Maxim Achkasov, Teacher of English for work and study

Maxim Achkasov

Business English Teacher

Introduction

Professional & Personal Information

My name is Maxim Achkasov. I am a Business English teacher. I obtained two degrees (B.A., M.A.) from the University of Manchester. Besides that I 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). I successfully passed three modules of Teacher Knowledge Test and Business English Certificate: Higher (Cambridge ESOL Examinations), and am the author of various video courses (English Grammar, Effective Presentations and Negotiating in English and other).

My 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.

Besides that, I pretty much enjoy thought-provoking cinema, fine art, realistic and non-photoshopped photography, honest music and, most especially, words (see blog).

Study

Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees

Software Engineer

Diploma ВА 3912 (from 19 January, 2019)

Krasnodar Multidisciplinary Institute of Occupational Education, Krasnodar

09.2018 - 01.2019

Tour guide with knowledge of foreign language

Certificate No. 223 (from 10 April, 2018)

State enterprise "Industry Training Institute", Kyiv

01.2018 - 04.2018

Becoming a Confident Trainer (ConfTrnr)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Karen Turnbull and Peter Green with Open2Study

10.2016 - 11.2016

Early Childhood Education (EChldEdu)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Caitlin O’Connell and Helen Lawrence Gowrie Victoria courses and instructors with Open2Study

9.2016 - 10.2016

User Experience for the Web (WebUX)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Amir Ansari with Open2Study

8.2016 - 9.2016

Grammar for Teachers: Language Awareness

Cambridge English Teacher

Cambridge English Language Assessment

8.2016 - 9.2016

Management for a Competitive Edge (MgtEdge)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Open2Study from International College of Management Sydney (ICMS) and Open Universities Australia (OUA)

7.2016 - 8.2016

Education in a Changing World (EduChnge)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Dr. Ross Boyd with Open2Study

9.2016 - 10.2016

Early Childhood Education (EChldEdu)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Caitlin O’Connell and Helen Lawrence Gowrie Victoria courses and instructors with Open2Study

11.2015 - 12.2015

Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators

Online course

by ALISON, Ireland

10.2015 - 11.2015

Teaching Adult Learners (WPTrain)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Debra Lunt with Open2Study

9.2015 - 10.2015

Primary English Teacher Training Online (Primary ETTO)

Online and onsite course

by British Council, Ukraine

11.2010 - 2.2011

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Counseling

Institute of Positive Technologies and Consulting

Moscow

9.2011 - 3.2012

Diploma in TESOL

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

INTESOL WORLDWIDE LTD, England (not completed)

3.2010 - 1.2012

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Listening 7.0, Reading 7.5, Writing 6.5, Speaking 8.0, Overall Band Score 7.5

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

3.2011

International Business English Training (Cert IBET)

English UK and The Consultants-E

by BESIG, Trinity College London

10.2010 - 4.2011

Business English Certificate

BEC Higher

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

7.2009

Teaching Knowledge Test

Language and background to language learning and teaching

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

7.2009

Teaching Knowledge Test

Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

7.2009

Teaching Knowledge Test

Managing the teaching and learning process

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

7.2009

Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language

Diploma

Moscow M.V. Lomonosov State University

6.2008 - 12.2008

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Issues of Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies

The University of Manchester, Regents Theological College

7.2001 - 10.2005

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

INTESOL Certificate

INTESOL WORLDWIDE LTD, England

7.2001 - 1.2005

Bachelor of Arts (B.A. with honors)

Applied Theology

The University of Manchester, Regents Theological College

8.2000 - 6.2001

Accounting Specialist

Diploma

The Kharkov Institute of Economics and Finances

9.1996 - 12.1999

Work

Position, Institution, Time

Teacher of English and Russian as Foreign Languages

Entrepreneur

Private foreign languages courses online and face-to-face in Kiev

7.2005 - Now

Co-ordinator

Business English Special Interest group

Co-ordniator and teacher trainer at BESIG (IATEFL Ukraine)

1.2012 - 1.2013

Director

INTESOL WORLDWIDE LTD, England

Director and teacher trainer at INTESOL Ukraine (franchise)

7.2007 - 7.2010

Theology Teacher

UETS, Ukraine

Teacher of Systematic Theology, Apologetics and Ancient Hebrew at Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary, Ukraine

9.2002 - 8.2005

Testimonials

Students' responses

I like the use of contemporary technology (computer, overhead projector, visual PowerPoint presentations) on lessons. This substantially lightens the process of the studies. The teacher - Maxim Achkasov - is punctual, has a clear structured program of studies. During the first lessons, he defines students’ level of English, and then, by taking into the account what students know and are able to use, designs educational process. I personally would recommend the courses to all involved in any car industry.

- Alexander S.