My name is Annika and I am a Russian as a foreign language teacher from Estonia. I am bilingual, I'm native in two languages - Russian and Estonian. I chose to teach Russian because it's more challenging and full of development opportunities. I am qualified Russian language teacher, I gained my Bachelor degree in Slavic philology in the University of Tartu and Master's in Education Innovation system, which specialized on innovating Russian language teaching methods and developing new more efficient materials to help students gain a speaking skills. Currently, I teach Russian as a foreign language in school but I have a lot of experience in adult education - I conducted a course of the Russian language at the University of Tartu and one in the Tartu Vocational Education Center.
My teaching style is very flexible, I do consider my students' wants, needs, and targets, so the learning phase would be the most efficient. I find important to teach real language, how natives speak and develope great speaking and listening skills, which are the most essential when using the language. I don't believe teaching grammar, I believe it should be gained naturally, through language learning, that's why I use pop-up grammar methods to help emerge grammar rules into everyday language learning.