EATE Committee 2016-2017


Leena Punga

Leena Punga

Leena Punga joined the EATE in 1991 and has been its member since then.
She has been running the board of the EATE with many different people, "I think one of the  reasons for applying again was the need for tighter contacts and communication with colleagues all over Estonia. But most of all I cherished the smiles, positive emotions,  feeling of success after all the events I participated in or helped to organise. And these good feelings have helped me to struggle through everyday problems and routine in school. "
And it happened again -  here she is, facing another 2-year period of planning, making decisions, arranging and organising, hoping for good things to happen. "I am sure that the present committee - or should we call it the board? – will succeed in their work as the start has been very promising."

Erika Puusemp

Erika Puusemp
has been a teacher of English since 1989. Currently she works as a teacher of English, British Literature, and IB Language A: Language and Literature at Miina Härma Gymnasium in Tartu.
Erika is also the Vice Chair of EATE, an item-writer for the oral part of the National Exam in English, and an assessor for the writing part of the National Exam. She is also a CAE examiner, and occasionally teaches other teachers and university students.
Outside her workaholic zone, she is a mother of three lovely grown-up daughters, an avid reader, and dabbler at arts and crafts, e.g. poetry, wire- and beadwork, etc.

Juta Hennoste

Juta Hennoste
 has been a teacher of English since 1981 with a six-year gap when she worked in the Department of Education of Tartu City Government. At present she teaches English at Tartu Karlova School. She also teaches English to adults at Tartu Folk High School, which is a pleasant change from everyday school life. She was the chair of EATE Committee 2001-2007.
She is interested in the culture of the United Kingdom, reading, music, theatre, cinema, travelling, photography and handicraft. She also loves Russian culture and tries to educate herself about it. She enjoys spending time with her friends and rare quiet evenings at home with a good book or film and her cat.

 Kati B

           Kati Bakradze



Kati Bakradze has been a teacher of English since 2001. Currently she works at Tallinn Co-Educational School as a teacher of English and British Studies. She also occasionally teaches Estonian to foreigners. Kati has run a wide range of international projects in cooperation with the EVÕL, US Embassy Tallinn ("Teaching Tolerance through English“), Comenius partners, Falck AS. During her university years and beyond she focused on giftedness and gifted learners and wrote both of her theses on that particular special ability to be nurtured in our educational system. Furthemore, Kati has given lectures to teachers on giftedness and prepared some materials for enriching the tasks in the classroom.

She also mentors undergraduates who are training to be teachers of English.


Tiina Tuuling



Tiina Tuuling has been a teacher of English since 1985 when she graduated from the University of Tartu.
Before coming to work to her current work place Nõo Reaalgümnaasium (Nyo Science School) in 2001, she worked in Kuressaare and Antsla as a teacher of English to students from forms 2 to 12, and occasionally to adults. In 2005/06 she worked as an exchange teacher of Language Arts in Haverford Middle School in the state of Pennsylvania, USA within the Fulbright teacher exchange program.
She has also been an item-writer (Language structures) and an assessor for the writing part of the National Exam for several years.
Tiina is interested in theatre, photography, reading, music, handicraft and travelling and enjoys being a grandmother to her five grandchildren.

Ilmar Anvelt

Ilmar Anvelt worked until 2016 s as Lecturer at the Department of English, University of Tartu. Along with his work at the university, he has also been active as a translator and lexicographer. His most recent major translation into English is a book published for the 85th anniversary of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra – ERSO: From a Radio Ensemble to a National Orchestra. His recent translations into Estonian include Kasvatus ja haridus by Hilda Taba, an American educationist of Estonian descent (in cooperation with Katre Ligi) and Imetore õueskäik, a book of children’s outdoor activities by Josie Jeffery. He has been the author or editor of several dictionaries.
Ilmar Anvelt has been an EATE Committee member for a number of years, being the editor of the EATE journal OPEN!

Katrin Saks

Katrin Saks is the lecturer in English and the head of Language Centre in the University of Tartu Pärnu College. 
She graduated in EFL from the University of Tartu in 1993, and in Didactics (MA) from Tallinn University in 2001. She worked as an English teacher in Pärnu Koidula Gymnasium for 17 years. Since 2008 she has been teaching ESP in Pärnu college.
Katrin Saks is writing her dissertation on language learning strategies and self-regulation in the Institute of Education, Tartu University. She is active in international science communities publishing and presenting her research results.

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