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Russian in the Media

Private and group lessons with professional native teachers

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Course introduction

The Russian language used in the media differs substantially from that used in conversation or in literary works.

The aim of this course is to train students in the particularities of the language of the press, including television and radio broadcasting as well as periodicals, newspapers and magazines.

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

Course details

During the lessons the teacher will propose articles on various topics for students to read. Such topics might include politics, economics, culture and art, technology, society, sports, science and more. Students will also watch videos (news, reports, analysis) and the teacher will help students to grasp the lexical and grammatical material characteristic of this area of study with the aid of specialized oral and written tasks. An overview of the Russian media and popular television programmes also forms part of this course. With regards to written homework, students will be tasked with writing articles on various topics in order to consolidate the vocabulary base of the course.

Class materials used:

  • Articles and television broadcasts in the original language;
  • Slatter, J. Newspaper Russian. Cardiff. University if Wales Press, 2000;
  • Begeneva, E. Русская газета к утреннему кофе (A Russian newpaper with morning coffee ).- Moscow: Russian, 2010;
  • Deryagina, C., Martinenko, E. В газетах пишут (What’s written in the papers). – Moscow: Russian, 2005;
  • Kremleva, N., Bannikova L. Актуальные темы в российских СМИ (Current topics in Russian media).-Moscow: 2006;
  • Volkova, L.B., Commisarova, T.A. Грани политики (The margins of politics). – Saint Petersburg: Zlatoust Library, 2002.

Teachers of the course "Russian in the Media"

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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    Mikhail
    Speaks: English, German
    Mikhail is a specialist with extensive experience in Russian language tutoring. He offers Russian individual and group lessons to a read CV
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    Alyona
    Speaks: English, Moldovan, Spanish
    Alyona is an experienced Russian language tutor. She offers both live and online (through Skype) Russian lessons to all interested read CV
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    Elena
    Speaks: English, Ukrainian
    Elena is a specialist with extensive experience in Russian language tutoring. She offers Russian individual and group lessons to a 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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    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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    Tatiana R.
    Speaks: English, German, Spanish, Swedish
    Tatiana is a certified Russian language teacher with extensive teaching experience. She has been teaching Russian for 7.5 years in read CV

Testimonials of our students

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Jenna Watts,
USA

Katya has been my Russian tutor for about 5 months and has done an excellent job at teaching me the basics of Russian. She follows a logical and clear structure to her lessons and ensures my understanding. I have appreciated the pace she sets for my progression through the lessons so that I am challenged but also have enough time for review and comprehension. Katya has great balance of asking consistent questions each lesson to help me gain confidence in my speaking skills. I also appreciate her use of varied mediums including recorded dialogues, written texts and review of homework to help me learn Russian in many contexts.

I have been told by my colleagues at work that when I speak in Russian, I do not have an accent. This shows how much care Katya has put into my speaking skills!

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Charles Anderson,
Australia

I am very happy to recommend Olga Bondareva as a Russian teacher. Olga has been my Russian teacher for the past three years [or longer?] and in that time has assisted me enormously with the study of the Russian language. Olga is punctual and always well prepared. Her classes include a combination of grammar, conversation and vocabulary, are always varied and never repetitive. Olga’s bright and cheery manner also make learning Russian with her a real pleasure. For any student of the Russian language who is determined to improve his or her Russian language capabilities, Olga is the ideal teacher.

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Maia,
Slovenia

My name is Maia, I’m Slovenian and I’m a teacher of Russian and Spanish.

After I finished my studies in philology in Slovenia I enrolled in a two-year course (July/August 2007-July 2008) at the Russian language school in Moscow studied with Alexandra as my teacher.

I was taking an advanced-level group class with her, as well as individual classes. Her lessons were always very useful and interesting, and we discussed every possible topic, chatting about current events and reading magazine and newspaper articles. Alexandra always brought with her to class audio and video recordings, so that we could watch a film or cartoon, and then she prepare additional material based on what we had seen.

Alexandra knew how to include every student in the class even considering that some students required additional motivation. We worked hard during our lessons, but the atmosphere in Alexandra’s classes was always relaxed. She assigns a variety of tasks for homework, which I like, because I had come to Moscow to study and her lessons were always a lot of work.

Alexandra is an excellent specialist of the Russian language and she always explained everything very clearly. Her personality is also well-suited to her work, as she is a pleasant, warm, and patient person.

As both a student and a teacher, I would strongly recommend Alexandra as a teacher for any student.

Prices for the course "Russian in the Media"

Private lessons

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons 20 lessons
45-minute lessons 16 € 155 € 15.5€ per lesson
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290 € 14.5€ per lesson
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60-minute lessons 20 € 195 € 19.5€ per lesson
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370 € 18.5€ per lesson
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90-minute lessons 28 € 275 € 27.5€ per lesson
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530 € 26.5€ per lesson
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Group lessons

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons
45-minute lessons 8 € 75 € 7.5€ per lesson
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60-minute lessons 9 € 85 € 8.5€ per lesson
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90-minute lessons 12 € 115 € 11.5€ per lesson
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