Maxim Achkasov

Business English Teacher

My name is Maxim and I run face-to-face and online courses to both individual and corporate clients. 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 (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 online courses (e.g. 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 (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).


Becoming a Confident Trainer (ConfTrnr)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Karen Turnbull and Peter Green with Open2Study

October 2016 - November 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)

July 2016 - August 2016

Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators

Online course

by ALISON, Ireland

October 2015 - November 2015

Entrepreneurship and Family Business

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by RMIT University with Open2Study

September 2015 - November 2015

Teaching Adult Learners (WPTrain)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

by Debra Lunt with Open2Study

September 2015 - October 2015

International Business English Training (Cert IBET)

English UK and The Consultants-E

by BESIG, Trinity College London

October 2010 - April 2011

Business English Certificate

BEC Higher

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

July 2009

Teaching Knowledge Test

Language and background to language learning and teaching

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

July 2009

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Issues of Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies

The University of Manchester, Regents Theological College

July 2001 - October 2005

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

INTESOL Certificate


July 2001 - January 2005


Business English Teacher

English Language School English4real, Ukraine

Duties include though are not restricted to:

- designing language course curriculum; - planning, preparing and delivering lessons to students; - preparing classroom and coursework materials, homework assignments, and handouts; - preparing and setting tests, examination papers, and exercises; - marking and providing appropriate feedback on oral and written work; - encouraging students to actively participate throughout class; - devising, writing and producing new materials, including audio and visual resources; - teaching small groups or on a one-to-one basis; - participating in marketing events for the language school; - teaching on a one-to-one basis; - administration, such as enrolling student, keeping attendance records, awarding certificates of completion of courses.

September 2005 - Now

Theology Teacher

UETS, Ukraine

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

September 2002 - August 2005

English Second Language Teacher (trainee)

Regents English Language Centre

Nantwich, United Kingdom.

March 2002 - June 2002


Trust me it is a pleasure to work with Maxim! In my experience of learning the language I have met many teachers, including the native one. Though the most effective approach turned out to be that of Maxim – the approach to his students, the study materials and diversity. Attention to details, needs of the learners, preparation and delivering the classes in a friendly atmosphere are a hallmark of Maxim.

Maxim helped me in my preparation to enter the master’s degree. Maxim’s knowledge and experience of taking international language exams and interviews was a big advantage for in the preparation process. Different variations of questions and answers, appropriate and timely points, details, strategies, tests and a thorough analysis of the results became the key to my successful admission. In this there is a significant contribution from Maxim; that is what I am grateful to him for.

I am sure that Maxim’s business will thrive and there will be more and more students!

- Duman A.

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