PhD in Education Sciences with concentration on ELT, International Black Sea University, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2016
MA in English Language Teaching- Ataturk Alatoo University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 2004
guidance and counseling, teaching young learners, communicative competence.
My teaching philosophy
I believe that every teacher is also a lifelong learner. This is why I am passionate about education, because I realize I am a constant learner myself.
I believe that the main element of teaching is hidden in three words: genuineness, respect, and empathy. My personal style of teaching incorporates technology, cultural elements, various communicative activities and practices as well as the general positive attitude to keep the motivation levels of the students high. Another aspect of successful teaching/learning process is providing the learners with low-anxiety and nom-threatening environment through various techniques such as pair work, group work, discussions and encouragement.
In my quest to develop independent thinking skills, I also try to promote cross-cultural awareness and dialog. Culture has been proved a very interesting topic for discussions and debates, and I believe that it is absolutely important that we cultivate cross cultural awareness in our classrooms in todays globalized world where borders have become blurry. I also believe that to become independent thinkers, we as teachers need to treat our students as peers, as future colleagues, and be facilitators rather than being the sole authority in classroom. I motivate them to carry out various activities such as giving presentations and sharing their knowledge and experience, conducting mini researches like interviews, surveys, organizing discussions and debates. I believe all the aforementioned activities contribute to their positive self-image, motivation, develops their skills, autonomy which in its turn will result in successful learning process.
I attended VESAL 2017 conference as a presenter and was also a member of organizing committee.
I attended a conference on Education, in Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA