Start Learning Russian

The Best Ways to Start Learning Russian

Many Cactus 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, and having some knowledge of Russian will prove very useful if you are traveling to Russia and the Soviet republics, where Russian is still the lingua franca.

With so many language learning options available ranging from evening classes to online courses, it is often difficult to know where to start your Russian language learning journey or how to start learning Russian. It’s important to assess which type of language course or combination of courses is the most appropriate for you. To help you make the right choice, the experts at Cactus have compared the benefits of each alternative and provided a comprehensive list of language learning options to get you started.

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Russian Language Holidays

Taking an immersion course abroad is a very efficient way to start learning Russian quickly and to improve your Russian language skills. Not only it will increase your confidence in speaking Russian, but it will also be a unique opportunity to discover and experience the culture of a Russian-speaking country and practice Russian with native speakers on a daily basis. Cactus has teamed up with the best language schools across the world to offer you a first-rate language learning experience.

Cactus offers Russian immersion courses in Russia and Latvia.

Group Russian Courses

Evening classes in the UK are ideal if you want to learn Russian after work or your studies. They are a great opportunity to study the language with a qualified, native or bilingual teacher and will help you learn Russian quickly in a sociable environment. These courses also offer excellent preparation for a language holiday abroad, as they will enable you to understand the basics of Russian prior to your trip. Are you a beginner? Find out more about our Beginners Language Courses.

Cactus offers Russian evening courses in the UK:
Face-to-face Russian Courses
Online Russian Courses

Private Tuition for Russian

If you can’t fit a group language course in your schedule or you prefer to study in your own time, one-to-one Russian classes are the perfect solution. Cactus offers both face-to-face and Skype Russian language lessons. These are tailored to your needs and can take place anywhere, anytime.

Online courses

Online language courses are an excellent way to practice a language when and where you want. Such courses can’t fully replace lessons with a qualified teacher who will not only motivate you throughout your language learning journey, but will also answer any questions you may have. Nevertheless, they are an excellent way to supplement your lessons with a teacher. As it can be difficult to choose quality resources from the considerable number of courses available online, Cactus has carefully assessed and listed free online Russian resources for your reference.

TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Living abroad is a dream that many long for, and it is often said to be the best way to achieve fluency in a foreign language. For fluent English speakers, one of the easiest ways to live abroad is by teaching English as a Foreign Language. You can become an English teacher abroad by taking a TEFL course with Cactus. You do not have to be a native speaker but you need a C1 level of English to take the course. We offer CELTA and Trinity Cert TESOL preparation courses across the world, including in Latvia. For more information about TEFL courses and advice on how to become a TEFL teacher, please visit our dedicated website, or email us.


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