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Business Russian

Private and group lessons with professional native teachers

Your first lesson is free!

Course introduction

Starting from the A2 level, this Russian language course aims to provide students with an advanced knowledge in Russian business communication.

The grammar content is integrated into the business vocabulary and communication content.

Some of the skills achieved are: describing a company, applying for a job, writing a CV, understanding and analysing advertisements, talking about products and prices, etc.

Course details

A2 level – B1 level (60 hours)

These two levels of Business Russian Course cover following topics:
Grammar content

Accusative case of animate nouns, adjectives, personal and possessive pronouns (singular and plural). Genitive case of nouns, adjectives, personal and possessive pronouns (singular and plural). Dative case of nouns, adjectives, personal and possessive pronouns (singular and plural). Instrumental case of nouns, adjectives, personal and possessive pronouns (singular and plural). Prepositions with cases (с, без, за, перед, вокруг, у, к, около, etc.). Fundamentals of the Perfective and Imperfective verb forms. Future Tense. Position verbs, position prepositions and adverbs. Time and date. Grades of comparison of adjectives.

Vocabulary and communication content

  • Meeting people. Level 1;
  • Talking about your accommodation and your workplace;
  • Professions and positions;
  • Introducing a company and finding out its status;
  • Asking for the name of a company;
  • Telling when and where the company was founded;
  • Asking about the company founders;
  • Asking for the company address and phone number;
  • Asking about the company’s main activities;
  • Products and goods description;
  • Company services description;
  • Advertisements and pricing;
  • Job description;
  • Applying for a job;
  • Business events in the past and in the future;
  • Inviting people;
  • Talking about the financial activity of a company, its goals and achievements;
  • Business trips;
  • Introduction to business writing: forms and questionnaires, autobiography, CV, advertisements, business cards, etc.

B1 level – B2 level (60 hours)

Levels B1 and B2 of Business Russian Course cover following topics:
Grammar content

Russian case system with prepositions. Verbs of motion without prefix. Verbs of motion with prefix. Indefinite pronouns (-то, - нибудь, кое-). Demonstrative pronouns (этот, эта, это, эти, тот, та, то, те). Reflexive pronouns (свой, своя, свое, свои). Negative pronouns and negative phrases. Must and need. Perfective and Imperfective verb forms. Indirect question. Subjunctive mode. Imperative. Active and passive participles. Gerunds. Passive voice. Short adjectives. Number declination. Possessive adjectives, their types. Collective numbers. Оба and обе. Perfective and Imperfective verb forms: Past tense, infinitive, imperative. Time, intention, cause and consequence, condition, concession and comparison expression. Много, многие, несколько, некоторые. Fundamentals of punctuation.

Vocabulary and communication content

  • Meeting people. Presentation. Level 2;
  • Joint ventures and foreign companies in Russia;
  • Working at exhibitions and fairs;
  • Prices, goods delivery and payment;
  • Insurance;
  • Speaking about banks;
  • Stock exchange. Principles of work;
  • Talking about taxes;
  • Management and managers. Main terms;
  • Business writing: CV, applications, warrant, invitation, gratitude, enquiry, etc.

C1-C2 level (60 hours)

Levels C1-C2 of Business Russian Course includes:
Grammar content

Time, condition, cause, concession expressions (detailed). Negative constructions (нечего, некуда…). Impersonal sentences. Infinitive constructions. Use of зато, а то, на. Use of либо, или...или, etc. Relative subordinates. Particles. Word order. Suffixation. Prefixation. Adjective formation. Verbs with prefixes and how to use them. Verbs with prepositions. Broadening of the general grammar contents. Russian punctuation.

Vocabulary and communication content

  • Market. Characteristics;
  • Stock market. How it works;
  • Market economy principles;
  • Business negotiations
  • Describing a country’s economy;
  • Language of contracts;
  • Business writing: contracts, prices and payment conditions, etc.

Class materials used

  • Кутукова Н.В., Шеина Ю.В. Слово и дело. – М.: КРЭФ, 2007;
  • Козлова Т.В., Курлова И.В., Кульгавчук М.В. Начальный курс делового русского языка. Книги 1 и 2. – М.: Русский язык, 2007;
  • Базванова Т.Н., Орлова Т.К. Бизнес-корреспонденция – М.: Русский язык, 2009;
  • Лебедев В.К., Петухова Е.Н. Деловая поездка в Россию – СПб: Златоуст, 2002;
  • Позднякова А.А., Фёдорова И.В. Русский язык для менеджеров – М.: Форум, 2012.

Teachers of the course "Business Russian"

Our online Russian school Russificate is made up of a collective of highly experienced Russian teachers who believe in using cutting edge technology to facilitate language learning. Our teachers strive to provide high quality yet affordable Russian lessons.

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    Irina Z.
    Speaks: Italian
    Teaching experience, since 2003 (17 years) Tutoring experience, since 2003 (17 years) Teaching at a children’s arts school, taught choir, ensemble, and read CV
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    Tatiana R.
    Speaks: English, German, Spanish, Swedish
    Tatiana is a certified Russian language teacher with extensive teaching experience. She has been teaching Russian for 7.5 years in read CV
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    Dana
    Speaks: English, French, Latvian
    Dana is a qualified Russian teacher with a teaching degree. Her second mother tongue is Latvian. Dana has a wide experience read CV
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    Alexandra
    Speaks: English, Italian
    Alexandra is a certified Russian language tutor with extensive teaching experience. She has been teaching Russian for more than 17 read CV
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    Natalia
    Speaks: English, Spanish, Ukrainian
    Natalia is a qualified tutor of Russian as a second language. She has been teaching Russian for about 10 years read CV
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    Ekaterina
    Speaks: English
    Ekaterina is an experienced Russian language teacher with a diploma in online tutoring. She has taught Russian at the Pushkin read CV

Testimonials of our students

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Tankut,
Turkey

In summer 2012, I took private Russian lessons from Vika. I was impressed with her method of teaching and the quality of the materials she provided. I studied with the book she wrote, which is comprehensive and modern. I strongly recommend her as a teacher of Russian.

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Ruth Wood,
UK

Yulia is a great teacher and I would highly recommend her. Her lessons combine a good balance of the key skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, so you cover and develop all the fundamental aspects of language learning with every lesson. The lessons are almost entirely in Russian, which was challenging initially; however, I have found that this immersion in the language prompts faster development as you have to rely on your Russian all the time, rather than switching to your native language for comfort which is all too easy to do. Yulia has a lot of patience and has the ability to explain things in a very clear and methodical way. You do not feel afraid to make mistakes or ask questions. I hope to use Russian for work in a legal context in the future and I was particularly impressed by the effort which Yulia went to, to find legal resources for me. It really shows that she is willing to go out of her way to help her students and she will listen to you and meet your objectives.

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Alejandro,
Spain

When I came to Moscow I learned about the possibility of learning Russian via Skype with Russificate and decided against it. After learning five foreign languages, I felt sure that the best way to study a new language was to receive face to face private lessons.
I took Russian classes in person with a very good teacher for almost a year. However, due to the fact that I went back to Spain and it was difficult to find professional teachers in my town I decided to try Russian lessons via Skype.
Now I recommend them without hesitation and I think I will never again study Russian or any other language in the traditional way for a number of reasons:

  • Olga (my teacher), is an excellent teacher with an extended experience teaching foreign students. I know from my friends that Yulia is a great teacher too, although I didn't have the pleasure of taking classes with her.
  • I can take Russian lessons anywhere in the world. In fact I've taken classes from four different sites, saving time, money and not missing classes when traveling.
  • Russificate boasts great customer service. If I have any questions, whether by email, by phone (when I was in Russia), on Facebook or Skype, they answer really quickly.
  • The payments are secure. I just do a transfer to a Spanish bank account, so that when I'm in Spain I do not have to pay international transfers.
  • The Russian classes via Skype have the same parts as a face to face lesson, one can speak, write and exchange files. However, they are more modern because new technologies are used.
  • It is the future (becoming more and more present) not only of the language learning, but of work, communication, relationships, etc.

    Please, don't hesitate to try it, and if you are skeptical about it, like I was, then take the first free lesson, and you will see how convincing it is. RUSSIFICATE, CONGRATULATIONS!

Prices for the course "Business Russian"

Private lessons

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons 20 lessons
45-minute lessons 16 € 155 €
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290 €
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60-minute lessons 20 € 195 €
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90-minute lessons 28 € 275 €
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Group lessons

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons
45-minute lessons 8 € 75 €
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60-minute lessons 9 € 85 €
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90-minute lessons 12 € 115 €
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