Hello! I have briefly introduced my career path in one of the posts. Now I am starting the second blog, which name is 'Learning Languages with Elena'. The blog is about foreign language learning, where I cope with stereotypes about the learning process and introduce practices, which can be useful for a language learner. I… Continue reading New Blog
Hello! In this post, I will tell you a bit more about my career path and education I accomplished to have it. Like I already wrote, my first qualification is a teacher of English and German, and I worked one year accordingly (in Russia). After that, I moved to Finland for Master degree in Education,… Continue reading Who Am I? Identification through Career
This time I will share the differences between Finland and Russia which shocked me, when I just moved to Finland. 1. Finnish people smiled a lot. Almost all of them. Almost always. It was a significant difference from Russia where people look serious, way too serious sometimes. It doesn't mean that Russian people are angry,… Continue reading Who Am I? Identification Through Places. Finland. Part 2.
This time I really don't know how to start. So I am 'going back' to my childhood. When I was small, my parents were reading fairy-tales to me. Those fairy-tales were from all over the world, representing the cultures of their country. Among my favourite fairy-tales and stories, there were Nordic ones. There were trolls… Continue reading Who Am I? Identification through places. Finland. Part 1
Happy New Year! My best wishes for 2019! I don't think I have ever been so happy to greet a new year as this time. I had a clear feeling that all bad stayed in 2018, and all the great changes are to start in 2019! 😍😀 But all the changes and achievements do require… Continue reading New Year!
As I promised in my previous post to tell you briefly about the cultural shock I experienced on my arrival. No matter where I go, I need around 3 days to cool down and get used to small talk and short distance between people during communication. As I am in Finland almost 8 years, and… Continue reading First Day in Portugal
I decided to make a separate post on the Portuguese language. Being a linguist, I am very curious about any language I was exposed to in one way or another. Language is not only the way to communicate, language refrects the culture and how people think. Elaborating on the language is my favourite approach to… Continue reading The Portuguese Language