Research and academic interests
Jelena’s main area of interest has always been the methodology of teaching Russian language to foreign students.
She has extensively studied the Galina Kitaygorodskaya method of intensive language teaching for foreign students. Professor Kitaygorodskaya is the leading Russian language specialist at Moscow State University, and her methods of teaching Russian to foreign students are held in the highest regard. Jelena has attended several courses in Moscow, to enable her to keep up to date with the latest developments in this method of teaching.
These methods of teaching Russian are also effective when used in short, intensive courses. These courses are proven to be the best way of offering a basic knowledge to students without any previous exposure to Russian (for example businesses that win important contracts with Russia, or Russian speaking countries, where there is a need to train one or more staff member, increasing the company’s credibility as a result). Jelena is an expert in offering such training using these methods.
Jelena has also attended regular training courses at Moscow Pushkin Institute, which specialises in the methodology of teaching Russian language to foreign students.