Tutors Conference for English teachers Kyiv 8 February 2020 - Language Tutors

Tutors Training Vinnytsia

11 April 2020

ELT Training for English Teachers

Tutors Training Vinnytsia

Are you an English teacher?

Want to create your own online course?

Want to network and socialize with colleagues?

Need to learn Instagram blogging and boost your income?

Then this ELT event is just right for YOU!

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Training Programme

12:30

Registration & Networking

13:00

Ways to Increase Your Income As a Teacher

Tetiana Moskalenko — Tetiana has 8-year teaching experience offline as well as online. She has experience of teaching young learners, teenagers, adults, exam preparation, Business English and English for different sphere experts. Founder and director of Well Done Online English School with more than 100 students.
Details about her workshop
Nowadays online education is gaining popularity in progression. More and more schools and one-to-one tutors are moving to the Internet but, unfortunately, not all of them know how NOT to be bored and boring. This workshop enables ESL teachers to find out about online tools for effective and engaging learning. During Tetiana’s session you will get acquainted with numerous ways to transform offline methodology into online one. You will learn how to implement new practices into digital education and you will discover new methods for working out materials for your lessons. Moreover, you will be provided with insights and inspiration from Tetiana’s online school. By the end of her workshop you will have practised new tools and, as a result, you will have new creative ideas for your own teaching environment.
11:45

Teaching Lexis: How to Bring Words to Life

Olena Chekryzhova – Olena holds a degree in Practical Psychology and Teaching English. She has taught English in a wide range of contexts since 2009, including teaching young learners, exam preparation, business English, English for specific purposes, which enabled her to get diverse experience of working with all levels and age groups. Striving for further development, she did her TKT and completed CELTA in 2016.
Olena is a founder of ENGINFORM online school. She teaches online 121, runs webinars, designs online and offline courses, and trains a team of dedicated teachers of her school.
Olena believes in lifelong learning, is keen on Neuro-linguistic programming and has set her sights on C2 Proficiency.
Details about her workshop
This practical workshop will help you enhance your teaching and boost your students’ vocabulary acquisition.
Selecting vocabulary items for teaching: 7 criteria
13 ways to introduce meaning without translation
How to clarify form and pronunciation
Recording and organizing lexis
How to make your students remember and use new vocabulary.
12:45

Coffee Break

13:00

The 7 Most Harmful IELTS Myths Debunked

Iryna Brazhnyk — Iryna has 12 years of English teaching experience. She holds a Master’s Degree in English language, literature and translation and is a certified IELTS trainer (Academic IELTS Band 8.0, CEFR C1), author and trainer of «IELTS Intensive Course». She has done «IELTS Writing Course» by ex-IELTS examiner Simon Corcoran. Also, she presented the topic «Tips on Teaching IELTS Speaking» at Tutors Conference 2019. Iryna is the owner of New Way School in Poltava, where her areas of responsibility are exam preparation, human resources management, quality control, academic workshops and course.
Details about her workshop
Sometimes we as teachers can be puzzled with some details about the exam and its assessment criteria, or we doubt some teaching methods to get the best results from our students. We are just not sure what is right and wrong. The workshop will closely look at some of the most controversial issues of the exam and its training to bring you confidence and competence you need to be at your best while teaching or taking the exam yourself.
13:45

Enhancing teaching: neurolanguage coaching®️

Vlada Vasylieva — Vlada is a certified and accredited neurolanguage coach®️, a teacher trainer, a constantly developing language lover. After 8 years of experience in teaching adults General and Business English with the help of various approaches, she has become fascinated by the progress and results that can be achieved through using neurolanguage coaching®️ developed by Rachel Palling. At the moment Vlada is willing to reach to Ukrainian tutors of English with the aim of getting them acquainted with neurolanguage coaching®️ and preparing the first neurolanguage certification course in Ukraine.
Details about her workshop
In the talk you will explore what neurolanguage coaching®️ is and how it differs from language coaching. Neurolanguage Coaching incorporates structure and principles from the coaching profession and in addition principles of neuroscience to create a process that helps the language learner increase learner autonomy and facilitate language connections using a brain friendly approach. Further on, you will have some practice and see how neurolanguage coaching®️ can help you boost your career.
14:30

Lunch

15:30

The Questions We Ask: Transformative Speaking Practices

Lilia Kardenas — Lilia is a combination of an English teacher and psychotherapist who specialises in teaching real English through integrating mindfulness, emotional mastery, intuitive learning and self-discovery techniques within the context of bespoke conversational lessons. She has been teaching English for 12 years (now 28, she started teaching right after she finished school). Having come from a Ukrainian family, Lilia has become well-known in the teaching community for her distinct British accent, which she enjoys teaching to learners all over the world. Lilia majored in English philology and translation. While investing her time in healing and counseling, Lilia keeps teaching English online one-to-one to learners from all walks of life. She also holds a CELTA qualification and runs a Youtube channel for teachers, where she talks about combining self-development and therapy techniques with mainstream teaching methods.
Details about her workshop
One big reason why learners might be reluctant to speak at length is that the questions we ask are often either too black-or-white or bear little sense whatsoever. The ability to ask real questions that contribute to our students’ wellbeing is a skill we can develop. Once we choose to ask questions that help students open up in a way that they can learn more about themselves, we suddenly end up with clients who are inspired and talkative.
16:15

Panel Discussion

17:00

Prize Draw & Networking

18:00

Conference End

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Tutors Training – ELT conference for English teachers by Language Tutors educational centre, where participants get equipped with skills and tools for their successful teaching.

YOU WILL GET:

  • Practical skills in teaching English;
  • Useful tips;
  • New friends among colleagues;
  • Workshops;
  • Practical tasks;
  • Hand-outs;
  • Attendance certificate;
  • Free coffee break;
  • Prizes 🎁

Fee

Registration is on till 9 April!

till 15 March - 450 uah, till 9 April - 490 uah

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Training Host

Language TutorsLanguage Tutors — an educational centre for English teachers and learners in Kyiv, Ukraine.

What we do:

  • Tutors Conference — ELT conference for English teachers by Language Tutors educational centre, where participants get equipped with skills and tools for their successful teaching;
  • One-to-one English and German lessons;
  • Corporate English and German lessons.

Training Location

Conference Hall at 3 Lypkivskogo Street – a stylish conference hall close to the city centre. 5-min walk from Central Railway Station and 7-min walk from Vokzalna underground station.

3 Vasylia Lypkivskogo Street, Kyiv

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get an attendance certificate?
Each participant will get a certificate of attendance which meets all standards issued by Ministry of Education of Ukraine (8 academic hours).
May I get a refund in case I can’t turn up at the event?
In this case you will get access to live streaming of the conference, as well as video records of all sessions and all PDF presentations of the event. In addition, we will send a certificate of attendance to your email address.
How can pay for the conference?

You can do it at the bank in Ukraine or any online banking services within Ukraine. You may need the following bank details:

Account number - UA803007110000026000052711676, КУШНIКОВ СЕРГIЙ ОЛЕГОВИЧ ПIДПРИЄМЕЦЬ, МФО: 300711, ЄДРПОУ (ІНН): 3060614016, Банк: АО КБ «ПРИВАТБАНК».

Payment details – «За участь у конференції (full names of participants) ».

The easiest way is to transfer the funds via Privat24 app on your phone:

  • Log into your Privat24 app
  • Choose «Платежі» out of the bottom menu
  • Click “Новий платіж” button at the bottom
  • Click “Заповнити реквізити” button
  • Fill in the account number - UA803007110000026000052711676
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  • Fill in «Сума» according to the valid fee
  • Click “Продовжити”
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When does the conference start and end?
The registration starts at 10:00 a.m. 10:00-10:30 – interaction & networking. 10:30 – Programme start. Speakers’ sessions will last approximately till 17:30. Will have one coffee break and one a break for lunch. Stay till the end – a lottery is waiting for you!
How will I get my conference access?
You will get an email confirming your payment and with access link to the online conference room in ZOOM conferencing platform with the meeting ID. IMPORTANT – please make sure you have installed ZOOM app on your phone or laptop prior to the conference to avoid unnecessary technical problems.
Lilia Kardenas

CELTA qualified English teacher, psychotherapist, runs own YouTube channel

Lilia is a combination of an English teacher and psychotherapist who specialises in teaching real English through integrating mindfulness, emotional mastery, intuitive learning and self-discovery techniques within the context of bespoke conversational lessons.

She has been teaching English for 12 years (now 28, she started teaching right after she finished school). Having come from a Ukrainian family, Lilia has become well-known in the teaching community for her distinct British accent, which she enjoys teaching to learners all over the world. Lilia majored in English philology and translation.

While investing her time in healing and counseling, Lilia keeps teaching English online one-to-one to learners from all walks of life. She also holds a CELTA qualification and runs a Youtube channel for teachers, where she talks about combining self-development and therapy techniques with mainstream teaching methods.

Confidence in Teaching: Beyond The English We Speak

Low self-esteem, tied in with a sense of lack in our personal English fluency, is a state of mind that so many of us teachers are finding ourselves in. In our teaching careers, we often interface with feelings of incapability, unworthiness, and constant need for defense. It gets increasingly more severe when we're surrounded by colleagues and amplified by perceived competition.

This session is going to be a breath of fresh air in your relationship with yourself in the first place. I'm going to use my interlacing backgrounds in integral psychology and English teaching to take you through therapeutic, language- and body-oriented techniques that will allow you to meet the hidden cause behind the no-confidence state you experience. Let us let healing happen.

Khrystyna Tsentsova

CELTA, DELTA, PTE General and Young Learner Assessor

Khrystyna graduated from Odessa National University in 2012. One year later, while studying at East Normal University in Shanghai she was teaching English to teens and adults at English Language Private Schools.

Since 2015 she has been working in OLSC and teaching English in different contexts as well as preparing students to PTE and Cambridge exams. As the OLSC cooperates with different IT companies, she also has been working with IT specialists.

One year later she passed LCCI FTBE and started teaching Business English. In 2016, she did CELTA and became a PTE General and Young Learner Assessor. Last year she did DELTA (Modules 1, 2, 3).

How to improve speaking through PBL-based lessons in a digital environment!

We all dream of fun and dynamic speaking classes which motivate your students, generate their interest to study more and create a bustling learning environment.

The reality may discourage us dreamers when the students keep quiet during discussions or stumble and hesitate during presentations. Brainstorming fails as they haven’t got a clue what to say in their own language, let alone in a foreign one. Language students often complain about lacking both language knowledge and ideas to speak more fluently, especially if the topic goes beyond their familiar context.

Having explored various methods including drilling rehearsed phrases, exploring lexical chunks, setting up projects and many more, we have come up with the idea of the TED Talk Box, combining all of the above. The concept is our own development and has been tested on our satisfied students.

The presentation focuses on how the tool boosts students’ vocabulary, getting them to speak more fluently and to build 21-century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity. The box is filled with TED Talk topic cards, practical ready-to-use worksheets and reflection questionnaires, which facilitate the efforts to motivate the students work hand in hand to achieve their learning goals.

Yuliia Kulyna

CELTA and DELTA, PTE (C2), teacher trainer, curriculum and course designer

Yulia (CELTA, Delta, LCCI FTBE, PTE Level 5 (C2) is an ELT enthusiast and a continuing development adept, having been in the industry for about 20 years in a variety of contexts. Her areas of responsibility include teaching, exam preparation, in-service teacher training, human resources management, quality control, academic consultations, curriculum and course design. She believes in life-long learning and is happy to share her experience with you.

How to improve speaking through PBL-based lessons in a digital environment!

We all dream of fun and dynamic speaking classes which motivate your students, generate their interest to study more and create a bustling learning environment.

The reality may discourage us dreamers when the students keep quiet during discussions or stumble and hesitate during presentations. Brainstorming fails as they haven’t got a clue what to say in their own language, let alone in a foreign one. Language students often complain about lacking both language knowledge and ideas to speak more fluently, especially if the topic goes beyond their familiar context.

Having explored various methods including drilling rehearsed phrases, exploring lexical chunks, setting up projects and many more, we have come up with the idea of the TED Talk Box, combining all of the above. The concept is our own development and has been tested on our satisfied students.

The presentation focuses on how the tool boosts students’ vocabulary, getting them to speak more fluently and to build 21-century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity. The box is filled with TED Talk topic cards, practical ready-to-use worksheets and reflection questionnaires, which facilitate the efforts to motivate the students work hand in hand to achieve their learning goals.

Olga Lysak

TESOL and CELTA-certified teacher, PhD, E-teacher scholarship winner (Oregon, USA)

Olga is a TESOL and CELTA-certified teacher currently working in her own project “Smart English” as an online tutor for General, Business English, and exams preparation. She has been teaching English for 14 years to different learners from beginners at nursery school to business people. In 2015, she completed a Ph.D. thesis in professional education. She has been a participant of numerous seminars, conferences, and workshops in ELT, won an “E-teacher scholarship” to cover the course “Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web” from the University of Oregon and took part in Advanced Training in European Universities of Slovakia-Hungary-Austria in 2018.

10 ways to spice up your lessons with photos and videos.

The presentation is aimed at familiarizing EFL teachers, mainly those working with pre-intermediate and above students, with free sources of short videos and photos, and different approaches to utilizing these resources for English language teaching. Will be provided practical examples illustrating how they can be used for the development of skills of oral and written communication.

Daryna Luhovska

CELTA, TKT, DELTA Module 1 Trainer, teacher trainer, phonology researcher, blogger

Teacher of English and a Teacher Trainer (CELTA, TKT, Delta Module 1 Trainer). Daryna is a freelancer and lives in Kyiv, Ukraine. She is a regular presenter at Ukrainian and International ELT Conferences. Daryna holds a Bachelor Degree in English language, literature and translation, CELTA, Delta, TKT, IHCYLT and a Pearson certificate in teaching business English. Doing research on and teaching phonology is among her greatest passions. She believes that teaching is a creative process and whatever is learnt with pleasure will never be forgotten. Daryna manages her blog on Facebook called “Teaching and Learning blog by Daryna Luhovska”.

My favourite Online Activities

Due to COVID-19 we, teachers, were all forced to start working online, whether we like it or not. It's great if you had had some prior online teaching experience, which means that online teaching is not rocket science to you. In fact, not many teachers had this online experience. We are also not sure how to transfer our activities, which worked magic in a real classroom, online. In this practical session, I am going to share practical activities and ideas with you, which can all be used in online teaching. You will have the chance to try them out immediately during the session and there will also be time for you to ask questions.

Yuliia Medvid

CELTA, TYLEC, DELTA (Module 1, 2 & 3), teacher trainer, Language school owner

Yuliia MEDVID has worked as a teacher for more than 12 years. In 2011 she has got her CELTA certificate and stated working in LSE Kiev. In 2013 she took TYLEC in the British Council and was invited to work there after finishing the course. In 2016-2017 she was doing DELTA course. Yulia did Module 2 in New York, USA. All this time she has been running her own English school, trained teachers, prepared them for doing CELTA and as a result they all finished the course successfully. She has also attended trainings with such speakers as Scott Thurnbury, Adrian Underhill, Hugh Dellar, Chris Roland and many others.

Teaching Grammar Text based approach, Test Teach Test and Context build approaches in your lessons

The session is mostly practical and consists of various tasks and discussions. The aim of the session is to compare and contrast different approaches to teaching Grammar in the classroom. We will talk in details about staging of such approaches as: text based, test-teach-test and context build. Working in groups you will evaluate them and the final task will be to plan a grammar lesson