Elena Ivanova graduated with honors from the Moscow State Pedagogical University, the Faculty of Russian Language and Literature, and also specializes in Russian as a Foreign Language. She is fluent in English, and has worked with great success with students of various levels since 2002. At present Elena is working in the department of Russian for foreign students at the National University of Science and Technology (MISiS). In her lessons Elena combines professionalism with a creative approach; she “liberates” the students, building a friendly atmosphere in class. Her lessons are always interesting and fun. Elena successfully worked in companies such as “Perekrestok”, “Russian Standard”, Kellogg Brown and Root” and with students from Britain on semester-long academic programmes. She completed PhD research in 2013, now is leading Language Link’s programme “Methods of teaching Russian as a Foreign Language”.