Czech and Russianteacher

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About Varvara Ponomareva (me)
  • What I teach Czech, Russian
  • Instructions inCzech, Russian, English
  • Native languageRussian
  • NationalityRussian
  • Group teachingyes
  • Online teachingyes
Hobbies: novel reading, salsa, psychology, horse riding, chess
Where I teach
  • LocationPrague
  • Preferred settingTo be agreed
  • Do I commute?yes
  • 45 minutes-
  • 60 minutes600 CZK
  • 90 minutes900 CZK
  • 120 minutes-
  • Free trialYes
The rates above are online lessons. In-person meeting rates: + 300 Kč.
Czech (and Russian) is a delicacy, let's taste it together!

My name is Varvara and I have been teaching Russian for 14 years and Czech for foreigners for 10 years, 6 of which at Charles University. I only teach adults but at all levels (A1-C1). I can help you with Prague slang or prepare you for the Permanent Residency Czech Language Exam (A2) or the Czech Citizenship Language Exam (B1).

The brain is a muscle. In the same way, as we train our body, we can train our brain. I understand teaching as a duo of a trainer and a student. I am a demanding teacher because I want you to score a goal.

As a trained bohemian (I am currently writing a dissertation on how to teach foreigners), I like to tell students about the tumultuous history of the Czech language. I combine my know-how materials (grammar) with textbooks, exercise books, and videos. During the conversation, I correct grammar and pronunciation without interrupting the students. I always assign homework that I check at home.

I am a member of Jazykovědné sdružení ČR / Linguistic Association of the Czech Republic and I am a member of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
I interpreted at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

The cancellation policy is 24 hours in advance.
Phone: +420 77 64 555 82

My teaching experience

  • My educationMaster programme
    field Czech for Non-Native Speakers
    Institute of Czech Studies
    Faculty of Arts
    Charles Univer

  • Experience5+ years
  • ReferencesCompanies where I taught:
    Pilsner Urquell
    Greep and BetSys
    ARROWS ETL Global
    Výzkumný Ústav Železniční (Railway Research Institute)
    Bank Gutmann
    J&T Banka
    Sony DADC Czech Republic
    Wavin Ekoplastik

    For references look at my LinkedIn page: Varvara Ponomareva.
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