About the ETRC
The English Teaching Resource Center (ETRC) was created by the U.S. Embassy and “I. Creangă” State Pedagogical University. The ETRC is sponsored by the US Embassy in Chisinau.
In the beautifully remodeled ETRC, teachers can:
The ETRC organizes some trainings for professional development of the English teachers from the entire republic 2-3 times a year. The trainings take place during the vacation period in fall, spring or summer. The participation is free of charge; preliminary registration is required as the number of places is limited. Also, ETRC organizes free activities for university and lyceum students from around Moldova.
WHAT IS THE ETRC?
We are pleased to welcome you to the English Teaching Resource Center (ETRC), located in Room 302, Block I of Ion Creangă State Pedagogical University in Chisinau. The ETRC is a multi-media center open free of charge to all English language teachers throughout Moldova. In the ETRC, you can read the latest books on English teaching methods, find authentic English language materials, plan your lessons, and network with EFL colleagues. The English Teaching Resource Center (ETRC) was created by the U. S. Embassy and “I. Creangă” State Pedagogical University.
DOES THE ETRC PROVIDE ANY TRAINING FOR TEACHERS?
The ETRC sponsors regular teacher-training seminars and workshops for pre-university and university-level English teachers throughout the republic. Workshops are available on a variety of topics such as innovative methods of teaching vocabulary, listening, grammar, conversation, reading, writing, etc.
Please call us at 022 50-88-16 for details. We welcome your suggestions for seminar topics that are of special interest to the teachers at your school.
WHAT RESOURCES WILL I FIND AT THE ETRC?
At the ETRC you will find a large collection of English language resources: books, videos, cassette tapes, magazines, and classroom teaching aides. The U. S. Embassy, the British Embassy, Ion Creangă State Pedagogical University and others have donated books and materials on all areas of English language teaching: reading, listening, speaking, writing, vocabulary, pronunciation, methodology, grammar, literature, and linguistics. Additionally, there are resources related to language acquisition, teacher training, teacher professional development, and English for specific purposes. References books such as bilingual dictionaries, specialized dictionaries, a world atlas, and a desktop encyclopedia can also be used in the ETRC. Visitors are invited to listen to books on tape or watch video cassettes at the ETRC, as well.
The ETRC has several computer work stations where you can access the Internet and programs such as Microsoft Word. You can use the computers to download or create lesson plans, reading material, and classroom activities.
HOW CAN I BE A PART OF THE ETRC?
Come visit the ETRC!
Our hours are:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Thursday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5 days a week!!!
The English Teaching Resource Center is the place where you can find experts in the English language who can answer your questions, help you with lesson plans, and provide you with tips on how to make teaching effective and easy. It is the place where teachers meet teachers and discuss problems related to teaching English. It is a place where you can make yourself heard and hear others, where you can relax and meet friends. The English Teaching Resource Center is open free of charge to all English language teachers in Moldova.
We look forward to seeing you!
Oxana Golubovschi, University Lecturer, SPU “Ion Creanga”, PhD Candidate
Lilia Herta, University Lecturer, SPU “Ion Creanga”, PhD Candidate