Moscow English Language Teachers’ Association
- Create and share!
- Cooperate and care!
- Communicate and dare!
Headquarters/central office Editorial office of the n/p English
Target audience: school and university teachers, teacher-trainers, teachers of centre of additional education.
Founded - in May 2004
President Dr.Viktoria Vl. Oshchepkova
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.
Current membership - 300
Main activities: teacher training seminars, cooperation with the British Council, American Centre, Conferences, Festivals (Public Speaking, Storytelling, Poetry Recitation, Song and Drama), Projects and publication of end products in the n/p English
Upcoming events – 1st MELTA conference Language in Culture and Culture in Language 25-26 Sep 2009
Official website is to appear in Sep: www.elt-moscow.ru
More details about the association
MELTA – MOSCOW ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION came into being on May 28, 2004. The session to set up took place in the morning at the Assembly Hall of the Central House of the Artists in Moscow. On this memorable day out of a humble but progressing ELT club in the newspaper “English” there was born a true, friendly and creative partner of other ELT associations all over Russia and the world. MELTA is a joint chapter of the National Association of Teachers of English (NATE) and we are very much interested in uniting the efforts of the secondary and High school with the aim of perfect the ELT in Moscow.
Our founding fathers are: 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, the English Language Office of the USA Embassy in Russia, the newspaper “English” and Russian as well as foreign Publishing Houses. Dear English language teachers of Moscow and the region, unite for the action and success! This is OUR association and you can launch any project of your dream. United we rise, divided we fall.
Founders – 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, the English Language Office of the USA Embassy in Russia and the non-governmental organization American Councils.
MELTA is a joint chapter of the National Association of Teachers of English (NATE).
President: Victoria Oshchepkova
Vice-President: Olga Boltneva
Svetlana Ter-Minasova, Maria Verbitskaya, Galina Kitaigorodskaya, Olga Afanasieva, Irina Tverdokhlebova, Karine Makhmuryan, Irina Khan, Elena Solovova, Valentina Bogoroditskaya, Nataliya Bochorishvili
On English Language Teachers’ Rights and Responsibilities – Alyona Gromushkina
On Professional Development – Elena Belonozhkina
On Gifted Children Support – Nataliya Mikunis
On young teachers support – Pyotr Stepichev
Special Interest Groups:
ESP – Irina Korotkina
Country Studies and Cross-Cultural Communication – Victoria Oshchepkova
English and American Literature, Creative Writing – Olga Boltneva and Nataliya Mikunis
Extracurricular Activities – Anaida Ambokadze
Computer Assisted Learning – Tatiyana Kuznetsova
Course Design – Julia Kuzmenkova
Phonetics and Public Speaking – Larisa Mashkova
Assessment, Testing and Evaluation – Irina Ishkhneli and Youdif Boyarskaya
Young Learners – Erin Bouma
Press Service: Alyona Gromushkina
Treasurer: Tatiyana Kobzina