Online Russian courses

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.

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 Russian in the Media course

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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    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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    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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    Alexandra
    Speaks: English, Italian
    Alexandra is a certified Russian language tutor with extensive teaching experience. She has been teaching Russian for more than 17 read CV
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    Roman
    Speaks: English, Turkish, Ukrainian
    Roman is an experienced and enthusiastic Russian language teacher. He works both with groups of international students and gives one read CV
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    Natalia
    Speaks: English, Spanish, Ukrainian
    Natalia is a qualified tutor of Russian as a second language. She has been teaching Russian for about 10 years 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

Testimonials of our students

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Adriana Romano,
Brazil

Yulia is a diligent, interested and accomplished teacher. Working as a translator and teacher myself, it´s easy to see just how prepared, bighearted, and engaged she is. She very intently contributes to her students´ growth. There is a great assortment of interesting resources she kindly makes available on Russificate, as well as constant posts on language and culture and new exercises. By the replies on her page, I know I´m not the only student advancing. She is, indeed, very considerate and devoted to this project. Having family roots in Russia, I´m very glad Yulia is helping me better understand part of my cultural heritage. She´s been teaching me for about six months, and I think of her as a friend already. I find her truly inspiring.

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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 Russian in the Media course

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons 20 lessons
45-minute lessons 16 € 155 € Save 5 € 290 € Save 30 €
60-minute lessons 20 € 195 € Save 5 € 370 € Save 30 €
90-minute lessons 28 € 275 € Save 5 € 530 € Save 30 €
Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons
45-minute lessons 5 € 45 € Save 5 €
60-minute lessons 7 € 65 € Save 5 €
90-minute lessons 10 € 95 € Save 5 €
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