I have 7 years of experience teaching Russian
as a foreign language
to groups and individuals. I taught volunteers and staff of the United States Peace Corps and worked with CEOs, business
men and women of various organizations and international corporations: Marriott, LG, USAID, Philip Morris Kazakhstan and others. I am comfortable working with students of all nationalities and backgrounds and have previously worked with students from the United States, Turkey, Japan, Europe, Korea, and more.
My belief in teaching a foreign language
is that communication plays an important role in social interactions; the learner/speaker has something to express or understand, and language is the medium through which he/she may interact with others and discover more about the world. This is why my teaching focuses on the communicative approach, which is student oriented. My emphasis is on teaching the student functional language skills. Grammar
, pronunciation, intonation, and precision are important aspects of language, but my teaching style uses grammar mainly in relation to functionality of the language and the learner's needs. I like to use visual and audio aides to make lessons more fun, interesting and productive.
Helping students to learn and get the most from the material is what makes teaching worthwhile to me.
3 hours notice required
Travels within 20 miles of Evergreen, CO 80439