Mrs Irina Forbes

Mrs Irina Forbes

Language Teacher (Russian)

Language Centre

Room No
English, Russian
Key Expertise
Russian language teaching

About me

I joined LSE in 2013, prior to that I taught Russian at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and King’s College University.

I have postgraduate degrees in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language and in Russian and East European Literature and Culture. I am interested in the development and the linguistic change of Russian language in contemporary Russian mass media.

Expertise Details

Methodology of teaching Russian as a Foreign language; Liaison interpreting; Translation; Twentieth century Russian literature; Russian modernism 1890-1921; Post-War Soviet Cinema and Women’s Cinema in the USSR

About the Language Centre

LSE is a centre for the study of the social sciences and this is reflected in its Language Centre.

Our courses focus on language and society, encouraging you to learn how to use language in the contexts you would like to live, study and work in. We teach people to speak languages, but also teach about language (socio-linguistics and intercultural communication) and offer a range of courses on literature and society. 

We offer English for Academic Purposes programmes, BSc programmes a range of undergraduate degree courses that can be taken as part of a degree and a range of language options that can be taken outside of a degree programme. All programmes and courses relate language study and support to the fields of interest of social science students.