As an experienced expat and teacher who has lived and worked in USA, Sweden, Russia, China and Spain, I am a strong believer that language is a vehicle for communication, and just like driving any vehicle is a SKILL that has to be learned by "using" that vehicle, the same goes for language learning: merely studying about the language has never helped anyone to actually speak that language.
The more you USE the language, the more things you do in it, the more you will get used to it, and that language will become less foreign to you. I am convinced that the way you think about that foreign language you are learning conditions your progress in it. Attitude is everything, so start from it. If you need help with setting a right attitude and mindset towards language learning, I will be more than happy to help. Or drop me a message for a chat to practice speaking English, Russian, Spanish or Swedish in a friendly nonjudgmental atmosphere.
I hold a BA in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics and an MA in Teaching English and Spanish as Foreign/Second Languages.
10 years of language teaching experience: I have worked in private language schools and companies, have taught one-on-one and group classes at all levels.
As a friendly, patient and experienced teacher, my lessons focus on developing communication skills in English, Spanish, Swedish or Russian for travelers, professionals or immigrants/expats.
I specialize in:
* interview preparation,
* overcoming language barriers,
* identifying and solving your specific language problems, as well as
* helping you use the language you already know—I have had first-hand experience dealing and working with all these myself and with my clients.
You are going to be able to use the language from the first lesson.
In our first lesson 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.