ELT Beans to Class. Module 3 "Writing Unlatched"
Each lesson in Module 3 "Writing Unlatched" is crafted to enrich your teaching repertoire with diverse writing activities, engage in meaningful discussions about texts and genres, and explore different facets of writing — from a creative outlet to a therapeutic tool.
  • If you want to book a slot, check out the invite from the bot with a payment link.
  • This page is to inform you about Module 3 content, so you make an informed decision about whether you want to move on with the course.
  • If you decide to take a different path, just let me know at your earliest convenience. No stress, no hard feelings!
Module 3 "Writing Unlatched" Content:
English Lessons (8 lessons, 16 hours)

February lessons:
  • Benefits of Writing as a Therapy Tool. This session will guide you through the therapeutic benefits of putting pen to paper, showing how writing can be a form of self-care and a tool for emotional expression and processing.
  • Reading and Analyzing an Article from "Modern English Teacher", a professional magazine for English teachers. Enhance your critical reading skills with an in-depth analysis of a contemporary article. Put theory into practice by drafting your original article.
March lessons:
  • Discussing Elements of Style. We'll dissect the components that make writing stand out, from voice to tone to the rhythm of text. Learn how to apply these elements to your own writing and teaching to captivate and inspire.
  • Idea Generation and Brainstorming. We'll explore various techniques for generating ideas and brainstorming.
  • AI-Assisted Writing: Ethics and Perfecting the Prompts. This lesson addresses the ethical considerations of using AI in writing and how to effectively use AI tools to enhance your writing process, from drafting prompts to refining final texts.
Methodology: Practical Inputs (4+ hours)
  • Your Writing Matters by Eva Fernandes, a poet, a pro-justice storytelling coach and thought partner. Eva will delve into the transformative power of writing, encouraging you to explore and embrace you unique voice. You'll hopefully leave with a renewed sense of purpose and practical strategies to make your writing resonate more deeply with yourself and your audience. Feb 17 10:00 Moscow time;
  • Writing an article and publishing it in Modern English Teacher by Vera O'Connor, a teacher, materials designer and academic manager. Mar 23 13:00 Moscow time. Vera will discuss her writing journey, starting with her background in university and work on Delta M2 and M3, leading to why she decided to write an article and how she developed its idea. She'll outline her writing process, both generally and for this specific article, and explain the MET requirements and submission process. Finally, Vera will cover the MET's readership and the potential career impact of her publication.
  • Teaching academic writing. Time and date TDB;
Module 3 Timetable
Course timetable
Module 3 Inputs
Meet our guest experts!
  • "Your Writing Matters" by Eva Fernandes; Feb 17 (Saturday) 10:00 Moscow time. RECORDED.
    Eva Fernandes is a Pro-Justice Storytelling Coach from the Global South. She helps entrepreneurs, artists, thinkers, healers and activists share the wisdom of their life experiences without sounding cheesy, clueless or contrived. It's deep work and clients are usually trying to work on a book, series of essays or audio art with her. As a former editor, journalist and corporate marketing executive, she uses a combination of deep listening, coaching, gentle nudging, editorial guidance and strategic thinking to get her clients closer to articulating their genius.

    Eva's website and blog
    Eva's interview for NPR
  • Getting an article published in "Modern English Teacher" by Vera O'Connor; Mar 23 (Sat) 13:00 Moscow time.
    Vera is an experienced EFL teacher, a TEFL consultant, a materials designer, and an Academic manager

    Vera is originally from Ulan-Ude in Russia, where she completed her Specialist degree in TEFL & Linguistics in 2011 and then worked as an EFL teacher and DoS until 2020.

    Vera settled in London and started working at language schools in 2022, progressing from a zero-hour teacher to Assistant Director of Studies.Vera's first article was published in January 2024. She is also going to give her first IATEFL talk in April 2024.

    • Full Cambridge Delta (2020-2023)
    • Cambridge Train-the-Trainer (2019)
    • University degree in TEFL & Linguistics (2006-2011)
    Vera's blog
    Vera's instagram
  • "Teaching academic writing". More updates coming soon.
    I'm now negotiating the final details of a distinguished educator with a rich background in teaching academic writing across various cultural and academic contexts. We're still ironing out the final details, but should there be any hiccups, I've got backup plans to ensure you receive valuable input regardless.
Course Overview
The most important information about the course overall!
  • Monthly Payment: Make a single upfront payment at the start of each month. To ensure you never forget, a Telegram bot will act as your personal assistant, sending reminders about upcoming payments and events.
  • Course Continuity: While each module stands as a comprehensive unit, it's also an integral part of a long-term course (September - June). As we approach Module 4, I'll brief you on its content, ensuring you have clarity and input into what the following months will entail.
  • Module Duration & Fees: Each module spans 2 months, with payments divided into two monthly installments of 9,000 rubles.
  • Missed Classes: If you happen to miss a class, please note that refunds are not available. However, you'll receive the class recording and all related learning materials for your self-study.
  • Scheduling: The exact timings for masterminds and input sessions are to be determined, unlike our language classes which have a set timetable. Stay tuned, and I'll keep you updated on all schedule-related details.
Here is what we covered in previous modules:
Understanding Our Course Components
What's the difference between our lessons, input and masterminds?
  1. English Lessons:
    • Group Size: Limited to ten participants for focused learning.
    • Format: Highly interactive with an emphasis on communicative and collaborative activities.
    • Schedule: Fixed timetable for consistency. Doesn't change throughout the whole module.
  2. Methodology Input:
    • Presenter: Led either by me or an esteemed invited speaker.
    • Format: Predominantly lecture-style, but can also integrate discussions, lesson demos, and more.
    • Audience: All of my teacher-learners join these sessions.
    • Schedule: Varies based on the speaker's availability. Updates will be provided promptly.
Course goals
This is what I hope to achieve by the end of the course
Course goals
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me via Telegram t.me/yuliya_kumicheva

  • If you want to book a slot, check out the invite from the bot with a payment link.
  • This page is to inform you about Module 3 content, so you make an informed decision about whether you want to move on with the course.
  • If you decide to take a different path, just let me know at your earliest convenience. No stress, no hard feelings!