Igor Kotjuh is a teacher and lecturer.
Starting from March 2022 Igor Kotjuh has been working as a teacher of Estonian language and culture for Ukrainian war refugees in Paide.
Starting from the autumn of 2022 he has been teaching an optional course on translation art for the 11th grade, in cooperation with Tartu Annelinna Gymnasium.
Starting from the beginning of 2022 he has been working as a teacher of Estonian language and literature at the small and picturesque Koigi School located in Järvamaa.
From 2020 to 2021 he worked as an Estonian language teacher at Dialoog Language School, where he taught students in Russian and English languages. Recognised as Teacher of the Year.
From 2010 to 2011 he conducted special courses on Estonian and Estonian-Russian literature at the University of Tartu, Tallinn University and St. Petersburg State University.
As a poet and translator, Igor Kotjuh employs a creative approach to his work and utilises his own materials, in addition to textbooks, to supplement the national curriculum.
Estonian lessons come alive through the use of metaphors.
Reading takes practice. Let’s read together!
Literature relates to everyday life. Practical trainings test our ability to think outside the box.
Haiku and Estonian haiku, blackout poetry and google poetry, one-liner poems and working with keywords in writing texts …
In 2021 the XI Nüpli Summer School was held, on the subject ‘Salt of the earth and the smart generation: in search of a didactic turn.’ Igor Kotjuh gave a presentation entitled ‘I know that I know nothing. How to teach literature in the age of computer games? Notes from a novice teacher’. (THESES)