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City / Country of origin: Kazan, Russia

Mother language: Russian

Spoken languages: English, French, Other

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Russian by origin, a recent graduate of the Master’s program in educational technologies at Laval University (Quebec city), I am offering courses of Russian language in the forms of traditional, blended and online learning (by Skype). My knowledge of English, French and some basics of Dutch (before arriving to Canada I had been studying for six years in Belgium), allowed me to understand better teaching methods of Russian as a foreign language by means of comparative linguistic analogies and intercultural references.

My teaching philosophy is learner-centered, which means that my methods are easily adapted to your knowledge level, pace of learning and personal objectives. In terms of structure, each lesson is subdivided into five elements: 1) conversation (which aims to develop student's capacity to ask questions and to respond to them using correct grammar structures); 2) grammar training (which aims to develop student's capacity to build phrases using particular grammar structures); 3) listening (which aims to develop student's capacity to understand correctly the meaning of the audio extracts from different sources); 4) writing (which aims to develop student's capacity to write by hand and to type in Russian); 5) reading (which aims to develop student's capacity to understand texts of different complexity, varying from simple texts, songs to more complex political news and classical literature extracts).

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Russe d’origine, diplômée récemment de la maîtrise en technologie éducative à l’Université Laval, je propose des cours de russe en présentiel, en mode hybride et en ligne. La maîtrise de l’anglais et du français, ainsi que les connaissances de base du néerlandais (j’ai étudié pendant six ans en Belgique) m’a permis de mieux comprendre les méthodes d’enseignement du russe en tant que langue étrangère par les analogies et les références interculturelles.

Ma méthode d’enseignement repose sur les cinq volets adaptés à votre niveau, à votre rythme d’apprentissage et à vos besoins: 1) conversation (qui vise à développer la capacité de poser des questions et de répondre à eux) ; 2) étude structurelle de grammaire (qui vise à développer la capacité de construire les phrases en utilisant les structures étudiées) ; 3) écoute de textes (qui vise à développer la capacité de comprendre les extraits d’émissions de radio et de films russes); 4) écriture (qui vise à développer la capacité d’écrire à la main et de taper les textes sur les sujets discutés en classe) ; 5) lecture (qui vise à développer la capacité de lire les actualités, ainsi que les récits d’écrivains modernes).

À bientôt.

Владея свободно тремя языками (английским, французским и родным русским), я даю частные уроки русского языка в форме традиционных занятий, а также по интернету (по скайпу). Мой метод преподавания включает в себя пять основных аспектов: 1) развитие разговорных навыков; 2) структурное изучение грамматики; 3) аудирование; 4) развитие письменной речи; 5) чтение. Приоритетность этих аспектов будет выбрана в зависимости от ваших целей обучения (будь то развитие базовых разговорных навыков, или совершенствование лексического запаса), темпа обучения и уровня знаний. Дидактический материал (распечатка учебников, страниц веб-сайтов, создание звуковых файлов на основе прочитанных текстов, итд.) включен в стоимость занятий.

До скорой встречи!

TEACHER EDUCATION

Master of arts in Educational technologies, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, 2016.
PhD (kandidat nauk), Political Science, Kazan State University (Russia), 2005.
B.A. (diplom spetsialista) – International Relations, Kazan State University (Russia), 2002.

TEACHER EXPERIENCE

My first experience of teaching where I applied foreign language teaching methodology was in Russia, where I gave private lessons of English to secondary school students and adults. Afterwards, as a PhD student in Belgium (2004-2009) I mastered my communication and pedagogical skills through preparing courses in Political science, organizing roundtable discussions, coaching masters' students theses and interpreting lectures from Russian to French and English. Since 2010, in response to demands of my friends and colleagues, I began to give private lessons of Russian in Quebec.
Starting from spontaneous conversations with my friends, nowadays my clientele has grown to the students with diverse needs and level of knowledge, thanks to my needs analysis techniques and rigorous planning in advance which include audio records of texts, scanned documents of diverse didactic materials published in France, Canada and Britain, links to useful web-sites, and an active use of Dropbox and Skype.

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Russian Language