Belford - Russian Instructor - Ennice, NC 28623, USA

Larisa Belford

Ennice, NC 28623, USA

Services

Russian Instructor

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Summary:

Looking for new ways to teach foreign language in class - to give more skills to speak than to read and write in Russian.

Work History

Russian Language Instructor

Forsyth Technical Community College

From January 2012

• Taught at beginning level to a group of students
• Assisted in the development of learning materials, preparing schemes of daily lessons and maintaining records to monitor student progress, achievement and attendance.
• Took part in the administration of the department's program of study and other activities as requested.

Russian Language Instructor

MiLanguage

June 2009 - September 2009

• Taught at beginning level to a group of soldiers
• Assisted in the development of learning materials, preparing schemes of daily lessons and maintaining records to monitor student progress, achievement and attendance.
• Took part in the administration of the department's program of study and other activities as requested.

Credit teacher at summer language courses

Concordia College

June 2006 - July 2006

• Taught at advanced level to a group of American schoolchildren in Russian village. Concordia Language Villages is a summer program of Concordia College, MN.
• Assisted in the development of learning materials, preparing schemes of daily lessons and maintaining records to monitor student progress, achievement and attendance.
• Provided daily care and support to students.
• Took part in the administration of the department's program of study and other activities as requested.

Volunteer worker - Conducting Russian Conversation Club

Reynolda Public Library

, Winston-Salem, NC, USA and Alleghany County Public Library, Sparta, NC, USA
2003 - Present Volunteer worker - Conducting Russian Conversation Club
• Maintain my own continuing professional improvement and play my role in the development of the relations between my two countries, Russian Federation and USA; for this purpose I established and have being conducting, as a volunteer, a Russian Conversation Club for everyone who is interested in knowing more about Russia's rich tradition in literature and music.
• Participated in the organizing of the Russian exhibition in the Sparta library providing it with Russian art pieces, books, magazines and pictures.

Business owner (Director and supervisor)

Moscow city, Russia

• Undertook high quality research in the area of small business in new Russia and with professional help registered my firm "Larissa" with the Moscow Registration Board.
• Worked as a director of my firm and supervised teaching assistants and other teaching support staff as required.
• Organized Russian language courses for foreigners who came to Moscow with a goal to improve their spoken Russian skills and to receive more information about radical changes in new Russia.
• The firm "Larissa" offered Russian language courses for two weeks or for one month and a few different sorts of services as well: visa support, meeting in airport or railway station, providing various places to live (for those who were eager to practice their spoken Russian further, the firm offered living with a Russian family), and arranged the schedule of excursions and assistance in business in Moscow.
• Participated in linguistic research in the area of teaching and learning Russian as a foreign language.
• Maintained regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.
• Practiced teaching Russian as foreign language to business people at different multinational firms in Moscow, such as Price Waterhouse, KPMG, Bayer and others.

Teacher and Instructor in intensive language courses

The private firm "Intensive"

• Took risk and started work in an absolutely new type of business activity (new for a former Soviet Russia): conducted intensive private courses in Russian as a foreign language. There were students from different European countries, who came to Moscow not only to practice in Russian, but also to watch the radical changes in a former Soviet country.
• Prepared and delivered lectures on topics of current political and economic events in Russia.
• There were always highly motivated students and Russian language for some of them was the 6th or even the 9th foreign language. For such an audience it was very interesting work for me, I initiated, facilitated, and moderated classroom discussions.
• Took part in excursions to places of interest in Moscow and trips to other ancient Russian towns, regularly went with students to theaters and concert halls.

Senior Teacher and supervisor in special course of Russian

Moscow State Institute of Management

• Worked with the Moscow Institute of Management exchange program to create a one year special course of Russian for advanced level group of German students, from the Munich Institute of Management.
• Planned, evaluated, and revised course content and methods of instruction.
• Evaluated and graded students' work assignments.

Teacher and Senior Teacher of Russian

Moscow High School of Fire Engineers

Taught Russian to the students from different European and Asian countries, such as Czech., Poland, Hungary, Viet Nam and Mongolia at the preparatory department of the college. During one year of Russian studies from the very beginning to the advanced level there was an effort made to develop techniques enabling students to maximize their learning and required training for teachers to learn and apply these techniques.
• Planned, evaluated, and revised curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
• Supervised students' laboratory work.
• Maintained regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.

Teacher of Russian Language

Moscow State Institute of Railway Transport Engineers

• Taught Russian to students from the different developing countries, such as Viet Nam, China, Congo, Chile, Ecuador, Cuba.
• Developed my skills in teaching Russian to multinational groups of students, practiced special sort of training in Russian vocabulary and grammar.
• Prepared course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
• Compiled, administered, and graded examinations.
• Kept abreast of developments in my field of work by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.

Assistant of Teacher in laboratory work

Moscow State University Named

• Prepared course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
• Evaluated and graded students' laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
• Maintained student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
• Supervised students' laboratory work.
• Worked as a substitute teacher.

Qualifications & Certifications

Patrice Lumumba University of International Friendship

Russian Language and Literature

Moscow State University Named in honor of M.V. Lomonosov

Russian Language and Literature

Moscow State University Named in honor of M.V. Lomonosov

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