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Speaking Club

For everybody who wants to practice their fluency of speech with a native speaker.

English Conversational Club

An informal event at our school for everybody who wants to practice their fluency of speech with a native speaker.

Each Saturday we meet at 13:00 to share our opinions on most various conversational topics. We clearly understand that the practice of spoken speech is essential for all English learners. Our Conversational Club is a wonderful opportunity to have good time, meet a native speaker and other learners of English and have a thorough discussion.

This event doesn’t have a classical structure of a lesson, on the contrary to all rules and classical studies here people just speak, drop jokes, say what they thinks about the discussed issues in the atmosphere of friendly comfort. We don’t specially define levels of knowing the language neither do we offer any placement tests to enroll on that course. You can attend only one Saturday or become our regular member of the club. The only one thing required is your enthusiasm to speak and meet new people.

What features this event?

To make each meeting of the club more interesting we invite different native speakers from various parts of the world: from the USA, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. They lead a talk, ask questions, explain some of the new words and ask for your ideas. Here is an illustrative list of topics to discuss:

  • Healthy lifestyle and lifehacks
  • What does success take?
  • Men are from Mars, women are from Venus
  • Customs and traditions
  • Mass media and its role in our lives
  • Prognosis for the future: What’s waiting for us?
  • Passion for travelling
  • The monster Internet
  • Fashion and its antics
  • Going out and different food experiences

Teachers

Zhanna Ogurkovа

Graduated from Leningrad State University, English and French faculty.
Has been working for Glory School since 2009.
“The most important in teaching for me personally is a good structure, logics of all the steps we go through with the students. I like to bring lots of fun to my lessons as well: games, talk shows, role plays, competitions and even language marathons.”

Nataly Murphy

A native speaker teacher of English from the USA.
Graduated from Webster University St. Louis, Missouri (USA), English, Anthropology & Philosophy. Certificate of Teaching English as a foreign language.
Has been working for Glory School since 2012
“My students help me discover more curious things about Russian mentality and I try to do my best adopting each lesson for their individual needs”

Irina Shelestova

Graduated from State University in Pushkin, the faculty of foreign philology. Recently has been successfully qualified as a teacher of English.
Has been working for Glory School since 2013.
“Each student in a group needs maximum attention from the teacher – I stick to this principle in my work which is the beginning of all success in teaching. In my opinion, the progress of each individual learner should be measured and compared only with his own results at different stages of education.”

Anastasia Mishina

A qualified teacher of English. Graduated from Pedagogical Gertsen University, successfully proved CPE certificate.
Has been working for Glory School since 2014.
“When it comes to working out better methods and improving the system of education I see the solution in individual approach in teaching English, we need to use more interesting materials, support students’ motivation at a high level and all those factors together lead to a success.’

Eugenia Mosunova

Graduated from Mariinsky University, the faculty of foreign languages, has proved CAE certificate. Got qualifications from Tartu university, Faculty of Philosophy.
Has been working for Glory School since 2014.
“I see my main target as a teacher not only in explaining things at the lesson or correcting mistakes, a good teacher must show the students effective ways how they can study on their own for the future, how the process of education is organized and how to make progress studying at home”

Tatiana Shandrakova

Graduated from Leningrad State University, the faculty of foreign languages.
Has been working for Glory School since 2016.
“I’m fond of creative approach when preparing and structuring my lessons, that’s so wonderful when it’s possible to make a lesson bright, full of music, games, various activities that help my students express themselves and show better results in studing”

Christina Novolodskaya

A qualified teacher of English. Graduated from Pedagogical Gertsen University, the faculty of applied linguistics.
Has been working for Glory School since 2015.
“I do enjoy working with people, I find it so inspiring when together we discover and explore the wonderful world around us by means of the foreign language.”

Donald Willburn

A native speaker teacher from the USA. The University of Texas at Austin (USA), English and Literature. Certification in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).
Has been working for Glory School since 2011.
“When students are interested in something and can connect it to their lives they are more highly motivated and learn at a better rate.”

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Classes are held in comfortable, modern-equipped classrooms, in an atmosphere of goodwill and coziness

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