Natasha has taught Russian for over twenty years, first in Ukraine and now in the U.S. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics and a Master's Degree, and has attended many teaching conferences and seminars. In the process, she has learned much from her colleagues. Before beginning her career as an author, Natasha was a head teacher, observing countless lessons. In this capacity, she provided feedback to the teachers on improving their lessons, and to the students on how they could best benefit from the program.
As a teacher, Natasha watched students struggle to learn Russian from complex textbooks that presented too much too quickly. The students had no time to internalize the information. She soon began to develop her own way of presenting the material, and realized that there is a very simple method of learning any language: divide complicated material into simple pieces, and master it step-by-step. - See more at: http://russianstepbystep.com/index/about_the_team_russian_step_by_step/0-79#sthash.1ZMAwAJS.dpuf
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Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics and a Master's Degree, and has attended many teaching conferences and seminars.
Natasha's years of experience have culminated in a book series of her own - Russian Step by Step. The books are easy to follow, and, at the same time, they teach real Russian. In RSBS books, students will find dialogues from everyday life, exercises to help master those dialogues, and text to help remember them. The series has branches for both adults and children. The adult series is aimed at non-Russian speakers who want to learn either alone, or with the help of a teacher. The many hours of audio included with the books help students to learn proper Russian pronunciation. The children's series is aimed at bilingual kids, or those whose Russian-speaking parents or grandparents want them to both understand and communicate in Russian. The books take into consideration the specifics of this audience, and make sure the kids have fun while learning. - See more at: http://russianstepbystep.com