Whether you would like to read Dostoevsky in the original or chat with your Russian friends over the coffee, I will help you enrich your vocabulary, improve listening and speaking skills, and will teach you many useful expressions, you won`t find in the dictionary.
I use a communicative approach in teaching. The focus is on developing speaking skills and ability to use language in real life situations and live dialogues. We will not spend too much time on grammar and written exercises, doing a lot of language games instead. However, you will be also trained in phonetics and pronunciation as well as in other key language skills: reading, writing and listening.The classes and program are tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
Program based on the latest findings in communicative language teaching with focus on developing speaking skills and authentic language materials. Grammar structures, Russian phonology, reading and writing are also taught as long as they serve the purpose of communication and self-expression of the student.
City / Country of origin: Novossibirsk, Russia
Mother language: Russian
Spoken languages: English, French, Russian
"Classes with Natalia are really interesting! She's always on time and always arrives well-prepared with plenty of different materials. She's a really good teacher and knows how to adapt to your level and your learning speed."Quentin, Montreal
"J'aime beaucoup mes cours avec Natalia. C'est un excellent professeur, elle est ponctuelle et toujours bien préparée. Nos leçons sont amusantes et le matériel qu'elle fourni est intéressant et adéquat! "Ariane, Montreal
"Natalia Russian class is excellent. She has so much energy and enthusiasm, and is always very prepared. She is able to make my three year old daughter feel comfortable, and makes learning fun.""Kristelle, Montreal
"Listens closely and corrects mistakes. Provides interesting materials for reading practice and discussions. Lets me complete sentences before correcting. Good lessons."CB, Washington DC
About the teacher
Hey there! I am a certified teacher of Russian language, holding professional Diploma from State Pedagogical University (Altay,Russia). I got a profound and variable teaching experience (about 10 years) from language schools, colleges and private practice.
I have a professional expertise in my native language - Russian, and I am looking forward to share its beauty and richness with my future students.
Bachelor`s Degree in Teaching Russian Language, Russian Literature and English Language.
Altay State Pedagogical University (Barnaul, Russia).
I taught English as a foreign language to adults (35 - 50 y. o.) and kids (aged 3 to 15) in Novossibirsk (Russia) from 2003 to 2009. I have been teaching Russian as a foreign language to adults and kids in Montreal for the last 4 years.
I offer interesting classes that are tailored to your individual needs and preferences. Flexible schedule, attentive and patient guidance through the learning process.
You get copy of study materials for each lesson, free audio records to practice Russian pronunciation and listening skills, professionally compiled worksheets for homework.