English Language Fellows|
The English Language Fellow Program is an exceptional opportunity to bring professional American English Language Teachers directly to your school, institute or university. The program places these highly qualified American ELT professionals throughout the Russian Federation for one to two academic years. Fellows work with you, their hosts, as well as with the local and regional ELT community, creating professional development opportunities and supporting collaboration between teachers’ associations, local ministry of education offices and teachers at all levels.
For the Guidelines regarding ELF visits, please see "" below. For more detailed and specific information on how to invite Fellows and for the English-Language Fellow (ELF) Visit Request Form, please see the English-Language Office website at: http://moscow.usembassy.gov/elo-elfguidelines.html
We also encourage you to take a look at a list of suggestions on how to make the best of having a visiting Fellow. This list of steps outlines how to prepare for a visit and what to do once the Fellow arrives. It was presented at our extremely successful Umbrella conference in Ryazan recently. Please look at this text listed under "Highlights of Recent Events" or you can access the link here and see the section titled "B. WORKING WITH ENGLISH LANGUAGE FELLOWS": http://www.eltrussia.ru/articles_21_19.html
Dr. Rob Danin is Senior English Language Fellow at Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia. Dr Danin was formerly a faculty member at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) College of Education. He worked directly in the development of Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village (DGEV) in South Korea, an English language and western cultures experiential learning environment, and served as its first Lead Coordinator. He has been involved in project development and international consultation regarding English immersion programs, particularly with the UCCS/DGEV project. Rob has also worked extensively in educational curriculum/program development and teacher preparation/training. A memorable aspect of his international work includes teaching English Language Learners (children and adult), along with instructing Korean teachers as part of their re-certification to continue teaching English in the Korean public schools.
Erin Anderson is a Senior EFL Fellow in Novosibirsk. Senior English Language Fellow Erin Anderson has worked with students and teachers of English in the Czech Republic, Republic of Georgia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine. Her research interests include children's literature, folklore, and intercultural communication. She has also taught university-level writing classes at Northern Michigan University and has had over 100 articles and personal essays published in online and print journals. She has an MATESOL degree from SIT/World Learning Graduate Institute, a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction, and a Master of Arts degree in American literature.
Anthony Samuel is a Senior EFL Fellow in Tyumen. Since 1998, Anthony Samuel has held positions in the Republic of Kazakhstan as an EFL instructor, Foreign Language Department Manager, and teacher trainer. Anthony honed his craft as a writing instructor at the University of Idaho and instituted the first English for Academic Purposes and Intensive English Programs at KIMEP, a major university in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Apart from Kazakhstan, he has traveled throughout the other Central Asian republics of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan, delivering seminars. Anthony has worked with curriculum development and started a self-access center at a former university. As a lecturer at Suleyman Demiral University, he mentored fourth-year students during their teaching practicums. As he taught TOEFL preparation courses for a short time in 1999 in Moscow, Russia, his senior ELF placement represents a return to this country, this time to the city of Tyumen in Siberia.
Andy Noonan is a Senior EFL Fellow in Kazan. Andy Noonan hails from Portland, Oregon, and has spent the last 15 years teaching EFL, ESP and training teachers in the US, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Most recently, he was an English Language Fellow in Tainan, Taiwan, where he implemented an English for Medical Purposes program through curriculum design, co-organizing an international conference, writing a handbook of teaching tools and doing professional development for language and science teachers. He has spent the last two summers training public school English teachers in Korea on modern methods of instructing as well as training the next generation of trainers. His key areas of focus are on teaching vocabulary, using authentic materials, creating reflective practitioners, teaching culture and helping teachers motivate students to become more autonomous learners. He holds an MATESOL from World Learning/SIT Graduate Institute, University of Cambridge CELTA and DELTA in addition to the SIT TESOL Certificate Course Trainer’s License.
Erik Lundell is a Senior English Language Fellow in Belgorod. His primary responsibility is conducting teacher training workshops for pre-service English language teachers at Belgorod State University. This is Erik’s second time in Russia working in the English Language Fellow Program. From 2002 to 2005, he served as Senior English Language Fellow in Bashkortostan. His professional experience includes teaching Spanish in the U.S. high schools, teaching ESL with the Honda of America Manufacturing Company, preparing EFL students in Slovakia for entrance to U.S. business schools and training pre- and in-service teachers in South Korea. His latest work involved teaching in programs created by the Center for Language Education and Development at Georgetown University.
Nancy Burkhalter is a Senior English Language Fellow in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a senior fellow, she conducts teacher training workshops and courses in northwest Russia. She worked three years as an associate professor in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where she taught linguistics and language pedagogy. She also directed a master’s program in TESOL and traveled throughout Kazakhstan conducting workshops and observing teachers. Other teaching posts include several in the US, as well as Saudi Arabia and Germany. Nancy earned a BA in foreign language teaching and linguistics from Northwestern University, a master’s in journalism from Ohio University, another master’s in English Language Education from Ohio State University, and a doctorate in educational linguistics from the University of New Mexico. She has published several articles about teaching critical thinking and cross-cultural educational transfer and the cognitive processes of literacy. She speaks several languages but struggles with Russian!
Toni Hull is Senior English Language Fellow in Moscow, Russia, serving Moscow and Central Western Russia. This is her third year as the Moscow area Senior Fellow. In this role she frequently visits regional universities and Teachers’ Associations and facilitates a variety of on-going projects, including a recertification course for secondary school teachers and a semi-monthly workshop series at the Moscow American Center. As a teacher she has taught Survival English in the USA, academic English in Morocco and China, ELT methodology in Vietnam, and a bit of everything in Russia. In addition to an M.S. Ed. in TESOL from Shenandoah University, Toni holds a B.A. in Russian Studies from Dartmouth College and an M.A. in Theater History and Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2011 she served on TESOL’s Nominating Committee. Obviously, she is a strong advocate of active participation in professional associations. She is particularly interested in the development of English as an International Language and the implications for teaching, standards and testing.
Every semester Toni conducts a 72- hour official recertification course at the Moscow Institute of Open Education. You can enroll through the official MIOE site.