Courses in Russian

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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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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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

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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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