Session: English as a native language project: Boosting language development
Anastasia has worked in the field of education for over 11 years. She is an English teacher and an in-house teacher trainer for Nova School of English, where she holds the position of the Director of studies. She is also an Oral Assessor/Interviewer for Pearson Test of English and Co-founder and Director of English as a Native Language Project (preschool English language immersion program (facebook.com/native64
), where she has been working for 4 years now, developing teaching material and fostering English language acquisition through creating full immersion environment. Anastasia has experience in participating in and organizing events, including a TEDx event in Russia.
Anastasia loves arts and music, she draws and plays the acoustic guitar.Olga Dakhina
Session: Practical tips for your bilingual journey
Olga is a mother of a 3-year-old daughter, whom she is trying to raise as a bilingual kid following the OPOL method. Olga is the founder of an English-speaking parents community in Moscow and a portal dedicated to teaching young learners ( myenglishkid . ru). Her main occupation is simultaneous interpreting. Olga holds CELTA, as well as MA in conference interpreting from the University of Westminster, London.Maria Belevantseva
Session: Bilingual Parenting – How to Start
Maria is a passionate, enthusiastic teacher with over seven years' experience teaching in bilingual schools, homeschool groups and ESL courses to different age groups from young learners to adults. Maria relying on her experience with bilingual children and having grown up bilingual herself consults parents on issues of bilingualism and second language acquisition in early childhood. Currently, she is working at The International School of Tomorrow and runs an extracurricular bilingual learning club in Newson's Language Centre for children ages 3-11. Maria is a proud mother of two bilingual children. She also has substantial experience in organizing English-language events, seminars, conversation clubs, performances, parties, and camps.Masha Andrievich
Session: Using Storyboards with Very Young Learners
Masha is a teacher and teacher trainer based in Moscow. She works at New School in Ramenki where she is in charge of the Primary English department and also a teacher. Her professional interests are Young (and Very Young) Learners, assessment, materials development, CPD and local professional community. Masha runs workshops and courses (both online and on-site) about all things concerning teaching young learners. Masha holds a CPE and also a Delta from IH Barcelona. She has also enjoyed a variety of courses such as IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners, NILE Testing and Assessment and some more. She blogs at theclass.blog
and is the administrator of Moscow ELT Meet Up group on Facebook.Daria Timoshchuk
Daria Timoshchuk is a teacher, founder and leading methodologist of SmartFox chain of early development centres. Daria also co-authors Lingoland multilingualism magazine as well as a bilingualism and early development blog at www.kidsmi.ru
. She runs various courses for owners, teachers and administrators of early development centres, gives conference talks on preschool and alternative education, foreign languages and educational business.
Daria is a proud mother of two multilingual children growing up with 4 languages.