School of Language and Global Studies
Fylde Building, FY222
+44 (0) 1772 89 6406
Subject Areas: Languages
Svetlana Baeva has more than 27 years' experience in teaching Russian Language: in high schools in Russia; in the Russian Embassy in Cambodia; and privately as a second language in Cambodia, Turkmenistan, Solomon Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and the UK. She currently holds a 0.4 post, teaching Russian Language and Culture at Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced levels in the School of Language, Literature and International Studies, where she has worked since 2007.
Svetlana's approach to teaching is to put the student at the heart of the experience to imitate an authentic Russian learning environment by sharing her passion for Russia, the beauty of its language and richness of its culture. She uses exciting and stimulating teaching methods that have brought quick results to students. She enjoys interaction with her students in class and draws on her past experience in acting and teaching drama in her lessons. Svetlana enjoys teaching and takes pride in the progress and achievements made by her students. Indeed, this has been a constant personal motivating factor throughout her career and keeps her passionate about what she can bring to students' lives through her lessons.
Svetlana has worked as an actress and, for many years, organized after-school drama classes and fostered dramatic development throughout her teaching career. She continues to promote Russian culture through her teaching at UCLan.
Svetlana also provides interpreting services and translates various documents and correspondence.
Svetlana has travelled extensively around the world and her experience provides a unique view of how Russian culture is viewed, and how it has influenced and been influenced by other nations. She spent lengthy periods in Central Asia (Turkmenistan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan...); South-East Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Malasia); and the Pacific (Solomon Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Tonga). She has also visited Ukraine; Baltic states and many former Soviet Union members; USA (California, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Washington DC); Mexico; Dominican Republic; Thailand; Malaysia; Seychelles; Maldives; Egypt; Israel; Tunisia; Sultanate of Oman; UAE (all its states); Greece; Spain and its territories; Japan; and many European countries (Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic, Croatia, Montenegro, France…).
Over the past few years she has been helping organizers of holidays in Garstang and South Lakes for Chernobyl children victims with interpreting, translation, teaching and general understanding of Russian people and their culture.
Svetlana is a keen cyclist and lover of nature, frequently cycling to and walking around the Lakes. She has also been practising yoga for many years and lives a healthy life.