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Irina Osipova

Irina Osipova

Director, Teacher

A teacher with a vast experience of work with adults and corporate clients. A demanding and attentive instructor, who is scrupulous about teaching. Irina has been managing TOPS Language Centre since October 2011.

She believes that one of the main achievements consists in that the team of the Centre remains constant from the date of its foundation and only expands accepting talented teachers, both experienced and young, into its close-knit family.
“When you put heart into work, you will succeed for sure! The main thing is not to lose heart and move ahead, despite difficulties and failures! I try to be tough on myself first and then on my colleagues. I’m not afraid of entering into something new, since this makes life more interesting!”

Advanced training:

– Certificate of advanced training at the Saint Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education under the program “Methods of Foreign Language Teaching at Different Training Stages under the Conditions of Realization of the Federal State Educational Standards” from 1 to 18 July 2016
– Certificate of advanced training under the program “Preparation for Inspection of an Educational Organization by Regulatory Bodies. Practical Recommendations” of the Innovation and Education Centre “Northern Capital” from 16 to 17 March 2016
– Certificate of participation in the seminar “They never look up from their phones! Are we really connecting with our learners?” held by Cambridge University Press, 2019
– Certificate of participation in a seminar of Guy Brook-Hart held by Cambridge University Press, 2012
– TESOL Certificate (ELT Advantage course Communicative Teaching for the ESL/EFL Classroom), 2011
– Certificate of participation in the seminar “Mixing business with pleasure” of Pearson Publishing, 2011
– Certificate of participation in the seminar “Teaching writing today: the same as yesterday?” of Pearson Publishing, 2011
– Certificate of St. Petersburg Bridges Centre on successful completion of target preparation of a specialist in the field of development of test assignments for linguo-didactic discrete language tests, 2005

Olga Kubasova

Olga Kubasova

Commercial Director

Olga treats every client with great attention, maintains communication with everyone and takes into account students’ wishes, comments and feedback in order to organize work of TOPS Language Centre most efficiently. Olga also gives English classes on various topics at any level. As a teacher, Olga is noted for her high professionalism and ability to apply an individual approach to her students. Students note Olga’s creative approach, highly appreciate her classes and always attend them with joy.

“One of my achievements in life, which I’m proud of, is work at TOPS Language Centre from the date of its foundation. Organize office work most efficiently, coordinate work of the Company’s managers, hold personal meetings with clients and partners, find an individual approach to each student of the Centre – all this is everyday work that I do easily and with pleasure. I’m very scrupulous about my work, I can set priorities properly and find an adequate solution of any problem. All these qualities were honed thanks to teaching activity. I have been giving group and individual classes, conducting general and special courses and working with adult students and children for 15 years. I take on any new work with interest and support every students’ initiative allowing them to unlock their creative potential to the full and achieve success in learning English. Therefore, students feel free in class and speak with pleasure on topics interesting to them.

If you wish to start learning a foreign language, get an advice in the field of additional education or create a unique program for your employees, I will answer all your questions with pleasure and do my best, so that your purpose can be achieved”.

Advanced training:

– Certificate of advanced training at the Saint Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education under the program “Improvement of Professional Skills of Foreign Language Teacher” from 18 January to 21 March 2012

– Diploma of additional education of Saratov State University named after N.G. Chernyshevsky, qualification – Translator in the sphere of professional communication, 2004

– Certificate of a participant of the seminar “Innovations in Education” of CentreCom Publishing

– Certificate of a participant of the Second City Academy of Instructors of Higher Education Institutions and Secondary Professional Education Institutions

– Certificate of completion of the course “Teacher of English as a Foreign Language” (TESOL) and a course on the communicative method of teaching English

Kalyanova Irina

Kalyanova Irina

International Education Advisor

When I was a student at the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the Leningrad State University, I went to study in England and USA. It was then that I decided to connect my future profession with foreign education. Since 2010 I have been helping students enter schools all over the world and sending people abroad to learn foreign languages for work and communication under different language programs. By now, there are more than 300 successful enrolments with schools of United Kingdom, Europe and USA under my belt. I have visited myself most of the schools with which we cooperate to be sure of the quality of educational services provided. I have participated in international education exhibitions, such as British Boarding Schools Workshop, Study World and ALPHE, ICEF. Language Centre TOPS is a certified agent in the field of international education and has completed international Agent trainings with Kaplan and ICEF. We also regularly visit meetings and seminars with representatives of embassies of United Kingdom, USA and Australia regarding up-to-date visa and education issues.

Advanced training:
Certificates: TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) Certificates (3) ‒ Cambridge certificates confirming knowledge of English teaching methods.
Courses: International Tourist Activity Program, Training Centre of International Tourism and Business.

It is not so easy to decide to get an education abroad, as students face a number of questions that they cannot always answer themselves. The specialists of TOPS Language Centre will help you choose a school suitable just for you, inform you of all details of admission and help submit documents and enroll for a program. We support our students during the whole period of training and help them resolve problems arising in the course of training.

Come to us, we will help you achieve your dream!