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”
About the group
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 (planning to finish in February 2021).