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Russian traditional culture and folklore

Private and group lessons with professional native teachers

Your first lesson is free!

Course introduction

Level: B1+

Cultural components play an extremely important role in the study of the Russian language. But why is it so important to learn about authentic Russian traditional culture and how is this connected to our modern day experience? What are traditional Russian songs all about and what do they sound like? If you’d like to know the answers to these questions, you are invited to sign up for our “Russian traditional culture and folklore” course.

Course chapters

Intangible culture

  • Areas of folklore: prose, songs and lyrics, ritual games and theatre.
  • Russian traditional tales, fables, memorates and legends.
  • Folkloric lyrics: songs and ditties. Traditional Russian songs. Song classification: ritual, household, and lyrical. Ditties as a particular folkloric genre.
  • Traditional theatre: puppet and rayok theatres of Rus’.
  • Small folkloric genres: sayings and proverbs, riddles and tongue-twisters.
  • Children’s folklore. Mothering folklore: lullabies, pestushka, poteshka, and pribautka.
  • The folklore of children: taunting verse (draznilka), закличка, and others.
  • Russian traditional games. Counting-out games.
  • Russian traditional dance.

Material culture

  • Characteristics of traditional Russian clothing. Adults’ and children’s dress.
  • Types of traditional Russian needlework.
  • Traditional Russian painting as a type of folk handicraft.
  • Traditional toys.

Teachers of the course "Russian traditional culture and folklore"

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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    Tatiana K.
    Speaks: English
    2016 – 2018 – Teacher of Russian as a Foreign Language: Ufa, Bashkir State Medical University 2017, 2018 – Research Assistant read CV

Testimonials of our students

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Godefroy,
France

I find Evgenia’s lessons interesting. We approach grammar rules that are new to us in conjunction with new lexical topics and using different materials and angles each time. This way, the lessons stay original and do not become monotonous. The homework helps one to remember the rules and vocabulary seen in the previous lesson, while helping to embark on the next lesson’s topic.

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Eduardo,
Spain

Hello! My name is Eduardo and I’m from Barcelona. I learned Russian in Moscow from my teacher, Alexandra. In my opinion, Alexandra’s best qualities as a teacher are her complete devotion to her work and her attentiveness towards her students. I feel much more positively about my studies, better than ever before, due to the way Alexandra answers all my questions with politeness and precision. She is an excellent worker and a wonderful teacher.

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Denny,
Italy

I have been studying Russian for almost two years, but it was only three months ago that I discovered how beautiful this language is. I turned to Yulia Amlinskaya for help due to my difficulties in passing my university Russian exams.

I was then introduced to my teacher, Roman Stoyanov, with whom I went through all the topics covered at university, seen under a different perspective and explained in a completely different way from the standard university teaching methods. He has been clarifying all my questions and filling all the gaps in my understanding with the help of exercises provided by me and a lot of material written by him personally or taken from textbooks.

I think Roman is a fantastic teacher: his patience, availability and sympathy is helping me get results I never dreamed of being able to achieve at university! I'm really excited about his lessons and I recommend to anyone who wants to learn or improve his/her Russian to contact the team of Russificate and Roman! :) You will be in good hands, guaranteed!

Prices for the course "Russian traditional culture and folklore"

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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Lessons start from 5.5 €!

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