The school of Russian language for foreigners has existed from the mid of the last century. From that particular time the educational establishments of Minsk have invited the students from East Europe, Asia, Latin America.
All the teaching staff in Leader is highly trained Russian language specialists with considerable experience and post-graduate degrees. All teachers must be able to speak at least one or two other major European languages.
The best Belarussian teachers studied at Belarussian state university, Belarussian pedagogical university and Minsk linguistic university at philological departments. So the teachers of educational centre Leader are the graduators of these establishments. Some of them studied in Russia too.

So the courses are taught by highly skilled teachers with many year experience of work with international students both in Belarusian universities and abroad. Many of them are the authors of course books, tutorial guides and original methodologies for teaching Russian as a foreign language.


Elena Kobzar

The graduate of the Belorussian State University with qualification «Philologist. Russian language and literature teacher».
From 2010 till 2016 she has been working at Russian as a foreign language department of Belorussian State Medical University (at preparatory and main department). In 2015 she took postgraduate degree and has been working on MPhil dissertation .
She uses modern methods and technologies and communicative approach in teaching process.

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Yulia Pachomova-Televich

The teacher of Russian language as a foreign from 2008.
The teacher of the Belarusian state university (for 2 years) and the Belarusian state medical university (for 6 years).
The graduate of philological faculty of the Belarusian state university in 2008. The graduate of postgraduate school in 2014.
The author of 35 articles (also about the foreigner’s adaptation in Belarus and Russia).
Yulia has the experience of teaching foreign students both in group and individually (from A1 to C1 level).
She teaches also teenagers, children and adults from Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, the USA, Norway, Sweden, China, Korea, Australia, Turkey, Lebanon, Libya, Jordan, Iraq, Israel, Namibia, Nigeria, Turkmenistan, Azerbaidzhan.
She has the experience of teaching Russian language to the students of medical and linguistic universities and also at special courses “ Russian speaking etiquette for adaptation” and “Russian language. Business course.”

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Sergey Trunin

Ph.D, Docent, Professor of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. In 2002 he graduated from the philological faculty of the Belarusian State University, specialty “Philologist. Teacher of Russian language and literature”. In 2008 he defended his thesis in Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (Moscow). Teaches Russian as a foreign language since 2007. Among his students – students from China, India, Poland, South Korea, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Nepal, Yemen and other countries. Hobby – literature and foreign languages. He speaks Ukrainian, English, Czech and German languages.

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Anna Dolgovich

Anna graduated from Belarussian pedagogical university. She is a teacher, linguist, and interpreter. Has an experince of creating new programmes. While teaching she uses English and French.

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Anna Gridushko

Anna’s first university degree – a journalist, graduated from Belarussian State University. The second speciality is «Russian as a foreign language». She teaches Russian on Skype and individually. Among her students there are people from the USA, Eсuador, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Island, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Great Britain, South Korea and others. The teacher also conducts scientific research about specific methods of Russian as a foreign teaching.

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Elena Yablonskaya

Elena graduated from Belarussian State Linguistic University (Faculty of Philology). Had experience of learning the methodology of Russian as a foreign language in Germany. Got PHd degree in the sphere of linguistics and wrote many scientific works. Elena has been teaching Russian since 2006. She is a supervisor of corporate training and you can find among her students the clients from different foreign companies.

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