Regional English Language Office (RELO)
The Regional English Language Office (RELO), part of the Public Affairs section of the United State Embassy in Astana, supports public diplomacy outreach through English language teaching and training in the five Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan.
The Regional English Language Office cooperates with Ministries of Education, teachers’ associations, universities, schools and English language teaching (ELT) professionals on a variety of educational and cultural exchange programs and projects in order to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of Central Asia and the United States.
RELO Central Asia and KazTEA are proud to recognize Raikhan Galyzmzhanovna Saniyazova as Kazakhstani Teacher of April 2013 !
Raikhan strongly believes that English is a unique subject that allows the teaching of many other subjects such as “love for people, respect to each other, tolerance and peace.” She does her best to use every second of her lessons to the fullest and is very happy to see that my enthusiasm, commitment and dedication inspire and motivate my students. In fact, Raikhan was nominated for her excellence and leadership by her own 7th grade students. Her students underscore her talents and insights as a teacher:
“Me and my classmates (7 grade) want to nominate our teacher Raikhan Galymzhanovna. She is the best teacher. She changed our lives. Before she came we hated English because every lesson we just learnt by heart everything without understanding. Now we love English. We look forward to each lesson. Each lesson is different. We play games, sing songs and even dance. Competitions and projects we prepare help us to learn culture, geography and history of English countries and our own. She teaches us many-many new things not only on her subject. She taught us to use computer and internet, interactive board. She is the only teacher in our school who knows computer and internet well! We take part in online Olympiads. She teaches us to be kind to each other and listen and respect each other. We live in a remote village but our teacher opens us the world at every lesson. We simply love her. We will be happy if our teacher will be the best teacher of the month because she is a creative, imaginative and dedicated teacher, a great motivator and leader.”
There is no doubt that Raikhan is a leader in the English language teaching community in Katon-Karagay and in Kazakhstan. Congratulations!
Raikhan Galyzmzhanovna Saniyazova has taught English at E. P. Rykov Secondary School of the village Katon-Karagay since 2010. She graduated from East Kazakhstan State University in 1997 with the specialty “Pedagogy and methods of teaching at primary school” and received specialization in “Foreign Languages” from the same university in 2006. She actively takes part in conferences, online courses, webinars and seminars. In 2012 she completed on-line Learning Technologies training course organized by the British Council and shared the knowledge and skills at a regional seminar. Currently she participates in “Shaping the Way We Teach English” webinars. She plans to organize several seminars based on the materials of the webinars for English teachers from neighboring villages.
Raikhan’s creative lesson plan “Inspiring the world through sport. London 2012 Paralympic Games” (PDF, 145KB) and support materials (PDF, 181KB) show her creativity and heartfelt desire to teach her students about the world and people around them.
As Kazakhstani Teacher of April, Raikhan Galyzmzhanovna Saniyazova will receive a certificate of recognition from the RELO, complementary teaching books for her professional library, and a complimentary one-year membership to KazTEA.
If you would like to nominate yourself, a colleague, or your own teacher for Kazakhstani Teacher of May, please download the application form and send it to RELO-Astana@state.gov by May 15, 2013!
RELO Astana Contest
The Regional English Language Office (RELO) in Kazakhstan seeks nominations to recognize outstanding English language educators for the 2012-2013 academic year. Nominees will be honored on the RELO homepage and at the 2013 Kazakh Teachers of English Association (KazTEA) conference. Read more.. (PDF, 300KB)
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