An online Russian Skype lesson is like a real Russian lesson in the classroom, because both the teacher and the student can see each other and speak to each other with the use of a headset and a web camera. If you are interested in receiving real time Russian lessons, you will have to install Skype because it allows interactive communication. Online Russian lessons are one-to-one classes, and if your Internet connection is fast and works properly, you will be able to hear the teacher perfectly, so it won't be a passive language learning experience, but an active one, with an important speaking component.
No, it is not just speaking! The newest Russian learning materials are scanned and sent to you via email; in this way both the teacher and the student will be able to use them during the lessons. In order to practise writing, the Russian keyboard has to be installed. We also do listening, using Internet podcasts and Youtube videos. Of course, we also do home reading, it is an important part of our course. For the beginner, pre-intermediate and intermediate levels we scan texts from the reading books. However, for advanced students we search for interesting texts on the Internet. Our main aim is to include all the language components into our Russian language course (grammar, vocabulary, communication, reading, speaking, writing and listening) and to use the communicative approach during our lessons.
We use the newest Russian language materials in our courses. The majority of them are scanned; some of them are used online.
A virtual blackboard is one of the main tools of our classes. During the class, you and your teacher build up an electronic scrapbook of material that is relevant to you and which can be reviewed at any time. We also use mindmaps, word clouds, infographics, interactive exercises and images, Google maps, flash cards and other resources related to new technologies.
The payment can be realized by a transfer to our Paypal account. Other payment options are also possible and can be discussed. Your payments are 100% secure: we never see your bank account or credit card information.
Russificate is a collection of innovative tools designed to provide students with a wide range of methods to learn Russian, wherever they are and whatever their level is. It includes:
- The Russian language blog Russificate (founded 2009) offering free Russian language activities on grammar, vocabulary, culture, as well as podcasts and videos. It was officially recognized as the best Russian language blog and one of the best language learning blogs 2010-2014 by Babylon Languages.
- The daily updated Russificate Facebook page (founded 2011), offering a variety of short and fun activities. It ranks 2nd in the Top 25 Language Facebook Pages 2013 and 10th among 1000 different online language resources in 2016.
- Russificate Speaking Club (founded 2011), offering a large collection of free activities and exercises for students of all levels, where you can meet people from all over the world and practice Russian together.
- International Online Russian School (founded 2013) offering real time Russian lessons via Skype, taught by native and professional teachers, and a considerable choice of courses.
Our teachers are professionals who have relevant qualifications and extensive work experience. They work both in Russian language schools and via Skype. Each of them speaks a second language, which is important for beginner and intermediate levels. You can check out their CVs on our page. If necessary, teachers will provide all the documentation related to their qualifications, training and work experience. We know each other personally and organize regular meetings to discuss our courses, class materials and evaluate students’ progress.
We are the first online Russian academy to offer such a wide range of courses: from general ones to specialized courses such as the business course and the exam preparation course. Our teachers have the necessary skills to offer all these courses, and they will supply all the required materials. You can also propose any type of course or a course combination you wish.
Our price system is flexible and reasonable: the amount paid depends on the type of course chosen and the duration of the lessons. The courses are divided into two groups: non-specialized and specialized. Discounts are available for packages of classes and for loyal customers. The first lesson is considered to be trial and therefore it is free of charge.