From LatviaLiving in Las Palmas, Spain (05:26 UTC+00:00)
Russian Native Speaker; TEFL- Certified Professional English Teacher; MA Tourism Management (UK)
italki teacher since Dec 17, 2021
Hi! My name is Alina. I am from Latvia, but I live in Gran Canaria. My native language is Russian, even though I am not from Russia. I am also a TEFL - certified English teacher. I went to the University of Birmingham (in England) where studied Tourism Management. After completing my university education, I've changed a few countries. I love travelling, so I decided that the best way to get to know any country is to live there for a while. I've lived in Tenerife, Cyprus and now Gran Canaria.
If you would like to learn Russian from scratch - I am here to help! If you are getting ready to start a university, or a new job where a high English level is required, hit me up!
Me as a Teacher
I wanted to become a teacher since my childhood. I always loved languages and cultural exchanges.
About English Classes: I am focusing on speaking, grammar, job intreview preparation. Moreover, considering my work experience withing hospitality and tourism, I will be happy to help people who want to improve their language skills for work. I am a very customer - oriented person, with experience of providing a great guest experience, etc. I know how important is to understand cultural differences when speaking English. And more important, how to sound polite and professional.
Russian Classes: Grammar & Speaking lessons. Fully flexible, depending on your needs.
My lessons & teaching style
I would love to hear from my students before the class so that I could prepare for the lesson and we can start working towards desired goals effectively and efficiently. My classes are flexible, can be adapted for your academic, work or business needs. I usually adapt "the direct method" of teaching, because it seems to me the most natural. I do involve students both into speaking and listening, using realistic daily situations. I love to teach languages without translating, like this students can learn HOW to use the language much faster. In case if any grammar rule has to be explained, can be done in Russian, English and Spanish.
I also can include homework assignments.
My teaching material
Articles and news
74 lessons completed
Russian for Beginners (learning from 0)
A1 - B1General94 lessons completed
Russian for Improvers (You should have some knowledge already)
B1 - C2Conversation Practice111 lessons completed
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20 English lessons
It was my very first lesson at Itaiki and I'm happy that my first teacher was Alina. She is very kind and patient
May 6, 2022
2 English lessons
Muy buena clase! la profesora ayuda mucho y corrige todos los errores. Repetiré sin duda 😁👌
Mar 31, 2022
20 Russian lessons
Alina is a wonderful teacher! She made feel at ease and was challenging me from the beginning. I'm looking forward to our lessons together
Dec 28, 2021
7 Russian lessons
Alina's Russian lessons are so helpful!
Dec 1, 2022
1 English lesson
Fantastic class with Alina. Short for the circumstances but really intense. I’ll repeat!!
Nov 24, 2022
1 English lesson
Alina is a great teacher. Friendly, patient and funny. My 9 year old daughter is absolutely happy with a class.