Learn Russian fast with a talented Russian tutor via Zoom or Skype. Below you can watch videos, check availability and read reviews to find your ideal tutor. When you open a tutor profile, you'll also see which learning needs, ages and levels the tutor is comfortable with. If you're new to LanguaTalk, when you create an account, you'll be given a token for a free, 30-minute trial session. Use this to get to know your chosen Russian tutor on Zoom/Skype and to decide whether you wish to take lessons with them. Please note that not all teachers offer a trial session for free - some charge 30% of their standard price for a full lesson.
LanguaTalk is a small startup focused on facilitating effective language learning. We find and support the very best teachers who provide 1-on-1 lessons that are personalised to the individual needs of students. Tutors set their own hourly rate, so whatever your budget is, there should be a suitable tutor for you below.
I teach Russian for life, business, study & travel. I specialize in work and social conversation, grammar & pronunciation, job hunting & business vocab, exam preparation (TORFL, FSI, IB Russian), and Russian cultural awareness. Whatever your age, your level or your learning goals, I will design a program tailored to suit your personal needs. You will get the individual attention that will allow you to learn at your own speed. I will correct your spoken and written errors so that you will become more accurate and progress faster.
Choose your course and start learning Russian ASAP!!
1. Russian for Beginners
2. Russian for Travelers
3. Business Russian
4. Russian for Careers
5. Russian for Study (Academic Russian)
6. Preparation for Russian test (TORFL)
7. Russian Literature Course
8. Russian Cultural Awareness
9. Preparation for Travel to a Russian-speaking country
10. Russian Grammar & Pronunciation Courses
11. Russian for Families
12. Russian for TeensSee Reviews From Students
Hello! My name is Ksenia. I am from Russia, but I live in Palermo, Italy. I am a Russian tutor and I am here to help you to learn Russian and to speak Russian as soon as possible!
My lessons are structured to allow you not only to learn the grammar, but also to practice speaking.
My lessons can be in Russian, in Italian or in English.See Reviews From Students
I'm Katrin and with me you'll speak Russian fluently - I will help you to improve your vocabulary and confidence.
My style of teaching is relaxed and informal. I have experience teaching students from all over the world with many different cultural backgrounds and learning styles. As I've lived In Russia, in Germany, in Italy and now I'm living in England, I know exactly what you need and I will do my best to help.
I really love teaching languages, so I put all of my energy and enthusiasm into my lessons with students. Just forget about boring lessons, our personal program and conversations are based around YOUR interests and YOUR life.
We can speak of music, movies, travel, activities, books, food, daily life, etc. I look forward to meeting you! :)See Reviews From Students
Me as a Teacher
The most important thing for me is that you enjoy the learning process and enjoy it every time. With great patience, I primarily care about a positive and friendly atmosphere in the classroom, as well as maintaining your motivation. But at the same time, I am always focused on your results, correcting your mistakes and practicing the material until you use it in your speech automatically. Also I have a degree as a sport psychologist, which allows me to create my own teaching system, based on a combination of sports training and a linguistic principles of teaching.
My lessons & teaching style
My lessons first of all mean positive and good mood! I use the most advanced and modern educational materials to make our classes fun, relaxed, but in the same time effective. As a sports psychologist, I use sports training and motivation methods in my Russian language classes. We practice all aspects of learning, reading, writing, listening and speaking, making the ultimate and main goal of getting into communication. And of course, I give you the homework, check it out, and then we discuss the most difficult moments together.
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It is the best time to improve your language!
Let me introduce myself - my name is Ira, I am 33 years old,
I am Ukrainian relocated to Spain because of war.
I am a native Russian speaker and advanced English speaker with 2 diplomas and experience of helping people on their path to new language.
A bit about me:
Russian - native speaker
English - advanced level (certificate C1)
Diploma of Moscow State University - Teacher of Russian language for foreigners
РКИ certificate (teaching Russian to speakers of other languages)
- The Pushkin State Russian Language Institute
certificate "New Learning: Principles and Patterns of Pedagogy" - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
I can provide lessons in English or Polish or Russian or Czech or Spanish languages (as language of explanation)
Studying 5 foreign languages in the past, I perfectly understand how difficult it can be to start or return to learning.
Do not worry! I will help you with every step on this way!
Let's start now! Don't postpone your life for later!
Practice makes Perfect!
Сейчас самое лучшее время, чтобы улучшить Ваш язык!
Меня зовут Ира, мне 33 года.
Я украинка, переехавшая в Испанию из-за войны.
Я носитель русского языка, а также прекрасно говорю по-английски и достаточно неплохо знаю польский и украинский, немного знаю чешский, испанский и немецкий.
У меня 2 диплома и достаточный опыт помощи людям на нелёгком пути к освоению нового языка.
Изучая в прошлом 5 иностранных языков, я прекрасно понимаю, как сложно бывает начать или вернуться к обучению.
Не переживайте! Я помогу Вам на каждом этапе этого процесса!
Не откладывайте Вашу жизнь на потом!
Начтите сейчас и уже завтра у Вас будет первый результат!
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My name is Ksenija and I am Russian. I lived in England and graduated from Nottingham Trent University with Early Years and Special Education. Additionally, I have completed TEFL/TESOL course to teach English online! At the moment, I live in Bali, Indonesia!
Russian is my passion! I have taught Russian to English children and adults for 3 years in England. I understand that Russian is not the most straightforward language to learn, but I am a patient teacher and will try to make my lessons as engaging and interesting as possible.
I use many different techniques and methods in my lessons, such as discussions and videos. I listen to students' goals and wishes and alter my classes accordingly. I always encourage my students to speak and ask questions.
I can help you with basic, professional or conversational Russian. Also, I can help with grammar, reading, writing and speaking!
Let's learn Russian together. Спасибо!See Reviews From Students
Здравствуйте! Приятно познакомиться!
Hello and nice to meet you!
I'm Tatiana, a native Russian, proficient English and advanced French speaker and a professional tutor of languages, certified in Russia (diplomas from Krasnodar and Moscow universities) and internationally (Delta module 1 and TKT).
You are welcome to my classes if you:
A few words about me. I was born and brought up in Krasnodar, Russia. Remember Sochi 2014 Olympics? That’s Krasnodar region, right.
I fell in love with languages since childhood and decided to become a teacher while still in my first year at primary school. I first started tutoring when I was 15, for the neighbors’ daughter who needed help with her English homework.
That determined the choice of my major at university. I graduated as a philologist and a teacher of English and French and went on to take CAE and CPE and later teaching qualification exams (TKT and DELTA) from Cambridge. I finally officially qualified as a tutor of Russian this year, 2022.
I have been teaching 1-to-1 classes offline since 1998 and online since 2017. Despite my qualifications, I’m first of all a practitioner and I build my teaching around your needs and goals.
I’m a terrible dancer, but a lesson for me is a tango round, where you lead the way to where you want to come and I follow you, making the way bright and enjoyable.
Teaching languages is my lifelong passion and I’ll be delighted to share it with you!
See you in my classes!
До встречи на моих уроках!
On LanguaTalk, you can find exceptional tutors for 1-on-1 Russian lessons tailored to your goals and learning preferences. Here’s how to try it for yourself:
1 - Find your ideal tutor by browsing videos, reviews, pricing and availability.
2 - Book a trial. Many tutors offer a 30-minute trial for free; others charge a discounted price.
3 - Take personalised lessons with your new tutor via video call. Or try someone else.
No card is required to book a free trial session. Please only book if you’re considering taking lessons. Pricing varies by tutor and you can use the filter to find someone who fits your budget. You can pay one lesson at a time, or buy in bulk for a discount (open a tutor's profile to see their pricing options).
We’re confident you’ll love learning via LanguaTalk. We're trusted by students all over the world because we're transparent. We ask students to rate each lesson, and we display reviews on tutors’ profiles.
99.8% of lesson ratings are 5 stars. Why? Because unlike other platforms, we accept only the top 10% of tutor applications.
To see our full FAQs or get help from our friendly team, click the '?' in the corner of the screen. You can also watch students talking about their experiences learning via LanguaTalk below.
1-on-1 lessons are perhaps the best way to improve speaking skills, and because of this many students use LanguaTalk to learn to speak Russian fluently. That said, some people have other, more specific goals. Let your tutor know what your goals are and they'll tailor the lessons to your personal needs. Most tutors can help with any of the following:
Most of the Russian tutors on our site are able to teach students of all levels. When you click on a tutor's profile you'll see if certain levels are not supported. For example, certain tutors cannot teach complete beginners.
Likewise, you can also see on the tutor's profile whether they're suitable for all ages. Lessons are sometimes taken via LanguaTalk to support school/college studies. Usually, the tutor will be able to customise the lessons to follow the material and topics covered in the student's exams. Note that as per our Terms & Conditions, students who are under 18 must get permission from a legal guardian before booking.
New to LanguaTalk? You'll have one credit for a free trial. Most tutors offer a trial for free. If they do not, they’ll offer a trial session at a discount compared to their usual hourly rate.
Trial sessions are 30 minutes. They allow you to assess whether the tutor is a good fit for you, and get a feel for learning online. The tutor will assess your level and aim to understand your needs and interests so that they can customise any lessons you decide to take. You'll be encouraged to speak in Russian as much as possible, but of course you can speak in English too! Book a trial today to see if taking Russian lessons on Zoom/Skype works well for you.
After your session, if you feel that the tutor isn’t quite right for you, you can simply book a trial with someone else.
Lessons are taught 1-on-1 so that you receive your tutor’s full attention and can make fast progress. Communicating via video call, you’ll be able to talk to your tutor and share learning materials as if you were in the same room.
The tutors vary in terms of their teaching methods, resources, experience, and personalities. So we suggest you look at several profiles to choose the best tutor for you. Whichever tutor you pick, they'll aim to tailor the lessons to your individual needs.
The vast majority of students take 55-minute lessons. But some tutors also provide the option of 30-minute lessons. If they do, you’ll see this noted on their profile (below their pricing and above the ‘Buy Lessons’ button).
55-minute lessons are recommended for most students. In general, we only suggest considering 30-minute lessons if they’re for your child, or you have an intermediate level and only want conversation practice.
The beauty of taking lessons online is that you can learn anytime, anywhere. To see tutors who are likely to fit your weekly schedule, use the availability filter at the top. Then when you see a tutor you like, check their profile calendar to make sure their time slots work for you. Some tutors have limited availability as they already have lots of students.
We want students to have an exceptional learning experience on LanguaTalk, so we only accept the very best tutor applications. Though we consider qualifications and experience, we place equal value on communication skills, personality and reviews from previous students. Almost all of the tutors are native speakers of the language they teach, and they can speak English too.
Each tutor is unique - they have different backgrounds, strengths, teaching methods and personalities. So we suggest you browse several profiles to find the right tutor for you.
Our booking system is designed to be easy to use. You can see tutors' available slots in your local time zone. If you choose to book lessons with a tutor, you'll be able to buy them one at a time, or purchase in bulk with a volume discount. You can pay securely by card on our website.
You can manually add bookings to your personal calendar, or if you use Google calendar, you can add bookings automatically with our syncing feature. You'll also be able to receive email reminders to help ensure you don't forget to turn up.
You can reschedule or cancel lessons in a couple of clicks. Please note that this can be done up to 24 hours before the lesson time. We have this policy to be fair to tutors, who cannot replace lessons at the last minute and need some form of income protection.
Russian lessons via Zoom/Skype tend to be cheaper than face-to-face because the tutor doesn't need to travel. Online Russian tutors may cost between $7 to $30 per hour, but be aware that very cheap tutors on certain websites may lack experience. On LanguaTalk, Russian tutors typically charge between $10 and $25 per hour.
Of course, receiving Russian tutoring via Zoom or Skype is not the cheapest way to learn; you could learn via a free app instead. But if you're serious about learning, nothing beats 1-on-1 Russian lessons with a great teacher.
Most tutors offer both Skype and Zoom as options for the lessons. If they only offer one of these, this will be stated on their profile. Both tools are free, easy to use and perfect for language learning. They allow you to do everything you would do in a physical classroom: speak, listen, read, write, and share learning materials. Your tutor will typically write corrections directly in the chat area so that you can later revise everything you’ve learnt.
Most Russian tutors using Skype/Zoom also use other technologies and resources to enhance the learning experience, for example Google Docs (for real-time collaboration), videos, and PowerPoint slides. If you're unable to take the Russian lessons via Zoom or Skype, please contact our support team and we’ll get in touch with the tutor you're interested in to see if they're able to use an alternative video technology, such as Google Meet.
Students sometimes feel unsure about learning online because they think it won't be as effective as learning face-to-face. But usually when they try it, they find that the experience is almost the same and they often build a strong relationship with their tutor.
Once you start a video call with your chosen Russian tutor on Zoom/Skype, you’ll be able to communicate with them as if you were in the same room. They’ll usually also share learning resources with you (using Google Docs, YouTube etc.) and you’ll be able to collaborate in real-time.
There is no 'best way' to learn a language - it depends on many factors, such as your needs, level and budget. If you can't afford to take 1-on-1 Russian lessons on Zoom/Skype, you can use a free app like Duolingo to build your vocab. And to improve your listening skills, you can try watching TV and listening to podcasts in Russian. But to learn how to actually speak a language, you need to talk to a native speaker on a regular basis and receive accurate feedback so that you improve. If you want to make fast progress, it's best to take private lessons that are tailored to your personal needs by an experienced teacher.Arabic tutors | Chinese tutors | Dutch tutors | English tutors | French tutors | German tutors | Greek tutors | Italian tutors | Japanese tutors | Korean tutors | Portuguese tutors | Romanian tutors | Spanish tutors | Swedish tutors | Thai tutors