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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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    Valeria G.
    Speaks: English
    Valeria has a wide experience in working with students of different backgrounds and different levels of the language, working in 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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    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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    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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    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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    Tatiana K.
    Speaks: English
    2016 – 2018 – Teacher of Russian as a Foreign Language: Ufa, Bashkir State Medical University 2017, 2018 – Research Assistant 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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Maia,
Slovenia

My name is Maia, I’m Slovenian and I’m a teacher of Russian and Spanish.

After I finished my studies in philology in Slovenia I enrolled in a two-year course (July/August 2007-July 2008) at the Russian language school in Moscow studied with Alexandra as my teacher.

I was taking an advanced-level group class with her, as well as individual classes. Her lessons were always very useful and interesting, and we discussed every possible topic, chatting about current events and reading magazine and newspaper articles. Alexandra always brought with her to class audio and video recordings, so that we could watch a film or cartoon, and then she prepare additional material based on what we had seen.

Alexandra knew how to include every student in the class even considering that some students required additional motivation. We worked hard during our lessons, but the atmosphere in Alexandra’s classes was always relaxed. She assigns a variety of tasks for homework, which I like, because I had come to Moscow to study and her lessons were always a lot of work.

Alexandra is an excellent specialist of the Russian language and she always explained everything very clearly. Her personality is also well-suited to her work, as she is a pleasant, warm, and patient person.

As both a student and a teacher, I would strongly recommend Alexandra as a teacher for any student.

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Marcel,
Áustria

I have been working with Elena as a teacher of Russian as a foreign language for about 9 months now and I am fully satisfied with her professional skills and teaching style. Elena applies both a flexible style of teaching to accomodate the students individual goals as well ensures that relevant language competencies such as grammar, reading, writing, listening and pronunciation are developed holistically.

Elena creates an atmosphere in her lessons which is friendly and supportive but at the same time motivating for the student such that the goals in language learning are reached at a high pace.

I can fully recommend Elena as a teacher.

Prices for the course "Conversation and Slang"

Private lessons

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons 20 lessons
30-minute lessons 10 € 95 € 9.5€ per lesson
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170 € 8.5€ per lesson
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45-minute lessons 14 € 135 € 13.5€ per lesson
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250 € 12.5€ per lesson
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60-minute lessons 18 € 175 € 17.5€ per lesson
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330 € 16.5€ per lesson
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90-minute lessons 25 € 245 € 24.5€ per lesson
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470 € 23.5€ per lesson
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Group lessons

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons
45-minute lessons 5 € 45 € 4.5€ per lesson
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60-minute lessons 7 € 65 € 6.5€ per lesson
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90-minute lessons 10 € 95 € 9.5€ per lesson
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