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Popular Russian Teachers in Chicago, IL

Sergey T.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Sergey T.

1 Review
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Students will achieve their goals to speak Russian. You will be led step by step and that will go the easy way. Nothing is impossible so are the foreign languages. Make the first step and I'll do the rest.

About Sergey

As I speak two languages English and Russian, I can teach both. Russian is my native language, so students can learn Russian from the native speaker. And that is the best way to learn foreign languages. I've been teaching Russian since 2010 and I use my own method, which is not like in boring books

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Jordon B.
Sergey has many different methods of learning the Russian language and It allows you to have fun in the process! He is definitely a great and knowledgable teacher!

Galyna R.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Galyna R.

8 Reviews
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I enjoy teaching kids Russian language. I think, that children benefit from personalized private lessons much more, than from groups lessons given in schools, where kids have not only different level of grammar knowledge but also different level of understanding of the language.

My lessons are very interactive - we are not just reading and writing, but we play games, we solve puzzles... Of course, it is all in Russian :)

About Galyna

Hello! I teach piano and flute. I can prepare for competitions and exams, give knowledge of music theory, or teach music just for fun - for your, or your kid's enjoyment. My students performed in studio recitals, successfully passed Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music examinations,

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Richard
She is a wonderful teacher. Very easy to learn by with. Thanks. Answer all the questions clearly.
Logan X.
Ms. Galyna is very nice and patient in teaching, no matter the kid is a quick learner or a slow one. Her piano studio is a wonderful place that provides a good learning environment for students.
Julia
My daughter used to take flute lessons with Galyna. I wish she didn't move from Princeton, so my daughter could continue lessons with her. Galyna's kindness, engaging personality and desire to help a student grow as a musician were important factors which contributed to a positive and nurturing learning atmosphere. Her own performances were always inspirational. She is a great teacher, and I highly recommend her!

Alona K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 18 to 60
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Alona K.

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Russian is my native language, therefore the study will be much more productive. All my methods are personalised according to the needs of my students. I try to give a lot of examples related to their work, daily routine and interests, that in the end gives knowledge not only about the language and can be actually useful in real life.

About Alona

My dear future student, I hope that in the future we can be friends as personal communication nowadays is so important for learning process. I started giving Russian lessons a long time back and I methods are different. It all depends from your personality and what is your goal. I work on each of m

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Maryna A.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, Ukrainian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 15 and up
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Maryna A.

24 Reviews
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Experienced teacher of Russian to adult professionals. Balanced diet of grammar focus and fluency building. Communicative approach, based on your interests, portfolio, meaningful tasks, and real-life scenarios. Looking forward to working with you! До встречи!

About Maryna

Hi, my name is Maryna! . I'm from Crimea. I've been living in the USA for over 10 years, which helped me develop a near-native proficiency in English. This is very helpful when it comes to grammar explanations and helping my students understand the subtleties of meaning. . I'm a full-time ed

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Anastasiia
С Мариной я занимаюсь больше года. За это время я многому научилась.

Занимаемся по сериалу Друзья. В течении недели смотрю по одной, две серии, потом перессказываю о чем там, потом готовлю пересказ на бумаге. На занятии мы с Мариной активно обсуждаем мой пересказ и мои ошибки, ещё успеваем обсудить повседневную лексику. На уроке узнаю много тонкостей в переводе английских слов. Слова не зубрю, но словарный запас пополняется с каждой неделей. Марина большое вам спасибо за уроки, мне очень нравиться учить английский именно с Вами. Вы несомненно талантливый учитель, ваш подход в обучении мне нравится.👍🤗
Irina
Спасибо, Мариночка, за интересный подход к обучению, когда уроки английского превращаются в увлекательную игру, а ученики становятся дружной весёлой командой! Ты-лучший преподаватель английского из всех, что знаю🌸🌸🌸! Когда отшлифуем этот язык , пойдём с тобой к следующему , ведь так ?

Translated Using Google Translate:

Thank you, Marinochka, for an interesting approach to learning, when English lessons turn into an exciting game, and students become a friendly, fun team! You are the best English teacher I know🌸🌸🌸! When we polish this language, let's go with you to the next, right? 😉
Olga
Марина, Вы прекрасный учитель! С вами очень приятно работать! Потому что Вы очень хороший человек , и я многому с вами учусь, особенно по урокам в Скайпе! 😃
Рада быть в вашей команде 😀

Polina L.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Master of Arts, Music Education from Kiev National University of Culture and Arts (Ukraine)
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Polina L.

13 Reviews
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I am a native Russian and Ukrainian speaker that lives in the US and now I'm offering Russian lessons! My background is teaching grammar and conversational Russian for beginners and advanced level students. Whatever is your goal - just to add some basics Russian knowledge or to train your Russian skills till fluent level - I will help you to achieve it with passion and fun approach!

About Polina

Hi there! My name is Polina. I'm a passionate and dedicated teacher who loves helping students to reach their goals. My style is personal, creative, and oriented on the student's specific needs. I'm looking forward to meet you!

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Zyshma
First lesson was amazing, very friendly and she is very educated in what type of taste I would like to acquire.
Balachandra
Antoine J.
We are learning conversational now...thanks!

Olga C.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Russian, Italian
  • Awarded 3rd Place from Opera Index Competition
  • Teaches students 6 to 55
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Olga C.

22 Reviews
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Online Russian Teacher

I teach Russian diction for singers as well as appreciation of Russian art and folk music and literacy. I also have great experience in teaching Russian to kids using textbooks and materials approved in schools in Russia.

About Olga

Latest news: 2/05/30 Congratulations to Avantika on Winning 1st place and to David on winning 3rd place in Voce competition. 1/19/20 Congratulations to Avantika on winning 1st place in Youth Classical division at Cal Western regional Auditions NATS! 1/10/18 I just have to share this: My 1

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antonio
Awesome first day!
Irene -.
She was really very good but Irene could not understand her. Irene is from Greece and Olga is from somewhere else. Just not the right fit.
Shannon
Did not have session

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Average Cost of Russian Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute Russian lessons in Chicago is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $44 and $89 per hour.
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"Galina was awesome!! In half an hour she was able to teach both of my kids more than I was able to teach them in 8 years. Even though I speak Russian fluently. One of the things!!!"
Catherine
Took Russian lessons from Galina C.
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"marina is great patient , understanding and very friendly and flexible , is very fun lesson"
Mo
Took Russian lessons from Marina K.
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"Roman is a great instructor all around. I appreciate his diverse teaching methods including instructor-student conversation, flashcards, audio and video of basic conversations, karaoke to Russian songs, and more. I also benefited from his ability to simplify (what is to me as a native English speaker) unusual grammatical functions found in Russian through the use of tables and charts."
Lynnann
Took Russian lessons from Roman N.
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"Very knowledgeable and effective instructor!"
Dennis
Took Russian lessons from Polina L.
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"Anna is an awesome tutor - she knows how to get even the shyest of students talking and feeling comfortable. She finds all sorts of ways to incorporate media sources, such as books or videos, into lessons that bring Russian culture to the session. She has a great sense of humor and is skilled at helping students of all levels. Sessions with Anna are sure to provide a great boost to your Russian abilities!"
Hope
Took Russian lessons from Anna N.
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"Though he is a teacher, he treats you as a friend to make the experience easier"
Nam
Took Russian lessons from Edward L.
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"Great lesson today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Gloria
Took Russian lessons from Marina K.
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"Very helpful for conversational Russian, so far he has promoted strong application of Russian for conversation and has helped me begin to apply and reinforce new words and phrases."
Phillip
Took Russian lessons from Roman N.
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"Regina is a wonderful Russian teacher! She goes out of her way to prepare challenging but accessible lessons, and she is patient and encouraging. I am impressed with how seriously she takes her job, her skill as a teacher, and her connection with me as a student."
Erica
Took Russian lessons from Regina G.
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"I have been taking private lessons with Anna weekly for one year. She has taught me Russian from a complete beginner level. I've taken a number of language classes in the past (for other languages) and it's clear that Anna is an outstanding teacher. She is clear and gives excellent explanations, and is well-prepared for each class. She's also able to give requested ad-hoc lessons whenever I have specific questions, even without preparation. I would highly recommend Anna as a Russian teacher, whether you're in-person or online. I do both types of lessons with her and she is highly effective through both mediums. Last but not least, she's a great pleasure to be around, as a person!"
Amanda
Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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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

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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