About Lydia G.

Lydia teaches: Ages 20 to 70
Teaching since: January 2007
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

I invite you to learn Russian for Life, Work & Travel with me online. I'm happy to offer you a wide variety of Russian Courses which focus on my students' interests and needs.

1. Russian for Beginners
2. Russian for Travelers
3. Business Russian
4. Russian for Study (Academic Russian)
5. Russian Cultural Awareness
6. Preparation for Travel to a Russian-speaking country
7. Russian for Family & Relationship
8. Russian for ESL Teachers
9. Russian Grammar & Pronunciation

My Approach

At my lessons I use the communicative approach, which is centered in helping the student to develop all important Russian language skills. In each class you will practice Russian in contextualized, practical and everyday situations through activities with predefined goals. With my customized and step-by-step approach boring studying will turn to easy and enjoyable process.

At our lessons we learn culture tips, traditions and etiquette for different life situations, societal rules of conduct, body language, differences in values and norms, humor, dress codes, beliefs, customs and traditions. You will know everything to feel comfortable in a Russian-speaking environment and communicate with natives effectively.

I believe that people learn better, if they have fun and enjoy the experience of using language in their daily life. Our lessons are interactive and sociable. We learn how to use Russian in real-life situations, watch videos, listen to songs and conversations, read and discuss current news. Step by step I move you closer to achieving your individual language goals.

Learning materials

You will be provided with authentic learning materials, which I prepare specially for you before each class. They include visual vocabulary for beginners and vocabulary lists for advanced students, real-world dialogues and phrase banks, grammar tables and infographics, and a great variety of exercises to practice your Russian speaking and writing skills. Reading activities are based on texts from modern Russian magazines, newspapers, and blogs. In addition, you will get audios (podcasts, recorded dialogues and stories, songs) and videos (movies, shows, cartoons, TV commercials, news clips, etc.) to master your listening skills.

I'll be happy to teach you Russian. See you soon at our first lesson!

Education

MA in Russian Language & Literature and English Studies
Sep 2002 - Jun 2007
Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University

Languages Spoken

English
Professional Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Hebrew
Limited Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Ukrainian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

TESOL
Apr 2017
Arizona State University

Certificate of Achievement for having successfully completed the course of studies in Economics and International Marketing
Nov 2014
Ariel University, Israel

Certificate of participation in Russian Language and Literature Advanced Training Course
Nov 2008
St. Petersburg Pedagogical Academy of Postgraduate Studies

Awards

Laureate of the Third International Competition "The Best Teacher of Russian Language and Literature Abroad"
Jul 2015
Moscow
Finalist of the Second World Russian Language Festival
Nov 2014
Saint Petersburg
Winner of the European Festival of Russian Language
Sep 2009
Saint Petersburg,

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