Svetlana Baeva

Svetlana Baeva

Associate Lecturer of Russian Language and Culture

School of Humanities, 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 Humanities, Language and Global Studies, where she has worked since 2007.

Full Profile

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, Franceā€¦).

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.


  • AL1109 : Beginners Russian Language & Culture
  • AL2438 : Intermediate Russian
  • AL2309 : Advanced Russian


  • 2008 - to present. Web site design: Specialised instruction in the use of computer dynamics for
    teaching purposes. UCLAN Preston.
  • 2010. Language and Drama Course, designed for language teachers to incorporate Drama elements into lessons.
    London University, Russell Square.
  • 2003. Advanced training courses in: Russian Language, Literature, Psychology, History and Education.
    Nizhniy Novgorod Higher Education Academy
  • Aug 1989 - Nov. 1990 Stage and Cinema acting. Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg) Drama Institute.
  • Sept.1983 -July 1987 MA in Philology: Russian Language, Literature, History and Child Psychology- Distinction-Nizhny Tagil State University.
    Certificate awarded for directing drama productions-Nizhny Tagil State University