- Russian (native speaker)
- Russian studies, Russian State Pedagogical University (www.herzen.spb.ru/en/)
- PhD in intercultural communication, Russian State Pedagogical University
- Special preparation in the field of testing Russian as a foreign language (TORLF), Saint Petersburg State University
- Innovative didactics in the formation of a bilingual person in the preschool and early school years, Online course for Russian language teachers (http://www.forum.rusner.ru/)
Maria is a professional teacher of Russian as Foreign Language with more than 10 years experience in teaching students of all levels, ages and nationalities. She has worked at many universities, such as Saint Petersburg Chemical Pharmaceutical Academy (www.spcpa.ru), Saint Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts (www.spbguki.ru), Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Philology, etc.
She also has extensive experience working abroad, in the Russian society of education, cultural and business cooperation (www.msrs.ru/organisations/turkey/220/) (Istanbul, Turkey). She is currently working at Çanakkale Onzekiz Mart University (www.comu.edu.tr/english/), teaching Russian for future employees within the tourism industry.
Being an enthusiastic teacher, Maria has participated in a large number of conferences, dedicated to Russian language teaching methodologies and has published many articles on the topic. At the moment she also offers her expertise to our school through Russian lessons via Skype.