Hi, I’m Elly. I fell into teaching English as a foreign language whilst studying abroad at university, and haven’t looked back since. I’ve taught in primary and language schools in Russia, the Czech Republic and the UK, and have worked in teaching, activities and management roles in UK based summer schools since 2009. I have 13 years’ experience of working with kids and teens, and have run training workshops on teaching young learners for International House and The British Council in Prague and Moscow.
Why ‘The Best Ticher’? Back in the dark ages of my first year of teaching, one of my students drew a picture of me with this title carefully written on it. For me it’s a reminder that no matter how carefully you teach something or how much you concept check, it’s always wise to expect the unexpected!
Most of the time I really love my job. When I don’t, I enjoy running, playing boardgames, crochet, and doodling on any paper I can get my hands on. I still count on my fingers, own far too much nail polish, and am trying to eat at least one dish from every world cuisine.
If there’s anything you’d like to know (or you have great ideas for a blog topic!) feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops and Talks – 2016
Teaching the Trinity ISE 1 Exam – English Language House
Bullying in the EFL Classroom – British Council, Prague
Low Prep and No Prep Activities for Young Learners: Co presenter – IH Prague
Workshops and Talks – 2015
Adapting the Coursebook for Dummies (and the Not-so-Dumb) – IH Moscow
How Students Learn – IH Zelenograd
English UK Teachers’ Conference 2016