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Russian Literature

Private and group lessons with professional native teachers

Your first lesson is free!

Course introduction

This course is aimed at Russian language students at the B2-C1 level who are interested in Russian literature and the history of Russian literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as in contemporary Russian literature. If adapted texts are used, however, then a teacher could work with a student at the B1 level as well.

In the lessons students are introduced to the most significant works of Russian writers, both poetry and prose, in chronological order.

The average course comprises 30 hours, however it may be extended according to a student’s wishes.

Course details

The teacher will acquaint students with the biographies of authors as well as the historical contexts surrounding the creation of each work. During the lessons the teacher helps students analyse each work while drawing students’ attention to the lexical and grammatical particularities of the text. The course is accompanied by videos connected to the topic of the lessons.

Сlass materials used:

  • Works of Russian writers and poets in the original language;
  • Books from the series “Zlatoust Library”;
  • Kulibina, N. Читаем стихи русских поэтов (Reading the works of Russian poets). – Saint Petersburg: Златоуст, 2008;
  • От Пушкина до Бродского. Антология русской поэзии XIX-XX веков. (From Pushkin to Brodsky. Anthology of Russian Poetry 19th-20th centuries). – Saint Petersburg, 1999;
  • Alexandrova, A., Kuzmich, I., Melenteva, T. Непропавшие сюжеты (Everlasting Stories). – Moscow: Russian, 2006;
  • Chekhov’s Humorous Short Stories. –Moscow: Russian, 1989.
  • Wachtel, M. The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Poetry. Cambridge, 2008;
  • Video materials featuring the biographies of Russian authors and their works.

Teachers of the course "Russian Literature"

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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    Aliona
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    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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    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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    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
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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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    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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    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

Testimonials of our students

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

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Erick Morales,
Mexico

Dear Russian language students, I strongly recommend Russian lessons via Skype with Aliona Belikhina. In an interconnected world of digital media communication, language learning online is the order of the day, and there is no better way to learn than having lessons via Skype with Aliona Belikhina! Many features distinguish her as a professional and innovative teacher, here are just a few:

  • her lessons are fun and interesting; they never become monotonous.
  • she has a great ability to explain difficult concepts in plain language.
  • she is very patient, which reassures the student during the learning process.
  • she has a communicative teaching style

These amongst many more are sure to help you in your learning process. Therefore I highly recommend Aliona's professional work. Don't miss out!
Sincerely,
Erick Morales

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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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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!

Prices for the course "Russian Literature"

Private lessons

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30-minute lessons 10 € 95 €
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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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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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