The courses of Russian as a foreign language with Maxim Achkasov take place online. The teacher mainly works with learners individually as he believes that each person must receive maximum time for practice and obtain professional attention while learning a foreign language. He uses manifold teaching methodology with the application of various pedagogical approaches and techniques. Each course includes wide range of exercises and tasks that are directed towards developing and strengthening learners’ independent communicative skills in all four areas of language usage: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Having said that, it is important to highlight that the key principle that lies behind all the class work with Maxim Achkasov is dialogue. Most primarily this means an honest and active involvement into communication, conversation and interaction between the teacher and student. The teacher considers this to be the core of the educational process, which effectively builds the understanding of the learner of what and how is to be used while interacting in a foreign language. This is some kind of an “event”, which is maintained in the atmosphere of full acceptance, encourages the learner to use the language freely, expressing his/her views, thoughts, and idea, and receiving constructive feedback and guidance. This is a live process which cannot be photographed or explained to convey to full essence of the interactive class work. It may only be practiced live. The teacher believes that the dialogue is a locomotive of real second language acquisition. It must be a thoroughly dynamic and purely organic process with the sensitivity, gentle guidance and discernment from the side of the teacher. This is what Maxim Achkasov always tries to hold on to while assisting learners in their life changing experience of acquiring a new language.