SELF Conf Moscow
"New Reality"

skills for teachers
a training conference
29 June 2024

a training conference for ELT practitioners

How much do you know about skills required for new reality?

We are excited to invite you to be a part of this dynamic and transformative event, where we will focus on enhancing soft skills and sharing teachers' experience.

We want to provide a supportive environment not only to learn more about soft skills, but also to practice them with colleagues, under the guidance and supervision of our speakers.

SELF Conf Moscow brings together passionate educators to learn, collaborate and inspire one another.

Why should you attend SELF Conf?


Develop Powerful Soft Skills

In today's rapidly evolving educational landscape, teaching goes beyond following a textbook.
The conference will equip you with the essential skills to engage and inspire your students and colleagues, fostering meaningful connections in the classroom and beyond.

Master the Art of Effective Self-management

Explore innovative techniques and practical strategies to boost your own set of soft skills and create a healthy classroom environment. Discover new approaches to encourage student participation, cultivate critical thinking, and build confidence in using the English language for different age groups.

Learn from Renowned Experts

Gain insights from respected speakers and renowned ELT practitioners who have excelled in promoting communicative skills. Benefit from their extensive expertise and take away valuable tools and techniques to implement immediately in your professional life.

Connect and Collaborate

Network with like-minded professionals, exchange ideas, and collaborate on future projects. The conference provides a unique opportunity to build a strong network within the ELT community.

Experience an Immersive English Language Environment

By participating in SELF Conf Moscow, you will plunge into an English-speaking environment, providing an ideal opportunity to practice and enhance your own language skills.
Don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity to accelerate your professional growth and make a lasting impact on yourself. Launch a professional boost!

Meet our speakers!

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    Ekaterina Van

    Ekaterina is currently teaching in China. She held a speaking class for 85 students aged 15-17. 
    She holds TKT 1, 2, 3, YL, and CLIL certifications. She has 2 master's degrees (one of them is in speech therapy). 
    Her current academic interests are teaching people with dyslexia
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    Nataliya Sachkova

    An experienced English teacher with 22 years of professional background. I have been teaching everything from elementary school to exam preparation courses.
    Passionate about helping students achieve their full potential by conducting engaging and challenging classes. I have served as a head of the foreign department at my school for 10 years. Also Natalia is a coordinator of the Public Speaking Contest by MELTA. 
     I never stop learning. This year I obtained a degree in Coaching and Neurolinguistics and immediately started using new knowledge at my lessons.
    Certificates: TKT, CAT, TRINITY TESOL, EGE expert

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    Maxim Gusev

    Maxim Gusev graduated from Moscow State Linguistic University in 2015 and has been teaching languages (English and Spanish) in various educational institutions and to students of different ages ever since. In 2017, he successfully completed a CELTA course. Maxim has worked as a teacher in private kindergartens, schools, educational centers, and universities both online and offline. He has conducted lessons and teacher training workshops in Russia, Latvia, Georgia, and Spain. Over the last few years, he has worked as an academic coordinator at a private primary school in Moscow and academic director at a private school in Tbilisi.

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    Anna Zavalishina

    English language teacher, facilitator of the English Anonymous discussion club, and solution-oriented consultant

    Speaker at professional conferences and a bilingual mom, CELTA, CPE, IH VYL, SFBT-certified

    With over 15 years of teaching experience and 9 years in freelancing, Anna places special emphasis on soft skills, including fostering effective communication in international companies

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    Katerina Panfilova

    Head of project and community SELF, advocate of self-care and anti-burnout for teachers

    A teacher-polyglot who studies brain and soft skills and conducts master-mind sessions

    An internationally certified neurointegration trainer and playback theatre practitioner

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    Yulia Alekseeva 

    A professional teacher of English. Possesses a Certificate of Advanced training in Psychology (psychological counseling and psychotherapy). Studies psychology. Has experience of 15years of teaching (Alibra school, pedagogical university and private students), possesses CPE certificate, BEC Higher, TKT. Works with teenagers and adults. Sells her own materials to English teachers. Professional area of interests includes history, languages, psychology. Ambitious and charismatic.
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    Natalia Borzykh

    With over 15 years of teaching experience, Natalia, a Senior Lecturer at MSPU on MA programme, has expertise in various English proficiency exams including TOEFL, CAE, CPE. 
    Holding a full Cambridge DELTA, her academic interests include IELTS syllabus, listening skills, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).
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    Alexandra Malichenko

    A CELTA-certified English teacher with 14 years of teaching experience. As a teacher trainer has observed more than 80 lessons and helped more than 150 teachers. A speaker of big Russian conferences and an organizer of a huge international conference. When she is not working or wrangling her children, enjoys writing poetry and taking singing classes.
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    Nadezhda Almaeva

    Nadezhda used to work at Cambridge English Authorized Preparation and Exam Centre for 9 years and at university for 5 years.
    She has been teaching high-level English and providing online exam preparation since May 2022.
    She is a methodology-lover, actively participates in ELT events, study reflection and soft skills. C2, TKT, TESOL and Train the Trainer certificates.
    Founder of a charitable project "Eco-speaking club"
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    Yulia Bondarchuk

    Yulia is currently working at one of the best private schools in Moscow region– Pavlovskaya Gymnasium. She has extremely varied experience, from teaching VYL to teaching corporate clients and having a short stint as an academic director. 
    I have been teaching teens in groups almost exclusively for the last 5 years. In that time, I have managed to accumulate enough knowledge about teens as well as soft skills that help me deal with them as individuals. 
    Mentor at hr school’s internship programme. 

    Join us on June, 29 2024 and be part of a professional community committed to developing effective soft skills.
    Participate in the workshops and learn from the talks of our speakers.


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is SELF?
    SELF (Study, Enjoy, Love, Focus) is a project for teachers from Russia. It includes a private supportive club for teachers, events to enhance their skills, a number of conferences throughout the year and a cozy community, being a part of which you can obtain feedback and operational support, as well as useful networking and cultural recreation.
    What topics will be covered?
    Our speakers will give talks and workshops on various aspects of soft skills needed nowadays: well-being, what language and tone to use to convey a message, how to plan and be disciplined, dealing with fixed mindset, aspects of working with different age groups.
    The speakers will share effective life-hacks from personal experience in order to build soft-skills for teaching and teacher-student and teacher-teacher relationships.
    Why is it a training conference?
    SELF Conf Moscow is designed as a training conference to provide educators with valuable professional development opportunities. The conference offers a range of workshops, presentations, and space for discussions that focus on enhancing teaching skills and knowledge in the field of soft skills. By participating in the training sessions, attendees can gain new insights, learn innovative instructional strategies and acquire practical tools to enhance their effectiveness.
    Why is the conference held in English?
    The conference is held in English because it provides an immersive and authentic language learning experience for participants. Additionally, it creates an inclusive environment where educators from different countries and backgrounds can come together to share ideas and collaborate effectively.
    Where will the conference be held?
    It will be held in Moscow at Paveletskaya metro station AND online on Zoom.
    Is it possible to join online? I don't have the opportunity to visit the conference face-to-face.
    Yes, it is! There will be a Zoom meeting link in your e-mail confirming your participation. Please note that it is still a synchronous event, there will be a recording too. All the talks will be broadcasted via Zoom right from the venue.
    Why are you collecting the name and the surname of the participants in English when registering for the conference?
    We need your name&surname in English for the entry (offline and on Zoom) and the certificates. For the offline participants there will be a printed certificate, for the online participants – a digital one.
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    Early bird ticket (till 19.06.2024)

    8 800
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    If you
    - have no opportunity to join offline
    - want to enjoy the whole week of SELF Conf

    ONLINE 29 June Ticket

    - on Zoom, with a moderator
    - you will see the presentation AND the speakers in the conference hall
    - the sound will be transmitted as it is from the conference hall (our speakers will be using microphones)
    - videos & presentations within 2 weeks afterwards
    6500 (19.06.2024)

    COMBO: SELF Conf ONLINE 24-28 June + OFFLINE Ticket

    - offline participation on June, 29 in Moscow
    - online participation on June, 24-28
    - all recordings & presentations
    - a printed certificate of attendance
    13500 (19.06.2024)

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    The venue

    Moscow, metro station Paveletskaya / Serpukhovskaya
    Stremyannyj pereulok, 11
    June, 29 2024

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