics
Today teachers often say they use the communicative approach, and many also add they are eclectic. What exactly does either mean? How is being eclectic actually different from being chaotic? We’ll suggest some practical answers to these seemingly theoretical questions.
Anna Kashcheeva
Teacher Trainer at BKC-IH Moscow for CELTA, qualifications: IH Teacher Training Certificate, Delta
Anna has worked as a teacher and an Assistant Director of Studies. At the moment she is working as a teacher trainer developing and delivering full-time and part-time teacher training courses such as CELTA, IH CAM, IHC 1-2-1, IH CYLT, TKT 3 Modules, TKT YL as well as some in-house and off-site training programmes. Anna has presented at various conferences including IATEFL in April 2018 and she delivered teacher training events and webinars for universities, schools and other parties in Moscow and Moscow region.
Teacher Trainer at BKC-IH Moscow for CELTA
IH Teacher Training Certificate, Delta
This workshop is aimed at exploring some online tools, experimenting with them and evaluating their usefulness and relevance. The participants will be invited to share ideas on how to engage learners in a variety of meaningful activities using technology.
Heather Belgorodtseva
Teacher Trainer at BKC-IH Moscow for CELTA, qualifications: BA (Hons), Trinity Certificate TESOL, DELTA, PGCE
Heather has been a CELTA Teacher Trainer for 15 years and for at least 75 courses. Heather started her career as a teacher with BKC-IH Moscow in 1998 and had roles as both a teacher and an academic manager. She also spent ten years in her native UK working for private language schools and in the further education sector as a teacher and teacher trainer. She returned to Moscow and BKC-IH's Teacher Training Department in 2015.

Heather enjoys teacher training because she gets to spend her professional life talking about teaching. She is particularly interested in materials design and course design.
Teacher Trainer at BKC-IH Moscow for CELTA
BA (Hons), Trinity Certificate TESOL, DELTA, PGCE
This seminar examines some of the received wisdom about error correction common in communicative language teaching and asks how effective it really is in improving students’ accuracy. We will then focus on what is likely to work.
Anka Zapart
Senior ADoS for VYL and YL BKC-IH Moscow, Teacher Trainer for IH VYL course and IHCYLT course, qualifications: CELTA
Anka has been teaching for 15+ years in Poland, the UK, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Russia. Her professional interests include second language acquisition in preschoolers in instructed settings, assessment for VYL and YL, literacy in the early years, CLIL and material development.
Senior ADoS for VYL and YL BKC-IH Moscow
Teacher Trainer for IH VYL course and IH CYLT course, CELTA
Pre-primary or VYL is a relatively new addition to the EFL world. The research of the area is still in progress and the methodology is still in the process of forming. This results in quite a few misconceptions based on comparing young kids with adult learners. The ability to be involved in pairwork is one of them.

In this session we are going to look at the factors that might make the pairwork a challenge for pre-primary learners and their teachers and how to overcome these.
Edward Evans
DOS for Schools, Teacher Trainer for CELTA, qualifications: CELTA, Delta, PhD in Chemistry
Edward has been working for BKC-IH for 13 years. He did his CELTA here, started as a teacher, became an academic manager and a CELTA trainer. Recently he became the Director of Studies for the whole school, where he divides his time between teaching, teacher training and management.
DOS for Schools, Teacher Trainer for CELTA
CELTA, Delta, PhD in Chemistry
We will discuss the potential advantages of TBL — a fluency-first approach as opposed to moving from accuracy first to fluency. We will try out several task-based activities and highlight micro-techniques appropriate to them.
Maria Molashenko
MBA ADoS for BKC-IH Moscow, Teacher Trainer for CELTA, qualifications: CELTA, Delta, MA in English Teaching
Maria has been working for BKC-IH since 2009. She started off as a teacher, then became an ADoS, and then a CELTA Trainer. Maria has worked in Asia and Europe. She's enthusiastic about teacher training and IELTS.
MBA ADoS for BKC-IH Moscow, Teacher Trainer for CELTA
CELTA, Delta, MA in English Teaching
We say Don’t unfold this, but students unfold; you say don’t worry, it’s not difficult, but students are anxious. Why? Which language should we use to make our instruction and praise more effective? You will explore practical strategies to rephrase negative language and apply this to your life.
Vera Silvanskaya
ADoS for BKC-IH Moscow, qualifications: CELTA, IH CAM
Vera has worked at BKC-IH since 2001, teaching all levels from Beginners to Proficiency. She started as a teacher of English and then developed her career as an academic manager. She has been in the BKC-IH management team for 10 years. Her special interests include teaching intensive courses and exam classes.
ADoS for BKC-IH Moscow
CELTA, IH CAM
A lot of learners encounter problems when moving from Intermediate to Upper Intermediate levels of language proficiency. They struggle to perceive their progress and often feel frustrated. In this session we will look at strategies and activities to help our students to take off from what is known as the Intermediate plateau.
Rory Fergus Duncan-Goodwillie
Senior ADoS for Young Learners BKC-IH Moscow, qualifications: CELTA, IH CAM
A holder of CELTA, IH CAM and Delta Module One qualifications, Rory has been working at BKC-IH for 4 years. He started as an English teacher and continued to become a senior academic manager. Rory has lived and worked intensively and with great passion in European and African countries with a focus on Young Learners between 10-17 years of age.
Senior ADoS for Young Learners BKC-IH Moscow
CELTA, IH CAM
In a difficult economic climate, retaining students is critical to the survival of all teachers and schools. In this session, we will look at three core areas to help keep their students coming back for more!
Raul Pope Farguell
ADoS for Modern Languages and Globus at BKC-IH Moscow, qualifications: CELTA, Delta, MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics
Raul has recently joined BKC-IH Moscow as ADoS. He has over 10 years’ teaching experience in a variety of contexts including China, Japan, Spain and the UK. Raul has published research on students developing their own grammatical accuracy through peer correction and has presented at the English UK Conference. He enjoys mentoring teachers and teacher training, as well as working with students to develop learner autonomy. Raul also examines for Trinity College London.
ADoS for Modern Languages and Globus at BKC-IH Moscow
CELTA, Delta, MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics
This workshop will look at the skills needed for exams and look at how they might be beneficial for students and teachers in general English classes. There will be practical ideas to take away and discussion.
Jonathan Smilow
ADoS for BKC-IH Moscow, In-Company and Business English, qualifications: Delta, BA in Political Science and English
Jon has been teaching since 2006; mostly in Russia but also spent a year in China. He also worked as an ADOS at BKC-IH for two years. He has worked with many top Russian and international companies to provide and develop English courses over the past 10 years.

His main role at BKC-IH was to provide support and training to teachers working with in-company and business English students as well as designing and implementing various ESP courses.
ADoS for BKC-IH Moscow, In-Company and Business English
Delta, BA in Political Science and English
Teachers learn about Concept Checking Questions (CCQs) in their initial training and often continue to use the same types of questions for years without thinking about the reason for doing it. This seminar explores why we need to concept check, what exactly needs to be checked and of course some ways of how to do this that go beyond standard CCQs.
Anastasiia Dereviankina
ADoS for BKC-IH Moscow, CELTA, Delta, MA in Philology and Translation, Certificate of Academic Leadership
Anastasiia has been working at BKC-IH Moscow as an ADOS for three years. She started working as a teacher of English 8 years ago, and 4 years ago she was promoted to an academic manager and, then, an academic director.

She has always been interested in a variety of teaching and management areas, but her preference is teaching adults in different contexts. Now, she is responsible for intensive and super-intensive courses at BKC-IH, and she is currently working on developing new courses in this sphere.
ADoS for BKC-IH Moscow
CELTA, Delta, MA in Philology and Translation, Certificate of Academic Leadership
I will talk about the importance of a student response stage for both teachers and learners, what impact it has on learning, and how it can be integrated into different parts of a lesson. I will also consider the features of this stage for a 21-century student and what approaches and techniques to choose to turn it into a wealth for every participant.
Все спикеры
John Shaw
ADOS for Camps and Schools, qualifications: CELTA, IH CAM, IH CYLT, BA in History, MA in Early Modern European History
John has been working at BKC-IH for over 6 years after completing his CELTA at Akcent IH in Prague. John teaches all age groups and levels and has become the academic manager of English at BKC-IH Moscow camp Отдых+English, which runs all year around. Here programmes are thematic and there is a lot of emphasis on projects and inspiration in addition to the other skills and systems taught in the English classroom.
ADOS for Camps and Schools
CELTA, IH CAM, IH CYLT, BA in History, MA in Early Modern European History
There is much debate about the pros and cons of using L1. Some proponents are strictly against, while others see the benefits. There is less about the actual practical implications of L1 in the classroom, which this workshop aims to address.
Natallia Sedunova
Teacher Trainer for CELTA, Lead Instructor, EPAM Systems, Minsk
Natallia is a CELTA and a Young Learners’ course tutor, a Cambridge examiner and a teacher of children and adults. She is a co-author of the Magic Box series for primary schools in Belarus. Having 15 years of DOS experience at International House Minsk, she has a vast expertise in teacher-training and school management. Currently, she works with employees to communicate with their international customers for EPAM, one of the world’s leading IT companies. Her main area of interest is learner-centred techniques, with a focus on Learning Logs, Project Work, Negotiating Homework and Incorporating Pronunciation in general English classes and ESP.
Teacher Trainer for CELTA, Lead Language Instructor, EPAM Systems, Minsk
There are usually two extremes: under-planning and over-planning, and there is nothing wrong with that as long as you can be flexible in class. It’s the decisions you make in class that matter! Successful ‘spontaneity’ is the result of two factors: being attentive to students in class coupled with our good command of simple typical lesson scenarios. In this session you will be offered a quick guide to several lesson frameworks, which should minimize your lesson planning time, while at the same time maximize the lesson outcome. There will be a bit of dogme flavor to the session too.
Natasha Belousova
Teacher Trainer for Trinity CertTESOL and ICELT, qualifications: CELTA, Delta
Natasha Belousova is a CELTA and Delta certified teacher and a teacher trainer. She is a Local Delta Tutor for NILE, a Cambridge ICELT trainer and a Trinity CertTESOL tutor. She worked as DOS at a big language school for 8 years. Natasha is also a senior expert of the Regional RNE (Russian National Exam) Expert Board, an IATEFL and NATE member and a regular speaker at international ELT conferences, including IATEFL and TESOL France. She co-organized the ELephanT National Competition for Teachers of English 2016 and the ELephanT School for Teachers of English 2017 -2019 in Moscow. Natasha is an avid cyclist and enjoys aerial silks.
Teacher Trainer for Trinity CertTESOL and ICELT
CELTA, Delta
The workshop demonstrates ways of integration of the English language into students’ everyday life in non-English-speaking contexts in the form of blogs, reflection diaries and other procedures aimed at helping students become independent learners and exploring their personal reality. The participants will also have a look at a number of tools and activities enabling the learners to make their own decisions regarding classroom procedures and type of homework they do and, at the same time, ensuring effective appropriation of the target language.
Daniel Saraiva
ADoS and English Teacher for BKC-IH Moscow, qualifications: CELTA, IH CAM, Delta Module 1
Daniel taught English in Brazil for 5 years before coming to Moscow and now it has been 4 years that he has worked for BKC-IH. He is very interested in developing professionally and has become an ADoS two years ago. His goal now is to finish the Delta and become a teacher trainer in the future.
ADoS and English Teacher for BKC-IH Moscow
CELTA, IH CAM, Delta Module 1
Project work stimulates children’s creativity, motivation and engagement, as students manifest their own ideas and interests into something that can be seen and talked about. It also develops students’ 4 skills, with special focus on speaking, as students share information about their own creations.
Ekaterina Redkina
Teacher at Lomonosov Moscow State University, qualifications: CELTA, Delta
Ekaterina Redkina is a psychologist and a qualified EFL teacher with more than 10 years of experience. She is a CELTA and Delta (M1-2) holder and a Fulbright alumna. Currently, she is teaching Russian psychology students at Lomonosov Moscow State University. She also works with teenage students and adults. Ekaterina is a teacher trainer and a presenter at Cambridge Assessment English. She is interested in CLIL, ESP, and EAP; syllabus design, lesson frameworks, EdTech tools, and psychological aspects of teaching English.
Teacher at Lomonosov Moscow State University
CELTA, Delta
The talk will be dedicated to one of the elements of the flipped classroom - video screen capture. It is a very beneficial tool that can help you change the format of your students' homework and the approach you use to present the material. You will also find out how to raise your students' autonomy through video feedback, and will get to know what my students have to say about it. The second part of the talk is going to be practical: you will plan how to use video screen capture yourself applying the materials at the workshop.
Maria Severnaya
Senior teacher and teacher trainer at the Research Educational Centre “Kitaygorodskaya School”, qualifications: Delta
Maria Severnaya is a senior teacher and teacher trainer at the Research Educational Centre “Kitaygorodskaya School”, which runs intensive courses for adults. Her 25 years´ work experience comprises teacher training as well as working with a wide range of students from young learners to adults. She is a textbook writer and material developer. Maria is the finalist of Moscow contest “Teacher of the year 2001”. Her experience includes running teacher training for Sochi Olympic Games volunteers. Maria has recently been involved in several national projects conducted by “Kitaygorodskaya School” in cooperation with "Prosveshcheniye Publishers". The programs are aimed at organizing teacher training sessions all over Russia. She is keen on personal and professional development. Maria is Delta-qualified (Module 1 and 2) teacher.
Senior teacher and teacher trainer at the Research Educational Centre “Kitaygorodskaya School”
Delta
All the world is a stage and our classrooms are not the exception. Role play gives meaning to everything we do in class. It boosts motivation and breaks language barriers. We are going to look at role play at a broader context rather than just a type of language practice activity. We will look at a sociological effect a role has on a student allowing them to self-express without leaving their comfort-zone. In the practical part of the seminar you will participate in a few role-plays that can be adapted to your classes.
Tatiana Golechkova
Teacher at New Economic School, Moscow, Skolkovo, qualifications: CELTA, Delta, PhD in Cognitive Linguistics
Tatiana Golechkova is an EFL teacher and teacher trainer. She is Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Languages, New Economic School, Moscow. She holds a PhD in Cognitive Linguistics and full Cambridge Delta. She has broad experience in teaching General English, Exams, English for Academic and Specific purposes to a range of students. Her areas of special interest are learner autonomy, strategies for effective communication, and genre features of English texts. She has presented and run workshops at several international conferences, including IATEFL.
Teacher at New Economic School, Moscow, Skolkovo
CELTA, Delta, PhD in Cognitive Linguistics
In this workshop we will explore the idea of student-created activities. Do they enhance learning or lead to fossilised errors? We will consider reasons for introducing them in our classes and scaffolding that the students are likely to need to do such tasks efficiently.
David Connolly
Teacher at Higher School of Economics, qualifications: CELTA, Delta 1
David is a teacher with over 20 years’ experience. He has teacher training experience including running TKT: 3 Modules and giving teacher development seminars and workshops. He has worked with a wide range of ages and levels in Europe, Asia, and his native New Zealand. He is currently specializing in business and academic English and exam preparation. He also edits academic texts for publication. His special interests include academic writing and the underlying patterns of grammar.
Teacher at Higher School of Economics
CELTA, Delta 1
Numbers are simple but not easy and they pose problems for students of all levels. Numbers are an unjustly ignored area of ELT. This is a practical workshop with activities which are adaptable for different levels and contexts.

When reading and writing numbers, we use symbols (not language) and therefore these activities focus on listening and speaking, where symbols are converted into language. As the processing of numbers is different from that of language, extra (and different) practice is needed.
Olga Fomina
BKC-IH Moscow ADoS, Teacher Trainer for IH CYLT Course, qualifications: CELTA, Delta
Major interests: LOTE (Languages Other Than English), teaching YLs and VYLs, online teaching and modern technologies in teacher training. English teacher for more than 12 years.
BKC-IH Moscow ADoS, Teacher Trainer for IH CYLT Course
CELTA, Delta
This session focuses on helping learners with various reading tasks, mostly exam-related. It is not only about successful strategies but also about how to choose your personal way of working with B2-C2 level texts. We will also talk about some mindful practices that you can try with your students while reading.
Irina Grekova
Teacher Trainer, qualifications: MA in TESOL, CELTA, DELTA, CELTA Assessor
Irina has been working for BKC IH Moscow in different capacities since 1999 - as a teacher, an ADoS, the Head of Teacher Training Department and a teacher trainer, running an array of teacher training courses, i.e. Certificate in Advanced Methodology, The Language Awareness Course, Pronunciation Course for Teachers, Delta Module One Preparatory Course, Language and Methodology, TKT Three Modules.

At the moment, Irina is running Cambridge CELTA courses throughout the world, in Shanghai, Izmir, Baku, Bangkok, Almaty, St. Petersburg and doing the assessment for different Cambridge Centres. Although teacher training development has always been a priority, Irina has never stopped teaching. She regularly runs IELTS intensive classes at BKC-IH Academic Centre.
Teacher at BKC IH Moscow, teacher trainer for CELTA
CELTA, Delta, MA in TESOL
Some experienced teachers say, ‘It doesn’t matter what textbook I have to use, I’ll adapt it to my students’ needs anyway.’ And this is true, but… How much do we have to adapt or can adopt, supplement or create? I think it does matter.

What makes a textbook effective? Do we interpret the author’s ideas right? What evaluation criteria could we rely upon? What are the modern trends in materials development?

This is going to be a practical workshop during which we’ll evaluate a page from a textbook, brainstorm ideas and discuss some controversial issues regarding TEFL materials.
Elena Sarnavskaya
Teacher and teacher trainer with 10+ years of experience, a school owner from Podolsk; qualifications: CELTA, Delta
A teacher and a teacher trainer with 10+ years of experience. Elena is a CELTA and DELTA holder, a TEDx speaker and a school owner from Podolsk. Elena delivers training sessions, seminars and talks on a regular basis. Her primary areas of interest are teaching with technology, game design, virtual reality and authentic materials.
Teacher and teacher trainer with 10+ years of experience, a school owner from Podolsk
CELTA, Delta
There are tons of fun activities for teenagers which are supposed to keep them interested. But what if the topic itself is not that fun and the tasks are pretty hard? In this session we are going to look into teaching teens to think and dealing with students’ motivation levels. Let’s see how teenagers can enjoy lessons which are nowhere near “ha-ha funny”.
Polina Kordik
Teacher, trainer, researcher and EFL blogger; qualification: MA in Bilingualism, MA (hons) in European Languages, CELTA, IH CAM, Delta (1, 2 Merit)
Polina is a teacher, trainer and researcher with more than 10 years of experience. She specializes in exam preparation and advanced levels. Polina holds an MA in Bilingualism, MA (hons) in European Languages, CELTA, IH CAM, CPE, Delta (1, 2 Merit) and blogs about teaching and exams at vk.com/polinaenglish.
Teacher, trainer, researcher and EFL blogger
MA in Bilingualism, MA (hons) in European Languages, CELTA, IH CAM, Delta (1, 2 Merit)
Researchers suggest that we need to meet a word 7 to 12 times to acquire it and use it in our speech. But how can we realistically achieve it? How can we make sure that lexis learned today will not be forgotten tomorrow? In my talk I will address several approaches to revision and recycling of vocabulary, suggest some activities to include in your lessons and share some good learning habits that will make you a more effective vocabulary learner.
Nataliya Tutantseva
English Teacher for BKC- IH Moscow; qualifications: CELTA, IH CAM, DELTA Module 2
Nataliya has been an ESOL teacher for about eighteen years, ten of which she has been with BKC-Intenational House working as a teacher and an exam trainer.

She did her CELTA course in 2010 and a few years later supplemented her qualifications with CAM (Certificate in Advanced Methodology) and Delta Module 2 (with merit).

She teaches students of all levels and age groups. The best thing about her job is watching students becoming more motivated and growing to love the language and the learning process.
English Teacher for BKC-IH Moscow
CELTA, IH CAM, DELTA Module 2
Revision – Test – Feedback. How to go about them in the classroom in an engaging way and turn a boring but necessary routine into a pleasant bonus your students will be waiting for.
Ian Raby
IH Voronezh-Linguist Teacher Trainer/Drama Consultant, teacher trainer for IHVYL, IHCYLT, IHC local tutor; qualifications: CELTA, Delta M1, Delta M2, IH121, IHBET
Ian has been working at IH schools since August 2013. After three years as DoS at IH Riga, Ian is now a teacher trainer and drama consultant at IH Voronezh. He enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities and is particularly interested in teaching English through drama and Business English.
IH Voronezh-Linguist Teacher Trainer/Drama Consultant, teacher trainer for IHVYL, IHCYLT, IHC local tutor
CELTA, Delta M1, Delta M2, IH121, IHBET
Storytelling is one of the foundation stones of human culture, it is an important skill for EFL students to hone, yet published materials give us very little scope to help them do so. In this session we will look activities which encourage students of all ages and abilities to practise and improve their storytelling skills. This session will be particularly useful for teachers who prepare students for exams with a speaking and/or writing element and for teachers whose students seem lacking in imagination.
Vita Khitruk
English Teacher for BKC- IH Moscow; qualifications: MA in linguistics, major in foreign languages; CELTA, IH CYLT, IH CAM, DELTA (in progress module 1)
Vita started teaching in 2006, and 6 years later, having also worked in translation and office management, decided to take her teaching career to a new level. After receiving her CELTA qualification in June 2012, she joined BKC-IH Moscow, and has been teaching ever since. Her professional interests include a variety of topics, but she is particularly invested in teaching young and very young learners, developing writing, assessment, bilingualism, and literacy.
English Teacher for BKC- IH Moscow
MA in linguistics, major in foreign languages; CELTA, IH CYLT, IH CAM, DELTA (in progress module 1)
Assessment is an inherent part of teaching and learning, and quite a few decisions made in the classroom are informed by its results. Teaching in pre-primary classroom, however, presents its own unique challenges when it comes to testing and assessing. In this session we will look at different types of assessment and activities, which will allow us a glimpse into our learners’ progress without putting too much pressure on them.
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Расписание

День 1
День 2
  • 10.00 - 10.30
    Регистрация
  • 10.30 - 11.00
    Приветствие
  • 11.00 - 12.00
    Пленарная сессия
    • Do you speak 2020? Aspects of Contemporary English?
      Jon Hird
      Language change has always been contentious. Jonathan Swift said that ‘it is better a language should not be wholly perfect, than that it should be perpetually changing’ while Samuel Johnson on the other hand claimed that ‘trying to stop change is like trying to lash the wind.’ This session looks at various aspects of recent and ongoing changes in the English language, including a brief look at the so-called ‘features’ of ELF, non-standard grammar and changes to vocabulary usage. We will look also at examples of today’s teen-speak. And along the way, we will consider implications for teaching and learning.
  • 12.00 - 12.30
    Кофе-брейк
  • 12.30 - 13.30
    Воркшоп 1
    • Extended speaking activities (and the importance of planning)
      Jon Hird
      This practical session, which will be useful for anyone who uses, designs or writes speaking activities, considers the importance of a planning stage in classroom speaking activities. We will look at research evidence, including that of the speaker, of how pre-task planning can result in significantly increased fluency, complexity and grammatical accuracy and we will consider how a simple planning stage can, and perhaps should, be integrated into any speaking activity. Along the way, participants will have a go at designing their own simple tried-and-tested speaking activity based on the principles discussed. The session will be illustrated with speaking activities from the brand new course book series ‘Language Hub’.
    • Teaching vocabulary outside the book: revision and recycling
      Polina Kordik
      Researchers suggest that we need to meet a word 7 to 12 times to acquire it and use it in our speech. But how can we realistically achieve it? How can we make sure that lexis learned today will not be forgotten tomorrow? In my talk I will address several approaches to revision and recycling of vocabulary, suggest some activities to include in your lessons and share some good learning habits that will make you a more effective vocabulary learner.
    • Assessment in pre-primary classroom: yes, but how?
      Vita Khitruk
      Assessment is an inherent part of teaching and learning, and quite a few decisions made in the classroom are informed by its results. Teaching in pre-primary classroom, however, presents its own unique challenges when it comes to testing and assessing. In this session we will look at different types of assessment and activities, which will allow us a glimpse into our learners’ progress without putting too much pressure on them.
    • Developing reading at high levels
      Olga Fomina
      This session focuses on helping learners with various reading tasks, mostly exam-related. It is not only about successful strategies but also about how to choose your personal way of working with B2-C2 level texts. We will also talk about some mindful practices that you can try with your students while reading.
    • Making the most of the textbook
      Irina Grekova
      Some experienced teachers say, ‘It doesn’t matter what textbook I have to use, I’ll adapt it to my students’ needs anyway.’ And this is true, but… How much do we have to adapt or can adopt, supplement or create? I think it does matter. What makes a textbook effective? Do we interpret the author’s ideas right? What evaluation criteria could we rely upon? What are the modern trends in materials development? This is going to be a practical workshop during which we’ll evaluate a page from a textbook, brainstorm ideas and discuss some controversial issues regarding TEFL materials.
    • Festina lente (about planning, over-planning and responding to learners’ needs)
      Natallia Sedunova
      There are usually two extremes: under-planning and over-planning, and there is nothing wrong with that as long as you can be flexible in class. It’s the decisions you make in class that matter! Successful ‘spontaneity’ is the result of two factors: being attentive to students in class coupled with our good command of simple typical lesson scenarios. In this session you will be offered a quick guide to several lesson frameworks, which should minimize your lesson planning time, while at the same time maximize the lesson outcome. There will be a bit of dogme flavor to the session too.
  • 13.30 - 14.30
    Обед
  • 14.30 - 15.30
    Воркшоп 2
    • Extended speaking activities (and the importance of planning)
      Jon Hird
      This practical session, which will be useful for anyone who uses, designs or writes speaking activities, considers the importance of a planning stage in classroom speaking activities. We will look at research evidence, including that of the speaker, of how pre-task planning can result in significantly increased fluency, complexity and grammatical accuracy and we will consider how a simple planning stage can, and perhaps should, be integrated into any speaking activity. Along the way, participants will have a go at designing their own simple tried-and-tested speaking activity based on the principles discussed. The session will be illustrated with speaking activities from the brand new course book series ‘Language Hub’.
    • Practical uses of L1 in the classroom
      John Shaw
      There is much debate about the pros and cons of using L1. Some proponents are strictly against, while others see the benefits. There is less about the actual practical implications of L1 in the classroom, which this workshop aims to address.
    • Fostering learner autonomy in an English language classroom
      Natasha Belousova
      The workshop demonstrates ways of integration of the English language into students’ everyday life in non-English-speaking contexts in the form of blogs, reflection diaries and other procedures aimed at helping students become independent learners and exploring their personal reality. The participants will also have a look at a number of tools and activities enabling the learners to make their own decisions regarding classroom procedures and type of homework they do and, at the same time, ensuring effective appropriation of the target language.
    • Flipping your classroom with the video screen capture
      Ekaterina Redkina
      The talk will be dedicated to one of the elements of the flipped classroom - video screen capture. It is a very beneficial tool that can help you change the format of your students' homework and the approach you use to present the material. You will also find out how to raise your students' autonomy through video feedback, and will get to know what my students have to say about it. The second part of the talk is going to be practical: you will plan how to use video screen capture yourself applying the materials at the workshop.
    • Pair-work with Pre-primary. Where the Angels Fear to Tread?
      Anka Zapart
      Pre-primary or VYL is a relatively new addition to the EFL world. The research of the area is still in progress and the methodology is still in the process of forming. This results in quite a few misconceptions based on comparing young kids with adult learners. The ability to be involved in pairwork is one of them.

      In this session we are going to look at the factors that might make the pairwork a challenge for pre-primary learners and their teachers and how to overcome these.
    • To CCQ or not to CCQ? What is Actually the Question?
      Jonathan Smilow
      Teachers learn about Concept Checking Questions (CCQs) in their initial training and often continue to use the same types of questions for years without thinking about the reason for doing it. This seminar explores why we need to concept check, what exactly needs to be checked and of course some ways of how to do this that go beyond standard CCQs.
  • 15.30 - 16.00
    Кофе-брейк
  • 16.00 - 17.00
    Воркшоп 3
    • Student response stage as one of the main instruments of learning
      Anastasiia Dereviankina
      I will talk about the importance of a student response stage for both teachers and learners, what impact it has on learning, and how it can be integrated into different parts of a lesson. I will also consider the features of this stage for a 21-century student and what approaches and techniques to choose to turn it into a wealth for every participant.
    • Making teens do the serious work
      Elena Sarnavskaya
      There are tons of fun activities for teenagers which are supposed to keep them interested. But what if the topic itself is not that fun and the tasks are pretty hard? In this session we are going to look into teaching teens to think and dealing with students’ motivation levels. Let’s see how teenagers can enjoy lessons which are nowhere near “ha-ha funny”.
    • Taking off from the Intermediate Plateau
      Vera Silvanskaya
      A lot of learners encounter problems when moving from Intermediate to Upper Intermediate levels of language proficiency. They struggle to perceive their progress and often feel frustrated. In this session we will look at strategies and activities to help our students to take off from what is known as the Intermediate plateau.
    • Numbers (not maths)
      David Connolly
      Numbers are simple but not easy and they pose problems for students of all levels. Numbers are an unjustly ignored area of ELT. This is a practical workshop with activities which are adaptable for different levels and contexts. When reading and writing numbers, we use symbols (not language) and therefore these activities focus on listening and speaking, where symbols are converted into language. As the processing of numbers is different from that of language, extra (and different) practice is needed.
    • Insights from Psychology: Upgrade your Language for Effective Teaching
      Maria Molashenko
      We say Don’t unfold this, but students unfold; you say don’t worry, it’s not difficult, but students are anxious. Why? Which language should we use to make our instruction and praise more effective? You will explore practical strategies to rephrase negative language and apply this to your life.
    • Maximising learning with student-generated activities
      Tatiana Golechkova
      In this workshop we will explore the idea of student-created activities. Do they enhance learning or lead to fossilised errors? We will consider reasons for introducing them in our classes and scaffolding that the students are likely to need to do such tasks efficiently.
  • 11.00 - 12.00
    Воркшоп 4
    • Integrating Task-Based Learning into your Class
      Edward Evans
      We will discuss the potential advantages of TBL — a fluency-first approach as opposed to moving from accuracy first to fluency. We will try out several task-based activities and highlight micro-techniques appropriate to them.
    • Towards effective error correction
      Heather Belgorodtseva
      This seminar examines some of the received wisdom about error correction common in communicative language teaching and asks how effective it really is in improving students’ accuracy. We will then focus on what is likely to work.
    • Incorporating exam skills without an exam focus
      Raul Pope Farguell
      This workshop will look at the skills needed for exams and look at how they might be beneficial for students and teachers in general English classes. There will be practical ideas to take away and discussion.
    • Take Advantage of your Students
      Jon Hird
      Our ability to remember new language is greatly influenced by the way we process it. Information that is of particular importance to us will be processed at a deeper cognitive level than information of less importance. And the deeper the cognitive level at which information is processed, the more chance there is of remembering it. This practical session looks at how we can facilitate deeper processing through making grammar presentation and practice exercises more engaging, meaningful and effective by taking advantage of the students’ own experience, interests, knowledge and opinions and drawing on this rather than simply ‘going through the motions’. The session will be illustrated with activities from the brand new course book series ‘Language Hub’.
    • The Role of Role-Play
      Maria Severnaya
      All the world is a stage and our classrooms are not the exception. Role play gives meaning to everything we do in class. It boosts motivation and breaks language barriers. We are going to look at role play at a broader context rather than just a type of language practice activity. We will look at a sociological effect a role has on a student allowing them to self-express without leaving their comfort-zone. In the practical part of the seminar you will participate in a few role-plays that can be adapted to your classes.
    • Keep them Coming Back for More — Three Keys to Student Retention
      Rory Fergus Duncan-Goodwillie
      In a difficult economic climate, retaining students is critical to the survival of all teachers and schools. In this session, we will look at three core areas to help keep their students coming back for more!
  • 12.00 - 12.30
    Кофе-брейк
  • 12.30 - 13.30
    Воркшоп 5
    • Effective Use of Gadgets for Maintaining a Collaborative Environment
      Anna Kashcheeva
      This workshop is aimed at exploring some online tools, experimenting with them and evaluating their usefulness and relevance. The participants will be invited to share ideas on how to engage learners in a variety of meaningful activities using technology.
    • Project Work to Maximise Speaking
      Daniel Saraiva
      Project work stimulates children’s creativity, motivation and engagement, as students manifest their own ideas and interests into something that can be seen and talked about. It also develops students’ 4 skills, with special focus on speaking, as students share information about their own creations.
    • Does Simple Mean Easy?
      Olga Connolly
      I believe that the most important mission of a teacher is to facilitate learning. As simple as that. But is it easy to accomplish? In this seminar we are going to explore the concept of simplicity in teaching and look at how adhering to it can make learning more accessible to students. We will then observe how the same principles work in the area of teacher training and draw parallels that are true to education in general. The session is a mixture of awareness raising and practical activities which will be interesting to both teachers and teacher trainers.
    • Principled Eclecticism
      Tatiana Polovinkina
      Today teachers often say they use the communicative approach, and many also add they are eclectic. What exactly does either mean? How is being eclectic actually different from being chaotic? We’ll suggest some practical answers to these seemingly theoretical questions.
    • Revision – Test – Feedback: strike a triple blow for your students’ successful language acquisition.
      Nataliya Tutantseva
      Revision – Test – Feedback. How to go about them in the classroom in an engaging way and turn a boring but necessary routine into a pleasant bonus your students will be waiting for.
    • The art of storytelling
      Ian Raby
      Storytelling is one of the foundation stones of human culture, it is an important skill for EFL students to hone, yet published materials give us very little scope to help them do so. In this session we will look activities which encourage students of all ages and abilities to practise and improve their storytelling skills. This session will be particularly useful for teachers who prepare students for exams with a speaking and/or writing element and for teachers whose students seem lacking in imagination.
  • 13.30 - 14.30
    Закрытие и поздравления

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