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Russian Culture

Private and group lessons with professional native teachers

Your first lesson is free!

Course introduction

The online Russian language course includes information about Russian customs and traditions, geographical features of Russia, as well as materials exploring Russian national characteristics and the Russian mentality.

Contemporary Russian society is featured in this course. The classes can cover all of the above mentioned topics, or focus on one or two concrete aspects of the course, according to the wishes of students.

This course is intended for students from levels B2 - C1 and comprises 30 hours. The course may, however, be extended according to the wishes of students.

Course details

As part of the course, several different learning resources created especially for foreign students who are studying Russian are used. Video lessons focusing on Russian geography are also used. Students will analyze the suggested material both in spoken and written forms, and will compare aspects of Russian culture with those of their home country. During the lessons the teacher will also draw attention to the linguistic aspects (vocabulary and grammar) that a student may be grappling with.

Class materials used:

  • Vishnyakov, S. A. Культура России от Древней Руси до наших дней. (Russian Culture from Ancient Rus to our Times)- Моsсow: Flinta-Nauka, 2008;
  • Sergeeva, A. V. Какие мы, русские? (What are we Russians like?) – Moscow: Russian language, 2006;
  • Sergeeva, A. Русские: стереотипы поведения, традиции, ментальность Russians: Stereotypes of Behaviour, Traditions, and Mentality – Moscow: Flinta-Nauka, 2006
  • Kuznetsov, A., Kozhevnikova, M. Из истории русской культуры (From the History of Russian Culture) – Moscow: Russian language, 2009;
  • Pavlovskaya, A. Culture Shock: Russia. NY, 2008;
  • Zhaboklitskaya, I.I. Российские праздники: история и совеременность (Russian Holidays: History and the Present). – Moscow: Russian language: 2008;
  • Pisarchik, N., Prochorov U. Мы похожи, но мы разные (We are similar, but different). – Saint Petersburg: Златоуст, 2000 – 2004 (1st and 2nd editions);
  • Basco, N. V. Знакомимся с русскими традициями и жизнью россиян (Let’s learn about Russian Traditions and the lives of Russians). – Moscow: Russian language, 2007;
  • Rzhevsky, N. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture. Cambridge, 2008;
  • Boyko, N. U. Сказки на уроке русского языка (Stories for learning Russian). – Saint Petersburg: Златоуст, 2005;
  • Zhelvis, V. Эти странные русские (These strange Russians). – Moscow: Egmont Russia Ltd, 2002;
  • Pavlovskaya, A. Как иметь дело с русскими (Living with Russians). – Moscow: Moscow State University, 2003;
  • Россия. Большой лингвострановедческий словарь (Russia: Large Dictionary of Linguistic and Regional Studies). – Moscow: Slovari 21Veka (Dictionaris of the 21st Century), 2008;
  • Video –lessons “Multi-Russia” and “Travel with us”.

Teachers of the course "Russian Culture"

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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    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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    Svetlana
    Speaks: English, French, Spanish
    Svetlana is a professional Russian as a foreign language teacher with a great deal of experience and an educational background read CV
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    Ksenia S.
    Speaks: English
    2018-present, teaching history at the Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management; 2017-present, teaching history at the Municipal Autonomous General Education 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
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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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    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

Testimonials of our students

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

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Ali,
Iraq

Learning, particularly another language can be a pain, a torture and something that may not be easily understandable. But learning Russian language with Julia Sutuginiene can be a joy and something that will stay with you, and make you want to learn more!

Julia's teaching was wonderful! She is a master teacher and her energy and enthusiasm were evident! I was a beginner when I started lessons with Julia and during our classes I reached B1 level! This was a class I always looked forward to. Her techniques and the fact that classes were fun made all the difference from other teachers that I had had before. Julia is a very talented teacher and has so many creative ways to help her students learn. I am truly impressed and I highly recommend Julia`s class for anyone who is interested in learning Russian language in an effective and funny way. Julia is an amazing teacher with so much creativity and professionalism which helped her students to learn Russian language more quickly and easily!

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Valentina,
Italy

I met Alexandra three years ago. At that time I was a post-graduate student at the Catholic University of Milan and I was conducting research for my doctoral dissertation in Moscow. I approached a Russian language school because I wanted to improve my spoken Russian, and I registered for individual classes with Alexandra. She is an extremely competent teacher – friendly, with an excellent command of her subject. Perhaps most of all I appreciated the fact that she was interested in linguistics, and we could discuss some of the topics that I was examining as part of my research. I still have the book by M. Kronhouse that she gave me!

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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.

Prices for the course "Russian Culture"

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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