Online Russian courses

Conversation and Slang

Private and group lessons with professional native teachers

Your first lesson is free
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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.

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 Conversation and Slang 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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    Tatiana S.
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    Tatiana is a teacher of Russian language and literature with 24 years of experience as a school teacher. Tatiana worked as 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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    Mikhail
    Speaks: English, German
    Mikhail is a specialist with extensive experience in Russian language tutoring. He offers Russian individual and group lessons to a read CV
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    Elena
    Speaks: English, Ukrainian
    Elena is a specialist with extensive experience in Russian language tutoring. She offers Russian individual and group lessons to a read CV
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    Tatiana Mor.
    Speaks: English, French, German
    Tatiana a certified specialist with the 7+ years of experience in Russian language tutoring. After her graduation from Pushkin State 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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Adriana Romano,
Brazil

Yulia is a diligent, interested and accomplished teacher. Working as a translator and teacher myself, it´s easy to see just how prepared, bighearted, and engaged she is. She very intently contributes to her students´ growth. There is a great assortment of interesting resources she kindly makes available on Russificate, as well as constant posts on language and culture and new exercises. By the replies on her page, I know I´m not the only student advancing. She is, indeed, very considerate and devoted to this project. Having family roots in Russia, I´m very glad Yulia is helping me better understand part of my cultural heritage. She´s been teaching me for about six months, and I think of her as a friend already. I find her truly inspiring.

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Marguerite,
France

Mikhail Yurievich was my tutor of the Russian language in 2014 during the first semester at the MSU in the name of Lomonosov. With him we studied the grammar rules and the spoken language at the same time; he understood that the grammar rules- are one thing, but the way that the Russian people speak, in which mode you can interact in Russian, which cliché phrases the Russians use, how to quickly deal with basic, political and philosophical situations, when you need to express your opinion and which songs all the Russian people know and sing- are completely different things and are very important.
We did written exercises and checked them during the lessons. Mikhail Yurievich always gave us dialogues- which in turn established discussions on many different topics, and so in this way all of the students in the group got the opportunity to speak their mind out loud, ask each other questions and so on. Mikhail Yurievich has achieved his goal; no-one was embarrassed or afraid to speak and, in my opinion, this is most important. Every student felt enough confidence to speak freely and to understand that it is possible! In conclusion, I believe that Mikhail Yurievich is a great tutor!

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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!

Prices for Conversation and Slang course

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons 20 lessons
30-minute lessons 10 € 95 € Save 5 € 170 € Save 30 €
45-minute lessons 14 € 135 € Save 5 € 250 € Save 30 €
60-minute lessons 18 € 175 € Save 5 € 330 € Save 30 €
90-minute lessons 25 € 245 € Save 5 € 470 € 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
5 € 7.5 €

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