TESOL Italy and TESOL Ukraine are organizing a series of webinars to support the Ukrainian ELT community amid the most dramatic experience any human being can ever face: War. 
Both affiliate organisations are also reaching out to members of the wider English Language Teaching community who are trying to cope with this traumatic situation in their classrooms, doing their best to welcome Ukrainian students in schools/universities/educational institutions throughout Italy, Europe and other countries.
The initiative entitled ‘Sharing Contexts Across Cultures’ wishes to provide a space for sharing, reflection, and discussion on challenging current ELT topics.
The first meeting will take place on May 3rd at 7.00 pm (Ukrainian time) with a webinar entitled ‘Trauma-Informed Teaching: Strategies to Support Teachers’ held by Janine J. Darragh, PhD and Gina M. Petrie, PhD.
See attached flyer, and speakers’ abstract and biodata
The second meeting will take place on May 5th at 7.00 pm (Ukrainian time) with a webinar entitled ‘English Language Teaching in Ukraine’ held by Oksana Chugai, PhD

In this webinar participants will learn about the Ukrainian educational system, which is organized into five levels: preschool, primary, secondary, upper secondary and postgraduate education and get acquainted with English Language Teaching at all levels.

Presenter’s biodata:

TESOL-Ukraine Secretary Oksana Chugai has Ph.D. in Education, she is an Associate Professor of the Department of English for Engineering № 2, National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. She is a PTE Oral Examiner (Pearson Test of English), Cambridge-certified teacher (CELTA, TKT) and Independent External Testing Examiner; she has completed internships in the USA, Belgium and Germany. Oksana has more than 20 years of practical experience working as a teacher trainer and lecturer. She regularly takes part in TESOL-Ukraine, UERA and other international events. She is the member of the Editorial Board of Advanced Education Journal on issues of foreign languages teaching. Her main fields of interest are alternative assessment, distance course design, professional development of English teachers.

Come and join us to support the Ukrainian ELT community!

Gina M. Petrie, PhD

Janine Julianna Darragh, PhD is Associate Professor of Literacy and English as a Second
Language at University of Idaho where she instructs courses in ESL, English teaching methods,
and young adult literature. Her research interests are sociocultural and social justice issues in
teaching and learning, young literature, and teacher preparation. Her current scholarship centers
on supporting teachers of learners who are culturally and linguistically diverse, teachers of
refugees, and teachers in contexts of crisis.

Janine J. Darragh, PhD

Gina Mikel Petrie, PhD is Director of Global Student Services and Professor of English as a
Second Language at Eastern Washington University. She received her M.A. TESOL from Indiana
University and her doctorate from Washington State University. Her research explores the
sociocultural contexts in which language instruction and teacher professional development
occur. Her most recent work has been in Nicaragua with secondary English teachers exploring
materials to support independent professional development. She has published and presented
her work in the United States, Canada, Nicaragua, Italy, and Hong Kong.

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