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Conversation and Slang

Private and group lessons with professional native teachers

Your first lesson is free!

Course introduction

The current course is aimed at B2-C1 level students, wishing to study the everyday conversational and the slang of Russian in more depth, including ‘young’ slang.

During the lessons not only are the student books used but also modern video and audio materials, clips from the modern literary works, dictionaries of the conversational sayings and slang and other study materials.

Course details

Materials used

  • Franke J. Streetwise Russian. McGrow Hill, 2010;
  • Coyne E., Fisun I. Dirty Russian. Ulyless Press;
  • Korotkova O.N., Odintsova I.V. Разговор по душам: Пособие по развитию речи для изучающих русский язык. Изд. МГУ, 2003;
  • Popova T., Yurkov E. Поговорим. СПб: Златоуст, 2000;
  • Melikian V. U., Словарь эмоционально-экспрессивных оборотов живой речи. М.: Флинта: Наука, 2001.
  • Additional video and audio materials.

Teachers of the course "Conversation and Slang"

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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    Roman
    Speaks: English, Turkish, Ukrainian
    Roman is an experienced and enthusiastic Russian language teacher. He works both with groups of international students and gives one 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 Mar.
    Speaks: English, Finnish
    Tatiana is a certified Russian language teacher with a strong professional background. She has worked at the Saint Petersburg State read CV
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    Tatiana L.
    Speaks: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
    Tatiana is a qualified teacher of Russian as a foreign language with a wide work experience in the field. She read CV
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    Arthur
    Speaks: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Ukrainian
    Arthur is a qualified tutor of Russian as a foreign language with wide work experience. He began to teach Russian read CV

Testimonials of 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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Reinier Rojas,
Cuba

Maria Stoyanova is an excellent teacher. My first steps in the Russian language were very difficult because I had to start from scratch in a group of students who had been studying Russian for at least three years in their native countries. Maria proved to be a true professional from the beginning, as she showed excellent teaching skills, total commitment to her students, and a wonderful personality. This is an excellent combination to motivate even the most backward students. I would recommend Maria as many times as necessary. Maria Stoyanova, thanks for everything!

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Jivorad,
Serbia

I have heard many good things about Mikhail Yurievich from my course-mates during my first year at the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Viennese University. In the summer semester 2014 I had the opportunity to meet him personally during my exchange at the MSU in the name of Lomonosov in Moscow. For me it was a big surprise, as I did not expect to meet a lecturer in Moscow who has worked earlier in Vienna. Mikhail Yurievich established himself as a literate lecturer, perfectly knowing his subject, possessing modern knowledge and skills in the area of pedagogy, psychology and methods of teaching. He thoroughly approached the choice of the contents of the course, responsibly regarded the choice of tasks set for the students. Lectures were always led in an interactive form. Mikhail Yurievich built connections with the students, taking into consideration their individual and age related qualities. I especially enjoyed that with him we studied not only the literary language but also the speaking language, which is very important in the everyday life in Moscow. Also the discussion topics were very interesting and we had the opportunity to get to know a lot about each other.
The materials used by Mikhail Yurievich were not only interesting and helpful, but also very well developed didactically, due to the fact that he always, for example, tried to put the stress into the spoken word and explain everything in Russian instead of just translating into English.
The atmosphere in the lessons was fantastic, no-one was afraid to speak in Russian, even if they made mistakes. Mikhail Yurievich always found ways to correct mistakes without offending anyone. Studying with Mikhail Yurievich does not only mean language improvement but also a good time pass and a great mood. I definitely recommend lessons with him!!

Prices for the course "Conversation and Slang"

Private lessons

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons 20 lessons
30-minute lessons 10 € 95 €
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170 €
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45-minute lessons 14 € 135 €
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250 €
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60-minute lessons 18 € 175 €
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330 €
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90-minute lessons 25 € 245 €
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Group lessons

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons
45-minute lessons 6 € 55 €
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60-minute lessons 7 € 65 €
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90-minute lessons 10 € 95 €
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Lessons start from 5.5 €!

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