Russian courses

Russian for Beginners

Private and group lessons with professional native teachers

Your first lesson is free!

Course introduction

Russian for beginners course is designed for students of zero level who want to learn the basics of the Russian language, learn to read and write, start speaking and composing short dialogs, master the basics of Russian grammar, the gender and number of nouns and the basics of the case and verb systems.

Course details

Communicative teaching is conducted with the use of a large amount of texbooks and grammar books with illustrative material. The course can be useful for tourists who are interested in a "survival course" before going to Russia. However, the necessary material is given to advance to the levels A1 and A2 of the European language portfolio. Auxiliary language is used during the lessons.

Teachers of the course "Russian for Beginners"

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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    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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    Irina Z.
    Speaks: Italian
    Teaching experience, since 2003 (17 years) Tutoring experience, since 2003 (17 years) Teaching at a children’s arts school, taught choir, ensemble, and read CV
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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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    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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    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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    Pavel
    Speaks: English, French, Polish, Spanish
    Pavel is a certified Russian language teacher with pedagogical education and extensive teaching experience. He offers both live and online read CV

Testimonials of our students

Not convinced yet? Please have a look at the testimonials recorded by 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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Louise,
UK

I’ve been having Russian lessons with Russificate Language School for two months now and can safely say that I’m very happy I chose this school. Within a week of enquiring about lessons I was given a free trial lesson and my first paid lesson. It was so easy! Any queries I’ve had have been answered extremely quickly and the payment system is very secure and easy to use.

My teacher Olga Bondareva has chosen relevant and engaging materials and constructive teaching methods, which enable me to fulfil my aims of improving my grammatical accuracy and oral fluency. She gives me the opportunity to get much-needed speaking practice and effectively corrects my errors. From her lessons I’m gaining more and more confidence in my Russian language skills.

I highly recommend the Russificate Language School and Olga as a teacher.

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Christophe,
Switzerland

I was struggling to learn Russian on my own when I discovered Yulia's Russian lessons on Skype. As a Russian beginner I highly recommend her lessons. She keeps a good balance between theory and practice, she uses several different materials yet she keeps the teaching focused to your personal progress. She can adapt the lessons to your particular level and needs. She not only is a very qualified and experienced teacher, she has a talent for it!

Prices for the course "Russian for Beginners"

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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Lessons start from 4.5 €!

Free Russian lessons for beginners

  • Russian Communication Test: Beginner's Level

  • Saint Petersburg Tour Test

  • Moscow Tour Test

  • How well do you know Pushkin?

  • Russian Souvenirs Test

  • Russian Vocabulary Test: Weather

  • Verbs of Motion: Beginner Level

  • Personal and Possessive Pronouns: Beginner Level

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