Our teaching philosophy can be summed up in a single yet powerful quote:
Learning a language involves, for our students, challenges to their cognitive abilities, their self-esteem and, frequently, their social skill. It is a ‘courageous process’. It is thus vitally important to know how our learners feel, what they need and what helps them to be successful. Such knowledge is half the secret of how to be a good teacher!
If you prefer to study on your own time, then check out our new Russian language training book to help accelerate your progress (Launching summer 2018).
Raising bilingual kids is a wise investment that is sure to pay off throughout their lives. Kids are quick learners and it never seizes to amaze just how quickly they can absorb a new language. This is why it is especially important that they maintain their own native language while in another country.
Although there are many schools in Canada where your kids can learn Russian, sadly enough, many of them approach teaching kids Russian in a broad and systematic manner without focusing on them individually.
Having a personal Russian language teacher makes the learning process easier to acquire and joyful to experience because each Russian language lesson focuses on your kids' unique learning style and fluency level.
Lessons for young learners include:
ESL (English as a second language) lessons are also available for Junior and Senior Kindergarten, along with Grades 1-3.
Each student is evaluated based on their current fluency level in order to prepare customized materials that are best suited for them individually.
Russian as a Second Language (RSL) is designed to suit almost all needs and interests.
This language course is geared towards individuals that want to learn how to speak Russian for future business or leisure trips to Russia or simply someone who would like to learn Russian fast as a second language.
Common topic lessons for adult learners include:
Starting from the very basic concepts, you will gradually move to more complex ones such as grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
What our students think
Dear Miss Nina!
Thank you very much for all your hard work! We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful teacher for my Alex and Shawn! This year was particularly challenging for Shawn, and I am glad he had you by his side for support, for understanding, guidance- we appreciate all those very much! His knowledge has grown, his speech improved beyond our expectations, his social skills developed a lot-thank you!!! As for Alex –he loves you very much, he talks about you all the time-thank you instilling in him love for the Russian language, he loves to rhyme and loves to read and write in Russian!!! We will miss you this summer-but I hope you have a safe and fun trip! See you in September!- Alex, Shawn and Linda (June 2013)
Dear Miss Nina!
Thank you so much for another wonderful year! We really appreciate all you do Liza and Oleg! You do the nicest things for people! And you’re appreciated more than you know! Have wonderful Holidays!!!- Volkov family (June 2014)
Dear Miss Nina,
You are a one of a kind teacher! You Inspire, You challenge, You guide, You give, You praise, You listen, You encourage, You care. You make a difference in the lives you touch. Thanks for being such a wonderful teacher! Thank you for your patience! With regards,- Nikita O. (June 2011)
En and Ru
Dear Miss Nina!
Thank you very much for all your amazing work! Words can’t describe the appreciation and gratitude we fell. Max and Shawn both love you very much and enjoy your lessons a lot Q Shawn is very attached to you ( I say this in a good way) and it was especially evident when you were away during the summer. In the last couple of months he became more verbal and social, and we have to thank you for making him feel welcomed. He really became comfortable and therefore, is able to learn and shine! Hope you have a fun and safe holiday season! All the best in the New Year!- Max, Shawn, Alex and Olga (2013)
Thank you very much for your work and care! For the fact that Arik happily goes to school every day!- From Arik, Vera and Roman ()
I am very glad that you were my teacher in the Russian Language. Thank you for your kindness and your dilligence! P.S We hope to see you soon, when my sister goes to school!- Luka (2016)
Many thanks for your kindness and patience in the training of my son Sergey. I am very grateful to you for your work and your not an easy business.I sincerely hope that next year he will be so lucky with a teacher like you. I Wish you always the same-stay firm, sometimes, smile more often.You became a teacher not without a reason. I wish you prosper and lots of love from kids!- (2015)
Thank you for your patience and concern. We well try to always do our lessons and do not make anyone sad. Have a goo academic year and many successes in all matters!!!!- Masha and mom (June 2012)
Ru and En
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Nina has more than 10 years of experience teaching Russian to kids and adults that span many private schools and educational centres, including Roots Education and Prestige schools across Toronto and the GTA, while also teaching as an ECE teacher for several years.
Nina has been a leading figure in the planning and continual improvement of Russian language classes which has resulted in measurable language progression among her students.
By teaching students from a wide range of backgrounds and learning styles, she has honed her communication, creativity, and motivational skills.
Additionally, her inherent passion for the Russian language and culture has fostered exciting and engaging classes that have successfully encouraged and developed thoughtful and enthusiastic students.
All Nina's lessons are devised to be fun, engaging and student-focused.
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