If it’s a large block – yes. Also, if you are doing a lot of hours per week or long lessons, I can give you a discount.
How can I pay for the lessons?
You can pay by bank transfer on line, in cash or by cheque.
What happens if I book a block of lessons but do not finish it?
I will happily refund the money. Just let me know.
Will I have to buy a textbook?
For long term courses, yes. I will recommend the best book for you and will send you a link online, so that you could order it.
How much homework should I do?
Doing homework is important, but you don’t have to dedicate hours and hours to it. Doing an hour or two every week is already a good effort. But of course the more homework you do, the faster you progress.
How long is a typical lesson?
A typical lesson lasts 1 hour. It’s just enough for doing enough revision, practice, new material, covering all the language skills – speaking, reading, listening. However, 1 hour and a half and 2 hour lessons are a popular option as …
Can I do lessons on different days, without a permanent time slot?
Yes, you certainly can, which will be scheduled to suit your availability. But please remember the 24 hour late cancellation rule.
Is Russian spoken differently in different parts of the Russian speaking world?
No, Russian is very uniform in the whole of the Russian speaking world. We do not have any striking dialects or regional accents. Which makes understanding Russian speakers easier!
Are you a professional linguist?
Yes, I am. I have a university degree in linguistics and language teaching. I take my job seriously!
Are you a Russian native speaker?
Yes, I am. Am not only a Russian native speaker but also a professional linguist with many years of teaching experience behind it.
Is Russian difficult?
Russian is a European language, so anyone who has ever learned Latin or German or another European language, will find exactly the same concepts and similar rules. However, Russian grammar is rich and often complex, and Russian vocabulary is completely …
Can I learn Russian without learning the Cyrillic alphabet?
A definite no. Unless you just want to learn a limited set of phrases.
How many hours of tuition would I need to be able to speak Russian?
That varies greatly from person to person and depends on a lot of factors. An average learner needs about 20 hours to master the basics, and another 20 to start speaking at an intermediate level. But this is a very …
What is the late cancellation policy?
Lessons cancelled or rescheduled less than 24 hours in advance will be counted as taught and charged for.
Is the price you quote the price I will actually pay?
Yes, I have no extras, no hidden charges