Let me introduce myself
Years travelled - 33
Countries lived - 6
Countries visited - 48
Languages spoken fluently - 5
Languages on the enough-to-get-me-around level - 12
There is a theory that wanderlust is transmitted via the milk from the cows that have grazed next to rail tracks.
Where I grew up we had no railways but we had to fly a lot. It must have been my childhood diet of inflight meals or all the aircraft exhaust I have inhailed that travelling is my overriding passion.
I'm a university-trained language teacher with long experience of teaching my mother tongue Russian as well as Japanese, Thai and English at the language school and university level. I majored in Oriental Studies and lived half of my life in Japan, Thailand and Holland where on top of my business career I have always had a part time language teaching job, just for the love of it. This is how I got to teach Japanese people Russian, Dutch people Thai and Thai people English.
I use best hand-picked tutorials and the teaching methods and approaches I have developed based on my own 25-year experience in language learning. I am fluent in five and conversational in a dozen myself. Mastering a language takes both system and fun, I know how to provide both.
Based on my specialist training, solid business background and own international relocation experience, I have developed and successfully taught cultural orientation courses for expats. I give cross-cultural awareness seminars for professionals moving to Thailand, Japan, Russia and the Netherlands (Holland). Based in London, will travel.
I have excellent recommendations from my previous employers and students that can be furnished upon request. I'm available for private coaching in London within Travelcard Zones 1-3.
Japanese, English, Thai, Russian language courses, teacher, translator, interpreter in Central London.
My other cultural/linguistic link: Japanese, Chinese, English, Thai, Russian, Laotian (Isarn) language school, courses, translation, interpreting in Bangkok, Thailand