I use most efficient teaching techniques and build my language pedagogy on the most recent research data on the mechanisms of language acquisition. Most of my classes have a form of a conversation, where instruction comes softly and addresses the specific needs of a student.
I am a highly professional language teacher. Experienced in teaching in different countries and meeting country-specific requirements for standardized exams. Have teaching certificates from the UK and Russia and an MA degree in Second Language acquisition from the USA. Teach languages for academic purposes and for every day use.
$25 / 45 minutes
$30 / 60 minutes
$45 / 90 minutes
Marina Y. Sokolova
Research interests: language processing in unbalanced bilinguals and multilinguals, linguistic approaches to language processing, processing differences between native speakers and language learners, processing strategies and general mechanisms of second and third language acquisition.
2017-2018: ESL teacher, The Joffrey Academy of Dance, The Joffrey Ballet, Chicago, IL, USA.
2015-2017: Associate Instructor of Russian, Indiana University Bloomington, USA.
2002-2014: Associate Professor of English Language and Literature, Nizhny Novgorod Linguistics University, Russia.
2017: research PhD (in progress). Psycholinguistics. Department of Modern Languages (distance
program). University of Southampton, UK.
Dissertation title: “Processing differences in monolinguals and multilinguals in the case of full linguistic ambiguity”.
Committee: Dr. Roumyana Slabakova (supervisor), Dr. Ying Zheng (second supervisor).
2017: MA. Second Language Studies. Department of Second Language Studies, Indiana
University Bloomington, USA.
2011: PhD. English Literature. Department of Foreign Literature and International
Communication. Linguistics University. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Dissertation title: “Specificity of characteristics of time and space in “Paradise Lost” by John Milton – synthesis of the antique and the Christian”
Thesis director: Professor Zoya I. Kirnoze.
2002: MA. Linguistics. Linguistic University. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
1997: MA. Pre-School Pedagogy and Psychology. Teacher Training University. Yaroslavl,
1994: BA. Pre-School Pedagogy and Psychology. Pre-School Language Pedagogy. Teacher
Training College of Yaroslavl University. Rybinsk, Russia.
BA. Pre-School Physical Education. Pre-School Language Pedagogy. Teacher Training College of Yaroslavl University. Rybinsk, Russia.
2017: 5th Summer School on Bilingualism and Multilingualism. Universitat de Pampeu Fabra.
2014: Cambridge English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
(CELTA) (QCF). Oxford, UK.
2013: Summer School in Cognitive Linguistics. Bangor University. Bangor, UK.
2013: Current Trends: Theory and Practice in English Language Teaching. International House.
2017-2018: research associate, Bilingualism and Psycholinguistics Research Group, School of Communication, Northwestern University, USA.
2014 (summer): volunteer research assistant to Dr. Cabrelli Amaro, UIC. Chicago, USA.
2015-2017: Indiana University Bloomington, USA
- Russian as a foreign language (R201-202).
2002 – 2014: Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University, Russia
- Syntax (101-102)
- Syntactic analyses (101, 201)
- Phonology (101)
- Phonetic system of the English Language (workshop) (101)
- Linguistic approaches to text analysis (501)
- Linguistic approaches to text interpretation (501)
- English Literature, XVII century (101)
- Seminars in Intercultural communication (201)
- English as a foreign language (E101-102, E201-201, E301-302, E401-402, E501-502)
2010 – 2014: Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University, Russia
- Russian as a foreign language (R101, R301).
1994 – 2002: English Language Company “Lingua-Service”, Rybinsk, Russia
- English as a foreign language.
Marina is an excellent English teacher and a real expert in linguistics! I am very thankful and glad that I found her!
At the end of last year, I was still hopeless and did not know how to do my final exam for my master's degree in English. Luckily I met with Marina and she helped me improve my English skills in a short time. Thanks to Marina's support I was able to complete all my important exams excellently.
Marina's lessons are super organized, structured and always very interesting.
I have not only found a very good English teacher but also a very nice and pleasant person!
I am looking forward to further lessons with Marina and therefore I can definitely recommend her!
Marina was my first English teacher, and I was so fortunate to have her.
Marina was recommended to me by a Russian professor and we had some in-person classes. When she moved out of state, we continued our classes on Skype and I'm so happy she agreed to continue being my teacher! She is a great teacher who understands the struggles of native English speakers to learn Russian. Classes with her just fly by and I learn so much new vocabulary and ways of expressing myself. Homework is so much fun and she is very patient and encouraging. If you get a chance to study with her, take it, you won't regret it!
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