The Russian Language Centre is headed up by Irina Penter – a highly qualified Rusian tutor, interpreter and translator with many years of experience. Irina started her career in Moscow over 25 years ago and was one of the co-founders, directors and a leading tutor of The SYSTEMA –3 – a leading foreign language business school in Moscow.
Having initialy graduated from one the most prestigious universities of Moscow with a degree in Economics Irina quickly realised that her talents lay in teaching languages and interpreting. Always aiming to offer a highly professional service Irina studied languages at the Moscow State Pedagogical University and Puskin State University of Russian Language and obtained another degree - in teaching Russian and English as foreign languages. Her degrees and qualifications formed a solid foundation for her future career.
During her career in Moscow Irina developed a number of highly effective teaching courses designed to accomodate different levels of language knowledge. Her courses can accommodate students who would like to learn Russian/English for leisure and tourism as well as specifically for business.
Irina also has a vast experience in translating and interpreting both for large corporations and banks and private individuals.
After relocating to UK in 2000 Irina initially scaled down on the amount of teaching as family commitments took over. However her passion has always been in teaching and helping people in achieving their goals. So The Russian Language Centre was born.
Irina now offers Russian tuition, translation and interpreting services to individuals, business organisations and goverment bodies. Irina is a member of IFL; she is an oficial interpreter for Leicester City Council. She has been teaching Russian as a foreign language at a number of Leicetershire colleges for the past 10 years. Irina is also a leading teacher at the Russian Children's Club Matryoshka where she teaches children Russian language, culture and history.