Training “Fundamentals of ELT”


Fundamentals of English Language Teaching

(60 academic hours)

This short introductory course was offered by TESOL-Ukraine  for novice teachers and experienced teachers, who want to brush up their knowledge of ELT theory.

Course description: The course is an introduction to English Language Teaching and offers an overview of the field of language teaching and helps novice teachers develop basic classroom skills

Duration and Schedule: The course took place in October and November 2022, over a period of 8 weeks. Now the materials of the training can be accessed on the Google website:

IMPORTANT: If you decide to take the course, you’ll need to study the materials and complete 7 tasks on Google forms on the website. After you’ve done this, please, contact Maryna Tsehelska ( or Sally La Luzerne – Oi (

Syllabus details: The following topics are covered in the course:

  1. Basics of ELT
  2. Understanding Learners
  3. Theories of Learning
  4. Motivating Learners
  5. Student Engagement
  6. Teaching Grammar
  7. Teaching Vocabulary
  8. Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary – Consolidation
  9. Teaching Listening
  10. Teaching Reading
  11. Teaching Speaking
  12. Teaching Writing
  13. Teaching Four Skills – Summary
  14. Classroom Management
  15. Assessment and Feedback
  16. Error Correction
  17. Planning your teaching

 Course Tutors: Sally La Luzerne-Oi and Maryna Tsehelska

Bio: Sally La Luzerne-Oi has taught EFL/ESL, French. and teacher training courses in the U.S. Mexico, Venezuela, Portugal, Japan and Ukraine. She currently works independently on short-term assignments. She coauthored Tell Me About It! a listening and speaking textbook, and a number of chapters and articles. In 1994 she joined Zirka Voronka and other American instructors to provide a Summer Institute on Current Methods and Practices in TESOL held in Vinnytsia and Kharkiv. Little did she know that the Ukrainian teachers and their students would capture a piece of her heart! As a result, she returned to Ukraine for the 1995-96 academic year and four more summers. She is co-liaison for the Hawaii TESOL/TESOL Ukraine partnership.

Maryna Tsehelska has a PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of the English Language and Methodology Department, Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University. she is an author of numerous articles and textbooks. Maryna Tsehelska is also greatly interested in methods of teaching a new generation of students, which she introduces and tests in the Educational Centre “Interclass”, where she is an owner and Director of Studies.

Participants/ Certificates Numbers:

  1. Svitlana Medynska – 11-12.2022 – 01
  2. Elina Ananian – 11-12.2022 – 02
  3. Tatiana Korol – 11-12.2022 – 03
  4. Tatiana Starostenko – 11-12.2022 – 04
  5. Iryna Korotiaieva – – 11-12.2022 – 05
  6. Yevgeniya Novikova – 11-12.2022 – 06
  7. Nataliia Skrypnyk – 11-12.2022 – 07
  8. Olena Chevychelova – 11-12.2022 – 08
  9. Yanina Gurtovaya – 11-12.2022 – 09
  10. Raisa Istomina – 11-12.2022 – 10