Elena McKain

I love working with children because I find them anything but boring!☺ I want our children to learn the language and culture of their parents first hand and to have pride in them. Besides, it’s a well-know fact that bilingualism is a great aid for development of intelligence and flexibile thinking.

Education: Minsk Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages; Child Psychology course, Hull University, UK. I have worked as a teacher since 1991 - first in Russia, as a university lecturer, then teaching in language schools, centres of early development, and international schools around the world.

Elena McKain

Describe yourself: Caring, inventive and enthusiastic.

Hobbies: Reading, going to the theatre, making things.

Favourite book: "Three Comrades" by E.M. Remarque.

Favourite children’s book: "Winnie the Pooh” by A.A. Milne.

What can't you do without in your day? A cup of coffee (Not original, I know, but true).

Favourite saying: "It is better to waste one whole day in order to then fly there in five minutes". (from the Russian cartoon "Wings, legs and tails”)