30 November

Verbs of motion ("ехать - ездить")

Verbs of motion (or verbs of movement) is one of the most complicated topics in Russian language. We all remember that there are two non-prefix types (unidirectional, like идти, ехать, ...

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19 November

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How many dresses (A1+, listening, script)

We all  know that it is not very easy to find authentic audio materials for students with A-levels. And when we find such a video we have to share it and that is exactly what we do here. This...

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12 November

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Instrumental (few verbs and prepositions)

Today we publish 100% routine material about Instrumental case . It's the 3rd part of it, so we already know its basic functions and forms. And when do we use "c" and when we don't. Learning is f...

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3 November

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Day of People’s Unity (A2+, reading + video)

Tomorrow we will have a holiday (but we still have several lessons!). It is "Day of People Unity". Russian people used to celebrate something in November. In USSR it was "Day of Great  Octobe...

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26 October

Reflexive pronoun "себя". Grammar A2/B1

The grammar topic "reflexive pronoun" is not one of the most complicated in learning Russian. But as teachers we can see that a lot of students make mistakes using the word "себя" (the only re...

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20 October

First lesson for A2 students, worksheet

A2 is one of the best and easiest level for teaching. Students already can speak, but there is plenty of work to do and the progress is obvious. Anyway sometimes it is not very easy to define the...

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11 October

How do we work with video? Looking for DNA (A2+/B1)

Momondo is one of the biggest world sites for searching hotels and flights. Few years ago they published an amazing video about DNA. They asked 67 people from all over the world to take a DNA t...

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2 October

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How do we work with your vocabulary? A simple example

Every lesson we collect some new words. The thing is, that not all these words were planned to be learned. This is absolutely normal, but what should we do with those we've learned "accidentally"?...

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21 September

Numbers (worksheet to practise), A1-

Learning numbers is a big deal and important part of learning languages. Here we publish a fragment of worksheet we have had with our student Bruce. Keep learning Russian :)

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13 September

I have (конструкция "У меня есть"), А0

Do you have or you don’t have? У тебя ́ есть и ́ ли у тебя ́ нет? In Russian the construction “ Do you have ” is specific. It’s...

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6 September

Why should you visit lake Baikal? 10 possible answers

1. It is beautiful! Amazingly beautiful. I'm sure, there are more than a million photos from this place ("Kamen Tcherskogo"): See more . 2.It's not so difficult and expensive to get there: ...

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28 August

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First lessons with a student A1-A2

This is always very difficult to start a first lesson with a student, you know only few things about. We believe that the best option for the first meeting is communication. You might be drastical...

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22 August

How to become C2 in Russian? How much does it cost and how long does it take?

To become C2 you need 1700 hours. C2 is a “spy-level”, so you have to work hard. So, what is 1700 hours of learning Russian? It is 85 weeks of learning (20 hrs per week without breaks)...

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17 August

Siberian Literature (B2, Reading)

This handout was prepeared for our student Julian, because he is interested in literature (particularly in Siberian and Ural Literature) and going to write PHd about Alexei Ivanov (famous Russia...

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10 August

Animals. Wildlife (vocabulary workshit, A2)

This handout was prepared for our student Annabel, who works at the Zoo in France. She doesn't need Russian language at work, so we all do it for fun only :) We hope it could be helpful for someb...

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3 August

The history of Internet. 2002-2016 (worksheet for discussion). B1+

In July 2017 there was an anniversary of the service "Yandex. Money". Many people call it Russian PayPal (but we would say it's more like Skrill or 2CheckOut systems). We have adjusted their perf...

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28 July

Labour market in Russia (B1-B2), reading

Check vocabulary before reading! Рынок труда – labor market Головная боль – headache ; головная боль для – pr...

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23 July