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Alina B.

7 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Translation from Kyiv National University of Trade and Economy
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alina B.

7 Reviews
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Hello! I am a native Russian speaker, Russian language tutor, professional translator. I can teach you grammar, pronunciation, reading and writing, conversational Russian.

About Alina

I am a Ukrainian native, based in Chicago. I am able to teach in both English and Russian languages. I provide a relaxed and fun environment for everyone that comes to my studio. I have a B.A. in Translation between Ukrainian, Russian and English and hold a TEFL Certificate. My DJing career st

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Chris
I’m blessed to have this beautiful, creative, talented soul in my life! There’s not enough characters available in this review to list all the things I’ve learned from her. She has a special knack for explaining and instructing to even the most challenged of folks (e.g. me). Alina’s talent and ability to teach is 👅👅👅
Kelly
Alina is so fun, smart, and easy to work with. She has a natural talent for music, people, and is patient which makes her a wonderful instructor as she helps guide you through the learning experience. In a few short lessons with her I have learned far more than I thought I could ever in writing digital music. Getting to work with such a person has really sparked a passion. In myself to learn and dedicate more time to it. Her knowledge, experience, skills and passion truly make her an asset to any person looking to grow musically in composition or live performance.
Aerin
Alina is easy to get along with and knowledgeable about the techniques involved in djing.

She brings the fun to this exciting element of djing without feeling the pressure of having to get it all right on the first day. Alina moves at a slow pace, with patience, letting you take the wheel and move through it together. Can’t wait for our next session!
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Michael C.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Speak Russian, Ukrainian, English, German
  • Bachelor in Russian as a foreign language and a foreign language (English) from Moscow Institute of Philology
  • Awarded American Students' Favorite 1991 from Russian Language Training Faculty
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Michael C.

11 Reviews
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Hi! With me you will start speaking CORRECT Russian SOON! My first priority is to get you ready to communicate with Russian-speaking people, develop your spoken skills and vocabulary.

For 17 years I was working for a multilingual company: English, German, Spanish, Hindi, Albanian. I have extensive experience in teaching Russian. My students speak diverse first languages and belong to diverse cultures.

I set up and reach the real, necessary goals helping my students to integrate into completely unfamiliar language environment. I am an immigrant, I know what I'm talking about and I'm here to help you stop being deaf and dumb.
Also, my lessons will be very helpful for students studying Russian at colleges and universities.

1st Level - to set up the communication bridge with the Russian native speakers.
2nd Level - to let you understand what's going on around you and let people understand what is on your mind or what you need to say.
3rd Level - to develop your vocabulary, ...

About Michael

Teaching language: Russian. Russian native speaker from Moscow. You'll start communicating in Russian JUST IN A MONTH. Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. Speak Russian, Ukrainian, English, German. Hi! With me you will start speaking CORRECT Russian SOON! My first priority is t

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Janet C.
Michel is an excellent teacher especially in getting you to pronounce Russian language correctly. He lays an excellent foundation. He has good teaching methods, he is patient and kind. .
Patrick
I purchased 10 30 minute lessons. After those lessons, I have learned to pronounce a variety of Russian words, including the numbers 1-20. He will work with you until you can pronounce Russian at an acceptable and coherent level, and how fast or slow you go is entirely up to you.
Patrick
Michael is very patient and will take his time to assure that you have a firm grasp on the Russian language, including pronunciation.
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Anna P.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English and Russian
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Anna P.

7 Reviews
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Learn the Russian language from the comfort of your home or come to our Magic Flute Montessori Music School at any age. I use real Montessori material for lessons, Russian songs, and movement activities. The language lessons are so much fun!!!

About Anna

I am a highly-skilled professional, certified musician. I offer lessons in piano, singing, ukulele, flute, saxophone, clarinet, drums, violin beginners as well as group lessons in ear training and theory, piano and singing, Russian language lessons. My main instrument is piano, and I specialize

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Avianna
Great lesson. I left feeling very encouraged and excited to continue learning how to explore my vocal abilities. Thank you!
Daniel
Anna is the best! I’m learning so fast and I feel invigorated with every lesson.
Cristina
Very good 👍

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Anna N.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Russian, German
  • MA in Linguistics from Eurasian Institute of Linguistics
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Anna N.

14 Reviews
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I've been teaching Russian for more than 20 years for native speakers and foreigners. I am a highly skilled language teacher, I am able to apply variety of resources and instructional techniques. I have all tools for teaching Russian: textbooks, worksheets, games and more. I currently teach Russian at the Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences.

About Anna

I'm patient , reliable, desire to achieve my students' goals, and persevere to reach those goals.

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Victoria
Anna is simply amazing and one of a kind. My five year old is really enjoying lessons with her and looks forward to each class every week. Anna is a dedicated teacher, very professional and knows how to keep lessons educational and fun. Sign up with her and you won’t regret! Highly recommend. We are so happy we found her.
Conrad
Anna is a fantastic Russian tutor! She is very friendly, incredibly kind, and knows everything from the nuances of Russian grammar to cultural topics.
Tyler
Very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. It's abundantly clear that she has a plethora of experience with teaching the Russian language.
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Anna P.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English and Russian
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Anna P.

7 Reviews
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Online Russian Teacher

Learn the Russian language from the comfort of your home or come to our Magic Flute Montessori Music School at any age. I use real Montessori material for lessons, Russian songs, and movement activities. The language lessons are so much fun!!!

About Anna

I am a highly-skilled professional, certified musician. I offer lessons in piano, singing, ukulele, flute, saxophone, clarinet, drums, violin beginners as well as group lessons in ear training and theory, piano and singing, Russian language lessons. My main instrument is piano, and I specialize

Recent Reviews
Avianna
Great lesson. I left feeling very encouraged and excited to continue learning how to explore my vocal abilities. Thank you!
Daniel
Anna is the best! I’m learning so fast and I feel invigorated with every lesson.
Cristina
Very good 👍
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Michael C.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Speak Russian, Ukrainian, English, German
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Bachelor in Russian as a foreign language and a foreign language (English) from Moscow Institute of Philology
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Michael C.

12 Reviews
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Online Russian Teacher

Hi! With me you will start speaking CORRECT Russian SOON! My first priority is to get you ready to communicate with Russian-speaking people, develop your spoken skills and vocabulary.

For 17 years I was working for a multilingual company: English, German, Spanish, Hindi, Albanian. I have extensive experience in teaching Russian. My students speak diverse first languages and belong to diverse cultures.

I set up and reach the real, necessary goals helping my students to integrate into completely unfamiliar language environment. I am an immigrant, I know what I'm talking about and I'm here to help you stop being deaf and dumb.
Also, my lessons will be very helpful for students studying Russian at colleges and universities.

1st Level - to set up the communication bridge with the Russian native speakers.
2nd Level - to let you understand what's going on around you and let people understand what is on your mind or what you need to say.
3rd Level - to develop your vocabulary, ...

About Michael

Teaching language: Russian. Russian native speaker from Moscow. You'll start communicating in Russian JUST IN A MONTH. Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. Speak Russian, Ukrainian, English, German. Hi! With me you will start speaking CORRECT Russian SOON! My first priority is t

Recent Reviews
Janet C.
Michel is an excellent teacher especially in getting you to pronounce Russian language correctly. He lays an excellent foundation. He has good teaching methods, he is patient and kind. .
Patrick
I purchased 10 30 minute lessons. After those lessons, I have learned to pronounce a variety of Russian words, including the numbers 1-20. He will work with you until you can pronounce Russian at an acceptable and coherent level, and how fast or slow you go is entirely up to you.
Patrick
Michael is very patient and will take his time to assure that you have a firm grasp on the Russian language, including pronunciation.

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Average Cost of Russian Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute Russian lessons in Chicago is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $89 per hour.
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$33 average
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$47 average
60 min
$59 average

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"Aksana is amazing! She is super patient and knowledgeable and she has taught me so much in so little time. I’m impressed with how much I have learned in only 5 classes. I will continue classes with her so I can become fluent in Russian."
Susana
Took Russian lessons from Aksana P.
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"Victoria has been a great Russian instructor so far for me! Presents material in a way that is easy to comprehend and pick up on. Extremely knowledge in the Russian language and grammar and explains difficult concepts in plain terms. Highly recommended."
Chance
Took Russian lessons from Victoria M.
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"Aksana is a fantastic teacher. My son enjoyed his lessons immensely and his Russian language skills improved dramatically. I was so impressed with his progress I decided to take some lessons myself! Thank you Aksana, I recommend you with the highest regards!"
Lara
Took Russian lessons from Aksana P.
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"Amazing! I've learned so much"
Sophie
Took Russian lessons from Polina L.
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"Great session with Polina as always."
Bhagamshi or Bee
Took Russian lessons from Polina L.
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"I have been Anna's student for more than two years. She is the absolute best teacher of Russian that I have ever had.
Anna is very organized, punctual and focused. She tailors our lessons exactly to my level. She understands what I know, don't know and what I need to work on.
Anna keeps our classes interesting. She introduces poems, videos, songs and supplementary materials to our lessons.
I highly recommend Anna to you if you are serious about learning Russian."
Joseph
Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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"Yeah, there are still a lot to learn and a lot of questions to ask, apparently, because it has only been my 4th class with him as of now. Well, we'll get there."
William
Took Russian lessons from Roman N.
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"Anna Novikova is one of the most affable and interesting instructors I have ever had, making Russian, which is normally a difficult and intimidating subject, something to look forward to every week. Personally, I would recomend tutoring sessions for the conversations alone, but she also is a very intelligent woman and competent instructor, and your understanding of Russian is sure to improve with her."
Brandon
Took Russian lessons from Anna N.
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"I have been working with Anna for several years now, and I can honestly say you're not going to find a better teacher! I've had tutors prior to working with her, but her ability to blend academic knowledge with practical language usage is amazing! She's always well organized, and gives sincere thought to each lesson. That said, she is also has the ability to be flexible, and adjust the speed, direction, goal of the lesson as it's needed, in real time. You won't be disappointed!"
Robert
Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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"Aksana is an amazing teacher. She is very patient with me when I do not understand something but she will work with me until I am able to grasp the concept. I am currently taking Russian classes at a University but Aksana has been the most valuable asset when it comes to being able to learn the language properly. She is able to clearly explain the rules of the language and it is obvious she is very knowledgeable pertaining to all subjects in Russian. Without Aksana I would not feel as comfortable with my ability to learn the language. Our weekly meetings have helped me to not only speak but understand the language and culture more. I have been with her for about 4 months but look forward to continuing my lessons throughout my college career! She not only helps me during our lessons but also provides me with many other resources to continue my studies. I am very thankful for all Aksana has done and continues to do for me! By far the best Russian teacher I have had."
Madison
Took Russian lessons from Aksana P.
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Learn Russian in Chicago

Russian is one of the top ten most commonly spoken languages in the world, and it’s one of the two official languages of space travel. When you learn Russian, you’re learning the official language of Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. The language is also widely spoken in countries that were once a part of the Soviet Union. 

Apart from being able to speak with native Russian speakers around (and above) the world, learning Russian will introduce you to the richness of Russian-speaking cultures. You can enjoy the literature of renowned authors like Dostoyevski, Tolstoy, and Nabokov in their original texts. You can see the Russian ballet with new eyes, and enjoy the music of Russian composers like Tchaikovsky. 

The Benefits of Russian Language Classes in Chicago
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While you learn Russian in Chicago, you’ll benefit from the Windy City's diverse cultural landscape. Home to thousands of Russian speakers, Chicago provides plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the language. Throughout the city, you’ll find many ways to watch, observe, and taste Russian culture. 

For example, stop by Russian Tea Time in the afternoon to experience an authentic Russian tea experience, complete with tea and delectable desserts. If you love sipping and snacking, you can purchase everything you need to host your own Russian tea with bone china, unique tea blends, and ornate cup holders. This award-winning restaurant also has lunch and dinner menus that offer patrons a unique Russian dining experience. 

Looking for some visual inspiration to complement your Russian lessons in Chicago? Browse through the L.P. Cline Gallery. This gallery imports modern and historic Russian art directly into Chicago. It's a wonderful location to view pieces of Russian culture and Soviet history. The gallery also sells a large collection of books on Russian art. The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago also houses Russian art exhibitions. 

Learning with a Russian Language Teacher in Chicago

At TakeLessons, you’ll find dozens of experienced Russian teachers available for local lessons in Chicago as well as online lessons that you can take from anywhere. Our top-rated teachers offer customized lessons to students of all ages and levels, so your unique curriculum will set you up to meet your goals. 

One of our most-loved Russian tutors, Tatiana D. has been teaching since 2002. As a Russian-born native speaker, she enjoys introducing students to the nuances of Russian culture, customs, and etiquette. One five-star reviewer wrote, "Tatiana is friendly and has a way of teaching that makes it easy and fun to learn!" You can find more teachers like Tatiana by doing a quick search in our directory.

Where to Take Russian Classes in Chicago

One of the best parts of scheduling a private Russian language class in Chicago is choosing a place to meet. With a variety of local cafes, parks, and Russian cultural centers, you can easily find a location that will help you focus, while also enriching your learning experience. For example, try taking a lesson at the Russian restaurant, Chayhana, where the owners are native speakers. 

If you’d prefer to stay home for lessons, our directory will help you find a variety of online Russian tutors who provide lessons via webcam. You can take online Russian classes from home, the library, or any other location with public Wi-Fi. Wherever you choose to study, be sure you have a quiet environment where you'll be able to hear your teacher, and a reliable internet connection. 

Making the Most of Russian Language Lessons in Chicago

Before your first Russian language class in Chicago, be sure you have all the supplies you need. Visit GREERChicago to purchase a fresh notebook, pens, note cards, and highlighters for taking notes. Then stop by The Russian American Bookstore and Art Gallery on West Devon Street to pick up a Russian-English dictionary. You can also select a couple of Russian art prints there to stay inspired. 

After you've completed a few Russian classes in Chicago, you can put your new knowledge to the test by immersing yourself in the language. Attend the University of Illinois Chicago's Russian Film Series on alternating Mondays to view Russian films. You can also join one of Chicago's several Russian language Meetup groups. 

Practice your skills in the “Learn Russian Language and Make Friends” group, or the “Russian Language Culture Chicago” group. Whether you've chosen to take Russian language classes in Chicago for business or pleasure, you’ll surely enjoy learning and experiencing the cultures of those who speak it. 

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