Svetlana Klimova : Russian

Svetlana Klimova
Subject : Russian Native
(1) Lessons
(1) Total Reviews
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Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
45 Min : $18.16 / £14.98 / €16.36
Trial: 90% OFF
Hello, my name is Svetlana Klimova and I'm 33 years old and currently living in Spain. I am a native Russian speaker and teach English, Russian, Spanish, Swedish. I have been an online Russian teacher with since January 2015. I can speak the following languages fluently: Russian, English, German, Spanish, Swedish. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 90% of my normal lesson price for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

My life has always been comprised of languages, first Russian, my mother tongue, then English, German and Latin, Spanish, Swedish, French and Chinese. My English lessons at school could easily serve as an example of how not to teach languages: monotonous and boring yet strict, involving only reading and translating.

Somehow I was drawn to English, going through the pages of my elder brother's English coursebook I used to try to understand as much as I could, read out and just impatiently follow the story of a Russian boy who went on an exchange program to the USA.

I knew there was a whole other world out there, and later on I developed a wander lust which has brought me to 27 countries, helped me to discover and master other languages. I have lived in 5 countries, and experienced so many cultures from the inside so now I've got more friends overseas than in my native country.

Being an empathic and enthusiastic person, I would really like to help you to learn and improve a foreign language!

Qualifications & Experience

Master's degree in Spanish and English as second/foreign languages,

Bachelor's degree in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Freelance Language Teacher

Teaching English, Spanish and Swedish in private language schools and online to learners worldwide, planning and carrying out English language speaking clubs

- Teaching approaches and methods: communicative, task-based, grammar-translation, total physical response, multiple intelligences

- Group and one-on-one classes

- General, business, intensive, exam preparation (IELTS, FCE, CAE) courses

- Working with educational materials of leading publishers: Oxford, Cambridge, Macmillan, Pearson, Anaya, Edinumen, Natur & Kultur

- Preparing own class materials, worksheets, handouts

Foreign Language Teacher at International Institute of Education (Xiamen, China)

Teaching English to mainly children aged 3-12, planning and carrying out educational activities, assisting at marketing events.

Teaching approaches and methods used: communicative, total physical response, task-based

Volunteer at an elementary school (Åmål, Sweden)

Planning and implementing break and free time activities at a primary school, helping out the teachers at lessons, catching up with the pupils between lessons in the school library, carrying out handcrafts workshops.

English teacher at Krasnodar School of Foreign Languages (Krasnodar, Russia)

Teaching English to children and adults individually and in groups, preparation for language exams

Teaching Approach

I strongly believe, that first off, any language learner should set a goal, have a very clear understanding of the reason/s of his or her learning.

Adapting to my student's learning needs is also something I always do. Preparing for a trip or a language exam obviously require different approaches.

In our first class we get to know each other as a learner and as a teacher. It's very important for you to share your expectations about how you see our language classes and what language outcomes you are looking to achieve. After that I will give you my suggestions that will help you to accomplish your learning goals according to your specific needs and situation as no learner is the same.

I work with all levels of English and Russian, beginner-intermediate Spanish and beginner Swedish.

Detailed Profile in Spanish

About me

Mi vida siempre ha estado formado por lenguas, primero ruso, mi lengua materna, luego inglés, alemán, español, sueco y francés. Las clases de inglés en mi colegio podrían fácilmente servir como un ejemplo de cómo no se debe enseñar idiomas: monótonas y aburridas pero estrictas, que implicaban solamente la lectura y la traducción.

De alguna manera me sentí atraída por inglés, hojeando las páginas de libro de inglés de mi hermano mayor me solía tratar de comprender lo mejor que pude, leía con impaciencia la historia de un chico ruso que fue a un programa de intercambio en EE.UU..

Yo sabía que había otro mundo ahí fuera, y más tarde desarrollé la pasión de viajar que me ha llevado a 26 países, me ha ayudado a descubrir y dominar otros idiomas. He vivido en 5 países y experimentado tantas culturas desde adentro así que ahora tengo más amigos en el extranjero que en mi país natal.

Siendo una persona empática y entusiasta, me gustaría mucho ayudar a aprender y mejorar tu idioma extranjero!

Qualifications & Experience

Tengo un grado universitario en lingüística teórica y aplicada.

He vivido y trabajado en los países donde los idiomas que enseño, son los primeros: en Rusia, EE.UU., Suecia y España.

Mis 8 años de experiencia docente incluye, pero no se limita a trabajar con adultos, niños y adolescentes, grupo y clases individuales, preparación para los exámenes de idiomas y entrevistas de trabajo.

Después de haber conseguido una valiosa experiencia de trabajo en las instituciones educativas en diferentes países, he observado y aplicado diversos enfoques de enseñanza.

Teaching Approach

Creo firmemente, que en primer lugar, cualquier estudiante de idiomas debería fijar una meta, tener una comprensión muy clara de la razón / es de su aprendizaje.

La adaptación a las necesidades de aprendizaje de mi estudiante es también algo que siempre hago. Preparación para un viaje y un examen obviamente requieren diferentes enfoques.

El uso de las tecnologías de audio / vídeo / medios modernos ayuda a mis estudiantes a mejorar sus habilidades lingüísticas.

Yo trabajo con todos los niveles de inglés y ruso, y principiantes de español y sueco.

My last class was :
8+ days ago.
08 Jan 2019
By : Rachel W
Subject : Russian 
I enjoyed talking to Svetlana and she was patient and helpful in correcting my Russian.

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