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Russian in the Media

Private and group lessons with professional native teachers

Your first lesson is free!

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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    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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    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
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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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    Yulia
    Speaks: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    Yulia has been offering Russian classes via Skype since 2005. In 2005-2013 she worked in the Spanish Embassy in Moscow, giving read CV
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    Daria
    Speaks: Catalan, English, French, Spanish
    Daria is a qualified teacher of Russian as a foreign language with wide work experience and pedagogical education. She accepts read CV
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    Tatiana Mar.
    Speaks: English, Finnish
    Tatiana is a certified Russian language teacher with a strong professional background. She has worked at the Saint Petersburg State read CV

Testimonials of 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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Marguerite,
France

Mikhail Yurievich was my tutor of the Russian language in 2014 during the first semester at the MSU in the name of Lomonosov. With him we studied the grammar rules and the spoken language at the same time; he understood that the grammar rules- are one thing, but the way that the Russian people speak, in which mode you can interact in Russian, which cliché phrases the Russians use, how to quickly deal with basic, political and philosophical situations, when you need to express your opinion and which songs all the Russian people know and sing- are completely different things and are very important.
We did written exercises and checked them during the lessons. Mikhail Yurievich always gave us dialogues- which in turn established discussions on many different topics, and so in this way all of the students in the group got the opportunity to speak their mind out loud, ask each other questions and so on. Mikhail Yurievich has achieved his goal; no-one was embarrassed or afraid to speak and, in my opinion, this is most important. Every student felt enough confidence to speak freely and to understand that it is possible! In conclusion, I believe that Mikhail Yurievich is a great tutor!

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 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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