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MOSCOW ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION (MELTA)

YEAR OF FOUNDATION  May 28, 2004.

WEBSITE: http://elt-moscow.ru/  

PRESIDENT:  Victoria Oshchepkova

VICE-PRESIDENT: Galina Gumovskaya

VICE-PRESIDENT: Alyona Gromushkina melta@1september.ru   

VICE-PRESIDENT: Olga Boltneva boltneva@mail.ru

ADVISORY BOARD: Svetlana Ter-Minasova, Maria Verbitskaya, Galina Kitaigorodskaya, Elena Solovova, Karine Makhmuryan,  Nataliya Bochorishvili

COMMITTEES:

On ELTeachers’ Rights and Responsibilities – Alyona Gromushkina

On Professional Development – Anaida Ambokadze

On Gifted Children Support – Nataliya Mikunis

On young teachers support – Pyotr Stepichev

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS:

ESP – Irina Korotkina

English and American Literature, Creative Writing – Olga Boltneva and Nataliya Mikunis

CALL, ICT – Tatiyana Kuznetsova and Olga Korchazhkina

Course Design – Julia Kuzmenkova

Phonetics and Public Speaking – Larisa Mashkova, Maksim Ryzhichkin and Anaida Ambokadze

Assessment, Testing and Evaluation – Youdif Boyarskaya and Irina Ishhneli

Young Learners – Erin Bouma and Marina Belousova

PRESS SERVICE: Alyona Gromushkina

TREASURER: Ludmila Kuznetsova 


OUR MOTTO:

Create and share!

   Cooperate and care!

        Communicate and dare!

OUR MISSION:

- to stimulate, support, and provide opportunities for the improvement of EL teaching and learning.

OUR GOAL:

to unite on a voluntary basis school and university teachers of the English language and culture of Moscow and the Moscow region for:

-          elevating the prestige of the English language teacher profession;

-          creating a favourable environment for both professional development      and communication;

-          achieving an effective methodological and linguistic link between         school and university teachers;

-          defending teachers’ rights;

-          rendering support for young teachers;

-          promoting opportunities to integrate innovative approaches in the       field of EL teaching;

-          sharing ideas, insights and experiences to enhance teacher classroom performance.

OUR OBJECTIVES:

- to organize various forms of professional communication and professional development: Autumn and Spring Forums; Professional development and re-training courses, IT and law study courses; Scientific research projects, seminars, workshops, trainings, special interest groups, summer and winter schools, contests, festivals;

- to defend the professional interests of English language teachers: render psychological and juridical support;

-to provide teachers with information on ELT events by running an Internet site and Internet Forum;

-to create a bank of pedagogical ideas, programmes, teaching materials, etc.

-to ensure effective coordination of all agents of the social educational process: teachers, students, parents and the community:

  • organize scientific-practical conferences, seminars, Festivals, Olympiads for students;
  • work on educational exchange projects with educational institutions of the English speaking countries
  • solve problem situations by drawing community attention and rendering methodological help.

 

OUR PARTNERS:

-          Fund “Pedagogical University “Pervoye Sentyabrya”

-           Moscow Department of Education

-           Moscow Region Ministry of Education

-          English Language Office (US Embassy,Moscow)

-          Newspaper “English”

-          Russian and foreign Publishing Houses

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