"To have another language is to possess a second soul" (Charlemagne).
Nowadays, knowing a foreign language helps an individual feel confident while traveling abroad, communicating more effectively with business partners, and reading great books in the original language. In other words, it simply gives you lots of new opportunities!
I believe that foreign language proficiency is one of the best ways to learn and understand peculiarities of a different nation. When learning a language, you begin to feel a part of diversity of the cultures, eras, and mentalities.
The Russian language is gaining an increasing popularity today. Over 200 million people all over the world speak it. Besides, Russian is an official language of many of the world’s organizations such as the Untied Nations, Nato, UNESCO, etc. As for the German language, here are some interesting facts you may not know. German has the largest number of native speakers in the European Union (far more than English, Spanish, or French). Almost a fifth of the world’s books are published in German, and few of these ever appear in English translation.
If you make up your mind to learn one of these two languages with me, I promise to create the following formula at our classes: a good mood + your smiles + the joy you will get out of mastering a foreign language.
Regarding my teaching style, I consider real communication in the foreign language as a priority in language teaching. Therefore, I apply the communicative approach when having classes with my students. I am very enthusiastic about my work, so I carefully prepare for each class. I try to do my best to make the students feel comfortable, and make language learning easy and interesting.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Minsk State Linguistic University - Bachelor in Arts, English and German Languages
Graduate Degree: the University of Pittsburgh - Master of Science, Foreign Language Education
My biggest hobby is reading, and I enjoy reading books in the original language. Such writers as Bulgakov, Remarque and Maugham are my favorite ones. Also, I love being physically active, so I go to the gym or just go jogging around the local park.