From BelarusLiving in Minsk, Belarus (22:38 UTC+01:00)
italki teacher since Jul 13, 2016
Are you looking for an English or Russian teacher for your children or yourself? Are you a complete beginner, or do you want to brush up on your skills?
I am an ambitious, hardworking, and professional teacher with a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics with a specialization in English and Russian. Like you, I am keen on learning foreign languages, and I understand all the difficulties you may face. Also, I am an avid traveler who enjoys visiting new places and learning about new cultures.
Me as a Teacher
I am an English, Russian, and Belarusian language instructor with experience as a teacher for more than 6 years. I have worked with students from different countries and cultures. I am patient and can adapt the lessons to your learning goals.
My lessons & teaching style
During our lessons, we will focus on the language you wish to learn with an emphasis on speaking. The main goal is to create a friendly atmosphere and make you feel confident. In our trial lessons, we will discuss the areas which require improvement and determination of your speaking skills. My teaching style is mainly based on the communicative approach, so we will use your target language from the very first class.
I am looking forward to meeting you. See you in our lessons!
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2016 - Present
Teacher of Russian/English ItalkiItalki - Minsk, Belarus
2014 - 2016
Teacher of English Gymnazium 29Gymnazium 29 - Minsk, Belarus
2016 - 2018
English teacher Rymduny SchoolRymduny School - Rymduny, BelarusI was working as an English teacher at an international school in Rymduny.
2011 - 2016
Bachelor's - ESLMinsk State Linguistic University
TEFL Certification Teaching Nomad 2019
Communicative approach in teaching English Minsk State Linguistic University 2018This 36-hour course explained what is "communicative approach" and different techniques of teaching English as a foreign language.
English in the world today Open University 2017This 8-hour free course explained why it is that the English language continues to be such an important social and political instrument worldwide.
Advanced Grammar LinkedIn 2018In this course, Judy Steiner-Williams helps to review basic grammar rules and then focuses on more advanced grammar principles such as using correct words, locating incorrect grammar in sentences and paragraphs, and reviewing parts of speech, punctuation, and proper sentence structure.
How Teachers Can Use a Smart Board in the Classroom Vilniaus lietuvių namai 2018
Learning How to Increase Learner Engagement LinkedIn 2018In this course, professor and instructional designer Karl Kapp explores teaching strategies that engage learners and make learning stick—whether you're teaching face-to-face or in an online classroom setting.
English grammar in context Open University 2017This 15-hour course is dedicated to the usage of grammar. I studied how to use grammar as a tool of communication (both written and spoken)
Teaching Russian as a foreign language Minsk State Linguistic University 2016
Gamification of Learning LinkedIn 2018In this course, professor, instructional game designer, and author Karl Kapp lays the foundations of the theory, provides examples of gamification in three real-world learning scenarios, and breaks down the dynamics of gamification
Educational Technology for Student Success LinkedIn 2018Technology can play a critical role in the classroom, promoting engagement and knowledge retention. Here Renaldo Lawrence has assembled a list of practical educational technologies that are easy to incorporate into instruction and will help students be successful both in and out of class.
Managing Your Time LinkedIn 2017In this short course, author Todd Dewett, PhD, shares four time-management tips that help everyone from busy executives to new employees get more out of their work day.
Teaching English as a second language Minsk State Linguistic University 2016
223 lessons completed
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Светлана прекрасный педагог, подбирает интерактивные материалы для уроков под потребности ребёнка, занимается ребёнок больше года, с удовольствием идёт на урок, занятия помогли структурировать знания и разговориться.
Mar 8, 2022
47 Russian lessons
I was hesitant to get a teacher to start my Russian learning journey as I've been trying to learn on my own for a few months now, and Svetlana was extremely patient with my almost non-existent Russian. I feel like she's the missing key to opening my Russian skills!
May 31, 2021
106 Russian lessons
After a little more than 50 lessons with Svetlana, I must say that I'm very pleased with my progress. I started Russian as an absolute beginner and now I can at least survive when I'm travelling to Russia for my work, I can understand better our Russian speaking customers and I can write/read simple conversations. Working with Svetlana has always been engaging and she motivates me to do my best. You can tell that she cares about her students. The material we use and homework are well designed. She doesn't hesitate to share personal experience, and it's always cool and useful to learn about each other's cultures.