I have been working as a Russian language teacher since 2003 (in The Pushkin State Institute of Russian Language and in the International Language Center "Language Link" in Moscow).
Since 2008 until now, every year I have taught two groups (3 - 8 persons in each of them) of British students per year. Almost always these groups have Russian conversational classes. But I also taught them Grammar or Media Aspects of the Russian Language and Test Preparation classes. Besides, every year I have more than 10 individual students from all over the world.
I have been working with all possible levels - from very beginners to students who have a B2 certificate.
My favourite part of this job is to see students' progress and results in learning Russian. I always try to find the grammar and vocabulary that they need. Each new student is a new plan, new materials and activities.
Masters degree "Phyology" - Pushkin State Institute of the Russian Language in Moscow, 2001-2007
The Certificate ''The Russian state system of testing'' - Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, 2014
1) since 2007 to present - Russian Language Teacher, Language Link, Moscow, Russia
2) since 2003 to 2012 - Russian Language Teacher, Pushkin State Institute of the Russian Language, Moscow, Russia
I certainly understand that most modern language students prefer the communicative approach and they are eager to start speaking the language without studying the grammar aspect and so on.
But the Russian language has a lot of grammar issues and actually avoiding of grammar makes Russian more difficult than it could be. That's why for every student I try to arrange vocabulary and chunks of grammar that they do need according their interests and goals. We will do a lot of repetition in different ways and activities which help students to acquire new language knowledges and skills.