Russian Lessons in Montreal

Your colleagues and yourself can be trained by our native-speaking fully-qualified Russian tutors at a time and location to suit you. Classes can take place any day, even weekends, and can happen in the morning, afternoon or evening. If the case may be that your home or office is not convenient, there is always the option to take your classes at the office of your teacher. Study books for the lesson are provided.

Russian 1-to-1 General

Russian lessons of this type are broader and are aimed towards students with a variety of requirements. While all beginner level students will cover survival Russian - needed for short visits to countries where English isn't widely spoken, or if you wish to 'go local'; those studying Russian usually go in different directions at this point, depending on what they need. Those who have benefitted from these Russian classes have been those investing in or buying property overseas, those married to overseas nationals, people setting off on a round-the-world trip, enthusiasts in Russian culture, and those enthusiastic to pass a specific exam in Russian.

 

Russian 1-to-1 Business

These Russian Lessons are intended for people who really need to learn Russian to help make that difference in their work. For beginners, it will be useful to learn greetings and basic business etiquette, at higher levels reading and then writing become more important. Typical students include those involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, jobseekers in multinational companies where an additional language is required, and those working with international colleagues, academia and government. Even on our most basic lesson for Beginners, students should expect to end the lesson with basic Telephone Russian and e-mail Russian skills for communications as well as Survival Russian required for short visits to a country.

 

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Russian Closed Group Lessons

Lessons in Russian are also accessible for 2 or more studying in tandem (Two-to-One Russian Lesson or Small Group In-Company Russian Lesson). All those involved must have around the same experience of the language, similar needs of areas of proficiency, and must be able to work at the same time and place. Bookings must be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advise classes of more than 6-8 people, although In-Company Taster Russian sessions can be run with as many as 12 people.

 

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Russian Language Essentials

Top Russian Food/Drink
1) Borscht (beet & cabbage red soup)
2) Russian pancakes
3) Russian salad
Top 3 Russian Survival Phrases
1) Добро пожаловать! (Welcome!)
2) Как дела? (How are you?)
3) Спасибо! (Thank you)
Top Russian Idioms & Proverbs
1) Как об сте́нку горо́х ("Like throwing peas against the wall.")
2) А дело бывало — и коза волка съедала ("It was happening. A goat was eating up a wolf.")
3) Набра́ть в рот воды ("To fill one's mouth with water.")

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Russian Slang Words & Phrases
1) вату катать (to waste time/hang around)
2) влом (to lazy to do something)
3) хомячить (to munch/eat)
The Easiest Things About Learning Russian
1) The alphabet is phonetic.
2) Russian steals words from English.
3) Sentence structure is flexible.
The Most Difficult Things About Learning Russian
1) You must memorize a whole new alphabet.
2) Consonant clusters are hard to pronounce.
3) There are a multitude of case endings.
3 Surprising Facts About Russian
1) There’s a rule against Russian words starting with the letter “A”.
2) Russian surnames vary by gender.
3) Russian speakers outperform English speakers at distinguishing shades of blue.

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Top 3 mistakes Russian students makes
1) They misuse intonation.
2) They forget to memorize case endings.
3) They forget the "o" is pronounced 2 ways.
Top Russian Dialects
1) Northern
2) Southern
3) Central/Standard

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