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Russian language introductory course


 with Margarita Tsurinova

short description:
10 lessons and a free question session to grow your interest in the Russian language.
long description:
This course is designed for those who are starting to learn Russian. I will teach you some common phrases, we'll read a well-known Russian tale and I'll tell you a bit about the history of Russian language.

The programme:
1 Getting to know each other. Common phrases people use when they get acquainted. The way a full name (Given name, patronimic, surname ) are formed in Russian language.
2 ABC. Reading rules.
3 Abc. Reading rules. Basic phonetics.
4 Reading of a famouse Russian tale.
5 Family, relations.
6 Family, professions.
7 Food. Drinking tea.
8 Food. Going out.
9 How do I get to ...
10 A lecture on Russian language development and related languages.
11 A free class where you can ask questions you forgot to ask during the course.

level of difficulty:
minimum class size:
I'm available any 2 mornings from 8-12 am except for Friday and Sunday mornings.
fee comments:
per 1 session of 1.5. You need 10 sessions to complete the course.
 session structure





Russian language introductory course

live session

10 lessons and a free question session to grow your interest in the Russian language.

1h 0m

total duration: 1h 0m over 1 session(s)
comments: The best way to progress is to take 2 classes a week, 1.5 hours each. I understand that it might seem too much of a commitment. Another option is 1.5 hours a week. Either twice a week for 45 min or once a week for 1.5 hours.

languages: Russian
duration: 1h 0m
fee: 30US$  (300lp)
payment: at booking
delivery method: live online and self-paced

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Margarita Tsurinova

description of :
 Russian is my native language and I have 8+ years experience of teaching Russian as a foreign language both to adults and children. I have a BA in Russian language and literature and got certified in Russia as a teacher of Russian to foreigners quite recently. I took CELTA in 2005 and though it is not about teaching Russian it helped me a lot with my methodology. I don't use student's L1 during my lessons which makes my students progress faster and this doesn't limit me to teaching only English speakers.
Teacher's qualifications:
Summary of Qualifications
8 + years experience in teaching Russian as a foreign language to children and adults.
Strong organization and planning skills.
Energetic and enthusiastic.
Ability to work well independently.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work in multi-language environment.
Employment history
Russian Language tutor. Self-employed.
2009 – 2010
Toronto, Canada

Taught Russian as a Foreign Language to a professional who had business interests in Russia.

Russian Language tutor. Self-employed.
2000 – 2009
St Petersburg, Russia

Taught Russian as a Foreign Language to tourists coming to Russia. Emphasized teaching communicative skills in real life situations. Also tutored children, native speakers, who had problems with their grades at school.

Russian Language tutor. St. Petersburg Polytechnic University,
summer language courses. 2005-2007

St. Petersburg, Russia

Taught Russian as a Foreign Language to tourists coming to Russia.

Russian Language tutor. Secondary school # 566 2000-2003

St. Petersburg, Russia

Participated in a Russian-American exchange program. Taught Russian to American students.

Teaching Russian as a Foreign language courses
Herzen State Pedagogical University
St Petersburg, Russia
CELTA course,   7071 Bayers Road, Halifax
  Nova Scotia, Canada B3L 2C2
Nov. – Dec. 2005
Bachelors Degree in Russian language and Literature
Saint-Petersburg State University
St Petersburg, Russia
2000 – 2005
Language Skills
Russian – mother tongue.
Fluent English
Basic German
Basic French
Basic Polish
's preferred teaching style:
I am a very energetic person with a real passion for teaching. I am big on using games and songs during my classes which makes them a lot of fun.

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