Learning a language face-to-face with a teacher can be a fantastic experience. But if you're unable to find an affordable private Russian teacher in Christchurch, you may want to consider learning online. To learn with a Russian teacher near you in Christchurch, you'll have to either travel to the teacher's home, or pay more to cover their travel time; the average cost of receiving private Russian classes for adults in Christchurch is over $20 per hour. Not only does learning online save travel costs, but you gain access to the best teachers from all over the world.
Whilst students sometimes prefer learning in person, the vast majority of students report being pleasantly surprised by the experience of learning with a teacher online. On LanguaTalk, lessons are taught 1-on-1 so that you receive your teacher’s full attention and can progress quickly. Lessons are taught via video call, allowing you to communicate with your teacher and share learning materials. You'll feel like you're in the same room with your teacher. Book a trial session and see if you agree!
Below you can watch Russian teacher's intro videos, check their availability and read reviews from their students. When you open a profile, you'll also see which learning needs, ages and levels the teacher is comfortable with.
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 teacher and to decide whether you wish to take lessons with them or to instead try to find a Russian teacher in Christchurch. (Please note: not all teachers offer a trial session for free - some charge 30% of their standard full lesson price.)
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
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!
✅My name is Natalia and I am a certified teacher of Russian. I have developed and successfully put into practice a unique methodology for teaching the Russian language (based on a combination of sports training methods and linguistic principles), which more than 150 students have successfully passed through.
✅I'm a teacher in the 3-d generation;
✅I have more than 20 years of experience (in addition to languages, I taught ballet and fitness, conducted training sessions for trainers);
✅Originally from St. Petersburg (Russia), but have been living in Spain (Majorca) for 12 years;
✅In the past - a ballerina, fitness coach, and even an animator in hotels;
💕I love: travel, sea, sun, positive people, animals, good wine and delicious food, theatre, ballet, art, sports.
💯My motto is “Do it with passion or not at all!”
ME AS A TEACHER:
💕For me, the most important thing is that you enjoy the learning process and enjoy it every time!
▶️With a lot of patience, my first priority is to create a positive and friendly atmosphere in the classroom, as well as to keep you motivated. But at the same time, I am always focused on your results, correcting your mistakes and practicing the material until you automatically use it in your speech. I also have a degree in sports psychology, which allows me to create my own teaching system based on a combination of sports training and linguistic teaching principles.
❤️My classes are very emotional and positive, and so am I!
MY LESSONS&TEACHING STYLE:
👩🎓In my methodology for teaching Russian, I combine the methods of sports psychology, aimed at achieving high results and motivation, with the main principles of teaching foreign languages:
✅The principle “From knowledge to skill” - each new knowledge that a student receives goes through several stages of my training to translate it into a stable skill and the ability to use new constructions automatically in speech;
✅“Helix principle” - new material, like beads, is strung on previously studied, allowing students to master new speech tools and not forget what they have learned before.
✅“Principle of uniqueness” - I am absolutely sure that each person is unique and talented, and revealing your uniqueness in the learning process is also part of my methodology.
✅The motto is “Learn languages the way an athlete prepares for the Olympics!
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Привет! I'm Vika, your Russian language teacher. I'm here to help you learn this awesome language.
Back in school, I rocked Russian language and literature, even took part in competitions and wrote for the school newspaper.
I went through a phase of not knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up. I started off as an economist, ventured into marketing, and it wasn't until my maternity leave that I realized I wanted to draw and help people speak fluent Russian.
Traveling is my thing. I've been to 20+ countries. Recently, my husband, daughter, and I moved from Russia to the UK. Fun fact: I have Ukrainian roots, but my parents moved to Siberia in the 80s for work, and that's where I was born and raised.
I enjoy reading, yoga, and walks. Also, I'm artsy and tech-savvy. That's how ChatGPT and I created this text together. Keep reading to see what we made!
I don't have official qualifications, but I have undertaken several courses in teaching Russian as a foreign language. This pursuit has captivated and inspired me for the past two years.
I help students talk in Russian as easily as they do in their own language. The ability to maintain one's identity regardless of the language spoken is of profound importance.
Your narratives, hobbies, perspectives, and experiences intrigue me. I hold a deep admiration for people and their incredible diversity, as each individual is akin to a unique universe.
Having spontaneous chats about anything can be both easy and tough. My students say they like not needing to think about topics – I guide our talks by asking questions and sharing my own stories.
Usually, I don't give homework, but sometimes I might ask for extra examples using new phrases.
I'm flexible with how lessons go. So, if you want, we can chat first, then read, and tackle tricky grammar later.
Join me for a lesson! Learn Russian! Be yourself in any language you like!See Reviews From Students
Hello, my name is Nataliya. I'm passionate about foreign languages, cultures and travelling. I enjoy reading and writing as well as meeting people from different countries and spending time in nature. I speak 4 languages: Russian (native), Polish, English and French.
I studied and worked in Poland, Portugal and France. I've got lots of intercultural experience and I've also discovered my passion for teaching languages. I try to make my lessons interesting ans engaging for every student. I usually use diverse methods such as little games, presentations, Quizlet cards, exercices and so on. Can't wait to have a trial lesson with you=)See Reviews From Students
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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If you're new to LanguaTalk, we'll provide you with a credit for a free trial session. Many, but not all, teachers offer these for free. If a tutor does not offer a free trial, the trial price will be 30 percent of their full lesson price, allowing you to still try a session at a reduced cost.
Trial sessions last 30 minutes. They allow you to determine if the teacher is a good fit for you and get a sense of what online learning is like. The teacher will assess your level and try to understand your needs and interests so that they can tailor any classes you choose to take. You'll be encouraged to speak as much as possible in Russian, but you can also speak in English if needed.
If, after your trial session, you don't feel that the teacher is right for you, you can book a trial with another teacher for 30 percent of their full lesson price.
Most students take 55-minute classes. However, some tutors also offer the option of 30-minute classes. If this option is available, it will be noted on the tutor's profile (below their pricing and above the 'Buy Lessons' button).
In general, 55-minute classes are recommended for most students. 30-minute classes may be suitable if you're taking lessons for your child or if you have an intermediate level and only want conversation practice.
One of the benefits of online classes is that you can learn anytime, anywhere. When you choose a teacher, simply check their calendar to ensure that they have times that fit your schedule. Some teachers may have limited availability due to high demand.
Lessons are taught one-on-one to ensure that you receive customized instruction. During the classes, your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods and resources, including language exercises, conversation practice, and cultural notes, to help you reach your learning objectives.
All classes take place via video call. Your tutor will normally give you a choice of calling tools, all of which are easy to use.
LanguaTalk offers personalized 1-on-1 Russian classes with top-rated tutors. Here's how to get started:
1 - Find a tutor that meets your needs by reviewing their videos, reviews, pricing, and availability.
2 - Book a trial lesson. Many tutors offer a free 30-minute trial, while others offer a discounted trial price.
3 - Have personalized classes with your chosen tutor via video call. Or try a different tutor if desired.
You don't need to provide credit card information to book a free trial session. Please only book a trial if you're seriously considering taking classes. Tutor prices vary, and you can use the filter to find one that fits your budget. You can pay for individual lessons or purchase a package for a discount (view a tutor's pricing options on their profile).
We're confident you'll enjoy learning on LanguaTalk. Our platform is trusted by students worldwide because of our transparency. We ask students to rate each lesson, and we display these ratings on tutor profiles.
99.8% of lesson ratings are 5 stars. This is because we only accept the top 10% of tutor applications, unlike other platforms.
To access our full list of FAQs or get assistance from our friendly team, click the '?' in the corner of the screen. You can also watch students sharing their experiences learning on LanguaTalk below.
If you prefer in-person classes for adults over online learning, LanguaTalk may not be the best fit for you. Instead, you can search for a teacher on a local service listing website or place an advertisement in your area. However, we do encourage you to try online learning – you have nothing to lose by booking a free trial session. Many students find that the online experience is just as good as in-person learning, with the added benefit of access to higher quality teachers at a lower cost.
Some tutors on LanguaTalk may also provide in-person classes for adults in Christchurch, but most only offer online classes for adults as it is more convenient and allows them to work from home. Additionally, most tutors are not located in Christchurch because they are living elsewhere in the world. If you book a lesson with a tutor, you should assume that the lesson will be conducted online.
Some students might be unsure about learning Russian online because they think it will be very different from in-person learning. However, many students find that the online experience is similar and they often develop strong relationships with their teacher.
Once you start a video call with your selected teacher, you'll be able to communicate with them as if you were in the same room. The teacher may also share learning resources with you (such as newspaper articles or YouTube videos) and you'll be able to collaborate in real-time using tools like Google Docs or Dropbox Paper.
Our research suggests that the average hourly rate for private Russian classes for adults in Christchurch is between $25-$35. Since online teachers don't have to travel to you and often live in countries with a lower cost of living, their hourly rate tends to be significantly lower.