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English language courses in Kazan

Premium English is a language centre dedicated to providing the highest quality language courses to people of all ages and all levels.

We are a small, family run school and have been providing quality language courses since January 2009.  We are located on Chistopolskaya, in a convenient and beautiful district of Kazan.  Premium English employs an English-only policy for both staff and students, this means that from the moment a student opens the door he enters an environment with English speaking staff, English literature and, of course, native English-speaking teachers. Our reception staff will be happy to speak with you in Russian as well if you wish!

All our teachers are highly qualified professionals who are committed to helping their students improve their English. They come from the UK, Canada, USA, Australia and Russia and are from differing backgrounds to enable us to offer students a wide variety of courses. 


Steven Mott, Owner/Director of Education

Steve comes from Reigate, Surrey, England. He has been teaching for over 10 years and has worked in many countries including time in Japan and the Czech Republic and the UK. He completed his MA in English Language Teaching in 2006 and received a Distinction in Advanced Practical Teaching.
He enjoys skiing, running and relaxing with his family.  He is married to Vera Mott. 

Helena Van Der Merwe, teacher of English

Helena qualified as an ESL teacher in Florence, Italy in May 2008.  She started teaching in China in July 2008 and stayed for five years taking a break in 2013 to teach adults in Santiago, Chile. She taught students from the age of four to adults, including Business English.Helena also held the post of Senior Teacher as well as Director of Studies in China.
She enjoys reading, exploring new places, watching movies and TV-series.  She was looking forward to working at Premium English in Kazan immersing herself into the community.

Rachel Levick, teacher of English

Rachel grew up in Brisbane, Australia.  She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Russia Language at the University of Queensland.  While at university she enjoyed helping international students practise English.  Rachel completed the CELTA and taught in Australia before moving to the colder, whiter "other side of the world".  
Rachel likes reading, cooking and crocheting.

Emmanuel Mulile, teacher of English

Emmanuel has been teaching English for over 10 years.  He was born in Zambia and graduated from the University of Zambia with a degree in Natural and Agricultural Sciences in 2007.  He then studied Russian language at Voronezh State University before taking his Master’s Degree at Kazan Federal University. Emmanuel has taught adults and children all over Russia and abroad and has huge experience guiding students through the IELTS exam and TOEFL exams.
Emmanuel is married and when he isn’t teaching he enjoys learning languages (Russian, Tatar and Japanese), playing baseball and watching movies.

Ross MacEwan, teacher

Ross was born in Cumbria, North West England. After gaining his BA in Humanities with German through the Open University in 2014, he completed CELTA in Krakow, Poland and has been teaching English in Russia since 2015.
Ross is a great animal lover and keen Esperantist, and enjoys cooking and practicing foreign languages in his spare time.

Ekaterina Sintsova, teacher of English

Ekaterina graduated from Nizhniy Novgorod State Linguistic University in 2010. Since then she has been working as a teacher of English. Wishing to experience living and studying abroad, Ekaterina went to England in the autumn of 2012 to do her Master's in Languages and Intercultural Communication. Then she taught General English in Kazan and in Moscow. She did her CELTA in September 2014 and she is now passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with students.
Outside of work Ekaterina loves nature, sports, outdoor activities and travel. 

Mariam Abbazova, teacher of English

Mariam graduated from Kazan State University in 2006 where she studied linguistics. She has been teaching English since 2007 to children and adults, in groups and individually. She has worked with students of all levels. She likes reading and watching movies in English and therefore enjoys leading English Book Clubs and Movie Nights.
Mariam's continuous contacts with native speakers, as well as her experience of living in Australia allow her to teach her students peculiarities of the English language and prepare them to use it within and out of the native cultural context.
The atmosphere of friendship and fun is one of the key elements of Mariam's lessons.

Abdulkarimova, teacher of Russian

Zukhra graduated from Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, the faculty of philology and arts. She has been teaching Russian as a foreign language since 2011 and she sees it as her vocation. She loves Russian and she is happy to share it with her students. Zukhra prefers an individual approach at her work, tries to consider each student’s needs and habits of understanding the language. Also she has experience of preparing for exams of temporary residence permits.

Zukhra studies English and takes interest in cinema and psychology. She is very fond of literature, writes poetry and prose.   

Do you want to master the English language in Kazan? Premium English will help you!