Our students and their goals

By vlada ·
Sometimes our clients ask: do you have a lot of demand for Russian lessons? And who are the people taking Russian lessons in London?

Russian Names

By vlada ·
Names are usually not given much attention in textbooks or Russian language lessons. But at the same time, the ability to understand them and to use them properly is so…

Learning Languages: are you a good linguist?

By vlada ·
What does it take to become a good linguist? Quite a lot of things: a good memory, attention to detail, motivation, even courage! But do not worry if you do…

Russian Christmas

By vlada ·
The Russian orthodox Christmas is 13 days later than the western European one. The reason is the change of calendars after the revolution of 1917. Before that, Russia was using…

Russian Pronunciation

By vlada ·
Starting to learn Russian as a foreign language, you may wonder - how important is it to sound authentic or at least respectably accurate when you speak? Is a good…

Expected progress in a Russian course

By vlada ·
What kind of progress can you expect to make when you start a Russian course? In this post, Vlada explains the milestones you should pass as you progress

Russian Easter

By vlada ·
More info on Russian culture from a Russian tutor in London, or something you will probably not hear about in your Russian lessons in London!

The Total Dictation in Russia

By vlada ·
Spelling in Russian is supposed to be easy, with the phonetic writing principle of one letter corresponding to one sound. But is it easy? Not really, once you go past…

The history of the numeral 40

By vlada ·
Let’s talk about the Russian language again – some of its everyday words surprise and puzzle foreign learners. Here is one of them - the simple numeral 40.

Old New Year - Старый Новый Год

By vlada ·
Every year, after the Christmas/New year holiday, around the middle of January, my students learning Russian in London ask me - what is the so-called "Old New Year" in Russia?…