Hello dear friends, my name's Lydia. I'm a professional Russian langauge coach. I teach My aim here is to teach YOU how to use Russian language in real-life situations with confidence and ease. Whether your goals are to improve your language to enter Russian university, to travel in Eastern Europe, to communicate better at work and with Russian-speaking partners, to do business with Russia, Ukraine, or other Russian-speaking countries, to find your love or chat with friends, I will do my best to prepare you for excellence. Are you passionate about learning Russian? Let’s learn this awesome language together!
CHOOSE YOUR BEST RUSSIAN COURSE!
I have created a wide variety of Russian language courses to satisfy different learning goals and student’s interests. All my programs follow CEFR and TORFL standards and can be adapted or modified to suit your language needs. Select your best course and start learning Russian today!
* RUSSIAN FOR LIFE
This General Russian course is designed to give you the confidence to communicate effectively in real-life situations. The course offers all levels from Beginner to Advanced. It provides a balanced program and focuses on the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and pronunciation.
*RUSSIAN FOR TRAVEL
This practical course is designed for people who are going to Russia, Ukraine or other Russian-speaking country for traveling purposes. It will teach you how to communicate more effectively in Russian conversation and be understood in a variety of everyday speaking situations.
*RUSSIAN FOR CAREERS
This course is designed for students who are interested in advancing their careers in the Russian marketplace. The course is tailored to your specific needs and develops the skills you need for use in your business contexts. Your teacher can provide specialized training in areas such as management, marketing and sales, banking and finance, computing, travel and tourism, etc.
This course is designed for business people who need good knowledge of Russian for professional purposes and career growth. It is an excellent choice for managers and entrepreneurs working or planning to do business in Russia. The course focuses on gaining confidence in business communication in meetings, negotiations and presentations, and business writing.
*RUSSIAN BUSINESS WORKSHOPS
Russian Business workshops target the most common and most important language used to function in business, work or academia. Topics include Meetings, Presentations, Interviews, Intercultural Communication, Public Speaking, Telephoning, Politeness, Customer Service & many more! You can also request a special workshop be made for you.
I have over 10 years’ experience in teaching General and Business Russian to international students of various levels, ages and backgrounds, including businessmen and diplomats. At my classes I use modern methods of teaching to help people communicate and enjoy the experience of Russian.
I teach businesspeople, IT-specialists, scientists, diplomats, travelers, and all those who are passionate about learning Russian language and culture. My students come from all over the world: Great Britain, the USA, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Finland, Poland, Check Republic, Turkey, Mexico, China, Korea, India, Morocco, and many other countries.
Many of my students are professionals who live and work in Russia or Ukraine. My students are using their Russian skills for companies such as Microsoft, Philip Morris, UniCreditBank, Indesit, L’Oreal, Danone, Boeing, Piraeus Bank, etc.
EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE
I studied teaching Russian language and literature in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, and Kyiv. In addition, I have a journalistic background and an experience of working in media and teaching English as a foreign language. I hold a M.A. in Russian Language and Literature and English Studies and a TESOL certificate.
HONORS & AWARDS
Since my student years, I’ve been participating in different educational programs and Russian language competitions. Here are some of my awards.
2009 - A Winner of the European Festival of Russian Language in Saint Petersburg, Russia;
2014 - A Finalist of the Second World Festival of Russian Language in Saint Petersburg, Russia;
2015 - A Laureate of the Third International Competition "The Best Teacher of Russian Language and Literature Abroad" in Moscow, Russia.
WHO ARE MY STUDENTS?
I have many years of teaching General and Business Russian to international adult students of various levels, ages and backgrounds. I teach businesspeople, IT-specialists, scientists, diplomats, travelers, and all those who are passionate about learning Russian language and culture. My students come from all over the world: Great Britain, the USA, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Finland, Poland, Check Republic, Turkey, Mexico, China, Korea, India, Morocco, and many other countries.
Many of my students are professionals who live and work in Russia or Ukraine. Since 2009 I have been teaching General and Business Russian for corporate clients. My students are using their Russian skills for companies such as Microsoft, Philip Morris, UniCreditBank, Indesit, L’Oreal, Danone, Boeing, Piraeus Bank, etc.
At my lessons I use the communicative approach, which is centered in helping the student to develop all important Russian language skills. In each class you will practice Russian in contextualized, practical and everyday situations through activities with predefined goals. With my customized and step-by-step approach boring studying will turn to easy and enjoyable process.
*FUN & EASY
I believe that people learn better, if they have fun and enjoy the experience of using language in their daily life. Our lessons are interactive and sociable. We learn how to use Russian in real-life situations, watch videos, listen to songs and conversations, read and discuss current news. Step by step I move you closer to achieving your individual goals.
I always do our best to make Russian lessons interesting and effective. You will enjoy lessons that use modern, communication-centered activities and materials. At the same time I expect you to play an active part in your learning. Each week you will be given homework to review and practice what has been covered in class.
People learn language best by using it in real-life contexts. I conduct all lessons in Russian. If you are a beginner, you will be provided with English guidelines and explanations. I will correct your spoken and written errors so that you will become more accurate and progress faster. You will understand Russian slang and learn how to use the most common idioms and everyday phrases correctly. You will learn how to speak Russian that natives use in real conversations.
*MODERN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
You will be provided with authentic learning materials, which I prepare specially for you before each class. They include visual vocabulary for beginners and vocabulary lists for advanced students, real-world dialogues and phrase banks, grammar tables and infographics, and a great variety of exercises to practice your Russian speaking and writing skills. Reading activities are based on texts from modern Russian magazines, newspapers, and blogs. In addition, you will get audios (podcasts, recorded dialogues and stories, songs) and videos (movies, shows, cartoons, TV commercials, news clips, etc.) to master your listening skills.
At our lessons we learn culture tips, traditions and etiquette for different life situations, societal rules of conduct, body language, differences in values and norms, humor, dress codes, beliefs, customs and traditions. You will know everything to feel comfortable in a Russian-speaking environment and communicate with natives effectively.
Want to learn Russian with me? I'll be happy to teach you! Don't hesitate to contact me to arrange our first lesson.
Taras Shevchenko Kyiv State University - Kyiv, Ukraine
Focus in Russian Language and Literature, English Studies
2010 - 2014
Russian, Ukrainian & English Languages Instructor
Private Language School - Kyiv, Ukraine
- Provided Russian & Ukrainian lessons to diplomats and international companies' employees; - Tailored English, Russian and Ukrainian teaching methods to suit the needs of individual students; - Created visual aids, board games, flashcards, and other learning materials; - Conducted workshops for Russian teachers; - Developed individual educational plans and special courses (Russian for business communication, Russian for diplomats, Russian for programmers, engineers and economists); - Prepared and conducted tests.
2014 - 0
Russian Language Coach & Course Developer
Russian Voice Online School
Conducted online lessons for foreign students; Developed General and Business Russian courses; Created learning materials for online lessons.