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Let’s talk in Russian! Conversational lessons with the focus on speaking and keeping your Russian on a good level

Hi there!

I'm Ksenija 🖐 A native Russian speaker and a language teacher of Russian and English as foreign languages.
If you have studied Russian and want to continue studying it on a higher level, search no more! You've found a teacher that can you help from the comfort of your home🤗

❗❗ UPDATE: It is once again again possible to have offline lessons in the cafes of Amersfoort! You can now choose to meet offline in Amersfoort or online and have lessons from the comfort of your home 🤗

📚INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CLASS AND THE LESSONS:

🔊The class "Let’s talk in Russian!" или "Давай поговорим по-русски!" is intended for students who already speak Russian well and to want to keep their language skills in 💪good shape. Unlike the other courses that I offer, this one is more flexible, doesn't follow a strict plan, and focuses on the topics that you want to talk about 🧐In the lessons we focus on your speaking, listening, and conversational skills.
These lessons help you not to forget the language and learn something new in the process! You will definitely learn new words, expressions, and cultural quirks.

WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE LESSONS? 🤔

🎈In some lessons we can simply talk about your day, recent events, or the news. You can bring your own materials like an article, a social media post, or a short video that you want to discuss.
🎁In other lessons we can use the worksheets that are created on the basis of the articles from popular Internet publications that include the most relevant and discussed topics of our time. These worksheets help you: to talk freely in Russian about literature, history, education, psychology, travel, as well as write posts on social networks.

✨You can always choose what you want the most and we can adapt the learning plan at any given moment!

If you have any questions, feel free to write me and I will answer you as soon as I can 😊
I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you with whatever 🎯 language goals you have!

See you soon,
Ksenija 💖

Extra information

❗❗ UPDATE: It is once again again possible to have offline lessons in the cafes of Amersfoort! You can now choose to meet offline in Amersfoort or online and have lessons from the comfort of your home 🤗

🌐Have a good Internet connection and have your laptop/tablet ready for the online lesson. Make sure that your microphone and speakers work well. A smartphone can be very useful too!

Location

Online via webcam
At teacher's location: Amersfoort, Netherlands
At teacher's location: Riga, Latvia

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Dutch, Russian

About Me

Hi! My name is Ksenia.

I am:
• A teacher of English and Russian as a foreign language
• A positive and humorous person who loves creating: cool lessons, colorful illustrations, postcards, fun poems and heartwarming stories.

I love watching comedies, educational programs and videos about: social experiments, animal behavior and scientific researches in various fields.

I like reading fairy tales and novels about people and their feelings. I am also fond of personality development techniques and psychological topics in general. So we will definitely have something to talk about! 🤗

I will be happy to meet you and will gladly help you in learning English and Russian.

Education

University of Latvia (2013-2017)
Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Education
Specialization: Teacher of the English Language

RSL methodology and education center “Vdohnovite” (2018)
Modern methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language (RSL) focused on effective skills for face-to-face and online education

Experience / Qualifications

Lessons with me are fun visual informative and useful to my students because:

🔹 I have a Professional Bachelor's Degree in Education with a specialization English Teacher (so I speak fluent English!)

🔹I've completed a cool course for teaching Russian as a Foreign Language where I learned new modern tricks and methods and I am always learning how to get better at teaching 🙂

🔹 I have a life long experience in learning languages! I started learning English when I was 3 in a private group and I continued with learning Latvian, French, Czech and Dutch.

🔹 I am experienced in teaching online (5 years) and offline (8 years), and I love what I do! I have worked in a kindergarten, and a few language schools. I have had traineeships at multiple schools in Latvia and abroad.

👩‍🏫 ABOUT THE STYLE OF TEACHING:
🔸During the lessons I use online tools such as Google Drive, PDF, PowerPoint, Kahoot, and all kinds of conversational games/situations.
🔸I use modern teaching methods like flipped classrooms and blended learning.
🔸I always strive to make engaging lessons 🤩 as I know how important it is to stay motivated 💪while learning. That's why I include funny dialogues, real-life stories, Russian jokes, lots of visuals, and little bonuses like a topical song with lyrics or a collection of Russian Internet memes!
🔸I never give big boring homework to my students! Though, if you want to do some extra things at home, I will gladly give you some advice and provide you with extra materials 🙂

Reviews (4)

Heel tevreden over de eerste les.
I have pleasant and productive Russian lessons with Ksenija. She's got a very well structured teaching plan which allows quick noticeable progress while being constantly challenging enough. At the same time she makes sure to adapt the content of the lessons to your needs & interests. Highly commended!
Ik vind dat Ksenija op een leuke, leerzame en enthousiaste manier lesgeeft en goed luistert naar de behoefte van de leerling.
Ik ben zeer tevreden over de lessen van Ksenija. Ze sluit goed aan bij mijn motivatie en doelen om Russisch te leren. Ze maakt gebruik van leuke, interactieve lesmethoden. Een creatieve, motiverende manier van lesgeven!
Hi there! I'm Ksenija 🖐 A professional English teacher that knows how to learn and how not to lose the motivation along the way. Before you continue reading about this class, it can be helpful if this applies to you 👇 😩I don't feel comfortable speaking English and I think my pronunciation is horrible! 😵I feel confused when to use which preposition and I am not sure how and when to use those English tenses... 🤔I think I speak English good enough but I don't know so many words and sometimes I just don't know what to say. Does this sound familiar? 🧐 Well, then I have good news! 🤗 I can help you with everything mentioned above and I can help you with that from the comfort of your home! 🏡 ❗❗ UPDATE: It is once again again possible to have offline lessons in the cafes of Amersfoort! You can now choose to meet offline in Amersfoort or online and have lessons from the comfort of your home 🤗 INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CLASS AND THE LESSONS: 💝I offer Tailor made lessons/courses where we focus on the skills, issues and topics that interest YOU! Ideal for people who have mastered the elementary level, want to move forward with learning English and want to do it on their own terms 😎 However, if you are a beginner and speak Dutch or Russian, I can also offer you fun personalized lessons! Just drop me a message. What are these lessons like? 🤔 ▪They can be grammar focused with lots of drilling exercises (that you do at home) and lots of speaking/grammar games that we do together during the lessons; ▪They can be the lessons that help you improve your speaking 🔊 and listening skills. You just need to watch some videos 🎥 and revise the words! During the lesson we discuss these videos and work on your pronunciation & vocabulary. ▪They can include reading 📖and writing activities where we talk about what you read on the Internet or in the news! You choose how YOU want to learn and I help you in the most suitable way 🤗 or I offer you the way that will work for YOU! If you want to know more or have any other questions, don't hesitate to write me 😊 I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you with whatever 🎯 language goals you have! See you soon, Ksenija 💖
Hi there! I'm Ksenija 🖐 A native Russian speaker and a language teacher of Russian and English as foreign languages. If you always wanted to learn Russian but never really dared to start or maybe you have studied Russian and want to continue studying it on a higher level, search no more! You've found a teacher that can you help from the comfort of your home🤗 ❗❗ UPDATE: It is once again again possible to have offline lessons in the cafes of Amersfoort! You can now choose to meet offline in Amersfoort or online and have lessons from the comfort of your home 🤗 🧡INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CLASS AND THE LESSONS: General Russian courses for intermediate and upper intermediate levels. These courses help you to develop all of the language skills and language competencies that you need for using the language correctly. They include everything you need to get closer to your language goals and feel comfortable learning Russian. They are structured fun and follow a certain course plan but there is always room for focusing on your questions and interests. 📚Here are some of the topics from the course plan: 1. Locative Case & its functions: location, the verb "играть" -в или -на?, describing people, clothing & styles. 2. Verbs in the present tense: revision of the most frequently used verbs in games & dialogues 3. Different ways of talking about the future & your plans (vocab: time expressions & adverbs) 4. Future tense & perfective verbs (working with conjugation) 5. Numerals & Adjectives in Nominative case (vocab: revision of basic adjectives and ordinal numbers) If you have any questions, feel free to write me and I will answer you as soon as I can 😊 I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you with whatever 🎯 language goals you have! See you soon, Ksenija 💖
Hi there! I'm Ksenija 🖐 A native Russian speaker and a language teacher of Russian and English as foreign languages. If you always wanted to learn Russian but never really dared to start or maybe you have studied Russian and want to continue studying it on a higher level, search no more! You've found a teacher that can you help from the comfort of your home, and that can offer you a nice discount if you are a total beginner. 💚INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CLASS AND THE LESSONS: General Russian course for complete beginners helps you to develop all of your language skills and language competencies that you need for using the language correctly right from the start. It includes everything you need to get closer to your language goals and start feeling comfortable learning Russian. The course is structured fun and follows a certain course plan but there is always room for focusing on your questions and interests. 📚Here are some of the topics from the course plan: 1. Learning about the Russian alphabet and how to read with famous big brands 🤩 2. Who and What. Who is this? This is... (Nominative Case + Professions) 3. Where? Places in the city (Locative Case + Places in the City, some cities & countries) 4. First verbs (Most frequent verbs in the present tense: Groups 1 and 2 + revision of the Locative Case) 5. I have a brother (The Russian structure of "I have a..." + people and family members) 6. I don't have a brother (Revision of the 5th topic + Genitive case) 7. I have a red coat (Basic adjectives, colors, and clothing) 8. This is my dog (Possessive pronouns + animals) 9. How much? (Ordinal and Cardinal numbers in Russian) 10. What time is it? (How to tell the time in Russian + Genitive case) If you have any questions, feel free to write me and I will answer you as soon as I can 😊 I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you with whatever 🎯 language goals you have! See you soon, Ksenija 💖

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