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Elena Lichko

Montreal

★★★★★

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City / Country of origin: Moscow Russia

Mother language: Russian

Spoken languages: French, English

"Elena is an amazing teacher. She is patient, well prepared, speaks very clearly and uses examples with the student's fields of interests making it easier to understand and relate to. I highly recommend her for both beginner or advanced students."Justine, Montreal

"Elena is patient, good at identifying shortcomings in students and adapts well to fill those gaps. Under her tutelage, I have progressed significantly in a relatively short time, and have learned about Russian history and culture in the process!"CM, Montreal

"The class was very good and complete, the materials are very useful and Mrs. Litchko is patient and attentive."LB, Montreal

"Excellent course. Very dynamic. Will keep going."BE, Montreal

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Graduate of the Moscow State Pedagogical University, I am a professional teacher of Russian Language and Literature. For over 20 years I have specialized in teaching literature and Russian as a Foreign Language to particulars and groups in commercial and academic institutions.

Working outside Russia and meeting interesting individuals so different from one other and yet so alike, allowed me to see the seemingly so familiar world of Russian culture in a new way. I felt its amazing ability to attract and unite people of different nationalities, ages and professions. The world of Russian culture and of the Russian language, as its component, is much deeper and more majestic than our traditional perception of it. The most interesting information lies on the surface, it just needs to be seen in the works of the classics of fiction, architecture, sculptures and paintings.

For those of you who are interested in the process of learning and restoring the forgotten and lost meanings of the Russian culture, I offer private Russian language and literature lessons. Students of all levels are welcome!

The lessons of Russian as a foreign language include the study of grammar, phonetics and vocabulary. The emphasis, however, is also placed on getting familiar with etymology, culture, history and literature. That being said, first and foremost, I take into account personal goals and interests of the student. An individual program is designed and study materials are provided.

TEACHER EDUCATION

B.A. and Master's Degree
Specialization: teacher of the Russian Language and Russian Literature.
Moscow State Pedagogical University
1979-1984

TEACHER EXPERIENCE

2011 - Teacher of the Russian Language and Russian Literature
Business Language School (ELAM) – Montreal, Canada
• Teaching General and Business Russian to professionals at Pratt & Whitney

2004 – Teacher of Russian /Russian literature
Private one-on-one and group classes – Montreal, Canada
• Teaching Russian to Francophones and Anglophones, all levels from beginner to advanced
• Teaching all aspects of Russian and Russian Literature to rusophones

1995 – 2003: Professor of Russian as a Foreign Language
Moscow State Linguistic University – Moscow, Russia
• Teaching Russian in groups to foreign students of various professions (policemen, journalists and students), beginner to intermediary levels

Courses by this teacher:

Russian language