06 Окт Outcomes of Umbrella NATE 2018
The annual international Umbrella NATE 2018 “Redefining ELT in the Context of National Educational Reforms and Institutional Changes” conference successfully took part on September 28-29 at Moscow Metropolitan Governance University. The extensive conference programme included remarkable plenary presentations and workshops as well as new forms of collaborative work, like World Café, an effective and flexible format allowing to share projects and innovations in a large group dialogue.
Plenary talks were conducted by leading Russian and American ELT experts. Professor E.N. Solovova, PhD, Head of the Department of foreign languages of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, shared her approach on evaluation and assessment of professional qualifications of language teachers. M.V.Verbitskaya, PhD, Professor, Chair of the Federal Commission on National Examination in Foreign Languages, NATE Honorary Vice-President presented on problems and prospects of the National Exams in foreign languages. Kelli Odhuu, English Language Officer, US Embassy, Russia, introduced teachers to free professional development on-line opportunities aimed to help teachers navigate the numerous resources of the Internet.
Over 150 English language teachers from more than 50 regions took part in the Umbrella NATE Conference. They participated in 15 workshops and generated ideas for further projects and NATE development.