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Здравствуйте! Меня зовут Кристина.
In 2015 I graduated from the Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University as a speech therapist.
In addition, I'm a certified teacher of Russian as a second language, and I have been teaching since 2016.
PLEASE READ THIS before booking a lesson with me.
🔻 If you start from the basic level, I don't believe in a “conversational” approach in learning Russian—that is, skipping grammar & rules and starting right away on speaking.
Here's an example: I lived in China for one year, I heard Mandarin Chinese every day for many hours. I tried to repeat and remember some phrases, but I couldn't speak because it didn't help me to understand how the grammar works, how to build my own sentences...so that experiment wasn't successful for me.
🔻 Accordingly I applied this knowledge to my lessons. I use a more standard, classical approach to create them. I teach you vocabulary and grammar, we work on pronunciation, and we consolidate knowledge in listening and speaking exercises.
Personally I like systems, structure, tables and diagrams so I use them often.
So my lesson is a combination of 5 components of speech: listening, general speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar.
🔻 I use modern Russian books + my professional knowledge + some information from Russian media.
🔻 My personal advice: the best way to see improvement in Russian is not just to take lessons with me, where you'll understand how the language works internally; revise what we learned together and do some additional exercises for at least 15 minutes every day.
Don't limit yourself to only the time with your teacher!
Find language partners with whom you can practice your new language skills in casual speech (there are many platforms on the internet), subscribe to russian speakers on social media, listen to russian songs, watch videos in russian, laugh at russian memes.
The more different people you hear and speak to, the better.
Surround yourself with information in Russian and results will come in no time!
✔️If you feel that my philosophy suits you, I welcome you to book a lesson!