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Newsletter Spring 2009

Newsletter Spring 2009

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NEWSLETTER
TESOL-UKRAINE
TEACHERS OF ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES IN UKRAINE 
CONTENTSEditorial
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Greetings (
President, RELO)
 
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TESOL-UKRAINE IN FOCUS:
 XIV National TESOL - Ukraine Conference. Kharkiv, April 23-25,2009
“Discovery Learning: Content-Based Learning for EFL / ESP Teacher” 
(Opening  greetings, speeches, reviews, comments, responses)…..
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 All Ukrainian Student Conference. Crimean Engineering Pedagogical University
 
 April 10-11, 2009
“Developing Values in and for Education in a Global World” 
(is there anyarticle promised?)………………………………………………….….………………..
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Second TESOL Student Art Festival
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METHODOLOGY:
American Cultural Phenomenon in English Teaching / Learning Process
Alla Kyrda
 , National Aviation University, Kyiv………………… …………….…
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Motivating very young learners' communication through TPR 
Olha Missechko, PhD, Zhytomyr State University…………………….13
PARTNERSHIP NEWS:
Go open source and share your ESL materials with the world!
Elizabeth (Betsy) Lavolette, the University of Hawaii at Mānoa……….…...16 
Using Google Reader for Professional Development 
Betsy Pfaff Lavolette, the University of Hawaii at MānoaMay be for the next issue if we lack space here ………….…………………..19 
TESOL-UKRAINE LEADERS’ MEETING MINUTES
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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TESOL-UKRAINE IN FOCUS:
EDITOR’SGREETING
Dear Friends,Welcome to this new issue of theTESOL-Ukraine Newsletter. Wewould love to give you a picture of a wide range of the TESOL eventsin Ukraine. Reading about the XIV National Conference in Kharkiv(April 23-25,2009), you will havean excellent opportunity to come back to those great days o professional communication whichopened the new horizons fosharing information and knowledgeabout the contemporary trends inlanguage education. With our  Newsletter we work to support adimension in education andteachers training: the best practices,resources, and professionalsolutions to many problems theteachers may face on the way to promoting language education inUkraine.We are also working to improve theformat and feel of the TESOL-Ukraine Newsletter in response toyour feedback. Look at our newinformation boxes, which give asnapshot of new trends in ou publications, showing at a glanceexactly how you as an author of the Newsletter could benefit too.We thank those who havesubmitted articles for this edition of our TU Newsletter, and we inviteall of you to suggest what sort of articles you would love to see in thefuture issues and/or how ounewsletter could be most useful toyou. All the suggestion should beaddressed tofranchuk.ofhelen.olena@gmail.comor mykalisa@list.ru You are welcome also to use our Forum for the discussion matters.http://tesol-ukraine.at.ua/
Olena Franchuk 
TESOL Ukraine Newsletter editor on behalf of the TESOL-Ukraine Editorial Board 
 
 XIV National TESOL - Ukraine Conference. Kharkiv, April 23-25,2009
“Discovery Learning: Content-Based Learning for EFL / ESP Teacher” 
 
(Opening greetings, speeches
 )
XIV National TESOL - Ukraine Conference
On April 23-25, 2009 Kharkiv National Academy of Municipal Economy hosted the participants of XIV TESOL – Ukraine National Conference “Discovery Learning: Content-Based Learning for EFL / ESPTeachers”.As any previous TESOL – Ukraine conference it became an opportunity for the leading Englishlanguage teachers and lecturers in Ukraine to meet again and exchange their creative ideas, make newcontacts and enrich their professional experience. Among the issues under consideration were Content-basedTeaching and Learning, Cognitive Exploration of Language and Linguistics, Methods of Language Teachingand Learning, English for Specific Purposes Challenges, Textbooks and Materials Design, Testing andEvaluation, Syllabus Design, Teacher Development, ELT Management, Techniques of Teaching DifferentLearning Styles, Lingua-Cultural Aspects of Human Communication, Foreign Literature: Innovative Trendsin Analysis and others.The terms of conference participation were very flexible. Among the forms offered were ShortSessions, Panel Discussions, Demonstrations, Workshops, and Poster Sessions. If the participants did not prefer any of these forms, they could publish their abstracts only or arrive at the conference as attendees.Experienced professionals, teachers training consultants and Peace Corps volunteers from abroadmade their brilliant presentations. The participants of the conference were lucky to attend the workshops anddemonstrations of Brian Long, Miles Arbuckle, Julia Johansen, Mary Martin Lane, Peter and MaryannMcGuire, Liliana Montoya, Molly Smith, Miranda Wilkerson and Michael Sullivan. For Ukrainian teachers itwas a unique opportunity to gain up-to-date language acquisition, get more information about new trends andtechniques in a foreign language teaching as well as to have a great pleasure of communication with nativespeakers and learn more about the culture of the target language country.Kharkiv TESOL members had been looking forward to welcoming their colleagues from the wholecountry. About 200 devoted English language teachers from Kyiv, Lviv, Rivne, Chernihiv, Poltava,Mykolayiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Dnieprodzerzhinsk, Kamianets-Podilsky, Yalta, Kerch, Vinnitsa,Sevastopol and other Ukrainian cities and villages gathered in the city of Kharkiv to spend threeunforgettable days of fruitful and collaborative work.The Plenary Meeting was opened with the greetings from Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Vice-Rector of Kharkiv National Academy of Municipal Economy;
 
Thomas W. Santos,
 
Regional English Language Officer for Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova; Alisa Mykolaychuk,
 
TESOL – UkrainePresident. Then the floor was given to three brilliant Plenary Speakers Brian Long, Svitlana Bobyr andAlexander Chebotaryov who made the presentations Content-Based Teaching and Learning, Preparing a FLTeacher of Tomorrow, and Language Development in the Primary Classroom.After the Plenary Meeting the participants of the conference had the opportunity to take part in thework of workshops, demonstrations and interest sessions. In specially equipped auditoriums, using hand-outsand other demonstration facilities the speakers shared their ideas and designed materials with their colleaguesencouraging live discussions. All of them impressed the audience with very high level of proficiency,awareness of modern language trends as well as brilliant manner of presentation.On the whole, during three days of the Conference the participants were offered to attend 24workshops, 9 demonstrations and 10 interest sessions. On the first day of conference the guests of Kharkiv National Academy of Municipal Economy were invited to visit KNAME museum and the Center of Advanced Technologies. On the second day the participants had the chance to make a sightseeing city tour and visit Skovorodinovka, a settlement where Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet, philosopher andcomposer lived.The participants of the Conference spent three exciting and fruitful days. The goal of the conferencewas achieved. It was another opportunity for creative, devoted language teachers and lecturers to present theresults of their demanding work share their experience and discuss up-to-date problems.
 
The organizers of the conference are grateful to Alisa Mykolaychuk,
 
TESOL – Ukraine President,Alyona Sukhinina, RELO Assistant at U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, for their support and inspiration and to all participants of the conference for their coming to our city, their active participation, for their understandingand friendly attitude.(
 From the report of the organizing committee
)Reading the report about XIV TESOL – Ukraine National Conference you will know only the facts, lookingthrough the pictures placed on TESOL-Ukraine web sitehttp://tesol-ukraine.at.uayou can’t but have theimpression that you are witnessing a significant professional challenge which met with a fantastic responseand has inspired the new plans for the future!In preparation of this issue the Editorial Board tried to canvass impressions and opinions from the participants of the Conference as to give our readers more clear picture of the event and raise awareness of the occasion among the TESOLers who missed the chance to be the part of it.
Seeds for the Future!
 Here are thanks from the CRIMEA!!!
When we attended any good conference, we usually thought, “People did their best!” And it was hardto imagine at that moment that something could be done even better. But this XIV conference came, and theonly thing we had to do was to be surprised, to be astonished at how all those things had been prepared.The saying is right which says, ”There’s no limit to perfection.” The conference was incrediblyoutstanding. It’s hard to imagine anything more perfect. Everything was touched, concerned and thought of – each even little detail. It was just amazing.On behalf of the twelve-participant-Crimean group I would like to express our heartiest gratitude to theConference Chair Yelena Il’yenko and the excellent team of this terrific University for their most effective job on preparing and running this marvelous Convention, for their sleepless nights and an ocean of brightideas, for the most hospitable and friendly atmosphere. You are the greatest people and you have arranged thegreatest conference which is surely to be remembered by all participants as an outstanding and unforgettablefestival of hard work, convenient lodging, delicious food and gorgeous entertainment. Lots of thanks also toAlisa Mikholaichuk, TESOL Ukraine President, Alyona Sukhinina, Lilia Shilo and Mr. Thomas W. Santos for their invaluable support, as well as all presenters and other people who contributed to the success.
 
Nina Naumenko,
Crimean Regional coordinator 
I'd like to express my great thanks for well-planned and organized XIV TESOL-Ukraine Conference inKharkiv City! I know how much efforts should be spent to do it. We could participate in the work of differentsections, could present our own presentations; we were given a lot of educational materials on co-operativelearning, on project work, hand-outs dealing with resistance and learner-centred approach to teachingEnglish. TESOL helps us to be informed, involved, inspired and active. It's always nice too meet old friendsand gain new ones at such conferences!With best regards,
Svitlana Korneliuk, 
TESOL-Ukraine member,a teacher of English, Okhtyrka gymnasium Sumy region
“We would like to thank the organizers of the TESOL Conference in Kharkiv and send words of gratitude for hospitality, warmth, smiles and loving hearts, guidance and inspiration they had gave us during those days. No wonder we have added this great teachers’ meeting to our list of educational events with real pleasure.

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