Russian Basics course (a0-a1)

One-on-one and Mini-Group Online Russian Course for Zero Beginners

learn russian from scratch!

Do you want to taste Russian? The Russian Basics course is designed to improve your basic Russian communication for study, work and daily use across all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. It will help you learn the most common words and survival phrases to feel comfortable in a Russian speaking environment.

One-on-one or mini group Russian classes via Skype

60-minute or 90-minute language sessions

From Beginner to Elementary level

From 2 to 5 times per week recommended

what will i learn from this course?

You will learn Russian alphabet and how to read and write in Russian. You will learn the most important phonetic rules and sound like a real Russian with proper pronunciation.

You will be able to tell about yourself, your family and friends in Russian. You will also talk about your job, working day, daily routines, hobbies and free time.

You will be able to shop and travel with basic Russian and understand simple conversations. You will communicate with Russian people in the most typical situations at work, in the supermarket, in the street, at a restaurant, etc.

You will know how to use the most important elements of basic Russian grammar in your everyday speech. You will be able to write short messages in Russian and express your opinions.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Course Duration

16+ hours of live lessons with a teacher.

Working Language

Lessons are conducted in Russian. Introductory topics and difficult aspects of Russian grammar are explained in English.

Requirements

Students will require fast Internet connection, Skype (Viber, WhatsApp, Google Meet), Adobe Reader, Cyrillic keyboard, printer (optional).

LESSON STRUCTURE

russian skills & LEARNING MATERIALS

SPEAKING & READING

Read Russian dialogues and easy stories. Participate in interesting discussions with your teacher

USEFUL WORDS & PHRASES

Use PDF worksheets with Russian picture vocabulary, phrase bank and flashcards

LISTENING & PRONUNCIATION

Listen to audio podcasts and watch short movies in Russian

GRAMMAR & WRITING

Use PDF worksheets with grammar theory and activities

course structure

This syllabus consists of 12 modules which include vocabulary, grammar and culture sections. You can take this course “as is” or ask your teacher to modify it according to your interests. Offered speaking and vocabulary topics can be rearranged, removed or augmented with additional topics to suit your personal language goals and needs.

Russian Alphabet & Pronunciation Rules. Pronouns & Questions

Basic Phrases. Meeting People. Countries, Cities & Famous Places

About Myself. My Phone & Address. Numbers. My Family & Friends

People & Their Jobs. Russian Names. Nationalities

Things People Carry. Russian Genders. Plural. What Do I Have?

Buying Food & Eating Out. Russian Money. Giving Toasts

Places in the City. Public Transport. Taxi. Buying Tickets.

Shopping. Buying Clothes & Gifts. Colors. Paying Compliments

Daily Activities. Russian Verbs. Telling Time. Days of the Week

Seasons & Weather. Russian Calendar & Holidays

My Apartment. At the Hotel. Visiting Etiquette

Health. Talk to a Doctor. My Body & Appearance

how to enroll the russian basics course

Step 1. See the prices below and choose a study package

Step 2. Schedule a FREE 30-min consultation with your teacher

Step 3. Meet your teacher and discuss a study schedule and a future learning program

Step 4. Make payment for your first study package and start learning Russian!


course prices

Russian language learning is effective when it's regular. Get a package to stay on track!

60-min lessons. one-on-one

One-to-one lesson packages


  • 5 LESSONS - 115 EUR (23 EUR / 60-min lesson) per person.

From 2 to 5 lessons per week.


  • 10 LESSONS - 220 EUR (22 EUR / 60-min lesson) per person.

From 2 to 5 lessons per week.

  • 15 LESSONS - 315 EUR (21 EUR / 60-min lesson) per person.

From 2 to 5 lessons per week.


How to pay

  1. Payments in EUR are accepted via bank transfer (SEPA).

  2. Payments in USD are accepted via Western Union, MoneyGram, Ria, Sigue, Welsend, IntelExpress.

All payments for one-to-one and mini group lessons are accepted in advanced.

90-min lessons. one-on-one

One-to-one lesson packages


  • 5 LESSONS - 160 EUR (32 EUR / 90-min lesson) per person.

From 2 to 5 lessons per week.

  • 10 LESSONS - 310 EUR (31 EUR / 90-min lesson) per person.

From 2 to 5 lessons per week.

  • 15 LESSONS - 450 EUR (30 EUR / 90-min lesson) per person.

From 2 to 5 lessons per week.


How to pay

  1. Payments in EUR are accepted via bank transfer (SEPA).

  2. Payments in USD are accepted via Western Union, MoneyGram, Ria, Sigue, Welsend, IntelExpress.

All payments for one-to-one and mini group lessons are accepted in advanced.

60-min lessons. mini group

Mini group lesson packages

Share the payment with your friends, coworkers or family members and get a discount!

  • 5 LESSONS - 156 EUR (39 EUR / 60-min lesson) per group.

From 2 to 5 lessons per week.

  • 10 LESSONS - 304 EUR (38 EUR / 60-min lesson) per group.

From 2 to 5 lessons per week.

  • 15 LESSONS - 444 EUR (37 EUR / 60-min lesson) per group.

    From 2 to 5 lessons per week.


How to pay

  1. Payments in EUR are accepted via bank transfer (SEPA).

  2. Payments in USD are accepted via Western Union, MoneyGram, Ria, Sigue, Welsend, IntelExpress.

All payments for one-to-one and mini group lessons are accepted in advanced.

90-min lessons. mini group

Mini group lesson packages

Share the payment with your friends, coworkers or family members and get a discount!

  • 5 LESSONS - 290 EUR (58 EUR / 90-min lesson) per group.

From 2 to 5 lessons per week.

  • 10 LESSONS - 570 EUR (57 EUR / 90-min lesson) per group.

From 2 to 5 lessons per week.

  • 15 LESSONS - 840 EUR (56 EUR / 90-min lesson) per group.

    From 2 to 5 lessons per week.


How to pay

  1. Payments in EUR are accepted via bank transfer (SEPA).

  2. Payments in USD are accepted via Western Union, MoneyGram, Ria, Sigue, Welsend, IntelExpress.

All payments for one-to-one and mini group lessons are accepted in advanced.

how to enroll. free trial

Dear friend, before you start your course I’d like to learn more about you and your learning objectives and give you a chance to see how my teaching approach works. So you have an opportunity to book a 30-minute FREE consultation with me.

How to Enroll

  1. Click the button ‘Book Appointment' below to schedule an online meeting. I will reply to your request ASAP to confirm my availability for a lesson.

  2. Feel free to contact me direct via email study@therussianvoice.com or skype enrusclass
    if you have any questions.

What To Expect In A Free Consultation

  1. You will be able to discuss your purposes for the course with your teacher and check your technical devices.

  2. We will test your Russian skills to determine your language level and

  3. We will plan your personalized Russian learning program, according to your requirements and course goals.

  4. You will see how we are going to work together and understand if my approach suits you well.

  5. After the consultation you will be able to schedule your first 60-minute or 90-minute lesson with your teacher, choose the study package and agree dates and time of classes.

  6. Pay for lesson package and start learning Russian!

how to pay

  1. Payments in EUR are accepted via bank transfer (SEPA).

  2. Payments in USD are accepted via Western Union, MoneyGram, Ria, Sigue, Welsend, IntelExpress.

All payments for one-to-one and mini group lessons are accepted in advanced.

When you enroll your Russian course I reserve the time for your classes in my calendar at least one month ahead. It means that every week I spend a certain amount of time on preparing learning materials, checking your homework and sending emails to answer your questions if needed. Therefore, payment is in advance for a full lesson package. This will allow me to plan your study course well and care about your progress and help you to stay on track.


questions & answers

when can i have classes?

Online classes are available from 9.00 a.m. to 21.00 p.m. (EET/EEST), 5 days a week from Monday to Friday.

What's your refund policy?

Dear friend, before you choose and pay for the lessons package make sure that you can find at least two or three hours a week for lessons and study during the further period of time.

I do not give refund if you decide to stop learning in the middle of period.

If you cannot attend your current course due to personal reasons (vacation, business trip, sick leave, etc.), you may transfer the balance of the course (i.e. the remaining lessons) to another agreed, later date.

What is included in the price?

Tuition covers not only the actual lesson time spent with the student, but time preparing for each student as well. The listed prices include:

  1. 60-minute or 90-minute classes;

  2. Detailed needs assessment;

  3. An individualized plan for each student's course of study;

  4. Оnline learning materials (worksheets, E-books, audio and video) developed specifically for you;

  5. Teacher's feedback and checking homework;

  6. Russian cultural training program;

  7. Scheduling, maintenance, and technology.

how mini groups are formed?

As a rule, mini groups consist of 2-3 learners. You can study with your friends, relatives or coworkers.

can I get a discount?

You can save your money and get from 5% to 10% discount if you order a package of Russian lessons. The more lessons you buy, the bigger discount you have.

You also pay less when you study in a mini group with your relatives, friends or coworkers.

lateness & cancellations

How can I cancel or reschedule a class?

If you are unable to attend the lesson in the pre-agreed time you can cancel or reschedule a booked lesson without any fee up to 24 hours before the lesson. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the lesson, you will be charged for a lesson. Of course, if the lesson did not take place because of technical issues, you will not be charged for it. To cancel or reschedule your lesson, make a Viber call or email me to study@therussianvoice.com and we will arrange another day and time for the next class.

What happens if I late for my online class?

Please, try to be on time for your online lessons. If you start a class late, the study session will finish at the scheduled time. Your teacher will wait a maximum of 10-15 minutes for you to come to your class. If you have not arrived in 10-15 minutes, she will stop waiting and go offline on Skype. As a result, you will lose this lesson from your package. If you have a technical problem with your connection or your computer, you can email me or make a call, and we will reschedule the lesson. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you check that your hardware and Internet connection are fit for online learning.

I can't attend my current course due to vacation or sick leave. What should I do?

If you cannot attend your current course due to personal reasons (vacation, business trip, sick leave, etc.), you must submit a request to study@therussianvoice.com or notify me at the end of the lesson. We will transfer the balance of your course (i.e. the remaining lessons) to another agreed, later date and you will not lose your lessons.

What happens if my teacher cancels the lesson?

Sometimes your teacher needs to cancel the lesson or several lessons due to her personal circumstances (vacation, business trip, sick leave, etc.). In this case, she will notify you by email or at the lesson. The balance of your course (i.e. the remaining lessons) will be transferred to another agreed, later date and you will not lose your lessons.

what's your refund policy?

Dear friend, before you choose and pay for the lessons package make sure that you can find at least two or three hours a week for lessons and study during the further period of time.

I do not give refund if you decide to stop learning in the middle of period.

If you cannot attend your current course due to personal reasons (vacation, business trip, sick leave, etc.), you may transfer the balance of the course (i.e. the remaining lessons) to another agreed, later date.


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