Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups

Did you know that TTT has three SIGs (Special Interest Groups)?
Each SIG has a group on Facebook where all the information about the books (and videos) under discussion and the upcoming meetings appears. You may even find some recordings of the previous sessions there. You are welcome to join! It’s free for TTT members. 😉

Our SIGs

TTT Bookclub

TTT Bookclub schedule:
We meet once every month on Sunday at 12:00 Moscow time.
25 April, 12:00 p.m.

Our TTT Bookclub is a group of avid readers who can't live without books. Every month we choose a book and read it during the month. Then we hold an online meeting on Sunday at 12:00 Moscow time where we discuss the page-turner.

Books we've read so far:
Machines Like Us
The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill a Mockingbird
Eat Pray Love
The Goldfinch
White Teeth
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Watching the English

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Leader: Darya Pashkina
I have been the head of TTT bookclub since October 2019. I graduated from Saint-Petersburg University with flying colors. I've been teaching English for 9 years and working as a senior teacher for the last 2. I adore this language and I think there's always a room for perfection.

Want to join the SIG? If you are in TTT, you can do it now!

TTT Methodology

TTT Methodology schedule
25 April, 7 p.m.
16 May, 7 p.m.
30 May, 11 a.m.

TTT Methodology meetings:
We meet twice a month in Zoom, read the introduction together and then divide the chapter into several parts, one for each participant of the meeting. We read individually, but we discuss and sometimes try the activities from the book together, so that we can apply these activities at real lessons without any hesitation.

Leader: Kate Surkova
I’m Kate Surkova, a teacher and a learner. I’m sure that these two things go hand in hand. I teach both English and French, as well as help those who love learning languages independently. I do believe that effective learning requires a friendly and safe environment. Being the head of our Methodology SIG, I’m trying to turn reading books on teaching into pleasure and fun. I’m also keen on psychology, LARP, music and history.

Want to join the SIG? If you are in TTT, you can do it now!

TTT Linguistics

TTT Linguistics schedule
29 April, 8 p.m.
27 May, 8 p.m.

TTT Linguistics meetings:
This is a group for language lovers and those who want to look beyond course books. We meet to discuss Generative Linguistics, Psycholingustics, Language Acquisition, Language Picture of the World, relations between language and thought, comparative studies of individual languages and whatever sparks our interest. Currently we are reading The Language Instinct by S.Pinker.

Leader: Nataliya Ivleva

Nataliya Ivleva is an English teacher (CAE, CPE, CELTA) and linguist who, alongside with teaching the language to adults, dedicates a lot of her time to popularizing linguistic knowledge. She is interested in how human language works and how our brain processes it.
She also explores the etymology of the English lexis by tracking down its roots and sometimes surprising connections with Russian or other languages. “My belief is that we, teachers, should really love and know what we teach. Methodology is vital, but let us not forget what it exists for in the first place: the mysterious and unique gift humans have – language”.

Want to join the SIG? If you are in TTT, you can do it now!