Welcome to VIRTUALLY NATIVE. My name is Vladimir and I am an English teacher.

Growing up in Bulgaria, behind the Iron Curtain, I had very limited access to western culture and especially books, music, and movies from the USA and England.

- I started learning English seriously at age 27
- I started teaching English 3 years later

I have a unique experience as both an adult learner (English, Russian, Japanese) and teacher of foreign languages. I've been teaching English since 2003 and so far have given over 20,000 individual lessons to more than 2,100 people of different ages and all walks of life. I've also observed over 200 teachers and their students.

My experience in adult language education is invaluable. Everything I know about learning and teaching a foreign language, the English language, is in my books and courses.