I graduated from Vladimir State University, Russia first as a teacher of English and History and later as a teacher of Russian and Literature. There I started teaching Russian to students from Hungary, USA, China and Denmark. I completed my dissertation, which deals with the methodological analysis of teaching Russian as a foreign language. I defended my doctorate degree at St. Petersburg State University;
I moved to Hungary in 1995 and in 2001 obtained a doctorate in education at Hungarian Academy of Sciences. I got to know all levels of language teaching, working in language schools, a secondary school, a college and a university. I constantly teach Russian, English, Communication Skills, Study Techniques, Research and Presentation, Intercultural Communication, Business Soft Skills;
I have been working at the Faculty of Foreign Trade of Budapest Business School, University of Applied Sciences since 2012. I took exams in Russian and English in the TELC and the ECL exam systems. I am also currently participating in the Budapest Business School language exam system. 49 my works have been published in Russia and Hungary. One of them: “Basic Conversation in Russian” for beginner language learners. I proofread the textbook “Russian Business Language” edited by Dr. Endre Trombitás;
I am an active participant in conferences on language teaching both in Hungary and other countries. As a participant of these international scientific conferences, I spoke at conferences in St. Petersburg, Brno, Moscow, Prague, Bratislava, Rose Hill, Vienna, Paris, Granada, Larvik, Nizhny Novgorod, Budapest, Pécs, Zalaegerszeg. Since 2016 I have been the president of the Hungarian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature. The Association is a member organization of the International Organization of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature based in St. Petersburg, so I also contribute to the international development of Russian language teaching. Active international relations have been established with the language teachers of the RUDN University in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod State University;
A fruitful relationship has also been established with the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Hungary. Our Association participates in organizing and conducting conferences, seminars and meetings.
In cooperation with the Russian Cultural Centre in Budapest and the colleagues of the mentioned foreign universities, it also provides assistance in the coordination tasks of the professional training of Russian language teachers. 17 of our Hungarian colleagues graduated from RUDN University, Department of “Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language” in 2017.
I consider the work of a teacher as my profession and my way of life.