We have a new Global blogger starting with us this week. Evgeniya Zimina from Russia is our most northern blogger so far and will be posting every two weeks about her teaching experiences with Global experiences. Here Evgeniya introduces herself – her first blog post will appear later in the week.
My name is Evgeniya Zimina, I come from Kostroma, a city about 300 km north of Moscow, Russia. And though I have travelled a lot and seen many countries and places, my heart will always be here.
I teach English at the Department of Foreign Languages of Kostroma State University, where I studied myself. I teach a variety of subjects including Business English, Translation and Interpretation, Grammar, Conversation. I wrote my PhD thesis in an absolutely different area, Economics, which turned out to be useful for teaching Business English. I also have a lot of one-to-one teaching practice because the demand for language learning is staggering here.
Professional development is very important to me – I don’t want to be remembered by generations of students as a boring creature that uses a faded boring book. That is why I try to attend seminars, conferences and workshops for language teachers and take part in professional competitions. And I try to encourage my students to do the same, because they are going to be teachers, too.