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YamELTA – Yamalia English Language Teachers Association

Regional Public Professional Organisation ‘Yamalia English Language Teachers’ Association’ (YamELTA) was founded in 2013 (IATEFL Affiliate since 2017). The Association prioritises Yamalian English teachers professional development, methodological and informational support, development of interregional and international professional connections as well as creating and developing teaching materials on Yamalia area studies for students of educational establishments of the Okrug.PRESIDENT: Eugene Kolyadin (


A professional community of more than 280 ELT specialists of Tula and Tula region founded in 2010 and based at Tula State Lev Tolstoy Pedagogical University. TUELTA objectives include creation of conditions for the development of foreign language education in the region though organization of professionally-oriented events in the field of EFL teaching for language specialists. We strive to improve English language education in Tula region and provide equal opportunities for ongoing professional development of current and future EFL teachers. PRESIDENT: Fomicheva Zhanna Evgenievna (,

MELTA - Moscow English language Teachers Association

This extensive professional association was founded in 2004 by the Fund “Pedagogical University Pervoye Sentyabrya” with the support of the Moscow Department of Education, the Moscow Region Ministry of Education, the National Association of Teachers of English. MISSION: to stimulate, support, and provide opportunities for the improvement of EL teaching and learning. MOTTO: Create and share! Cooperate and care! Communicate and dare! PRESIDENT: Galina Nikolaevna Gumovskaya, Dr.of Philology (


Association of teachers of English of the city of Kurgan and Kurgan region unites EFL teachers aiming at professional communication, experience exchange, perfection of communicative competence in the sphere of ELT. The professional community includes teachers of the Chair of Romano-Germanic philology of Kurgan State University, secondary schools, gymnasia and lyceums of the region. We work in close collaboration with Kurgan Centre of Innovations and Methodology, the Regional Library named after A.K.Yugov, foreign language schools and educational centers of Kurgan and Kurgan Region. OUR MOTTO: ``Tell me - I forget, show me - I understand, Involve me - I remember``. PRESIDENT: Natalia Nikolaevna Bochegova (


Астраханская ассоциация преподавателей английского языка была создана 25 июня 2009г. Председателем Астраханской ассоциации Национального объединения преподавателей английского языка избрана Стомпель Елена Михайловна (профессор, к.ф.н., заведующая кафедрой английской филологии, АГУ). Заместителями председателя ассоциации являются Петелина Юлия Николаевна (к.ф.н., доц. кафедры английской филологии, АГУ) и Галичкина Елена Николаевна (к.ф.н., доц. кафедры английской филологии, АГУ). В члены ассоциации включены 43 педагога. Ассоциация зарегистрирована в качестве филиала Национального объединения преподавателей английского языка.<br /> В рамках ассоциации работают шесть секций: 1. Cross Cultural Studies – руководитель Петелина Юлия Николаевна (к.ф.н., доц. кафедры английской филологии, АГУ); 2. Language and Social Interaction – руководитель Галичкина Елена Николаевна (к.ф.н., доц. кафедры английской филологии, АГУ); 3. Professional English – руководитель Китик Марина Валерьевна (к.ф.н., доц. кафедры англ. языка для экономических специальностей, АГУ); 4. Teacher Training and Teacher Development – руководитель Кондрашова Галина Васильевна (учитель английского языка МОУ «Лицей № 1»); 5. English for Young Learners- руководитель Тенис Анжелика Олесисовна( к.ф.н., стар. преп. кафедры английской филологии, АГУ); 6. English for Special Purposes and Business Communication – руководитель Кулемина Ксения Владимировна (доц. кафедры иностранного языка АГТУ).<br />

PELTA -Perm English Language Teachers Association

This professional association was founded on February,06, 2017 by the staff of the Department of modern foreign languages and literature of Perm state National Research University. This new, dynamically developing organization, including EFL professionals of secondary schools, Secondary Specialized Educational Institutions, students and University professors of the city of Perm and Perm region. The Association cooperates with the Department of literatures of world nations in foreign languages, the Communicative Platform of the Scientific Society (“Scientific Centre”) of Perm State Regional library named after A.M. Gorki, Perm local and regional authorities, public organizations, Committees of sister-cities of Perm (Louisville, USA; Oxford, Great Britain; Duisburg, Germany, etc ) and with other chairs and units of higher educational establishments of the city. MOTTO: Strength in Unity. MISSION: Growing through Sharing, Bridging Cultures through English.PRESIDENT: Polyakova Svetlana Valentinovna (

IVELTA - Ivanovo English Language Teachers Association

Based on: Ivanovo State University. Year of foundation: 2008. President: Dr. Prof. Olga Karpova, Head of English Language Department, Ivanovo State University. Motto: Teachers who love teaching teach children to love learning. The Association aims at bringing together Ivanovo teachers of English at all levels and in all areas: secondary schools, colleges and universities. One of the primary objectives is to encourage specialists in EFL methodology, teachers, as well as interpreters and translators to share experience and discuss ideas with colleagues both from Russia and the English-speaking countries.PRESIDENT: Ekaterina Shaposhnikova (

UralElta- Ural English Language Teachers' Association

The professional foundation based in Yekaterinburg, Ural State Pedagogical University. MISSION: to unite professionals of educational establishments of all levels and kinds of ownership for experience exchange and maintain high professional standards in cross-cultural communication and EFL teaching. PRESIDENT: Elena Nadtocheva (


DonELTA (founded in Rostov-on-Don, 2002) is a rapidly growing local English language teachers’ professional organization and NATE affiliation. The members of the association support various regional language programs for children and adults through educational organizations and centers. They are also involved in professional development and training programs, as well as testing activities. In 2018 we are proudly celebrating the 10th anniversary of DonELTA Winter School, and are planning a number of exciting teacher training workshops and collaborative events to celebrate this remarkable date. PRESIDENT: Olga Rotko (


Founded in 2011 and has included both university and college level professors and lecturers of Irkutsk and Irkutsk Region (totaling in more than 300 people). Within the framework of the Association based at Siberian-American Department of Irkutsk State University, annual EFL events are held on a regular basis – Summer Linguistic Schools, round tables, applied science conferences and international seminars devoted to burning issues of linguistic education. One of the primary objectives of the Association is creation of favorable conditions for successful exchange of knowledge, experience and innovative ideas aimed at enhancement of quality of education in the region. PRESIDENT: Suslova Anna Yureyvna ( )


Founded on September 16, 2001. COORDINATOR - Elena Babina (e-mail: KEY EVENTS AND PROJECTS: workshops for teachers and students, regular contests and joint activities for students and teachers, Access summer / fall / winter / spring schools. MOTTO: Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together is a process, Working together is a success (Henry Ford)


A professional organization founded in 2015. Its mission is to strengthen the teaching and learning of English in the RT, to promote the professional development of EFL teachers, to support networking with colleagues all over the world, and to provide access to the latest EFL resources. Kazan RegELTA headquarter are The Department of Languages and Intercultural Communication, the Department of Contrastive Linguistics and German Philology Departments, Kazan Federal University, IFMK, Kazan. Today Kazan RegELTA is an organization of over 100 members providing ELT professionals with information and support within their geographical areas.


A professional community founded on February, 5, 2008 on the basis of Syktyvkar State University, Linguistics and Cross-Cultural communication Dpt. AIM AND MISSIONS of KOMELTA: to create a community of teachers of English of the Komi Republic, to develop their professional and creative skills through inculcation new methods, techniques and didactic materials, to educate children and students through English and cross-cultural communication, to take part in joint research and cultural projects in English, to create the atmosphere of English and English-speaking countries culture. PRESIDENT: Olga Georgievna Minina, PhD, Head of Linguistics and Cross-cultural Communication Dpt.(


A community of English language professionals based at Minin University. Its activities involve both tertiary level teachers, pre-school, elementary, secondary and high school teachers as well as private sector language specialists. The Association is rapidly developing and aims at assisting new teachers (bachelors and masters) and teacher-trainers in their profession. Annually held conferences and a number of seminars and masterclasses held at Minin University engage internationally recognized speakers and authors and nationally renowned trainers. PRESIDENT: Olga Mironova (


The oldest regional association of EFL teachers in Russia founded in 1992 and based at the Chair of the English language of Science Departments of Voronezh State University. This professional community unites university level and secondary school teachers, as well as representatives of private language schools. VATE organizes ELT seminars and conferences, as well as different contests for University and high school students. PRESIDENT: Marina Abramovna Sternina (


A professional community of ELT specialists of Nalchik and Kabardino-Balkarian region founded at Kabardino-Balkarian State University. MISSION OF NELTA: to create regional community of specialists for wide discussion of new methods, approaches and techniques in EL teaching; to promote the creation of favorable conditions for successful teaching and exchange of innovative ideas to enhance the quality of education. MOTTO: “Teaching others we learn ourselves”. PRESIDENT: Zuriyat Murtazova (


A professional foundation established by the General meeting of the Association on the base of the Department of foreign languages of Kursk State University at the Chair of EFL Methodology. OBJECTIVE: organization of a wide range of professionally-oriented activities for Kursk region EFL specialists including providing scientific research opportunities, competence development and promotion of goals of foreign-language education on a regional scale. The Board of the Association includes 14 prominent scholars conducting constant research in different areas of Applied Linguistics and EFL Methodology.PRESIDENT: Sergey Umerenkov (


This professional community, founded in 1995, includes teachers of English from regional secondary schools as well as University and college level EFL instructors and senior students. The Association holds annual regional, all-Russia and international professional conferences and seminars gathering up to 300-500 participants. Among the most meaningful results of Association are creation of retraining programs for teachers from non-linguistic higher educational establishments (in cooperation with the British Council), publication of materials on basics of assessment (TEMPUS project), establishment of a system for continuing professional development for EFL specialists of the region.


The Association was set up in 2005 on the basis of the Department of Foreign Languages of Omsk State University named after F.M.Dostoevsky. It has united EFL professionals from prom-inent regional establishments of higher education and secondary school teachers. Leaders of the Association have extensive professional background enriched through participation in Interna-tional Projects, on-line distance learning courses and in-service trainings. Traditional annual teacher training seminars and workshops, conferences, Olympiads and festivals contributed to building up a strong professional community attracting more and more participants every year.


English for the Humanities Department (EnHumDep) at Saratov State National Research University has been a collective member of NATE since 2000, though it had a different name then – Chair of the Foreign Languages. Our slogan is, ‘Let us join parts into the whole’, be it study programs, teaching techniques or students with teachers. We are equally happy to learn and to teach. We are sharing our best practices with the English-teaching and English-learning community in and outside Saratov.


The Association was founded in 2006 and, at present, the number of the members of association is 112 teachers from the local schools and thirteen teachers of the English language department of Dagestan State University. The president of KhasELTA is Nokhov Mikhail Magomedovich. Association works according to the yearly plan presenting different undertakings aimed for developing teachers’ professional skills, using new technologies, and practical training. While planning our work we try to use recommendations of NATE conferences. We pay a great attention to studying of local lore and in this way carry out the Head’s of the Republic project “English language speaking Dagestan”. On a regular basis we conduct EFL Olympiads, Skype training sessions with leading Russian and foreign specialists that contributes to promotion and popularization of the English language among teachers and students of the Republics of the Northern Caucasus


This professional organisation was set up in Smolensk region at Smolensk University for the Humanities and Educational Centre “FINE” in 2005 as a NATE affiliate. MISSION: to raise the quality of EFL teaching in the region and to heighten students’ awareness of cross-cultural issues through arranging pertinent events and activities.The work of the Association embraces a wide range of activities and events both for students and teachers striving to enhance their expertise in English. ATES has been successfully arranging conferences, workshops, seminars, contests, talent shows, linguistic and cultural schools and other popular educational activities for more than 12 years. ATES constitutes a brilliant platform for fostering students’ language acquisition, teachers’ consistent professional development as well as for establishing links between educational institutions at the local and federal level and on the international arena. PRESIDENT: Ekaterina Mashurova (


This professional organisation was founded at the Foreign Languages Department for Engineering Faculties at Novosibirsk State Technical University on November 10th, 2016.KEY SPHERE OF INTEREST: teaching ESP. Anyway, the goal of TPG “Novelty” is the provision of the conditions for the professional growth of all teachers and educators who deal with English language at any level of training. To fulfill the goal of Novosibirsk region teachers’ involvement in various local, state and international projects Novelty members cooperate with the educational organizations of different profile and destination.MOTTO: NOVELTY stands for New, Optimistic, Volunteering, Enthusiastic, Leading, Trustworthy , Young. PRESIDENT:Head of the Foreign Languages Department for Engineering Faculties at NSTU, Associate professor, Ph.D., Arsentiy Bochkarev (,


The Association was founded in 2015, on the basis of Saransk Community of English Language and Culture. Since 2017 MorELTA has been an affiliate of NATE (National Association of Teachers of English). MorELTA’s headquarters are located at Ogarev Mordovia State University, Saransk. For now, there are 105 members in MorELTA, including school and university teachers. MAIN OBJECTIVE: to boost English languages teachers’ professional growth. MorELTA is one of the organizers of annual conferences and seminars that are conducted at Foreign Languages Department, Ogarev Mordovia State University. CHAIRPERSON: Irina Korovina, Associate Professor of English Philology Department (


This professional foundation was founded in October 2016 by a team of professionals from Kolomna State University of Humanities and Social Studies to promote standards of excellence in ELT in Moscow Region, support teachers’ own professional development and encourage collaboration and cooperation between teachers and learners of English. The membership in KoELTA is open to English language school and college teachers, university lecturers, representatives of local educational authorities. MOTTO: together to success. PRESIDENT: Dean of the Foreign Languages Department of Kolomna State University of Humanities and Social Studies, Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor, Irina I. Salamatina (


This professional foundation is based at Katanov Khakas State University, Abakan, Republic Khakassia. MISSION: to improve English language teaching in the city and the Republic.ABELTA unites EFL scholars and teachers striving to professional communication, experience exchange, and improvement of the communicative competence in English. ABELTA includes English language Instructors of the University and school teachers of Abakan and the Republic Khakassia. PRESIDENT: Angelina Bezrukova (


The association was established in 2017 within the Foreign Languages and Linguistics Department of Volga State University of Technology. The association primarily consists of the department's university teachers, but includes vocational English teachers and school teachers as well. MOTTO: ``New challenges - new opportunities!`` MISSION: To generate (trends, projects),to consolidate (efforts, ideas), to collaborate (with colleagues and students), to achieve (great results and goals) in the field of EFL. MUST-VISIT EVENTS: Volga Regional Forum for Foreign Language Teachers, Total English Dictation (on-line and off-line), training courses for college teachers, workshops and conferences on burning issues of foreign language teaching. PRESIDENT: Ph.D., Associate Professor Tatiana Golikova (

CHELTA- Chelyabinsk Association of Teachers of English

The association was set up in 2003, March, 15, on the basis of Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University, now South-Ural State University of Humanities and Pedagogics. The main objectives include to unite on a voluntary basis EFL specialists from educational establishments of all levels with the aim of professional collaboration and interaction, to seek and implement new methods in EFL teaching and research, extend the community of inspired, inspiring and aspiring educators. PRESIDENT: Svetlana Sannikova (

SELTA - Saratov English Language Teachers Association

SELTA was founded in June, 1994 and since then our motto has been “English unites the world: diversity within unity”. We aim to develop our teaching community to unite teachers of different institutions and of different proficiency levels. SELTA is a helpful tool for teachers to develop professionally and interact with other colleagues. Our learners of English and their needs are a matter of particular concern to our members. PRESIDENT: Lashkova Galina Vyacheslavovna (

ULELTA – Ulyanovsk English Language Teachers’ Association

ULELTA (Ulyanovsk English Language Teachers’ Association) was founded in 2017 (NATE Affiliate since 2018) to unite EFL teachers and let them be a part of an inspiring and collaborative community that achieves the highest standards of excellence and helps to be successful in English language teaching through professional development programmes. Our goal is to improve English language education in Ulyanovsk region and develop interregional and international professional connections. PRESIDENT: Lyubov Savelyeva (

TUMELTA- Tyumen English Language Teachers’ Association

This professional association was founded in2012 by EFL teachers of Tyumen State University. Teachers’ Association is an efficient platform for sharing teachers’ ideas, experience and enriching their teaching practices. It is served as an impetus for sustainable professional development. President: Valeria Evdash (