At the moment we have four SIGs (Special Interest Groups) in TTT
The SIGs are to help you make your professional development even more focused and versatile
The Methodology club aims at helping everyone interested to finally read all those methodology books you keep collecting on your shelf and to try out some of the described activities and principles in practice.
We read individually, but we discuss and sometimes try the activities from the book together so that we can apply these activities to real lessons without any hesitation.
We're currently reading 'Classroom Management Techniques' by Jim Scrievener.
We usually meet twice a month on Sundays (GMT+3)
9 April (Sun) — 10:30 am
23 April (Sun) — 7 pm
14 May (Sun) — 10:30 am
21 May (Sun) — 7 pm
The Linguistic club members are into learning how the language itself works and evolves over time.
This is a group for language-lovers and those who want to look beyond course books. We meet to discuss Generative Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Language Acquisition, Language Picture of the World, relations between language and thought, comparative studies of individual languages and whatever sparks our interest.
We're currently reading 'Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain' by Maryanne Wolf.
We usually meet once every month on Thursdays (GMT+3)
30 March (Thu) — 8:30 pm
27 April (Thu) — 8:30 pm
The Bookclub is for avid readers who know how to make the most of reading deadlines and appreciate a chance to timely discuss their thoughts and impressions with colleagues.
We're currently reading 'Alias Grace' by Margaret Atwood.
We usually meet once every month on Sundays (GMT+3)
16 April (Sun) — 7 pm
The Film club is for people who truly enjoy watching films, talking about films, as well as for those who haven’t discovered this movie passion within them yet.
We usually meet twice a month on Fridays (GMT+3)
7 April (Fri) — 1 pm — The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, 2004
21 April (Fri) — 1 pm
12 May (Fri) — 1 pm
26 May (Fri) — 1 pm
Learn more about the SIGs' leaders
I’m Kate Surkova, a teacher, and a learner. I’m sure that these two things go hand in hand. I teach both English and French, as well as help those who love learning languages independently. I do believe that effective learning requires a friendly and safe environment. Being the head of our Methodology SIG, I’m trying to turn reading books on teaching into pleasure and fun. I’m also keen on psychology, LARP, music, and history.
Nataliya Ivleva is an English teacher (CAE, CPE, CELTA) and linguist who, alongside teaching the language to adults, dedicates a lot of her time to popularizing linguistic knowledge. She is interested in how human language works and how our brain processes it. She also explores the etymology of the English lexis by tracking down its roots and sometimes surprising connections with Russian or other languages.
I’m Elena Tsifarkina, year 3 participant of TTT.Apart from being a teacher, I’m a qualified journalist with the degree of Moscow State Linguistic University. And, of course, I’m an avid reader, devoted listener and a bit of a chatterbox. I invite you to join the book sig to be able to talk about literature with like-minded people.
An English teacher who used to dream about a career of a film critic (and had her own program on a local radio station for some time), then left it all for teaching, and now can happily do both in TTT Film.