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ST. PETERSBURG ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION (SPELTA)

YEAR OF FOUNDATION - 1994

PRESIDENT - Tatiana Ivanova (Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies) tatiana-szelinger@yandex.ru

VICE-PRESIDENT - Elena Shamina (St. Petersburg State University) elena_shamina@hotmail.com

TREASURER - Olga Bartashova (St.Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance) regina_ruspb@mail.ru

SECRETARY -Olga Muranova (Saint Petersburg State University of Technology and Design) olgamuranova_spelta@mail.ru

NEWSLETTER EDITOR – Alina Chitova (St. Petersburg State University)

alenky@mail.ru, alenky@yahoo.com   

 IATEFL WMS COORDINATOR - Yulia Sergaeva (Leningrad State University

Herzen Pedagogical University) sergaeva@gmail.com

SNAIL MAIL:  Saint Petersburg English Language Teachers’ Association (SPELTA)  11 Universitetskaya nab., ofc. 18, St.Petersburg 199034 Russia

 FAX: +7 (812) 328 4256

OUR WEBSITE:  http://www.spelta.stormway.ru/

OUR MISSION

The Association aims at bringing together St.Petersburg teachers of English at all levels and in all areas: junior and secondary school, college and university, adult education and ESP.

One of our primary OBJECTIVES is to encourage specialists in EFL methodology and communication, teachers and textbook writers, as well as interpreters and translators to share experience and discuss ideas with colleagues both from Russia and the English-speaking world.

We have identified the following areas that require SPELTA's special attention:

The level of school English language instruction and testing.

The gap between the actual needs of college and university students and the quality and range of language instruction they are offered.

A new approach to language teaching methodology that is based on contemporary theories and regarded as an integral part of teacher training.

The need for proper expertise, evaluation, and licensing of the numerous new language teaching institutions operating in St.Petersburg.

The declining standards of interpreting and translation that are evident in the media and book publishing.

SPELTA operates through its SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIGs) that provide for closer contact between members pursuing common goals:

Teacher training

Speech Communication & Argumentation.

Pronunciation

Business English

Translation

Young Learners

Global Issues

COOPERATION

SPELTA works in close conjunction with the British Council and  American Cultural Center in St.Petersburg, drawing on their resources and the experience of their experts. We are glad to have full cooperation and support of St.Petersburg State University, the Russian Academy of Sciences, Hertzen Pedagogical University and other colleges and schools, as well as the publishers: Cambridge University Press, Macmillan Heinemann, Oxford University Press, and Longman. Long-term effective collaboration of SPELTA with the British Council and US Information Service American Center as well as with publishers and by all means the international status of our organisation, an Associate of International Association of  Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) and Affiliate of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) enable us to provide SPELTA members and conference participants with international links to highly qualified ELT professionals all over the world, to invite famous ELT authors and lecturers, such as Michael Swan, Catherine Walter, Jeremy Comfort, Simon Greenall, Joanne Morley, Philip Hosay, to name just a few. There are also opportunities to hear and talk to St. Petersburg ELT celebrities from the main higher education establishments like St. Petersburg State University, Hertzen Pedagogical University, RussianAcademy of Sciences, Institute of Foreign Languages, etc.

AFFILIATION

SPELTA is an Associate of IATEFL, the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (Great Britain) and an Affiliate of TESOL, the US-based organization of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

KEY EVENTS AND PROJECTS

-         Annual autumn and spring conferences devoted to the key issues of  EFL methodology  (American Studies, Teaching Materials, Testing etc.)

-         Intensive teacher-training training sessions

-         SIG sessions and seminars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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