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KARELIA ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION (KARELTA)

YEAR OF FOUNDATION -2013

PRESIDENT:  Elena Borzova (Professor, Head of the chair of the English language, Institute of foreign languages, Petrozavodsk State University ) anat.bor@onego.ru

VICE-PRESIDENT: Natalia Grubman (Specialist in foreign languages,  Teacher’s In-Service Institute, Petrozavodsk) grubmannp@mail.ru

VICE-PRESIDENT: Elena Petrova (Senior teacher, chair of foreign languages for science and technical specialities, Petrozavodsk State University ) helenpetrova@list.ru

MISSION OF THE ASSOCIATION:

to bring together all those who teach English or going to be English teachers (school teachers, university lecturers, students and post-graduate students) for collaboration and cooperation; thus to develop and maintain professional expertise in the teaching and learning of English in Karelia.

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION:

-         bringing together English Language specialists at all levels and in all areas of teaching English;

-         creating and strengthening relationships with educational institutions and other related organizations of the Republic of Karelia and the Russian Federation;

-         supporting the regional component and enhancing its value in EL teaching in Karelia;

-         establishing an environment encouraging both professional development and collaboration;

-         promoting teacher training and professional development through meetings, seminars, conferences, discussions, projects, access to web resources etc.;

-         facilitating networking, i.e. sharing innovative ideas, best practices and experiences;

-         developing our own teaching philosophies generated through an understanding of language learners’ needs by examining our pedagogical goals in the process of collaboration;

-         implementing the best innovative practices in the field of EFL teaching in relation to methodology and assessment;

KEY EVENTS AND PROJECTS:

- teacher training sessions for the local EFL community;

- regular workshops on the key issues of cross-linguistic studies for secondary school teachers;

- annual all-year-round schools of professional development for teachers.

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