Online Russian courses

Business Russian

Private and group lessons with professional native teachers

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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.

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 Business Russian course

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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    Daria
    Speaks: Catalan, English, French, Spanish
    Daria is a qualified teacher of Russian as a foreign language with wide work experience and pedagogical education. She accepts read CV
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    Viktoria
    Speaks: English, Finnish, French
    Viktoria is a professional tutor of Russian as a foreign language with 10 years’ experience in teaching students of different read CV
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    Alyona
    Speaks: English, Moldovan, Spanish
    Alyona is an experienced Russian language tutor. She offers both live and online (through Skype) Russian lessons to all interested 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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    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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    Julia
    Speaks: English, Italian, Lithuanian
    Julia is a professional teacher of Russian as a Foreign Language with 10 years’ experience in teaching students of all read CV

Testimonials of our students

Not convinced yet? Please have a look at the testimonials recorded by our students:

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Carlo,
Italy

Six months ago I had been studying Russian at University for 2 years. My level was already fairly good, but I had several shortcomings, especially with regard to speaking. Even if I knew I had a relatively good understanding of grammar and good pronunciation, until then I had had very few opportunities to speak Russian. I also have always had difficulty learning new words, and the fact of having very few opportunities to practice the language certainly did not help. Although the university had given me a good base, I realized that was not enough, so I turned to Russificate.

Six months ago I met my new Russificate teacher, Julia Sutuginiene . Since then, thanks to her, I have made tremendous progress. The first results were already visible after the first few lessons.

I do not know where to begin to list the qualities that I liked about Julia and her method. Probably my words will be few and won't do justice to the great experience I have had. Julia's lessons are never predictable or monotonous and all the time is exploited in full. Everything seems natural and sometimes even easy, yet it is clear that behind all this there is the teaching method, a thorough preparation of each part of the lesson, and last but not least, passion.

Julia uses films as part of her lectures: each lesson was built on a movie episode of 5-10 minutes. In my opinion, it is a revolutionary method because, in this way, the student has a point of reference that goes beyond simple notions of grammar and vocabulary found in books. This way, you have the chance to hear and practice the authentic, real language that Russians use in their everyday life.

Thanks to our work with the films and the continuous conversation practice I had with Julia - always and only in Russian - my active mastery of the language has improved a lot. I felt as if every week I did a "full immersion " into the Russian language and culture, and even if the lesson lasted only 90 minutes, I preserved my knowledge for another week until the next lesson.

Julia always tries to meet your needs in any possible way and you will not ever be disappointed . She is able to quickly understand what your limitations are and to organize her work in order to try to overcome them. With a difficult language like Russian the risk of being bored is very high, but in 6 months of lessons, I have never been bored! On the contrary, Julia has maintains her enthusiasm and now my passion for the Russian language and culture is more alive than ever.

Even though I still have much to learn, with Julia Sutuginiene I achieved the results that 6 months ago were unthinkable: no other teacher has ever managed to make me learn so much in so little time!

The best Russian teacher I've ever had.
VOTE: A+.

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Jenna Watts,
USA

Katya has been my Russian tutor for about 5 months and has done an excellent job at teaching me the basics of Russian. She follows a logical and clear structure to her lessons and ensures my understanding. I have appreciated the pace she sets for my progression through the lessons so that I am challenged but also have enough time for review and comprehension. Katya has great balance of asking consistent questions each lesson to help me gain confidence in my speaking skills. I also appreciate her use of varied mediums including recorded dialogues, written texts and review of homework to help me learn Russian in many contexts.

I have been told by my colleagues at work that when I speak in Russian, I do not have an accent. This shows how much care Katya has put into my speaking skills!

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Sean,
Finland

I have been very impressed with the teaching of Tatiana Martin during our Skype lessons over the past 6 months. The lessons are easy to arrange, with a lot of flexibility with times and dates, and this has meant lessons can easily fit my schedule. More importantly, the lessons have been interesting and useful, with a range of engaging materials and topics and lots of suggestions for follow up individual study. This has really maximised my study time and enabled me to improve my overall fluency in a short period. Tatiana is a really competent teacher with a great understanding of pedagogic issues, which really instils a lot of confidence in the student, but on top of that she is also a really open and friendly person. Highly recommended.

All in all, the lessons were easy to organise and the school very professional. Paying for the lessons in blocs was no trouble with Yulia and the school's administration giving prompt replies to all my emails. It was really straightforward.

Prices for Business Russian course

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons 20 lessons
45-minute lessons 16 € 155 € Save 5 € 290 € Save 30 €
60-minute lessons 20 € 195 € Save 5 € 370 € Save 30 €
90-minute lessons 28 € 275 € Save 5 € 530 € Save 30 €
Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons
45-minute lessons 5 € 45 € Save 5 €
60-minute lessons 7 € 65 € Save 5 €
90-minute lessons 10 € 95 € Save 5 €
60 minutes 90 minutes
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