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The courses in our Russian school are exceptional for their diversity – we offer lessons for students not only at beginning and intermediate, but also at advanced levels. All our Russian courses are carefully worked out by our instructors and can be adjusted to suit the individual needs and goals of each student. We make use of the latest teaching methods for Russian as a foreign language, as well as the experience of our foreign colleagues in designing our own Russian courses. Moreover, during the course of our lessons we always pay attention to the opinions, feedback, and suggestions from our students in an attempt to further improve our quality. Sign up today and choose the course that’s the perfect fit for you!

List of our courses

Here is the list of our Russian courses. Click on the title for details.

You can also propose any type of course or a course combination you wish.

  • Russian for Beginners

    Russian for beginners course is designed for students of zero level who want to learn the basics of the Russian language, learn to read and write, start speaking and composing short dialogs, master the basics of Russian grammar, the gender and number of nouns and the basics of the case and verb systems.

  • General Russian Course

    This general Russian course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to gain or enhance their general knowledge of the Russian language, practising all the basic skills simultaneously.

    It naturally combines grammar, vocabulary, communication and cultural content.

  • Conversational Russian

    This Conversational Russian Course seeks to provide an intensive speaking immersion to students of all levels, starting from everyday situations and moving on to formal communication.

  • Russian for Tourists

    This Russian course is specially designed for students who would like to come to Russia as tourists and need to achieve basic communication skills in everyday situations: city orientation, at the hotel, buying souvenirs, personal information, etc.

  • Russian For the Tourism Industry

    This course of Russian language is specially designed for those who work in the travel and tourism sector, who have already achieved level A2 of general knowledge of the Russian language.

    They will be able to communicate with tourists in a wide range of situations, talk about the services offered by a hotel or a tourist agency, as well as describe different types of tours.

  • Business Russian

    Starting from the A2 level, this Russian language course aims to provide students with an advanced knowledge in Russian business communication.

    The grammar content is integrated into the business vocabulary and communication content.

    Some of the skills achieved are: describing a company, applying for a job, writing a CV, understanding and analysing advertisements, talking about products and prices, etc.

  • TORFL Exam Preparation

    The Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) is a standardised test supervised by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science.

    Our Russian teachers have considerable experience in successful TORFL-exam preparation.

    The levels we offer are: Elementary, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Proficiency. Each course has a duration of 30 hours.

  • Russian for Kids

    This course of Russian language is specially designed for Russian-speaking kids and teenagers who live abroad. Each learning program is individual and depends on the previous knowledge of the child and their age.

    Normally it starts with sounds and letters and ends up with grammar terms and small original texts.

    Writing is considered an important part of the course. The class materials are presented as a form of play.

  • Russian Literature

    This course is aimed at Russian language students at the B2-C1 level who are interested in Russian literature and the history of Russian literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as in contemporary Russian literature. If adapted texts are used, however, then a teacher could work with a student at the B1 level as well.

    In the lessons students are introduced to the most significant works of Russian writers, both poetry and prose, in chronological order.

    The average course comprises 30 hours, however it may be extended according to a student’s wishes.

  • Russian Culture

    The online Russian language course includes information about Russian customs and traditions, geographical features of Russia, as well as materials exploring Russian national characteristics and the Russian mentality.

    Contemporary Russian society is featured in this course. The classes can cover all of the above mentioned topics, or focus on one or two concrete aspects of the course, according to the wishes of students.

    This course is intended for students from levels B2 - C1 and comprises 30 hours. The course may, however, be extended according to the wishes of students.

  • Russian in the Media

    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.

  • Russian History

    This course is intended for students from levels B2-C1. It is a short course in Russian history from ancient times to today, or might consist of certain periods of Russian history that especially interest the student.

    The course comprises 30 hours but can be extended according to the wishes of students.

  • Politics and Diplomacy

    This Russian language course is designed for the great number of students at levels B2-C1 who are interested in the specialized Russian language related to politics and diplomacy.

    This course can be used as a higher qualification for diplomats, translators, people who work at international conferences and employees of international organizations.

  • Conversation and Slang

    The current course is aimed at B2-C1 level students, wishing to study the everyday conversational and the slang of Russian in more depth, including ‘young’ slang.

    During the lessons not only are the student books used but also modern video and audio materials, clips from the modern literary works, dictionaries of the conversational sayings and slang and other study materials.

  • Corrective Russian Сourse

    This online Russian course is aimed at students who possess different levels of Russian (A2-C2), who, for any reason, are in need of practicing certain skills- reading, speaking, listening and writing, but also to repeat and to go over certain grammar and vocabulary of Russian, which were not grasped before or which presented difficulties.

    It is especially needed for students whose knowledge or skills in different areas of the Russian language differ in their level and whose aim is to pull up their knowledge. During the lessons different student books and study materials are used depending on the levels, aims and the need of each individual student.

  • Individual Consultations

    Individual consultations are aimed at students who have certain questions about the Russian grammar, vocabulary, syntax, morphology and also about Russian history, literature and other topics. These questions could pop up due to the writing of essays, dissertations or other works connected to diplomas and degrees- topics which in one way or another are connected to the Russian language or Russian literature, but also due to homework, preparation for the exams, tests and conferences. Our tutors will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

  • Russian Language and Literature According to the Russian School Program

    This course is aimed at Russian-speaking children and adolescents living outside Russia who would like to study Russian language and literature according to the Russian school curriculum, using Russian school textbooks.

    Данный курс создан специально для русскоязычных детей и подростков, живущих за пределами РФ, которые хотели бы пройти обучение русскому языку и литературе по российской школьной программе с использованием учебных пособий российской общеобразовательной школы.

  • Russian Conversation Practice

    Russian conversation practice is a course of mini-lessons of spoken Russian. Each lesson lasts 20 minutes.

    You can communicate with the teacher via WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, Skype or any other program at a time which is convenient for you and the teacher. You can do it on the street, in transport and in the car.

    The course is intended for students of different levels of the Russian language who want to practice everyday speech, revise vocabulary and grammar, maintain the language level. The lessons are conducted by professional teachers of Russian as a foreign language.

Our teachers

Our Russian courses are taught by 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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    Pavel
    Speaks: English, French, Polish, Spanish
    Pavel is a certified Russian language teacher with pedagogical education and extensive teaching experience. He offers both live and online read CV
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    Dana
    Speaks: English, French, Latvian
    Dana is a qualified Russian teacher with a teaching degree. Her second mother tongue is Latvian. Dana has a wide experience read CV
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    Elena
    Speaks: English, Ukrainian
    Elena is a specialist with extensive experience in Russian language tutoring. She offers Russian individual and group lessons to a read CV
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    Svetlana
    Speaks: English, French, Spanish
    Svetlana is a professional Russian as a foreign language teacher with a great deal of experience and an educational background read CV
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    Viktoria
    Speaks: English, Finnish, French
    Viktoria is a professional tutor of Russian as a foreign language with 10 years’ experience in teaching students of different read CV
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    Ekaterina
    Speaks: English
    Ekaterina is an experienced Russian language teacher with a diploma in online tutoring. She has taught Russian at the Pushkin read CV

Testimonials of our students

Not convinced yet? Please have a look at the testimonials recorded by 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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Yuki,
Japan

I've been taking online lessons from Alexandra for about four years on and off. I am interested in Russian literature and thus have watched video lectures on literature, written summaries of them, and read various literary texts with her. Alexandra is an excellent teacher and a truly intellectual person. She always clarifies my questions, explains to me the differences between similar expressions, and shares with me her accurate and logical interpretations of the videos/texts. This process greatly helps me gain new perspectives on the videos/texts and understand the world of Russian literature more deeply. I would also like to express my gratitude for Yulia, the director of the school, who is prompt, understands my needs very well, and introduced me to the wonderful teacher Alexandra.

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Susan,
Unites States

Natalia is a terrific teacher who has helped me a lot to improve my Russian. I studied Russian many years ago and have used it only passively -- reading and translating, but speaking very little and writing almost not at all. That means that my recollection of grammar and retention of vocabulary leave a lot to be desired. Natalia is very good at figuring out what I am trying to say, even when many of the words I use are wrong! She is patient, but also concentrates very well on steering our discussions in a focused way, so that I do not lose sight of the grammatical point we are working on. It has been very helpful to me to have the discipline of a weekly one-hour class, to force myself to work hard and do the homework.