Résumé

Maxim Achkasov is a Business English teacher based in Kyiv, Ukraine. He obtained two degrees (B.A., M.A.) from the University of Manchester. Besides that he earned the Certificate of Educational Studies in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages, INTESOL WORLDWIDE LTD (Great Britain), and completed the course of International Business English Training (Cert IBET). He successfully passed three modules of Teacher Knowledge Test and Business English Certificate: Higher (Cambridge ESOL Examinations), and is the author of various video courses (English Grammar, Effective Presentations and Negotiating in English and other).

His interests lie in the development of blended learning programs, setting and adjusting Learning Management Systems (Moodle, Schoology, Edmodo, etc.), improving school managerial processes with the help of innovative digital technologies, and enhancing online testing / assessment procedures.

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Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees

Becoming a Confident Trainer (ConfTrnr)
Early Childhood Education (EChldEdu)
User Experience for the Web (WebUX)
Grammar for Teachers: Language Awareness
Management for a Competitive Edge (MgtEdge)
Education in a Changing World (EduChnge)
Early Childhood Education (EChldEdu)
Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators
Teaching Adult Learners (WPTrain)
Primary English Teacher Training Online (Primary ETTO)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Counseling
Diploma in TESOL
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
International Business English Training (Cert IBET)
Business English Certificate
Teaching Knowledge Test
Teaching Knowledge Test
Teaching Knowledge Test
Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Bachelor of Arts (B.A. with honors)
Accounting Specialist

Work

Position, Institution, Time

Business English Teacher

(9.2005 - Now) Entrepreneur. Business English Teacher at the Language Courses English4real

BESIG Co-ordinator

(1.2012 - 1.2013) Business English Special Interest group. Co-ordniator and teacher trainer at BESIG (IATEFL Ukraine)

Director at INTESOL Ukraine

(7.2007 - 7.2010) INTESOL WORLDWIDE LTD, England. Director and teacher trainer at INTESOL Ukraine (franchise)

Theology Teacher at UETS

(9.2002 - 8.2005) Teacher of Systematic Theology, Apologetics and Ancient Hebrew at Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary, Ukraine

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Teachers that influenced me most

Obviously, we can learn something from anyone we meet in our lifepaths. However, I think there are some people who have greater impact on our lives than others. In my life i am particularly grateful to Keith Warrington, William Atkinson, Neil Hudson and Jean Binns.

Keith Warrington

Keith Warrington

BA, MA, PhD

William Atkinson

William Atkinson

MB ChB, MA, PhD

Neil Hudson

Neil Hudson

BA, PhD

Jean Binns

Jean Binns

ELT teacher