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Administration
  • Veronika Haidukevich
    Director

    Education: graduated from MSLU (linguist and Interpreter Consultant), the main languages are English, Swedish and Hungarian, defended her master's thesis in the field of ecolinguistics on the example of English and Swedish. She also studied Swedish at a summer school - Hola folkhögskola, received a scholarship to conduct Swedish language research in Stockholm - SI korttidsvistelse, was on a student exchange program in Lund. Attends conferences for Swedish teachers organized by Sverigekontakt and Svenska institutet - since 2021.


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  • Elizaveta Vagina
    PR-Specialist

    Education: graduated from Minsk State Linguistic University (MSLU) with a degree in translation and translation studies (English and Swedish).

    She received a scholarship from Svenska Institutet (SI) for an educational trip to Sweden, Stockholm.

    She has been creating and editing videos for more than 5 years, and has been running the social networks of the Centre for Swedish studies for more than 1.5 years.

    The winner of diplomas of the 2nd and 3rd degrees at the Open competition of amateur tourist films "Traveling through the Blue-eyed"

    The winner of a special diploma at the "I make a Movie" competition "For making films about the tourist attractiveness of Belarus"

Swedish
  • Anastasia Mayskaya
    Swedish language teacher
    Education: FIR BSU.
    She has been working as a Swedish teacher at the Center since 2010. In 2011-2017, she taught Swedish at the FIS BSU.
    Additional education in Swedish:
    • conferences for Swedish teachers organized by Sverigekontakt and Svenska institutet in the Baltic Sea region, including Sweden, 2010-2022 (annually).
    • advanced training course for Swedish teachers from Si in Billströmska fhsk 2012.
    • training in Fristadsfolkhögskola 2009 - preparatory department for admission to a Swedish university.

  • Alevtina Kabitsa
    Swedish language teacher
    Education: Graduated from MSLU with a major in Linguistics, teacher of English and French. She studied Swedish at the Center from 2008 to 2010. Attended conferences for Swedish teachers organized by Sverigekontakt and Svenska institutet in the Baltic States, as well as Sweden (2012-2017) annually. In 2017, she completed an advanced training course for Swedish teachers from Si at the Billströmska fhsk. She developed an author's course to prepare for the TISUS test, and successfully passed the test in 2020.
  • Maria Sakovets
    Swedish language teacher
    Education: Graduated from Minsk State Linguistic University (linguist, teacher of English and Swedish languages and literature). She studied for a semester at Klarälvdalens folkhögskola, and also studied Swedish at the summer course at Malungs folkhögskola. She advanced her qualifications at a two-week course for Swedish language teachers at Billströmska folkhögskolan. She is a certified examiner of Swedex level A2/B1.

    • 2011-2016 - worked as a teacher of Swedish at MSLU

    • since 2017 teaches Swedish at the Faculty of International Relations of BSU

    • has been working at the Center since 2014.

  • Anna Marchenko
    Swedish language teacher

    Education: MSLU (Linguistic Support of Intercultural Communication, translator, English, German, Swedish).

    She has been working as a Swedish language teacher at the Center since 2014. She taught Swedish at MSLU and at ABF Vux in Gothenburg.

    She completed an internship at Mälardalens universitet (program "Scandinavian Studies 3: Language, History and Literature"), studied at Södra Vätterbygdens folkhögskola, as well as thematic summer courses at Sverigefinska folkhögskolan in Haparanda.

    Participated in conferences for Swedish teachers organized by Sverigekontakt and Svenska institutet in the Baltic States and Sweden (2014-2022).

  • Daria Karpovich
    Swedish language teacher
    Education: In 2018, she won a grant from the Swedish Institute (SI) for a summer internship at Malungs folkhögskola (Malung, Dalarna, Sweden), where she studied the Swedish language, culture and literature of Sweden in depth. In 2019, she graduated from Minsk State Linguistic University (MSLU) with a degree in Modern Foreign Languages (Teaching). She is a linguist and a teacher of Swedish and English with a specialization in "Country Studies". Immediately after graduation, she won a grant from the Swedish Institute (SI) to conduct linguistic research. She studied diminutives in Swedish at the University of Gothenburg. From 2019 to 2021, she taught Swedish at the Minsk State Linguistic University (MSLU). She is constantly improving her qualifications: she participates in seminars, conferences, online meetings for teachers and translators from/to Belarusian, Russian, Swedish, English. She has also been studying Norwegian since 2016.
    Since 2019, she has been teaching Swedish at the Center.

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  • Nadzeya Yaromina
    Swedish language teacher
    Education: She has been teaching Swedish for 4 years. She graduated from MSLU with a degree in translation and translation studies. Her working languages are English, Swedish and French. In 2017, she studied at the folk school of Sweden, interned many times and participated in exchange programs. She is engaged in both translation and teaching.

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  • Maria Krupenina
    Swedish language teacher
    Education.
    Graduated:
    - MSLU (Minsk) with the qualification of a teacher. The main languages are English, German, Swedish.
    - MSLU (Moscow), specialty consecutive interpretation, Russian as a foreign language.
    - IWL RAS (Moscow), postgraduate course. In 2021, received the degree of Candidate of Philological Sciences (Literature of Europe and America)
    - University of Gothenburg (Sweden), Master's degree in Education (won a grant), 2019 - 2021. During her studies, she interned in Spain (University of Barcelona, 2021)

    Participant of conferences, author of more than 20 scientific publications, including two textbooks and translations (the latest translation from Swedish into Russian is the novel "The Heart of Jazz" by Sarah Levestam, 2022, Ripoll Classic publishing house)
  • Nina Shpakovskaya
    Swedish language teacher
    Education: graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of BSU, defended her master's thesis on art journalism in Sweden and received a Master's degree in Philology. She graduated from the graduate school of BSU with the title of researcher in the field of cultural studies. She studied Swedish for a year at the Bäckedals folkhögskola, practiced as an assistant to a public relations specialist at the Litorina folkhögskola, successfully completed a number of courses taught in Swedish on mythology and folklore studies of Scandinavia at the University of Turku in Finland. She has been teaching Swedish since 2011

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  • Ksenia Burkenya
    Swedish language teacher
    Education: Graduated from MSLU with a degree in linguist and interpreter in English and Chinese. She studied Swedish in parallel at the third language courses at MSLU, improved it at the summer courses at Billströmska folkhögskola and Malungs folkhögskola, and also passed the TISUS (Test in Swedish for University Studies), which corresponds to the level of proficiency in C1 and higher. Attended conferences for Swedish teachers organized by Sverigekontakt and Svenska institutet since 2022.
Norwegian
  • Natalia Shchurovskaya
    Norwegian language teacher
    Education:
    • 2008-2013 - graduated from the Minsk Linguistic University (bachelor's degree) in the specialty "Linguist, translator of English and Swedish", specialization "Simultaneous translation"
    • 2013-2014 - completed a master's degree at the Minsk Linguistic University in the specialty "Comparative historical, typological and comparative linguistics". The master's thesis was written on the material of the Norwegian and English languages.

    Additional education:
    • 2006-2007 - Swedish language at the Center for Swedish Studies, Minsk
    • 2009-2010 - Norwegian language in foreign language courses at MSLU, Minsk
    • 2010-2012 - Norwegian language courses with a private teacher
    • 2011 - training in Axevalla Folkhögskola, Sweden
    • 2014 - Conference for Swedish teachers, organized by Sverigekontakt and Svenska institutet, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
    • 2017-2019. - visit to the specialized conference for interpreters and translators of the Norwegian language Translatørdagen, Oslo, Norway
    • From 2017 to the present - annual attendance of various specialized conferences and advanced training courses for translators and teachers (offline and online) ("Global Dialogue", "Contact", Summer and Winter Translation Schools at St. Petersburg State University, TerpSummit, etc.)

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  • Victoria Andrassy
    Norwegian language teacher
    Education: successfully graduated from a technical school in Lerenskug, Norway. She is also a qualified teacher of Norwegian as a foreign language. At the State University of Oslo (UIO), she specialized in subjects, among which there were subjects covering the grammatical and phonological structure of the Norwegian language with an emphasis on comparing the grammatical structures of Norwegian with other languages, primarily Russian. She studied the methodology of teaching grammar in teaching Norwegian as a second language. She also specialized in subjects covering different types/genres of texts, and what problems may arise when understanding and writing texts in a second language and in a new cultural context, and also conducted analyses of student texts at all levels.

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Finnish
  • Daria Reentovich
    Finnish language teacher

    Education: Teaches Finnish since 2019.

    Graduated from Finnish language courses in CSS.

    She has experience in interpretation and translation, conducting excursions in Finnish, participating in events under the auspices of the branch of the Embassy of Finland in Belarus, the Institute of Finland in St. Petersburg, the Finnish Language Society in Karelia.

    Actively participates in the organization and activities of the Finnish Club in Minsk

  • Nina Shpakovskaya
    Finnish language teacher
    Education: graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of BSU, defended her master's thesis on art journalism in Sweden and received a Master's degree in Philology. She graduated from the graduate school of BSU with the title of researcher in the field of cultural studies. She studied Finnish first in summer courses at the University of Helsinki, and then during a semester at the University of Turku. Successfully completed the course "Literature of Finland" taught in Finnish at the University of Turku. I have been teaching Finnish since 2016

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Dutch
  • Dmitry Zezyulchik
    Dutch language teacher
  • Alina Savitskaya
    Dutch language teacher
    Education: graduated from the BSEU (specialty: linguistic support of intercultural communications), started learning Dutch at the Dutch courses at the Center for Swedish Studies, when moving to Belgium, she took intensive Dutch language courses from Linguapolis (niveau 4 and niveau 5).

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Danish
  • Nina Gorelysheva
    Danish language teacher
    Education: She graduated from VSU named after P.M. Masherov with a degree in Romano-Germanic philology (2014). She studied Danish independently with a tutor, then deepened and consolidated her knowledge at the Danish Jyderup Højskole (2017). She has been teaching Danish at the Center for Swedish Studies since 2018. It is listed in the register of notarial translators (Danish, English, German).
Icelandic
  • Evgeny Papakul
    Icelandic language teacher
    Education: graduated from PSU with a degree in "English. German language". As a third foreign language at the university, he began to study Swedish, continued at Axvall and Malung summer schools, as well as at courses for Scandinavian teachers at Billströmska folkhögskola. Candidate of Philological Sciences, in 2018 defended his dissertation on Swedish, Scottish and English supernatural ballads. Since 2020, he has been actively engaged in Old Icelandic literature and modern Icelandic, has published a complete translation of the "Poetic Eda” and "Prose Eda" into Belarusian.

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