From BulgariaLiving in Other, Bulgaria (11:28 UTC+03:00)
italki teacher since Jun 15, 2009
I was born in Russia and I currently live in Bulgaria (my mother is Russian and Ukrainian and my father is Bulgarian). I have also travelled to many different countries and lived for 1 year in Japan.
Me as a Teacher
I love teaching people from different countries and backgrounds and helping you improve your communication with friends, extended family, colleagues and business partners.
I have an MA in Applied linguistics - English and Japanese and I have been a teacher for more than 12 years teaching English, Japanese and my native languages - Bulgarian and Russian. I have also specialised in the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
My lessons & teaching style
I have worked using the communicative and direct methods of teaching as well as different other techniques.
My teaching material
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147 lessons completed
Bulgarian (all levels) / A 10% discount for a 10-lesson package :)
A1 - C2General2,244 lessons completed
Package with 10% off
Bulgarian speaking practice / A 10% discount for a 10-lesson package :)
A2 - C2Conversation Practice18 lessons completed
Package with 10% off
Group lesson (price per student) - only with prior discussion with the teacher
A1 - C2General43 lessons completed
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9 Japanese lessons
As a complete beginner, I’m learning so fast and so much with Elena sensei 😊
Aug 27, 2022
21 Bulgarian lessons
Елена has been amazing as usual. I’ve had 4 lessons with her and she gives me homework after each lesson to reinforce the learnings. As I am still building my vocabularies, she has been incredibly patient. I look forward to more lessons with her!
Apr 22, 2022
24 Russian lessons
Very nice lesson - we talked about Russian food, practiced a dialogue, then tackled some verb conjugations. Elena is always really sweet, patient and polite, and keeps the lesson focused and on track with plenty of explanation.
Mar 22, 2022
4 Bulgarian lessons
Mar 27, 2023
300 Russian lessons
It was very pleasant to talk lightly about different subjects and have my "minor" grammar mistakes :-) corrected on-the-go.