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Moscow University - Literary Editing and Journalism (Master's)
University of Utah (MBA)
One of the most exciting reasons for learning a foreign language is our enhanced ability to communicate with people of different cultures. The development of active and systematic communication skills in the Russian language represents the most valuable and logical objective of my job.
The ultimate goal of the course (which is to teach you to express meaning and ideas in the Russian language) will be accomplished through, among other tools, introducing “models” of language usage, situation-based development of language skills, use of authentic materials, and grammar commentary.
My working goal will be to involve you in the learning process as much as possible.
The main question I ask my-self as a teacher is: “Am I creating the opportunities to view my students at their personal best?” In my opinion, the successful learning occurs most naturally when it is processed through my students' strengths and interests. I believe this approach will provide an environment for you to feel competent, thus propelling you to become independent and competent life-long learner.
My qualifications include:
* Weber State University - Foreign Language 6500 course developed approved by the ACTFL - in progress
* Lomonosov Moscow University - Russian as a Foreign Language - Professional Teacher Training course, The Russian Language and Culture Institute
* American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, certified on Superior level
* Member of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages
Lomonosov Moscow University - Literary Editing and Journalism
* University of Utah - M.B.A. One of the most exciting reasons for learning a foreign language is our enhanced ability to communicate with people of different cultures. The development of active and systematic communication skills in the Russian
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I received an MBA from the University of Utah. Previously, I earned a 5-year Degree in Literary Editing and Journalism from Lomonosov Moscow University. Afterwards I earned a PhD in the History of Russian Literature and Journalism (ABD, All But Dissertation).
I have an American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages proficiency certification on the Superior level. I'm a member of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages.
I have a degree from Lomonosov Moscow University in Professional Development (Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language), and am currently attending the Russian Language and Culture Institute.