You and your group can be trained by our native speaker qualified Russian teachers, and can meet at your place of work or home at a time convenient to you. Tutorials can take place any day of the week, including weekends, and can be scheduled for the morning, afternoon or evening. If your home or office is not suitable for you, you can attend the lesson at the teacher's offices. You will be provided with all relevant lesson materials.
These lessons in Russian are wider-ranging in their nature, and are driven towards students who have a variety of differing needs. All beginner students will expect to study enough survival Russian to get them through a short visit to the country, those staying on with the lesson can progress differently, depending on their individual requests and requirements. Whether you are buying property in a foreign country, married to a foreign national, planning a round-the-world trip, interested in Russian history and culture, or if you simply want to attain a particular level of Russian, this is the choice for you.
Russian lessons of this type are aimed towards those that need to learn Russian to aid them with their employment. For those just starting out, it is integral to learn basic greetings and business etiquette; and reading and writing can be adopted once the simple precepts are out of the way. Success has come from students who are involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, those seeking jobs in multinational companies, and those working with foreign colleagues, academia and bureaucracy. Just our most basic beginners lesson will have the student finishing the lesson with basic telephone/e-mail skills in Russian, as well as survival Russian should a short stay in the country be needed.
Those wishing to learn Russian in groups of 2 or more together (Two-to-One Russian Lessons or Small Group In-Company Russian Lessons) can sign up for our group classes. All students must be at nearly the same level of Russian proficiency, must have the same needs from the language, and must be able to study at the same time and place as the others. Bookings must be made for all students simultaneously. Listen & Learn do not propose group sizes or more than 6-8 people, but In-Company Taster Russian Lessons can occur with up to 12 people.
Russian employs a slightly altered Cyrillic alphabet, which has 33 distinct letters
Close to 150 million people are native Russian speakers, and another 115 million speak it as a non-native tongue
Native English speakers will find Russian tough - rated a 'Level III' language, it is said that an English speaker would need around 780 hours of Russian surroundings to gain semi-fluency
"For my first lesson, I received the same top quality Russian language lesson that Listen and Learn promise to maintain. Having been an instructor at one time, I am in the habit of testing fellow instructors regarding their knowledge and their ability to teach. Well I am happy to inform you that my first lesson exceeded my expectations in all aspects! Not only did Maria impose the degree of professionalism that was warranted, she is very knowledgeable and she has that knack for sensing the approach a particular student should have in order for that student to learn, and more importantly, for that student to want to learn. Maria achieved the element of trust that must first be established between an instructor and their student in order for a student's mind to open itself to the learning process. Now, I only hope that I can achieve my own objectives!"
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