Access Teachers Involved in the Second Edition of the EFL Blogging School

March, 1 2016

From September to March 2015-2016, American Councils Moldova coordinated the 2nd edition of the EFL Blogging School, with the financial support of the US Embassy to Moldova.

Just like in the first edition, the Access Microscholarship Program Moldova staff were also actively involved in this project. Given that our teachers have wide experience in employing online tools in the EFL classroom, they became mentors and helped other 25 teachers from various regions of Moldova to discover these extremely efficient, productive and appealing resources.

Thus, Olga Morozan- Access Program Moldova Coordinator, Svetlana Lungu- Access Hangouts teacher, Corina Ceban- Access teacher from Balti and one of the very first Access instructors in Moldova and Emma Matreniuc- Access teacher from Edinet, alumna of the first edition of the EFL Blogging School, shared from their expertise with the participants of the project. They disclosed their professional tricks that they make use of in order to attract the students’ attention when they come tired after school to the Access classes. They also revealed when and how they utilize online tools during the classes and how the Access students react to this more interactive and diverse approach for studying English and how much they like it.

In addition to that, two Access teachers from Taraclia and Soroca, Maria Terzi and Nadejda Crusnevschi who have recently joined Access program became beneficiaries of the project. This was an ideal opportunity for them to learn from the more experienced Access instructors. They discovered lots of interesting activities they could use during the Access lessons in order to create a friendly and pleasant atmosphere, an innovative environment in which the Access learners would feel comfortable and open to learn a new language.

The 6 months of intensive work culminated in a big conference that gathered 120 teachers from all over Moldova together. During the conference, the outcomes and the results of the mentors and the participants’ assiduous work were presented. Daria Prozorovschi, former Access teacher from Hincesti and Aliona Curdoglo, Access teacher from Vulcanesti also participated in the Conference, showing support to their colleagues and learning from their achievements.

Some Access students were also present at the event, and namely the extremely talented Access alumnae from Grigoriopol, members of the “Izvoras” choir who enchanted the participants with several exceptionally beautiful songs in both English and Romanian. They also congratulated all the English instructors with the coming of spring, giving them Martisoare, the symbol of spring in Moldova.

Beyond doubt, it was a very successful event that reached a lot of teachers from the whole country. We are very proud to be part of such a huge event for the second time and that our teachers continue to develop themselves and also contribute to the development of English instructors from other regions of the country.

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