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Association Of Teachers of English of Smolensk

President: Yekaterina MASHUROVA
E-mail address:
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This professional organisation was set up in Smolensk region at Smolensk University for the Humanities and Educational Centre “FINE” in 2005 as a NATE affiliate. MISSION: to raise the quality of EFL teaching in the region and to heighten students’ awareness of cross-cultural issues through arranging pertinent events and activities.The work of the Association embraces a wide range of activities and events both for students and teachers striving to enhance their expertise in English. ATES has been successfully arranging conferences, workshops, seminars, contests, talent shows, linguistic and cultural schools and other popular educational activities for more than 12 years. ATES constitutes a brilliant platform for fostering students’ language acquisition, teachers’ consistent professional development as well as for establishing links between educational institutions at the local and federal level and on the international arena.


Gubkin, Belgorod Region
Gubkin English Language Teachers' Association

President: Yelena BABINA
E-mail address:
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Founded on September 16, 2001. KEY EVENTS AND PROJECTS: workshops for teachers and students, regular contests and joint activities for students and teachers, Access summer / fall / winter / spring schools. MOTTO: Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together is a process, Working together is a success (Henry Ford)


Ivanovo English Language Teachers' Association

President: Yekaterina SHAPOSHNIKOVA
E-mail address:
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Based on: Ivanovo State University. Year of foundation: 2008. President: Dr. Prof. Olga Karpova, Head of English Language Department, Ivanovo State University. Motto: Teachers who love teaching teach children to love learning. The Association aims at bringing together Ivanovo teachers of English at all levels and in all areas: secondary schools, colleges and universities. One of the primary objectives is to encourage specialists in EFL methodology, teachers, as well as interpreters and translators to share experience and discuss ideas with colleagues both from Russia and the English-speaking countries.


Kaliningrad Association of Teachers of English

President: Natalya MILYAVSKAYA
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Kaliningrad Association of Teachers of English (KATE) was set up in 2008. At the moment it unites teachers of English who work at all levels of education in Kaliningrad and the Kaliningrad region. KATE’s mission is to unite English language teachers’ professional community to formulate the joint paradigm of language teaching and training; to ensure high level of linguistic education at all levels in the region.


Kolomna, Moscow Region
Kolomna English Language Teachers' Association

President: Irina SALAMATINA
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This professional foundation was founded in October 2016 by a team of professionals from Kolomna State University of Humanities and Social Studies to promote standards of excellence in ELT in Moscow Region, support teachers’ own professional development and encourage collaboration and cooperation between teachers and learners of English. The membership in KoELTA is open to English language school and college teachers, university lecturers, representatives of local educational authorities. MOTTO: together to success.


Kursk English Language Teachers' Association

President: Serguey UMERENKOV
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A professional foundation established by the General meeting of the Association on the base of the Department of foreign languages of Kursk State University at the Chair of EFL Methodology. OBJECTIVE: organization of a wide range of professionally-oriented activities for Kursk region EFL specialists including providing scientific research opportunities, competence development and promotion of goals of foreign-language education on a regional scale. The Board of the Association includes 14 prominent scholars conducting constant research in different areas of Applied Linguistics and EFL Methodology.

Legal English Guild

Legal English Guild

President: Igor KLEPALCHENKO
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Moscow English Language Teachers' Association

President: Galina GUMOVSKAYA
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This extensive professional association was founded in 2004 by the Fund “Pedagogical University Pervoye Sentyabrya” with the support of the Moscow Department of Education, the Moscow Region Ministry of Education, the National Association of Teachers of English. MISSION: to stimulate, support, and provide opportunities for the improvement of EL teaching and learning. MOTTO: Create and share! Cooperate and care! Communicate and dare!


Tula English Language Teachers' Association

President: Zhanna FOMICHEVA
E-mail address:
irenevl@yandex.ru, tpg.tuelta@gmail.com
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A professional community of Tula and Tula Region is founded in 2010 and based at Tula State Lev Tolstoy Pedagogical University. TUELTA objectives include creating conditions for the development of foreign language education in the region through the organization of professional events for local EFL teachers, prospective teachers and students.
Mission of the professional group: We strive to improve English language education in Tula region and provide equal opportunities for ongoing professional development of current and future EFL teachers.


Voronezh Association of Teachers of English

President: Marina STERNINA
E-mail address:
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The oldest regional association of EFL teachers in Russia founded in 1992 and based at the Chair of the English language of Science Departments of Voronezh State University. This professional community unites university level and secondary school teachers, as well as representatives of private language schools. VATE organizes ELT seminars and conferences, as well as different contests for University and high school students.


Yaroslavl English Language Teachers' Association

President: Natalia KASATKINA
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Кафедра ИЯ Рязанского университета

Кафедра иностранных языков Рязанского государственного университета им. С. Есенина

President: Oxana ISAYEVA
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Центр профессионального развития и экспертизы

Центр профессионального развития и экспертизы

President: Natalia KOMISSAROVA
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Karelia English Language Teachers' Association

President: Yelena BORZOVA
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Objectives of the Association:

- bringing together English Language specialists at all levels and in all areas of teaching English;
- creating and strengthening relationships with educational institutions and other related organizations of the Republic of Karelia and the Russian Federation;
- supporting the regional component and enhancing its value in EL teaching in Karelia;
- establishing an environment encouraging both professional development and collaboration;
- promoting teacher training and professional development through meetings, seminars, conferences, discussions, projects, access to web resources etc.;
- facilitating networking, i.e. sharing innovative ideas, best practices and experiences;
- developing our own teaching philosophies generated through an understanding of language learners’ needs by examining our pedagogical goals in the process of collaboration;

- implementing the best innovative practices in the field of EFL teaching in relation to methodology and assessment.


Saint-Petersburg English Language Teachers' Association

President: Tatyana IVANOVA
E-mail address:
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SPELTA Association aims at bringing together English Language specialists at all levels and in all areas: junior and secondary school, college and university, adult education and ESP.
Based in St.Petersburg, we have a substantial network of SPELTA friends in many Russian regions and abroad. One of our primary objectives is to encourage specialists in EFL methodology and communication, teachers and textbook writers, as well as interpreters and translators to share experience and discuss ideas with colleagues both from Russia and the English-speaking world.
SPELTA is a regional member of National Association of Teachers of English (NATE), an Associate of IATEFL, the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (Great Britain) and an Affiliate of TESOL, the US-based organization of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.


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Astrakhan English Language Teachers' Association

President: Elena GALICHKINA
E-mail address:
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Астраханская ассоциация преподавателей английского языка была создана 25 июня 2009г. Председателем Астраханской ассоциации Национального объединения преподавателей английского языка избрана Стомпель Елена Михайловна . Заместителями председателя ассоциации являются Петелина Юлия Николаевна и Галичкина Елена Николаевна. В члены ассоциации включены 43 педагога. Ассоциация зарегистрирована в качестве филиала Национальной ассоциации преподавателей английского языка.В рамках ассоциации работают шесть секций: Cross Cultural Studies, Language and Social Interaction, Professional English, Teacher Training and Teacher Development, English for Young Learners, English for Special Purposes and Business Communication.


Don English Language Teachers' Association

President: Irina ROZINA
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The Don English Language Teachers’ Association (DonELTA) was founded in Rostov-on-Don, Russia in 2002. DonELTA is a rapidly growing local English language teachers’ professional organization which members are active supporters and contributors to a wide range of national and regional language programs, including Access and Advance. The members of DonELTA are also involved in a variety of teacher professional development and training events and testing activities. Indeed, DonELTA members are from different sectors and levels of education. However, they are always eager to learn and themselves bring a lot of knowledge, experience and expertise to share with peers.


Elista English Language Teachers' Association

President: Andrey RADIONOV
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Khasavyurt, Daguestan
Khasavyurt English Language Teachers' Association

President: Mikhail NOKHOV
E-mail address:
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The Association was founded in 2006 and, at present, the number of the members of association is 112 teachers from the local schools and thirteen teachers of the English language department of Dagestan State University. The president of KhasELTA is Nokhov Mikhail Magomedovich. Association works according to the yearly plan presenting different undertakings aimed for developing teachers’ professional skills, using new technologies, and practical training. While planning our work we try to use recommendations of NATE conferences. We pay a great attention to studying of local lore and in this way carry out the Head’s of the Republic project “English language speaking Dagestan”. On a regular basis we conduct EFL Olympiads, Skype training sessions with leading Russian and foreign specialists that contributes to promotion and popularization of the English language among teachers and students of the Republics of the Northern Caucasus.


Nalchik English Language Teachers' Association

President: Zuriat MURTAZOVA
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A professional community of ELT specialists of Nalchik and Kabardino-Balkarian region founded at Kabardino-Balkarian State University. MISSION OF NELTA: to create regional community of specialists for wide discussion of new methods, approaches and techniques in EL teaching; to promote the creation of favorable conditions for successful teaching and exchange of innovative ideas to enhance the quality of education. MOTTO: “Teaching others we learn ourselves”.


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Bashkortostan English Language Teachers' Association

President: Anna ZIGANSHINA
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This professional association was founded in 2019 in the Republic of Bashkortostan as a community of passionate EL teachers who are ready to share and cascade knowledge and expertise with their peers across the Republic both offline and online.


Mari El Republic
English Language Teachers' Association of the Republic of Mari El

President: Tatiana GOLIKOVA
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The association was established in 2017 within the Foreign Languages and Linguistics Department of Volga State University of Technology. The association primarily consists of the department's university teachers, but includes vocational English teachers and school teachers as well. MOTTO: "New challenges - new opportunities!" MISSION: To generate (trends, projects),to consolidate (efforts, ideas), to collaborate (with colleagues and students), to achieve (great results and goals) in the field of EFL. MUST-VISIT EVENTS: Volga Regional Forum for Foreign Language Teachers, Total English Dictation (on-line and off-line), training courses for college teachers, workshops and conferences on burning issues of foreign language teaching.

Kazan RegELTA

Kazan Regional English Language Teachers' Association

President: Elzara KHAFIYATOVA
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A professional organization founded in 2015. Its mission is to strengthen the teaching and learning of English in the RT, to promote the professional development of EFL teachers, to support networking with colleagues all over the world, and to provide access to the latest EFL resources. Kazan RegELTA headquarter are The Department of Languages and Intercultural Communication, the Department of Contrastive Linguistics and German Philology Departments, Kazan Federal University, IFMK, Kazan. Today Kazan RegELTA is an organization of over 100 members providing ELT professionals with information and support within their geographical areas.


Mordovia English Language Teachers' Association

President: Irina KOROVINA
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MorELTA was founded in 2015, on the basis of Saransk Community of English Language and Culture. Since 2017 MorELTA has been an affiliate of NATE (National Association of Teachers of English). MorELTA’s headquarters are located at Ogarev Mordovia State University, Saransk. The chairperson is Irina Korovina, an Associate Professor of English Philology Department. For now, there are 105 members in MorELTA, including school and university teachers. The main objective of MorELTA is to boost English languages teachers’ professional growth. MorELTA is one of the organizers of annual conferences and seminars that are conducted at Foreign Languages Department, Ogarev Mordovia State University.


Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod Association of Teachers of English

President: Olga MIRONOVA
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A community of English language professionals based at Minin University. Its activities involve both tertiary level teachers, pre-school, elementary, secondary and high school teachers as well as private sector language specialists. The Association is rapidly developing and aims at assisting new teachers (bachelors and masters) and teacher-trainers in their profession. Annually held conferences and a number of seminars and masterclasses held at Minin University engage internationally recognized speakers and authors and nationally renowned trainers.


Perm English Language Teachers' Association

President: Svetlana POLYAKOVA
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This professional association was founded on February,06, 2017 by the staff of the Department of modern foreign languages and literature of Perm state National Research University. This new, dynamically developing organization, including EFL professionals of secondary schools, Secondary Specialized Educational Institutions, students and University professors of the city of Perm and Perm region. The Association cooperates with the Department of literatures of world nations in foreign languages, the Communicative Platform of the Scientific Society (“Scientific Centre”) of Perm State Regional library named after A.M. Gorki, Perm local and regional authorities, public organizations, Committees of sister-cities of Perm (Louisville, USA; Oxford, Great Britain; Duisburg, Germany, etc ) and with other chairs and units of higher educational establishments of the city. MOTTO: Strength in Unity. MISSION: Growing through Sharing, Bridging Cultures through English.


Samara Association of Teachers of English

President: Victoria LEVCHENKO
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This professional community, founded in 1995, includes teachers of English from regional secondary schools as well as University and college level EFL instructors and senior students. The Association holds annual regional, all-Russia and international professional conferences and seminars gathering up to 300-500 participants. Among the most meaningful results of Association are creation of retraining programs for teachers from non-linguistic higher educational establishments (in cooperation with the British Council), publication of materials on basics of assessment (TEMPUS project), establishment of a system for continuing professional development for EFL specialists of the region.


Saratov English Language Teachers' Association

President: Galina LASHKOVA
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SELTA was founded in June, 1994 and since then our motto has been “English unites the world: diversity within unity”. We aim to develop our teaching community to unite teachers of different institutions and of different proficiency levels. SELTA is a helpful tool for teachers to develop professionally and interact with other colleagues. Our learners of English and their needs are a matter of particular concern to our members.


Ufa English Language Teachers' Association

President: Vyacheslav SHVAIKO
E-mail address:
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Ulyanovsk English Language Teachers' Association

President: Lyubov SAVELYEVA
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ULELTA (Ulyanovsk English Language Teachers’ Association) was founded in 2017 (NATE Affiliate since 2018) to unite EFL teachers and let them be a part of an inspiring and collaborative community that achieves the highest standards of excellence and helps to be successful in English language teaching through professional development programmes. Our goal is to improve English language education in Ulyanovsk region and develop interregional and international professional connections

Кафедра АЯ для гуманитарных направлений СГУ

Кафедра английского языка для гуманитарных направлений СГУ им. Н.Г. Чернышевского

President: Irina SIPAKOVA
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English for the Humanities Department (EnHumDep) at Saratov State National Research University has been a collective member of NATE since 2000, though it had a different name then – Chair of the Foreign Languages. Our slogan is, ‘Let us join parts into the whole’, be it study programs, teaching techniques or students with teachers. We are equally happy to learn and to teach. We are sharing our best practices with the English-teaching and English-learning community in and outside Saratov.

Оренбургское ПКУ

Оренбургское ПКУ

President: Marina ZHURBENKO
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Chelyabinsk English Language Teachers' Association

President: Svetlana SANNIKOVA
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The association was set up in 2003, March, 15, on the basis of Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University, now South-Ural State University of Humanities and Pedagogics. The main objectives include to unite on a voluntary basis EFL specialists from educational establishments of all levels with the aim of professional collaboration and interaction, to seek and implement new methods in EFL teaching and research, extend the community of inspired, inspiring and aspiring educators.


Kurgan English Language Teachers' Association

President: Natalia BOCHEGOVA
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Association of teachers of English of the city of Kurgan and Kurgan region unites EFL teachers aiming at professional communication, experience exchange, perfection of communicative competence in the sphere of ELT. The professional community includes teachers of the Chair of Romano-Germanic philology of Kurgan State University, secondary schools, gymnasia and lyceums of the region. We work in close collaboration with Kurgan Centre of Innovations and Methodology, the Regional Library named after A.K.Yugov, foreign language schools and educational centers of Kurgan and Kurgan Region. OUR MOTTO: "Tell me - I forget, show me - I understand, Involve me - I remember"


English Language Teachers' Association of the Ural Region

President: Yelena NADTOCHEVA
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The professional foundation based in Yekaterinburg, Ural State Pedagogical University. MISSION: to unite professionals of educational establishments of all levels and kinds of ownership for experience exchange and maintain high professional standards in cross-cultural communication and EFL teaching.


Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
Yamalia English Language Teachers' Association

President: Eugene KOLYADIN
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Regional Public Professional Organisation ‘Yamalia English Language Teachers’ Association’ (YamELTA) was founded in 2013 (IATEFL Affiliate since 2017). The Association prioritises Yamalian English teachers' professional development, methodological and informational support, development of interregional and international professional connections as well as creating and developing teaching materials on Yamalia area studies for students of educational establishments of the Okrug.


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Abakan English Language Teachers' Association

President: Angelina BEZRUKOVA
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This professional foundation is based at Katanov Khakas State University, Abakan, Republic Khakassia. MISSION: to improve English language teaching in the city and the Republic.ABELTA unites EFL scholars and teachers striving to professional communication, experience exchange, and improvement of the communicative competence in English. ABELTA includes English language Instructors of the University and school teachers of Abakan and the Republic Khakassia.


East Siberian English Language Teachers' Association

President: Natalia KOPYLOVA
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Founded in 2011 and has included both university and college level professors and lecturers of Irkutsk and Irkutsk Region (totaling in more than 300 people). Within the framework of the Association based at Siberian-American Department of Irkutsk State University, annual EFL events are held on a regular basis – Summer Linguistic Schools, round tables, applied science conferences and international seminars devoted to burning issues of linguistic education. One of the primary objectives of the Association is creation of favorable conditions for successful exchange of knowledge, experience and innovative ideas aimed at enhancement of quality of education in the region.


Kemerovo English Language Teachers' Association

President: Alevtina KOVROVA
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Krasnoyarsk English Language Teachers' Association

President: Irina TITARENKO
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Красноярская краевая общественная организация «Ассоциация преподавателей иностранных языков учебных заведений Красноярского края KELTA» была основана в 1996 году по инициативе учителей - участников программы «Культурная Инициатива». Идея, которая объединила участников, создание профессиональной некоммерческой организации, имела своей целью развитие регионального профессионального сообщества.
Миссией KELTA является объединение местного профессионального сообщества в единую сеть, которая обеспечивает и предоставляет членам сообщества возможности для непрерывного профессионального развития через обмен опытом и экспертизой, участие и инициирование проектов, направленных на повышение качества преподавания и обучения.
В настоящее время Ассоциация существует в форме добровольного профессионального со-общества заинтересованных в сотрудничестве учителей и преподавателей английского языка, предcтавляющих государственный и частный секторы образования г. Красноярска и Красноярского края.


Novosibirsk English Language Teachers' Association

President: Yelena MELEKHINA
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Novosibirsk English Language Teachers' Association

President: Arsenty BOCHKARYOV
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This professional organisation was founded at the Foreign Languages Department for Engineering Faculties at Novosibirsk State Technical University on November 10th, 2016.KEY SPHERE OF INTEREST: teaching ESP. Anyway, the goal of TPG “Novelty” is the provision of the conditions for the professional growth of all teachers and educators who deal with English language at any level of training. To fulfill the goal of Novosibirsk region teachers’ involvement in various local, state and international projects Novelty members cooperate with the educational organizations of different profile and destination.MOTTO: NOVELTY stands for New, Optimistic, Volunteering, Enthusiastic, Leading, Trustworthy , Young.


Omsk English Language Teachers' Association

President: Olga DVORZHETS
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The Association was set up in 2005 on the basis of the Department of Foreign Languages of Omsk State University named after F.M.Dostoevsky. It has united EFL professionals from prom-inent regional establishments of higher education and secondary school teachers. Leaders of the Association have extensive professional background enriched through participation in Interna-tional Projects, on-line distance learning courses and in-service trainings. Traditional annual teacher training seminars and workshops, conferences, Olympiads and festivals contributed to building up a strong professional community attracting more and more participants every year.