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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 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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    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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    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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    Maria
    Speaks: English, Turkish
    Maria is a professional teacher of Russian as Foreign Language with more than 10 years experience in teaching students of read CV
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    Natalia T.
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    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 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

Testimonials of our students

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

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Paolo,
Italy

Julia Sutuginiene was preparing me for passing TORFL-3 examination. At the beginning of our studies my knowledge of Russian language was about TORFL-2 level.

As I took Russian lessons from different teachers I am confident to say that Julia Sutuginiene is one of the best teachers. I can state that I have a considerable progress in Russian and I have made a great step on the way of improving this language.

To my mind the main factor of this progress is because Julia is a very gifted teacher and she uses special methods of teaching. She is strict and she doesn’t give an opportunity for the pupils to waste their time in vain, every minute of her lesson is clearly planned and prepared beforehand, the plan of each lesson is thoroughly done and thought out.

My program was constantly corrected according to my demands and also taking into consideration the level of my understanding of the material. This fact confirms the high level of the teacher’s qualification. Julia never forgets what was done during the lessons, what is the planning for the next lesson, and she constantly checks up my homework, always uses various kinds of modern literature, a lot of audio materials, interesting video courses as well as her own working ups, and many other techniques.

I highly appreciate Julia’s professional qualities, qualification and pedagogical abilities and I will be glad to confirm my estimation and to give you additional data of her professional qualities in case you need them.

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Christian,
France

I warmly recommend the Russian courses set up on Skype by Yulia. After starting group classes in the evening at a training centre in Paris, I was looking for a particular additional course that would allow me to further and deepen my lessons at the same time.
I also had to find a formula that does not consume my time with travel around Paris. I am a manager and I have a very busy schedule, so I needed to find an effective method by which I could optimize the time I can devote to the study of Russian.

My teacher is Alyona Belikhina who works at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow. She knows English very well .

This method of learning by Skype is very useful and relevant:

  • I can set the course schedule in the gaps that suit me and I can take lessons from home without moving anywhere;
  • With Alyona I review the content I learn in group in the training center in Paris, she has the same textbook as in the Centre;
  • I revise the points that I have not quite grasped, and the teacher sends me exercises or explanations by Skype or by email;
  • I'm working at my Russian vocabulary applied in practical situations;
  • When I do not understand a subject in Russian , I speak English with the teacher and she explains it to me ,
  • I also continue to work on Skype during periods of leave from the Language Centre
  • The payment of Skype lessons is simple and without fees.

Alyona follows my progress and can adapt her classes to my time constraints and my level. She identifies weak points I have to work on. She also provides time during the lessons to discuss the topics of everyday life or the news, which, in addition to the lesson exercises and grammar points, allows me to speak in Russian and correct my mistakes to gradually carry on a conversation in Russian.

I am very satisfied with this method of learning Russian through Skype developed by Yulia with the assistance of these highly experienced Russian tutors. Yulia adapts to the needs of her students and I am grateful to her for that.

If you want to learn the beautiful Russian language, I invite you to take the first free lesson, you can check yourself if all of the above-mentioned is true.

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Louise,
Reino Unido

I have been very impressed with Dana and can fully recommend her as a tutor. She takes the time to carefully tailor each class to my needs, even producing her own home tasks based on what we cover in each class. Dana takes the time to find relevant articles based on my interests and has the patience and knowledge to explain why things work the way they do. Dana is perfect if you really want to understand grammar, in particular why and how Russian works the way it does. She combines an academic, professional approach with a warm and friendly delivery making each class a pleasure to take part in.

Prices for the course "Russian Culture"

Private lessons

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30-minute lessons 10 € 95 €
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170 €
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45-minute lessons 14 € 135 €
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250 €
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60-minute lessons 18 € 175 €
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330 €
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90-minute lessons 25 € 245 €
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Group lessons

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons
45-minute lessons 6 € 55 €
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60-minute lessons 7 € 65 €
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90-minute lessons 10 € 95 €
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Lessons start from 5.5 €!

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