Alexandra Chistyakova: Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Some of you may have met Sasha at last year’s conference…she’s back this year presenting some interesting ideas on grammar for YLs (Friday afternoon). Conference 2015

An interview by Martina Bednarikova

Creativity becomes more visible when adults try to be more attentive to the cognitive process alex of children than to the results they achieve in fields of doing and understanding. And that is why the best teachers are those who are curious, persistent, and independent, with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play. Alexandra Chistyakova, ELT Forum 2014 presenter, proves that a child’s play is not simply a reproduction of what they have experienced, but a creative reworking of the impressions they have acquired. Therefore let them play!

Slovak Chamber of English Teachers (SCET): Alexandra, tell us about your own beginnings as a student of English. What helped you master English grammar? And what do you do in order to keep improving your English now as an English teacher?

Alexandra Chistyakova (AC): Well, my “beginnings as a student of English” wasn’t really interesting; in…

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