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 now I'm doing my Master's in the same university, but I specialize in innovating education system, more specifically I work 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 one 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.