Programme Talent Show 2014

Programme Talent Show 2014 (docx, 28 KB)

Talent Show 2014

Dear friends!

FEELTA invites you to participate in the 18th festival of talented children ‘Talent Show 2014′. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2014.

Date: April 05, 2014

Venue: FEFU campus on Russian Island (building B, Siniy zal).

9.00-10.00  Registration

10.00-13.00 Competition

13.00-14.00 Break

14.00-18.00 Competition

Winter Teaching Methodology School 2014

Winter Teaching Methodology School will be held on January 17-18, 2014 at FEFU campus on Russian Island (buildings B and D) . Read more »

Результаты ежегодного краевого смотра-конкурса TalentShow 2013

Убедительная просьба участникам, чьи данные указаны в таблице не полностью или с ошибкой! Cообщите эту информацию по адресу annabasalay@googlemail.com Она нужна для оформления грамот.

Результаты (doc, 20 KB)

Все победители и призеры приглашаются на гала-концерт  Finalist Show , который состоится 27 апреля с 10.00 до 12.00 по адресу: Аксаковский пер. 3А. Просьба подтвердить участие по адресу annabasalay@googlemail.com

Programme Talent Show 2013

Programme Talent Show 2013 (doc, 210 KB)

Dear Talent Show participants!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to change the date and the venue. The contest will take place on April 06 at Aksakovsky per. 3-A.

Registration: 9.00-10.00

Contest: 10.00-18.00

We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause and hope to see you all at Talent Show-2013!

Talent Show 2013

DATE: March 30, 2013

TIME: 10.00-18.00

TO: Local winners only!

The Far Eastern English Language Teachers’ Association is hosting the annual competition for pupils of Primorsky krai.

Deadline for the receipt of proposals is March 15, 2013.

Contact:  annabasalay@gmail.com

Talent Show 2012

The 16th festival of talented children performing in English took place on April 14, 2012 at the Pushkinsky Theatre (Vladivostok, Russia). This time we had over 90 performances featuring about 320 participants from throughout the region, who had a chance to show a particular talent in one of the four categories: Solo singing, Group singing, Recital and Sketches. The panel of competent judges chose the winners and runners-up in each category. The results of the contest are as follows: Results 2012.doc (79 Kb)

We are grateful to all the enthusiastic teachers and pupils who took part in the Talent Show and wish them all success, happiness, and new creative ideas!

Our traditional gala concert Finalist Show will take place on May 19 at 10 a.m. at the Pushkinsky Theatre.

The Winter Methodology School, 2012

photo_ws1 What can connect people from Primorsky and Khabarovsky krai, Moscow and Australia? The answer is simple: the Winter School at FEELTA – a heartwarming event in a frosty winter.

About 100 participants from both universities and schools took part in 13 fascinating presentations devoted to a wide range of English language teaching methodology issues. First of all, they were warmly welcomed by Day Kim, Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate General in Vladivostok, Anna Khamatova, Deputy Director of the School of Regional and International Studies, FEFU, Galina Lovtsevich, FEELTA President and Lev Ryazanov from the “Eastern Center of Foreign Books”.

The audience was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of Irina Temnova from Moscow (Prosveshchenie Publishers). She made four wonderful presentations about new textbooks teachers can use with students of all levels.

Victorya Zavyalova talked about EFL Listening Comprehension Teaching and Research Practices. The speaker also reported the findings of interlanguage phonology research, emphasizing the advantages of bringing speech samples of World Englishes into the EFL classroom to build up learners’ perceptive competence, and, thus, exposing students to real English.

Testing has always been a crucial part of teaching. Elena Onoprienko focused on cornerstones of test development and techniques. Authentic tests were presented as material for analysis to highlight the challenges and possible solutions.

photo_ws2 Natalia Proshyants touched upon the topical issue of learner autonomy in ESP. The interrelationship between learner autonomy, cognitive abilities and information technology were considered. She drew on her experience of teaching language and culture in the context of professional communication.

Tatyana Khreshchenko shared her experience as an English teacher and a psychologist in helping school students to overcome examination stress.

Olga Nikolaeva gave a very informative talk on the New Zealand variant of English as a reflection of the New Zealand multi-linguaculture.

The problems of our closest neighbors in the Asian Pacific region were touched on in a lecture by Alexander Golikov from a historical perspective. The participants unanimously expressed their wish to listen to more presentations from this field next year.

Svetlana Semenovykh has presented several times at FEELTA Winter Schools, always with great success. This year was not an exception: Svetlana’s presentations on “Listening, Vocabulary and Digital Resources” and “To Motivate by Collaborating: International Projects for Schools” attracted much attention from the audience. Also, Svetlana contributes a lot of interesting materials to the FEELTA Facebook page.

Our Winter School can also boast holding such types of presentation as a “Share Fair” where many teachers can share activities they consider effective in the classroom. This time Yulia Polshina, Elena Koneva and Anna Rusnak showed their mini-lessons which were a great success with their colleagues. We do hope that next year more of you will present at this event!

Of course, the FEELTA Winter School wouldn’t be a Winter School without friendly talks during coffee-breaks, a Book Raffle and our old and new friends. You are welcome next year to participate, to share and to enjoy true professional communication!

Tatyana Lupachova
Winter School organiser

Thailand TESOL 2012 Conference: Shaping the Classroom of the Future

photo_tt We landed in Thailand – the land, which had been tantalizing me for many years and was promising me something new now. I was going to Thailand TESOL’s 32nd Annual International Conference (January 27-28, 2012) in Bangkok. I was “dwelling in possibilities”, as my beloved Emily Dickinson wrote.

In spite of the floods in Bangkok last year that had a devastating impact on many of their schools, teachers, and students, the committee succeeded in overcoming myriad difficulties and organized everything perfectly.

The Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel where we stayed all those days was located not far away from the centre of the town. The most pleasant thing about it was that the conference was held right there, in a multi-storey building that provided all we needed: meeting space and excellent technology to work fruitfully; swimming pools, delicious food, and a beautiful park nearby to get pleasure from.

The conference “Teacher Collaboration: Shaping the Classroom of the Future” gathered about 600 guests from Malaysia, Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and from different parts of Thailand. Thai TESOL has six affiliates located in Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Rio-et, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Naradhiwas and Kanchanaburu. All of them together have been doing a great job. This not very prosperous country knows that the best investment is investment into education. And they do everything possible to provide a brilliant future for their children and for the whole nation.

I was honored to represent FEELTA, so, the aim of my being at the conference was to take part in the PAC Business meeting, announce the theme and the date of our upcoming conference in Vladivostok, persuade colleagues to join us in November, and to present my paper “Climbing the Irregular Verbs Mountain”.

As the conference is annual, there were not many plenary speakers. Christine Coombe, TESOL president, opened the conference with the paper “Best Practice in ELT: 10 Traits of a Highly Effective Teacher”. She explored the ten characteristics for success in the classroom and in educational institutions. By the way, her Top Three are:

  1. A Calling for the Profession.
  2. Professional Knowledge.
  3. Personal Qualities.

The second plenary speaker was the world renowned Jeremy Harmer, a teacher trainer, a writer, and a brilliant performer. He tried to persuade us that multi-tasking is a myth. He is sure that in order to get a good, teachers should avoid the “too much information” syndrome and focus students’ attention on the things that matter. He also gave a workshop on using poetry and music in language teaching.

Another speaker I would like to mention is Rose Senior, a senior honorary research fellow at the University of Western Australia. Her report “Community-building: the Key to Effective Classroom Teaching and Continuing Professional Development” provoked a great interest from the audience. (For those who might be interested in hearing/seeing her speaking in a podcast in the Applied Linguistics zone of the Cambridge University Press website: http://www.cambridge.org/au/elt/teachers/zones/item2325595/Applied-Linguistics/?site_locale=en_AU¤tSubjectID=2325595)

Besides some plenary speeches, there were eleven featured sessions and plenty of interesting presentations at the conference. My teaching experience was enriched with many appealing ideas worth thinking over and using in my practice. When I was listening to the talks I thought that the topics for our discussions would never run out. Now, looking back, I think all of us are not “shaping the classroom of the future”, but touching the future. As Christa McAuliffe, an American teacher, said, “I touch the future, I teach”.

Tatyana Anikeeva
FEELTA member

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