My name is Olya Sergeeva. I’m an English language teacher who’s slightly crazy about language acquisition and ELT methodology (which will be evident from the title of this blog!)
This blog started out after I finished Delta Modules 1 and 2, as the latter left me with more questions than answers. So in this blog I’m looking for the answers – experimenting (both as a teacher and as a learner of German), writing about ideas that I’ve tried out that might or might not have worked. I’ll also write about some changes I’ve done to my teaching after doing the Delta and contemplate what effect they had.
Apart from language acquisition, I’m fascinated by authentic listening (John Field’s ideas) – I’ve been blogging quite a lot about listening materials that I’m creating. I’m also very interested in spoken discourse, spoken grammar and the way interpersonal communication is realized through language. So I love analyzing unscripted speech, which is why I work in company teaching Business English. Finally, I’m very interested in brain-friendly ways to present and memorize information – mind maps, mnemonics and the like. Did I forget anything? Probably yes! But it’s all there on my blog.
Looking forward to hearing from you. 🙂 Olya