Grebenkina - Russian Teacher - Toronto, ON, Canada

Olga Grebenkina

Toronto, ON, Canada


Back in Russia, I was an English teacher for 14 years at a major Russian University. This has helped me find out how the English language works, and to understand the similarities and differences between the two languages. It will be much easier for you to learn the Russian language as you will be studying it in comparison with English, learning more about its uniqueness and beauty.


Russian Teacher

Work History

Russian Language Teacher

George Brown College

From January 2014

• Deliver Russian lessons focused on developing speaking, grammar, writing, pronunciation, reading and listening skills to non-Russian speaking students of different age range

Russian Language Tutor

From November 2012

• Deliver Russian lessons focused on improving speaking, grammar and listening skills to non-Russian speaking students

Supply Teacher

The Prestige School

February 2012 - March 2012

The Prestige School is an independent private day school for students from Kindergarten through Grade12.
• Delivered Russian, English, Social Studies and Science to Grade 2, 3 and Kindergarten

Russian Teacher

Exchange Program

February 2009 - June 2009

Shenzhen Polytechnic Institute, Shenzhen, China
• Taught Russian at Shenzhen Polytechnic Institute to groups of 19-22 non-Russian speaking students
• Planned and delivered "Conversational Russian", "Business Russian", "Russian Business Correspondence", "Russian Grammar", "Russian Culture" and lessons focused on improving reading, listening and writing skills
• Implemented interactive teaching methods to pique the students' interests and promote active learning
• Created and implemented tasks for successful language learning in a mixed-level class
• Developed course content to enhance students learning
• Prepared, administered and marked tests, papers and final exams to evaluate students' progress
• Received excellent feedback from the students and teachers

Research Student

City of Perm State Technical University

, Russia
• Defended the dissertation "Communicative and Pragmatic Aspects of Polysemous (Ambiguous) Utterances in Terms of Contradictory and Synergic Approach" (the research is done in terms of both the Russian and English languages)

Senior Lecture/Associate Professor

City of Perm State Technical University

(PhD in Linguistics) 1997 - 2011
City of Perm State Technical University, Russia
Department of Foreign Languages, Linguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication
City of Perm State Technical University (PSTU) is one of the largest technical higher educational institutions in Russia. It is well-known in Russia and abroad for its achievements in the field of education and scientific research.
• Planned and delivered Russian lessons focused on improving grammar, speaking, reading and listening skills to non-Russian speaking students
• Designed curriculum for the courses "Conversational Russian" and "Business Russian"
• Prepared teaching materials and outlines for courses

Qualifications & Certifications

The Canadian Centre for Language and Cultural Studies


Chelyabinsk State University


City of Perm State Pedagogical University

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