Lilia Kazakova

Lilia K.

San Francisco, CA

Lesson Details

Russian

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a San Francisco-based Russian language and diction tutor with more than 8 years of experience. I have a background in linguistics and speak four languages so I know very well how the language learning process works and I can share all my tips and techniques with you. At my classes, I mix and match modern teaching methods and always try to share vibrant, real-life aspects of the language with my students throughout the learning process. We use a lot of authentic materials that are sufficiently challenging but immersive, relevant and interesting. I work with students of all ages. I even have experience in teaching classes for 2-5-year-old kids.
I love digging into the origins of the Russian language, the grammar, the punctuation and other technical aspects that can be fascinating for language-lovers. I help develop good practice habits that enable you to maximize your learning experience and achieve your goals faster.
In addition to the language skills, my students can expect to acquire cultural knowledge. I have worked as a theatre interpreter and I would love to share my knowledge of Russian theatre, music and drama with you.
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About

Lilia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 2+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2009

I am a San Francisco-based Russian language and diction tutor with more than 8 years of experience. I have a background in linguistics and speak four languages, I know very well how the language learning process works and I can share all my tips and techniques with you. At my classes, I mix and match modern teaching methods and always try to share vibrant, real-life aspects of the language with my students throughout the learning process. We use a lot of authentic materials that are sufficiently challenging but immersive, relevant and interesting. I work with students of all ages. I even have experience in teaching classes for 2-5-year-old kids.

I love digging into the origins of the Russian language, the grammar, the punctuation and other technical aspects that can be fascinating for language-lovers. I help develop good practice habits that enable you to maximize your learning experience and achieve your goals faster.

In addition to the language skills, my students can expect to acquire cultural knowledge. I have worked as theatre interpreter and I would love to share my knowledge of Russian theatre, music and drama.

I have certificates of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language from the two most acclaimed linguistic universities in Russia: Moscow State University and Moscow State Linguistic University. I also have a BA cum laude in Linguistics and Translation; I am a professional interpreter and translator to/from English and Spanish.

For the past 6 years, apart from teaching the Russian language, I have worked as a theatre interpreter in Moscow and supported international productions as a Russian diction coach and interpreter in the UK, Spain and Hong Kong.

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Experience

Interpreter and language coach
Sep 2012 - May 2018
The Bolshoi Theatre

Provided bilingual interpretation services through all stages of the production process

English and Russian Teacher
Sep 2012 - May 2013
Divelang

English Teacher
Mar 2008 - Apr 2012
English&I

Education

Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language
Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
Moscow State Linguistic Universtity
Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting
Sep 2007 - Jun 2012
Moscow State Linguistic Universtity

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language
May 2018
Moscow State Universtity

Photos & Videos

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I worked as a Russian diction coach at the production of the opera Golden Cockerel at Teatro Real, Madrid

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Giving a master-class for consecutive interpreting at Agency for International Cooperation

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5 Reviews

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Vanessa Aug 13, 2018
Russian · Online

Amazing Teacher! She is always so well prepared and the lessons are fun and informative. Thank you Lilia!

Vanessa Aug 6, 2018
Russian · Online

Thank you!! Great lesson ;-)

Mark Jun 27, 2018
Russian · Online

The lessons I took with Lilia did wonders for my pronounciation and grammar. She’s a wonderful teacher. I would recommend her to anyone studying the Russian language. Thanks again!

Nick Jun 22, 2018
Russian · Online

Russian classes with Lily is a fantastic experience, her enthusiasm and ability to explain things in detail are incredible, yet her main focus is on fluent communication. She also has many tips and suggestions to make language learning fun and effective, so now I feel more confident in my learning efforts. Thanks Lily!

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Anna Jun 22, 2018
Dialect Coaching · In studio

The best educator possible! A star!
I am an opera singer. Lily worked with me privately when I needed help with a recital preparation. She is a phenomenal teacher - attentive, professional, very thorough. I would surely recommend her to anyone interested in coaching or language lessons.

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