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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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    Tatiana K.
    Speaks: English
    2016 – 2018 – Teacher of Russian as a Foreign Language: Ufa, Bashkir State Medical University 2017, 2018 – Research Assistant 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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    Natalia T.
    Speaks:
    Artist and ceramicist. Teacher of clay modelling since 2000 at children’s art studios “Harmonia” and “Sunny” (Yalta) and at the 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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    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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    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

Testimonials of our students

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

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Deria,
Turkey

As an «иностранка» in Moscow, learning Russian is vitally necessary for me in order to survive, both in office and on the streets. As a result of studying with Elnura, even only in the weekends for a few hours, I made a significant progress just in one year.
I’d highly recommend courses of Elnura as she is

  • Very patient: never fed up with reminding when I couldn’t repeat anything after last lesson
  • Always well prepared: prepares tests, vocabulary lists, etc. before the lessons specific to me
  • Flexible: arranges lessons’ content according to my mood and demands, not tied up with her schedule only
  • Versatile: not sticking to one method, also enriches lesson with interactive plays, listenings and videos
  • Friendly: I haven’t felt shy even in the first lessons thanks to her social skills and good manner
  • Multilingual: In order to explain complex phrases, she even makes her research in my native language Turkish in addition to English

I believe that Elnura will be very helpful to anyone who wants to learn Russian no matter in which level he/she is already.

Wish you joyful lessons with Elnura!

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Tankut,
Turkey

In summer 2012, I took private Russian lessons from Vika. I was impressed with her method of teaching and the quality of the materials she provided. I studied with the book she wrote, which is comprehensive and modern. I strongly recommend her as a teacher of Russian.

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Alexandra Lyle,
Ireland

My name is Alexandra Lyle and my mother tongue is English. I have been taking online Russian classes with Yulia Amlinskaya for over a year via Skype.

I thoroughly recommend Yulia as a teacher. She provides all relevant study materials on an ongoing basis, and she gives clear and thorough explanations of all my questions, whether they be grammar questions or questions about any aspect of Russian culture. I love that the lessons are conducted in Russian, and also that Yulia’s fluency in English means that I can ask for the Russian translation of certain English expressions or items of vocabulary.

As well, Yulia is consistent, reliable, patient, and fun – all qualities that go towards making her classes an enjoyable and stimulating experience. I am happy to recommend her online Russian language school, “Russificate”.

Prices for the course "Russian Culture"

Private lessons

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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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