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Syntax in a language is concerned with the study of the structure of a sentence. Subject, predicate, object, attribute, adverbial modifier - these are all syntax terms. A non-linguist may say - why do I need to know these terms? The thing is, in Russian they are rather important to understand because they help us use the complex but beautiful system of Russian grammar correctly and efficiently.

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Russian Grammar

By Vlada Koroleva
What should you know about learning Russian grammar if you are considering taking a Russian course? Here are the main features of Russian grammar that you need to be aware of, if you are about to start learning Russian.

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I'll tell you one of the greatest news for a foreign learner of Russian: the Russian language is practically uniform throughout the whole Russian speaking world!

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17 Travel Tips for Russia

By Vlada Koroleva
Going to Russia? Whether it is a pleasure or business trip, these tips will help you feel more comfortable while travelling in Russia. Some of the tips are applicable to Moscow only, since I am a Muscovite!

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Russian Pronunciation

By Vlada Koroleva
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 accent important?

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Russian cultural awareness training is one of the courses that we offer. These are the kind of questions that a Russian culture awareness course or a one-off presentation will be answering. What do you need to know, working or socialising with Russians? Are there any western habits that would seem strange or unattractive to Russians, and the other way round? Should you shake hands with Russian women in a business meeting? How formal or friendly should you be?

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Russian Vocabulary

By Vlada Koroleva
How many of all those words that you are trying to learn in Russian lessons, are actually Russian? And how many of them do you have to learn? Some notes from a Russian teacher on Russian vocabulary that you might want to know.

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What are the main facts about the Russian language – the language that we at Just Russian are striving to learn and teach? What should you expect if you have decided to learn Russian or if you’re just considering taking Russian lessons?

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What does it take to become a good linguist? The most important things for a good language learner are patience, practice and continuous effort.

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My experiences learning Russian

By One of Vlada's students
I’m a reluctant Russian learner. Actually, let me rephrase that: it was never my plan to learn Russian. I simply found it necessary after marrying a Russian woman.

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

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What kind of progress can you expect to make when you start a Russian course? Here are the milestones you should pass as you progress in your Russian studies.

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How do we define the levels of language proficiency? Here are some general guidelines.

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Business Russian Courses

By Vlada Koroleva
Mastering business Russian would give you a great advantage when you are working with Russian speaking partners or clients. So what can you expect from a business Russian course?

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We often get requests for intensive Russian courses. The word "intensive" is associated with something quick, efficient, result-oriented. But what does the term "intensive" mean in practical terms of schedule, requirements and results?

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Thinking of learning Russian but uncertain about what that might involve? Here are some tips for complete beginners who are thinking of starting a Russian course.

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A typical worry of a learner at the beginning of a Russian course is that Russian is a difficult language. Here is an honest opinion of an experienced Russian teacher: it is and it isn't.

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Beginner Russian Course

By Vlada Koroleva
Planning to learn Russian as a beginner and not having a clue about what to expect? Here are a few notes from an expert.

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