Our lessons are not lectures. These are interactive lessons in different languages for students who do not speak Russian but are interested in Russia and Russian culture, literature, history, music, geography, etc. The lessons are structured so that students have the possibility to actively participate in discussions and perform various creative exercises and assignments.
Our Russian culture lessons are offered in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and German. All our teachers speak these languages fluently.
All our teachers have a background in history, pedagogy, linguistics or philology. They are native speakers of the Russian language who are fluent in one or more foreign languages. All teachers have experience of working abroad, many work at universities and have PhDs.
We offer a large number of courses, divided by topic. For example, the section of Russian history includes the courses "Ancient Rus", "The Romanovs", "Revolutionary Russia", "History of the USSR", etc. The section "Russian culture" includes courses "Excursion to cities of Russia", "Excursion to museums of Russia", "Famous Russians", "Russian picture of the world", "Russian folk crafts", etc. Usually courses last several months, after which there is an opportunity for you to receive a diploma.
Teachers prepare their own course material on their topic. The Russian-language sources which are used have been revised and translated by the teacher. Documentaries and a large quantity of illustrative material are also included in each course.
Yes. Teachers use interactive exercises, infographics, mind maps, timelines and other services in their practice.
Certainly yes! We strive to create individual courses on Russian history, culture, literature, geography, art, so we will be happy to prepare them for you. Any course can also be shortened or lengthened at the request of students. For example, if, within the framework of the Romanovs course, a student is interested in the biography of a particular tsar or a certain historical era, then the teacher can dwell on it in more detail, or if the student is more interested in Russian rock than other music, then the course will be mainly dedicated to it.
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.
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.
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.