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Russian Language Courses

Learn Russian with our Russian language courses, which are delivered using a proven learning method. Our Russian lessons will give you the confidence to write and speak Russian from day one. You will learn Russian with a continued sense of progression and achievement.

  • Learn to speak and write in Russian
  • Experienced and qualified teachers
  • Choose a course that suits you

Learn Russian your way


Learn from anywhere in the world

Class size: average 6, maximum 10

10-week courses available

Taught by qualified Russian teachers


Located in central London

Class size: average 6, maximum 12

10-week courses available

Taught by qualified Russian teachers

Private Classes

Learn anywhere in the world

Face-to-face and online classes

Corporate and professional lessons

For individuals and companies

About our Russian courses


10-week Courses

  20 hours in total
  2 hour classes
  1 lesson per week (6:30-8:30pm)
  Start dates: January, April, July & October
  Live online and in-person Russian lessons
  • Average of 5 students per group
  • Qualified Russian tutors
  • Interactive & engaging lessons
  • Learn Russian online and in locations across the UK
  • End of course certificate on completion

Learning Russian with Cactus

Cactus group Russian language courses will help you learn through small group classes. Native-speaking, experienced and qualified Russian teachers use the communicative approach. Students will be focusing on developing speaking and listening Russian skills. Your writing and reading Russian skills will be stimulated as well.

You will engage in pair-work and group-work during the course. This will support you to maximise your opportunities to use Russian during class time.

Cactus also offers you the opportunity to keep up the momentum by progressing through the levels. Lessons are offered from Beginners (A1) through to Advanced (C1).

How to Learn Russian

If you are looking to learn Russian, Cactus is the place to start. With Cactus you can study face-to-face or online with the help of a native-speaking teacher.

There are many levels but if you have no knowledge you can join our beginners lessons. Teachers will be able to support you on your language journey.

The first step is to understand if you prefer to join an online group language class or prefer to attend a face-to-face course.

Russian Classes Levels

If you are not at beginner levels you can study Russian from elementary through to proficient. At lower level such as elementary Russian you will cover the basics. A great option if you have basic knowledge.

At mid levels as intermediate and upper-intermediate Russian, you will gain a solid understanding. If you are looking to progress to a higher level it’s the perfect option. You must have completed A2 or B1 level (CEFR levels) to attend these levels.

At advanced and proficient Russian level you will be able to express yourself fluently. Enhance your Russian pronunciation and conversation skills. Your knowledge of the language will reach a new height.

You can take our level test and check the course content before taking a Russian class with Cactus.

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How to book with Cactus

Select language

Simply select which language you would like to learn and from the box below and click lets go.

Take level test

This is a quick test to help you find the right course for your current level of knowledge.

Book your course

Use our simple online booking system to select your course.

Frequently asked questions

What will I learn?

Our Course Outlines give an overview of the content and learning framework of Cactus courses. Includes themes, grammar and vocabulary you can typically expect to cover. These are intended as a guide only. Language teachers may at times adapt the course content to suit the specific level, aims and interests of the class.

How do I know what level I am?

Are you unsure where to start or progress to? Then take our level test and read our level descriptions for guidance.

Do I receive a qualification or certificate?

At the end of your course you receive a certificate of participation. You will be able to be download it from your MyCactus account. This confirms the language and level of course you have taken. Our course levels are based on two internationally recognised systems. You will have a universally accepted reference for your studies. (Important: Please note that you must complete the end of course questionnaire sent to you to be able to get your certificate! You will receive the course questionnaire by e-mail at the end of your course.)

Do I need a course book?

You will need a course book to attend your course. Course books are not included in the course fees. We recommend that you buy your own course book separately before your course starts. We will let you know which course book you will require and advise where you can purchase this. Please note that a course book often covers more than one level. So if you progress to the next course, you may not necessarily need to buy a new book. Again, we will advise you of this at the time. The course book is chosen by our teachers and academic team. This is based on which book is most suitable for the level of the class whilst offering the most communicative approach.

Still have questions?

Start Learning Russian

Many language learners decide to learn Russian every year, owing to the prominence of the Russian language and culture. Learning Russian can open you a wide range of career opportunities. It will also be the best way to discover the rich Russian culture, literature and cuisine. Having some knowledge of Russian will prove very useful if you are traveling to countries where Russian is still the lingua franca.

With so many learning options available ranging it is often difficult to know where to start. From Russian intensive classes to online lessons there are many options. It’s important to assess which type of language course or combination is the most appropriate for you.

You should also take into account different aspects when learning the language. Studying Russian will enable you to speak with people from everywhere. Attending Russian speaking lessons will help develop your conversation skills. You will improve your vocabulary, accent and pronunciation in Russian.

The easiest way to learn Russian is to speak it from day one. You can learn it faster by full immersion. You will study in a classroom environment and practise everything in the real world.

So what are the best ways to start learning Russian?

Why Learn Russian?

Spoken by over 140 million people across the world is one of the most popular languages. Official language of Russian and many other countries in the region such as Belarus. Learning Russian will enable you to discover the culture of several countries.

Why do you want to learn Russian? It could be so you can travel and immerse in its rich culture. It could be to open doors to employment in a wide variety of industries. Whatever the reason why you want to take a Russian language course, our classes will help you connect with Russian speakers.

There are many benefits of learning Russian. Not only you will be able to communicate with native speakers you will also be able to immerse in the culture. You will also enhance your business Russian skills for work purposes. Ultimately, will help you in the professional world, by opening up the many business opportunities.

Russian is the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages and the largest native language in Europe. From Russian to Kazakhstan is spoken in over 10 countries.

Learning Russian will equip you with the skills you need to get by, have a conversation or become proficient.

Beginners Russian Lessons

Are you a beginner? If so, we have a comprehensive range of Russian language lessons for beginners. Whether you are a complete beginner or a false beginner. Find out which level to choose and what to expect with our beginner level language learner page.

Other Russian Course Options

For those who prefer individual tuition we offer one-to-one Russian classes. More information on our Private Russian Classes division. Cactus also offers Russian language holidays in Russia and other countries.

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