Russian for foreigners

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Learn Russian from a native speaker!

Russian lessons for foreigners.

Grammar, vocabulary, reading text.
Russian songs, culture, history and humor.
Lessons can be conducted in person (L’viv, Ukraine) and on skype.
Serhii Chepara +38-097-159-70-64

Why learn Russian?
Russian is spoken by at least 160 million people in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Moldova and Central Asia. It is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia and the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages. Russian is the eighth most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers and the seventh by total number of speakers. The language is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Russian is also the second most widespread language on the Internet after English. Besides, Russian can open the door to the world of 13 slavic languages spoken in Eastern Europe. Knowing Russian can help you in learning Ukrainian, Polish or any other slavic language.

What does the study program include?
The study program includes several aspects: learning words, grammar, reading texts. Besides, the teacher makes sure that his students not only learn the language but also get familiar with Russian culture and history as well as the mentality Russian people.

Which handbooks?
Usually we use В.Е. Антонова, М.М. Нахабина, М.В. Сафронова, А.А. Толстых. Дорога в Россию; Лебединский С.И., Гончар Г.Г. Русский язык как иностранный; Татьяна Смирнова, Надежда Гогулина. Начальный курс русской грамматики для иностранцев; Т.В. Попова, Л.В. Архипова, Т.П. Баркова и др. Русский язык. А.В. Санникова. Русский язык как иностранный; С.А. Хавронина, А.И. Широченская. Русский язык в упражнениях.

Students from which countries do you teach?
We have experience in teaching people from USA, China, Germany, Poland, Brazil, Czech Republic, Belarus.

If you live in Lviv, Ukraine – it can be your place, my place or a café. You can chose any place most comfortable for you. If you don’t live in Lviv we can also have lessons on Skype. The only thing you need – is a good, fast internet connection.

What do I need to have for the first lesson?
Only a notebook, a pen, a pencil and a desire to learn.

When should I pay?
First lesson is free. After it you should pay at least for 4 lessons in advance.

Who pays the bank’s (transfer) fee?
If the fee is 2% or less – it’s payed by the teacher. But if it’s more – the teacher pays 2% and the student covers the rest. This way the teacher receives not less than 98% of the package cost.

What happens if I buy a package, but decide to stop lessons before using all of them?
If a student buys a package of 12 (24, 36) lessons, but uses only some of them – he can use the rest within next 12 months. Also, he can hand them over to someone else. After 12 months the rest of the lessons will be lost.

Do I need to do my homework?
Yes, it is very important. If a student does his homework regularly he is much more successful in learning the language.

What if I want to cancel the lesson?
It is better not to cancel the lesson but rather to postpone it. But if it’s not possible student should inform the teacher at least three hours in advance. In opposite case student looses his lesson.

What if teacher cancels the lesson?
Next lesson will be free for student.

How long do I need to learn Russian in order to speak it fluently?
If you have two or three lessons per week – 1.5-2.5 years. Of course, it also depends on your skills and eagerness to study.

Is it possible to have „double “ or group lessons?
Yes, it is possible. If two students have lessons together (on Skype or in person), the price for each is noticeably lower. Also, it is possible to have mini groups of three or four students (both on Skype or in person).

Additional questions
After the first payment, the student will get access to the following documents on Google Drive: study materials; a journal with information about the lessons and payments; and teacher’s work calendar (where the student can see his/her own lessons).

The student can either send his/her homework via email before the lesson or read it at the beginning of the lesson. Also, the student can anytime send different questions about the Ukrainian language, culture, or history – and will receive the answers within the next 24 hours.

What if I prefer to learn Ukrainian? Can you teach me Ukrainian?
Yes, we can. We have experience in teaching Ukrainian people from USA, Canada, Germany, France, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Japan, Brazil, Russia, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh.

(for non-students)

valid from 1st of January to 31st of December 2021
Student can pay in UAH according to the current rate of National Bank of Ukraine

Packages (student pays in advance for 3, 6 12, 24 or 36 hours)
3 hours package :: 36 USD
6 hours package :: 64 USD
12 hours package :: 115 USD
24 hours package ::  227 USD
36 hours package :: 335 USD 

SPECIAL OFFER for students who live and study in Ukraine
(in local Ukrainian University, student should have ID)

Private lessons, one on one with the teacher
(student pays in advance for 4 hours)

29 USD / 4 hour
(student pays in advance for 12 hours)
84 USD / 12 hours

What if I want to learn language but it is too expensive for me?
Do not worry! :) Send me an e-mail, and I hope that we can find a good solution.

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