Saturday, August 22, 2009

E-Teacher Courses 2009-2010 Nominations

If you are interested to apply your nomination to participate in E-Teacher Training Courses in fall and spring 2009-2010, please, send your information to to Larissa Olesova with the subject "E-Teacher Nomination" by August 25, 2009. The courses are:
Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web
Critical Thinking in the EFL Curriculum
English for Specific Purposes Best Practices
English as a Foreign Language Assessment
Survey of Best Practices in TESOL
Developing EFL Literacy through Project-Based Learning
Teaching English to Young Learners

You should be teachers' trainer or a teacher to be nominated to the courses through Yakut TESOL Association. Your responsibility includes conducting training during Yakut TESOL activities next year in 2010. In addition, you should have easy Internet access, 10 hours per a week during 10 weeks to work on the course assignments and Advanced English proficiency level.

Send the following information:
First Name
Last Name
Insitution Name
Mailing Address
Course Choice
Why are you interested in taking the course and how will it help you and Yakut TESOL?
Are you willing to sharethe knowledge and skills acquired as a result of the course? Are you going to conduct training during Yakut TESOL Conferences in 2010?

Summer School 2009 for Children

The first Summer School for Children was organized under mutual agreement signed by Yakut TESOL and Tex-TESOLV. It was from the 23rd of July to the 4th of August, 2009 in Yakutsk. The Summer School was attended by 31 boys and girls ages 10 – 16. Children were divided into two groups.
American teacher Elizabeth Smith from the Hockaday School was invited. She came to Yakutsk together with her family (husband – David Smith and two daughters).
Classes began at 9 o’clock and lasted four hours till 12.30. Rest time was provided.
At the lessons students worked with native speakers to develop the fundamental four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Teachers focused on common topics such as greetings, food, weather, shopping, fashion, mass media, holidays, hobbies and others. Students also were immersed in the American culture with projects including American movies. Children had an opportunity to practice their language skills, advancing spoken language in a Russian-free class-room environment. Atmosphere was relaxed and informal. All the participants of the first Summer School got Certificates. Both teachers and children were satisfied with the work. The first experience was successful!