About me

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My name is Irina, I graduated from Vilnius State University in 1993, from the faculty of Russian Philology (which is the study of language). I am also Certified English Language Teacher in Lithuanian Teacher Training College from 1999. More than 20 years I have worked in a Linguistic Sector as a Teacher, Tutor and Translator (Russian and English languages). I also speak fluent Lithuanian and I speak some Ukrainian. My greatest passion is in teaching languages and they tell me that I am pretty good at it too. I now  live in Dublin and I teach Russian and English on a full time basis.

Teaching Approach

  •  I have mastered a wide range of methods which affords me to be quite flexible in teaching and I tailor each lesson and method to the individual requirements of my studentsI will help you to learn, step by step, at your own pace, in your own time and in your own space using written, visual and audio methods.My priorities are to improve my students’ confidence so that they can soon gain sufficient command of their study language to put it into practical and everyday use.
    In the spoken word I encourage the use of voice recorders and iPods and I help my students to quickly learn Russian or English
    I work on all 4 major areas: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.However, I can target just one area based on your specific requirements. For example I recently worked with a business gentleman who just wanted to learn spoken Russian for his business meetings in Moscow.More than 70% of my efforts in teaching I devote to improving my students’ vocabulary in communication and getting acquainted with live modern (web ‘newspapers’ and ‘magazines’) and classical language samples.I really love teaching and my philosophy is to simplify things, not to complicate them, and I can prove to you that learning a foreign language is easier than you might think. So if you are looking to learn Russian fun and easy way, try classes with me!
  • Qualifications & Experience

I’m a professional Russian tutor and a native Russian speaker where I lived in the City Khabarovsk, which is in the very East of Russia some 30 kilometres from the border with China. It can get very cold there to -35 in the Winter and +35 in the Summer.

I have gained a lot of experience of teaching both English and Russian in what I would call ‘real life’ everyday communication.I worked in Lithuania in the Linguistic sector for about 18 years and taught students aged from 10 – 45. I worked as an English teacher in a language school in Vilnius and I also taught Russian to my students from France and Switzerland in Lithuania.

I have an extensive experience in teaching Russian as a foreign language in Lithuania and in Ireland. I had annual in-service training and refresher courses at Teacher Training College as languages teacher in Vilnius.
In 1998 I had an English language summer course in Soros International House, in Vilnius.

In 2011 I have successfully completed the intensive teacher training course, ”Fundamental Knoweledge in Methodology of Teaching Russian as a foreign language to adults”, which was based on the experience of the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at Trinity College Dublin.

In July 2014 I have successfully completed the workshop for teachers of Russian as a Foreign Language based on the programme of the Center for Teaching Foreign Languages at Warsaw University.

 

Association of Teachers of Russian 

Day Seminar
Dublin, 09.06.2016

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Association of Teachers of Russian in Ireland

22.03.2015

Master class by Lukanova Nadeshda, Elabuzhskij State Pedagogic University (experienced Russian Language and Literature Teacher, linguist), Russia.

Presentation on examples of good practises in teaching and learning Russian language , teaching the language by using modern technologies , distance teaching .22 March, 2015

Seminar

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The Leaving Certificate Russian Examination Preparation in Secondary School in Ireland Day Seminar

November, 2014

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Reception making National Unity Day  – Russian Embassy in Ireland

With The Ambassador of The Russian Federation in Ireland Mr. Maxim Aleksandrovich Peshkov

7 November, 2014

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Association of Teachers of Russian in Ireland

Workshop for teachers of Russian as a Foreign Language based on the programme of the Center for Teaching Foreign Languages at Warsaw University

July 2014

 

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Certificate of Honor from the Ambassador of Russian Federation Mr. M.A.Peshkov for a personal contribution in Teaching Russian Language in Ireland

Reception making National Unity Day at Russian Embassy in Dublin, Ireland

With Mr. Maxim Peshkov, The Ambassador of Russian Federation in Ireland

 

Reception making National Unity Day at Russian Embassy in Dublin, Ireland, 1 November, 2013

 

006Me with the Lecturer at the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at Trinity College, Dublin Dr Natalya Kulachkovskaya

Association of Teachers of Russian

Methodology and resources for teaching Russian Day Seminar

Dublin, 18 November, 2012

With Olga Bramley, The Director of The London School of Russian Language and Literature



Diplomas for Russian Teachers from The International Association Eurolog

Dublin, Ireland

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Intensive teacher training course ” Fundamental Knoweledge in Methodology of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language to adults”, based on the experience of the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at Trinity College, Dublin

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