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Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

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Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Average Cost of Russian Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Russian lessons is $55. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $28 and $150 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$30 average
$67
45-min $20
 
$43 average
$92
60-min $28
 
$55 average
$150

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute Russian lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute Russian lessons are 22% less expensive at $43, and 30-minute lessons cost 46% less at $30.

Curious how much Russian lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best Russian teachers .

Russian Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular Russian instructors

Aksana P.

Brooklyn, NY
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Anna C.

New York, NY
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Yulia B.

Chicago, IL
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About Aksana P.

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Brooklyn, NY
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I've been teaching Russian language for 19 years.

I offer Russian Language lessons/classes:
Reading,
Writing,
Grammar,
Conversation
Language development,
Pronunciation,
Social Language Use.

My lessons are based on dialogue and discussions. I have found this strategy extremely effective and beneficial in developing strong instructor-to-students relationships.

I think it is very important to study the Russian language in close connection with Russian culture. I try to choose topics that interest the students, help them feel comfortable and lower their anxiety about making mistakes.

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Taylor June 4, 2018
· Russian · Online
Aksana is great! She moves at the right pace and makes sure that I understand the content before moving on. She keeps the material engaging and the lessons are very enjoyable. I am very impressed by her knowledge of the history and origins of the language as well as teaching methodologies to help students understand more quickly - she is truly a gifted, professional teacher of the language. I will continue to take lessons with Aksana in my path to fluency, and I would highly recommend taking classes with Aksana!
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Gazi January 25, 2018
· Russian · Online
She establishes a platform of ease initially to make students comfortable to learn the language and always uses a practical situation of daily livelihood to express in that language. Rather than dominating the stance she conveniently allows her students to express themselves with affirmation and confidence. When struggling she is never frustrated and does not hesitate to go through what has been taught prior as basic steps to affluence in the learning process. Avoiding confusion and uncertainty is the key to learning a language and she is well crafted in avoiding these obstacles. Personally I feel greatly fortunate and studying under her has me assured that someday I will definitely be as fluent as a native speaker.
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Robin Davis December 11, 2017
· Russian · Online
It is realky fun and am learning a lot

About Anna C.

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New York, NY
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Do you need the magic pill that will help you speak Russian? The recipe is here. I am a highly qualified Russian language teacher with a degree in linguistics/teaching and more than five years of experience. I have developed several teaching methods, which I use during my classes. Together we will establish clear objectives for our lessons and will work on your grammar proficiency, listening and speaking skills, and accent neutrality.

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Daniel A. June 10, 2018
· Russian · Online
Makes lessons appropriate to the age and level.
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Dorothea May 29, 2018
· English · In home
Anna, is a very good teacher with loads of patience. My mom is very satisfied with her. We will keep her on!
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Connor May 12, 2018
· Russian · Online
Very helpful!

About Yulia B.

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Chicago, IL
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My students can expect learning something new and useful every lesson in a positive and productive environment.

I am a native Russian speaker with an extensive teaching experience.
I welcome students of all ages to learn or improve their Russian.
As a foreigner, I know exactly how the language learning process works and can deliver my knowledge in clear and accessible manner.
In addition to the language skills, my students can expect acquiring cultural knowledge, i.e. movies, literature, music , and traditions.

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Coleman M. May 24, 2018
· Russian · Online
Yulia is great! I was a little disorganized and Yulia proposed accommodations with ease.
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sara M. May 22, 2018
· Russian · Online
Wonderful , knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient teacher
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Amelia A. October 10, 2017
· Drum · Online
Great experience - my daughter really liked her first lesson, and came away enthusiastic. You can’t ask for much better.

Sergey K.

Schenectady, NY
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Galina C.

Birmingham, AL
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Florentina B.

Alexandria, VA
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I can teach you how to speak basic conversational russian

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Janet T. May 25, 2018
· Photography · In home
when I made an appointment, I asked if Sergey was familiar with my camera and they said yes. It seemed new to him. But after talking about my fijifilm x100F, I am returning the camera. So overall I did like Sergey and look forward to my next Hour
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McKenna August 27, 2017
· Photography · In studio
Very helpful!!
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Brent May 30, 2017
· Photography · Online
Sergey taught me about everything I had questions about and also offered suggestions in helping me to better determine the best way to find the career path that is right for me. Rather than hard and fast lessons, it was an opportunity to spend time, one on one, with a professional and learn from his experiences what works and what doesn't.

About Galina C.

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I've been teaching Russian for 5 years. Within the first lessons, you'll know alphabet and how to greet people in Russian.
From lesson to lesson you'll increase vocabulary and after a few lessons your knowledge will be enough to read short stories. I use online workbooks, textbooks. I have a list of websites. They let students learn grammar, listen to dialogues, watch movies. I love working with students and can't wait to start this journey through Russian grammar and literature with you.

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Anastasia W. September 15, 2017
· Russian · Online
Galina was awesome!! She was able to teach both of my kids more in half an hour than I was able to teach them in 8 years. Even though I speak Russian fluently. One of them things!!!
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Catherine W. September 15, 2017
· Russian · Online
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!!!
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Janet Carter August 17, 2017
· Russian · Online
I've had only one lesson, yet I am inspired. This is a real teacher of the Russian language. This is more than a person who just speaks the language. Already her technique as a trained teacher can be felt.

About Florentina B.

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Anyone who would like to know or get better in the language that in our days is one of the most spoken ones, contact me if you feel so.
Children and adolescents from russian speaking families are also very welcome to start the sessions with me, in order to get more confident speaking reading and writing in their native language.
You will get to speak, spell and read in russian very quick, in the most comfortable, convenient and interesting way possible, weather the lessons are for adults or children.

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Kayla P. June 16, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Great job! Kayla loved the lesson!
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Tommy B. June 8, 2018
· Piano · In home
Florentina is outstanding! She is incredible with my son, and I’m constantly amazed by how well he connects with her on the lessons. She is very professional, always on time and very communicative with regards to his homework and schedule. He’s now preformed both for family and friends, and also in front of an audience. He continues to enjoy and look forward to lessons. Florentina is highly recommended.
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Noah B. May 19, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
My Son Noah was extremely happy with his first lesson! He says Ms. Florentina was great! He is looking forward to his next lesson, he says Ms. Florentina makes it fun to learn. Something he never said about his two previous instructors...

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Russian Lessons

Do you want to take Russian lessons with the perfect teacher near you? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private Russian lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher - whether in-home, studio, or online - accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every student's chances of becoming a fluent user of the Russian language. Private tutoring makes learning easy, it's more affordable than you might think, and it's the most impactful way to improve your skills for beginner or advanced learners.

Our Russian tutors work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. They can teach you the origins of the Russian language, in addition to the vocabulary, the grammar, the punctuation, the consonants, the vowels, allophones, sentence structures, gender differences, accent reduction, and other technical aspects. Learn about and experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of learning Russian.

Russian is classified as a Category 4 language (meaning it's one of the hardest languages to master for English speakers), and it takes up to 30 weeks, or 750 hours, of deliberate practice to gain General Professional Fluency. A private tutor can help keep you focused, committed, and motivated, not to mention their ability to help you overcome any language hurdles you have trouble with.

Your tutor offers you expert language learning techniques and tips, and helps you develop good practice habits, so that you can maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster. Learning Russian is extremely useful in the United States, it helps with career prospects, educational development, business opportunities, and personal relationships. Become a better Russian speaker, reader, writer, and communicator.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our private teachers come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background check, photos, student feedback, and lesson availability.

Students taking online Russian classes benefit from greater convenience, enjoy better rates, and can choose from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken any foreign language classes over Skype, you'll love using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will make you glad you took up private lessons. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

Alternative Language Lesson Methods:
Russian Apps and Books

For independent language learners, downloading popular language apps - free and premium - or checking out Russian books from the library are excellent options. They cost less overall than private lessons, and allow you to learn at your own pace, on your own time, and the topics of your own choosing. The downside is that you don't have personal instruction for the times you need to overcome any challenging obstacles. Learning with a partner or a teacher gives you the personal interaction you need to verbally practice and attempt the language.

Russia Travel & Immersion

If you're considering study-abroad programs in Russia, Baltic countries, or in other parts of Europe, work relocation, international business opportunities, or general travel as a means to learning Russian, immersing yourself and interacting with locals is a surefire way to accelerate your learning. Reading signs, menus, and local newspaper magazines while abroad could expose you to all kinds of spontaneous subjects. Conversing with or having to ask native speakers for directions or recommendations forces you to proactively apply your lessons. The downside is that many students, professionals, and travelers don't feel as confident in taking this approach. Not knowing the basics of the language could backfire on you, and lead to poor decision making. If you learn basic conversation and the most popular phrases for traveling, then you can combine this knowledge with immersion and return home a more fluent speaker.

Group Classes

Taking small group classes to learn a new language is another good way to acquire basic language skills, immediate feedback, and human interaction. It combines both passive and active learning. A professional instructor leading the class can keep the agenda tight and ensure each student gets the chance to participate, and get their questions answered. It can also be more affordable than private 1-on-1 lessons. Find local group classes near you by doing a quick Google search, or better yet, sign up for TakeLessons Live, the new and affordable way to learn languages, and to learn how to play musical instruments in small groups of 5-8. You pay a flat monthly or annual fee, and get unlimited access to hundreds of classes online every month. Perfect for beginners.

At TakeLessons, we understand every student is different, and that the best way to learn any language is to try a combination of various learning techniques. Try all of the above, find out what works best for you, and then study hard and smart. It's only a matter of time before you achieve your goals.

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