The International Centre of Russian Language Studies is proud of employing highly qualified specialists with great experience in teaching Russian as a foreign language.
Natalya Kraeva, Director of the International Centre of Russian Language
StudiesHaving graduated from the Philological faculty of Kazan State University with her major in Russian Language and Literature, she has been working at the Centre since its very first days. Today Natalia teaches the Speaking Practice to students of all levels. She is also the Mentor of the foreign students groups, organizing site-seeing tours and various culture-historical trips at their leisure time. She speaks and understands English well. Her personal interests are classical music and literature, she also loves travelling.
Natalya Toropova, Speaking Practice and Comprehension Reading
Graduated from Kazan State University, the Faculty of Foreign languages. She speaks fluent English. She has been working at the Centre for a very long time. She is absolutely fond of the teaching process as well as of those who she teaches. Her favourite cup of tea is literature, music and theatre.
Adel Useinov, Translation and Mass Media
Graduated from the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Translation. He speaks fluent English and French. Adel adores his job and his students. He has got a lot of different interests: he likes playing the guitar and piano, growing plants, travelling, reading and going to the theatre.
Catherine Paleha, Grammar Teacher
A Graduate of the Philological Faculty of Kazan State University, who specializes in Russian grammar. At the Centre she has managed to gain respect and admiration of her students. Catherine is interested both in popular and classical music, she also loves sports and traveling.
Vitaly Sergeev, Literature Teacher
Graduated from the Kazan State University, faculty of Philology. At the Center he lectures Russian Literature of the 20th century and Russia Through The Cinema. He has a great experience in working with foreign students. Vitaly knows a lot about literature, particularly poetry. He is fond of motor racing, jazz, and the theater.
*Depending on the program of the course the Centre can also bring in other wonderful specialists in various disciplines for a specific group of students