Learn Russian Abroad

Popular Places to Study Russian

  • Russia
  • Armenia
  • Czech Republic
  • Georgia
  • Latvia
  • Moldova
  • Ukraine
  • UK
  • USA
  • Online


Guide to Learning Russia 

Looking at your interests, capabilities and time constraints will help you determine the type of Russian language course you should take. For a novice, a class in your hometown or over the internet may be the best way to start. For the traveler looking for any reason to go overseas, a course in a Russian speaking country is the perfect way to learn straight from the source. For the extremely motivated, a complete immersion course is a great way to jump right in and begin learning Russian.

Highly used among the scientific and technological communities, Russian is an ideal selection for anyone looking into those professions. Russian is a beautiful, intriguing, and at times difficult language to master, but the rewards are high! If you would like to combine experiences you might also like to search more language courses in Europe. View our guide to learning Russian which includes recommendations for the best courses including online and also useful Russian words and phrases for travelling.


Types of Russian Language Courses

  • Group Courses
  • Private Tuition
  • Gap Year Courses
  • Exam Preparation
  • A-level revision
  • Teenage Courses
  • Business Courses
  • Over 50s Courses
  • Language + Activity Combo Courses
  • Summer & Christmas Courses


Learn Russian Online

Learning the basics of Russian online can jump-start your education with the Russian language or prepare you for a trip through Russia. Online classes are a wonderful, relaxed option. Courses can be taken from the comfort of your home and on your schedule. Both free and paid services are plentiful. 


Best Online Russian Language Courses

These are some top recommended Russian language courses you can find online:

  • The renowned Rosetta Stone now has a program called TOTALe that gives students the opportunity to play language-related games, video chat with native speakers and access the traditional Rosetta Stone lessons.
  • Earworms is a language learning app for both Android and iPhone that places words and phrases to music. This technique helps learners absorb a new language quicker and teaches better accents and inflections.


Free Online Russian Language Courses

We often get asked how do I learn Russian online for free, we recommend watching videos on YouTube which can be a good introduction to the language. Some websites offer free to register beginner and advanced Russian courses which are free. Some focus on the whole-part-whole methodology, which allows a student to observe, learn and then practice a new language. Students don’t pay anything until they sign up for higher-level courses.


Learn Russian in London

London has no shortage of locations for students to learn Russian. Again, deciding what your goals are will help you choose.

  • The Russian Language Centre has an assortment of course options from private tutoring to group courses. Their focus lies in communication and classes are based on oral drills and conversation. Teachers are native Russian speakers with post-graduate degrees in teaching, so you know they’re extremely qualified.
  • Just Russian has the usual beginner courses, business courses and intensive courses, but also delves deeper with Russian cultural awareness and short courses that are tailored to what you’re interested in learning. Teachers at Just Russian are dedicated to help their students strengthen their mastery of the Russian language.

Schools like the Russian Language Centre in London cost £260 to £650 for a 10-week module, depending on the course type.


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