Courses in Russian

Discussion club

Private and group lessons with professional native teachers

Your first lesson is free!

Course introduction

Level: B1+

Through this course, you will have the opportunity to discuss with classmates about interesting contemporary topics and issues. It is important that students feel confident, that they can freely express their ideas in Russian, and can justify and argue their point of view. The teacher acts as a moderator and coach, proposing different methods of organizing the discussion.

Some topics for discussion include

  • The Future: what will it be like?
  • Robots or people: opportunities for robots in the workplace.
  • Social media: pros and cons, how to use it intelligently.
  • Computers: computer games, addictions, uses and harms.
  • Hobbies and talents, free time and creativity.
  • School and university: schools and universities of the future, distance education, you ideal school and university, school problems, bullying.
  • Character and emotion: which qualities are most important in a person, which are less important, how do we express emotions, should we hide them, and do we always understand the emotions of others.

Teachers of the course "Discussion club"

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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    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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    Yulia
    Speaks: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    Yulia has been offering Russian classes via Skype since 2005. In 2005-2013 she worked in the Spanish Embassy in Moscow, giving 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
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    Aliona
    Speaks: English
    Aliona works as a Russian tutor at the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, teaching groups of international students. Therefore, she 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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    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

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

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Daniela Santner,
Austria

If you want to learn Russian I highly recommend you Russian lessons with Yulia. She is a great teacher and she can help you to improve all key language skills. During her lessons you watch some videos, talk with Yulia about different topics, do some grammar exercises, read some texts and also write some. So you need all four key language skills: writing, reading, listening and speaking. She really caters for your needs in Russian language and so you also can enhance your problems within the language or grammar. She also considers your personal wishes and wants to meet your objectives. So you can for example choose topics you’re interested in or choose grammar topics you need to repeat. Yulia is also a very patient teacher. When you don’t know a word she helps you and she explains everything very understandable. The lessons are nearly just in Russian and so you have to start thinking in Russian. Since I started my Russian lessons with Yulia my Russian language skills really improved and I will definitely go on learning Russian with her.

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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!!

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Denny,
Italy

I have been studying Russian for almost two years, but it was only three months ago that I discovered how beautiful this language is. I turned to Yulia Amlinskaya for help due to my difficulties in passing my university Russian exams.

I was then introduced to my teacher, Roman Stoyanov, with whom I went through all the topics covered at university, seen under a different perspective and explained in a completely different way from the standard university teaching methods. He has been clarifying all my questions and filling all the gaps in my understanding with the help of exercises provided by me and a lot of material written by him personally or taken from textbooks.

I think Roman is a fantastic teacher: his patience, availability and sympathy is helping me get results I never dreamed of being able to achieve at university! I'm really excited about his lessons and I recommend to anyone who wants to learn or improve his/her Russian to contact the team of Russificate and Roman! :) You will be in good hands, guaranteed!

Prices for the course "Discussion club"

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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