Each of our official Russian language courses is designed by a team of Russian language experts to teach you the language you need to have conversations in real-life situations. From finding your way around Moscow metro to ordering snacks with vodka, shopping, going to a theatre or making a love confession, you’ll learn the language as it’s used by native Russian speakers in daily life.
And you won’t find any old textbook-style language in our courses! We bring the beauty and culture of a language to life with lessons that include over 3000 words and phrases and nearly 10,000 native speaker audio and video clips.
Because we know. You probably tried learning Russian before. Maybe it was hard to read the unfamiliar letters of the Russian script and pronounce that rolling -rrrr. Or trying to get to grips with the gender rules bored you out of your mind. Maybe it was both!
You know what’s weird, though? We’ve ALL learned a language once! Sure, it took a bit of time, but all good things in life do. That’s why we created a 3-step approach to learning that helps you acquire a new language like you did the first time around: naturally.
It adapts your lessons to your individual needs, which keeps boredom away so you stay motivated and learn faster. Language goals? Nailed.
With thousands of naturally-voiced audio and video clips you’ll watch, listen and learn from real locals - no computerised audio here!
With us, it’s about jumping in and giving it a go without worrying about being accurate. So we won’t give you grammar lessons from the get-go. That’s what probably scared you away when you last tried...
A smart learning engine
You probably tried learning a new language before and gave up. It doesn’t feel easy, we get it! Our smart learning engine adapts to every individual learner creating a learning path that has just the right level of challenge, so you stay motivated and make progress faster.
Learn with locals
We bring the context of the outside world into your lessons with video clips of real native speakers. Listening to lots of different speaking styles and real accents helps you naturally build your ability to understand the nuances and beauty of another language.
No grammar rules
You read it right. When it comes to speaking a language it’s more important to have the confidence to speak and be understood than worrying about accuracy. Studies show that traditional school methods for teaching grammar can actually slow your progress down, so we’ve put them on the backbench.
And so much more...
To help our learning engine personalise your learning experience even more and keep you motivated, you can also set daily goals and learning reminders, as well as join leaderboards to compete against other learners.
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