My name is Olesya.
I am from Russia, but currently live in Brisbane (Australia) and help people from all over the world to study Russian language.
I am a teacher of Russian for foreigners. I can teach individual students, groups and implement the TORFL (“Test of Russian as a Foreign Language”).
After my graduation at Moscow State Teacher Training University (Degree in Teaching Russian Language and Literature) and post graduate courses (PhD, Philology) I taught Russian Phonetics and Sociolinguistics at my university.
I additionally completed the course of “Methods of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language” at Moscow State University and after that taught Russian to foreign students at Language Link in Moscow. I worked in the RLUS (Russian Language Undergraduate Studies) Program and also delivered lectures to students studying methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language at Moscow Institute of Open Education.
I have a certificate from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia which entitles the bearer to carry out testing of citizens of foreign countries in Russian “within the limits of the Russian state system of testing (elementary, basic, the 1st level of system)”. And I prepared students for the 1st and the 2nd levels.
My personal interest is in the area of research of the cultural and linguistic relationship. My focus is on F. Dostoevsky’s works. My master’s degree work and a PhD thesis incorporated a linguistic research of functions of words representing some key concepts of Russian culture in F. Dostoevsky’s novels.
You can find my profile on LinkedIn (Olesya Kharina) as well.
Testimonials from some of my students