Teacher Profile: Russian Teacher London

Russian Teacher London – Irina

Irina, from Russia

Teaches Russian in London

Over 6 years experience

With Cactus since September, 2017

BA in Modern Languages

Speaks Russian, Spanish and English

How long have you been teaching for and how long for Cactus?

I have been teaching Russian for over 6 years now, and for Cactus since September, 2017 in London.

How long have you been living in the UK?

I moved to the UK in 1992.

What is your degree and teaching experience?

I have a BA degree in Modern Languages and also a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults).

Have you ever worked in another field?

Yes, my background is in organising corporate conferences and events.

How many languages do you speak?

I speak Russian, English and Spanish.

Is there a typical food of your native country and is there a special occasion when most families eat it?

During Maslenitsa, a sun festival that is celebrated at the end of February, also known as ‘pancake week’, the traditional Russian festivity, where blini (pancakes) are eaten every day for the seven days of the festivities. The blinis are eaten with many fillings and toppings, from sour cream to caviar, to salmon and all things sweet! The blinis, made every day of the week, symbolise the sun and its warmth and Russians are known to eat as many of them as possible during Maslenitsa since the seven days of festivities are followed by seven sober weeks of the Great Lent.

Which country would you want to visit and why?

I would like visit Norway and explore Norwegian fjords!


Ждем вас на наших занятиях русского языка в школе Cactus!

До скорой встречи, друзья!

До свида́ния! 

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