SELECT A RUSSIAN COURSE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

About Russian

Russian is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world: approximately 270 million speak it worldwide, with just over 140 million living in the Russian Federation. Russian is a Slavonic language, which belongs to the same Indo-European family as English. A range of languages, including English, French, German and Latin, have influenced its vocabulary. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the influence of Western European languages has increased, and many Russian words sound reassuringly familiar!

Start Russian

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK RUSSIAN NATURALLY

This 1-hour digital taster course is for beginners who are new to the Michel Thomas Method. Learn over 20 essential words at the heart of Russian and how to put them together to make yourself understood. From the very beginning you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself. During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method teacher and native speaker Natasha Bershadski, and 2 students in a live lesson. The course will take about 3-4 hours to complete and is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app. It is the first hour of the Foundation course.

Natasha Bershadski

Natasha Bershadski studied at Moscow State Linguistic University and has taught at King’s College London, University College London, and in the FCO Diplomatic Service. She is the author of all Michel Thomas Russian courses and co-author of Colloquial Russian (Routledge).

Natasha Bershadski

Natasha Bershadski studied at Moscow State Linguistic University and has taught at King’s College London, University College London, and in the FCO Diplomatic Service. She is the author of all Michel Thomas Russian courses and co-author of Colloquial Russian (Routledge).

Foundation Russian

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK RUSSIAN NATURALLY

Foundation Russian is about getting Russian under your skin instantly, getting you to speak effortlessly, with all the punch and vigour of a native speaker. During this 8-hour digital course you will learn the language along with 2 students, using their mistakes and successes to stay motivated and involved for the duration of the course. Within the first hour you will be able to construct simple sentences. By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to understand and speak basic Russian. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 20-30 hours. This course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

This course incorporates the Start course.

Natasha Bershadski

Natasha Bershadski studied at Moscow State Linguistic University and has taught at King’s College London, University College London, and in the FCO Diplomatic Service. She is the author of all Michel Thomas Russian courses and co-author of Colloquial Russian (Routledge).

Natasha Bershadski

Natasha Bershadski studied at Moscow State Linguistic University and has taught at King’s College London, University College London, and in the FCO Diplomatic Service. She is the author of all Michel Thomas Russian courses and co-author of Colloquial Russian (Routledge).

Intermediate Russian

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK RUSSIAN NATURALLY

Intermediate Russian is the next step in your language journey and follows on from the Michel Thomas Method Foundation Russian course. You will join native speaker and Michel Thomas Method Teacher Natasha Bershadski, along with 2 students, in a live lesson, learning from their mistakes and their successes, hearing them ask the same questions you are asking yourself. As you learn more about the sentence structure, you will understand more and more grammar and pick up further vocabulary so that, by the end of the course, you will be able to use what you know to communicate effectively in Russian. This digital course will be completed within 15-20 hours and is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

Natasha Bershadski

Natasha Bershadski studied at Moscow State Linguistic University and has taught at King’s College London, University College London, and in the FCO Diplomatic Service. She is the author of all Michel Thomas Russian courses and co-author of Colloquial Russian (Routledge).

Natasha Bershadski

Natasha Bershadski studied at Moscow State Linguistic University and has taught at King’s College London, University College London, and in the FCO Diplomatic Service. She is the author of all Michel Thomas Russian courses and co-author of Colloquial Russian (Routledge).

Russian Vocabulary

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK RUSSIAN NATURALLY

This digital course is the next step for anyone who has completed Foundation and Intermediate Russian. The vocabulary is chosen from a relatively small number of ‘power words’ which open up an amazing range of expressions and comprehension. Your teacher will also help you understand strategies for understanding and speaking Russian without having to learn long lists of vocabulary, expanding on the language structures you have already learnt. Old foundations are revisited, and new building blocks are introduced in a course designed to improve your spontaneous spoken Russian and boost your confidence. This course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

Natasha Bershadski

Natasha Bershadski studied at Moscow State Linguistic University and has taught at King’s College London, University College London, and in the FCO Diplomatic Service. She is the author of all Michel Thomas Russian courses and co-author of Colloquial Russian (Routledge).

Natasha Bershadski

Natasha Bershadski studied at Moscow State Linguistic University and has taught at King’s College London, University College London, and in the FCO Diplomatic Service. She is the author of all Michel Thomas Russian courses and co-author of Colloquial Russian (Routledge).