I am Russian and speak Russian, English and German.
I like foreign languages and also enjoy teaching them. I graduated from a technical university and after 6 years I graduated from a linguistic university. My technical education background enables me to apply various mathematical approaches, to speak and teach foreign languages.
I am also very interested in the psychology of learning and, I think, I have developed a few learning strategies which have proved to be very effective.
I have 16 years language teaching experience and I also teach technical translation classes.
I am a professional linguist and have mostly been using Chomsky's transformation grammar theory to teach languages.
I make relevant printouts on grammar and words and then send them to students.
These printouts are designed to help students concentrate on particular points of grammar and enable them to make their own sentences. The students also read various texts on the internet and summarize them.
Absolute beginners start off making very easy sentences. Once they are able to do it, they begin to make the sentences more complicated.
1. They read.
2. They read books.
3. They read books every day.
4. They read interesting books every day.
5. They read interesting books every day when they come from work.
6. They read interesting books every day when they come from work unless they are tired.
7. They read interesting books every day when they come from work unless they are very tired.
I also make printouts which guide students to speak about particular topics. Following these guidelines, the students are able to talk about themselves, about their friends, about their jobs, what they think about a particular issue, etc.
Since students need communication practice, I create various content dependent situations enabling them to speak accurately and fluently.
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