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Staff List - CULP Russian Team

Vera Tsareva-Brauner

Position:

  • CULP Russian Coordinator and Teacher

Contact Information

Email: vt220@cam.ac.uk

Ms Vera Tsareva-Brauner

Profile

Vera was educated in St Petersburg and Manchester Universities.

She is Coordinator and teacher for Russian language programmes at CULP and is also an Affiliated Lecturer at the Department of Slavonic Studies, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, where she teaches, supervises and examines a number of Russian language papers.

Vera is also part of consultancy team for Cambridge International Examinations, and is an External Examiner for Russian at Keele University and is also a member of the ICE Tutor Panel at Madingley Hall, Cambridge.

Vera's particular interests include active learning for Ab Initio students and language acquisition through media, film studies and within a cultural context.


Dr Anna Schneider

Position:

  • CULP Russian Teacher

Contact Information

Email: avs29@cam.ac.uk

Dr Anna Schneider

Profile

Anna grew up in Russia and got her undergraduate degree in linguistics and literature from the University of Samara, Russia.

In 2004 Anna moved to Cambridge to pursue her interest in theoretical linguistics. She obtained her MPhil and PhD in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge. Her MPhil and PhD dissertations were concerned with contemporary debates in the theory of meaning. One of Anna’s main contributions was her contrastive empirical study of communicative and interpretative strategies used by speakers of Russian and English.

Anna has been teaching for over 10 years. Her experience includes teaching Russian language and various linguistic disciplines at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. Anna is also a qualified translator with experience in translating/interpreting in various
contexts. Anna is passionate about language teaching as well as about studying human language as a phenomenon.