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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.

  • Tatiana K.
    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

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

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Louise
Louise,
UK

I’ve been having Russian lessons with Russificate Language School for two months now and can safely say that I’m very happy I chose this school. Within a week of enquiring about lessons I was given a free trial lesson and my first paid lesson. It was so easy! Any queries I’ve had have been answered extremely quickly and the payment system is very secure and easy to use.

My teacher Olga Bondareva has chosen relevant and engaging materials and constructive teaching methods, which enable me to fulfil my aims of improving my grammatical accuracy and oral fluency. She gives me the opportunity to get much-needed speaking practice and effectively corrects my errors. From her lessons I’m gaining more and more confidence in my Russian language skills.

I highly recommend the Russificate Language School and Olga as a teacher.

Ruth Wood
Ruth Wood,
UK

Yulia is a great teacher and I would highly recommend her. Her lessons combine a good balance of the key skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, so you cover and develop all the fundamental aspects of language learning with every lesson. The lessons are almost entirely in Russian, which was challenging initially; however, I have found that this immersion in the language prompts faster development as you have to rely on your Russian all the time, rather than switching to your native language for comfort which is all too easy to do. Yulia has a lot of patience and has the ability to explain things in a very clear and methodical way. You do not feel afraid to make mistakes or ask questions. I hope to use Russian for work in a legal context in the future and I was particularly impressed by the effort which Yulia went to, to find legal resources for me. It really shows that she is willing to go out of her way to help her students and she will listen to you and meet your objectives.

Tankut
Tankut,
Turkey

In summer 2012, I took private Russian lessons from Vika. I was impressed with her method of teaching and the quality of the materials she provided. I studied with the book she wrote, which is comprehensive and modern. I strongly recommend her as a teacher of Russian.

Prices for the course "Russian traditional culture and folklore"

Private lessons

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons 20 lessons
30-minute lessons 10 € 95 € 9.5€ per lesson
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170 € 8.5€ per lesson
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45-minute lessons 14 € 135 € 13.5€ per lesson
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250 € 12.5€ per lesson
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60-minute lessons 18 € 175 € 17.5€ per lesson
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330 € 16.5€ per lesson
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90-minute lessons 25 € 245 € 24.5€ per lesson
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470 € 23.5€ per lesson
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Group lessons

Lesson duration 1 lesson 10 lessons
45-minute lessons 6 € 55 € 5.5€ 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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