How to Learn Russian Online. Russian lessons via Skype and Zoom

Online lessons via Skype is a modern and convenient way to learn the Russian language. You have a unique opportunity to study with a native Russian teacher from the comfort of your home or office. You will enjoy an interactive and personalized learning experience. Let’s see how it works!

  • Take one-to-one or mini-group Russian classes with a professional native Russian teacher.
  • Enjoy 60-minute or 90-minute language sessions based on the communicative approach.
  • Learn Russian for life, work, study, and travel from Beginner to Advanced level.
  • Study 2 or 3 times per week to reach your personal language goals.

Step 1. Choose your program

Long-Term Program

If you need Russian for academic or business purposes you can take a long-term program. Usually it includes 80-120 academic hours (1 ac.hour = 45 min). These are 60-90 lessons per 60 min or 40-60 lessons per 90 min. This number of lessons is recommended by academic standards and usually used in universities, colleges and language schools to allow students reaching a necessary level of the Russian language which is needed to pass a TORFL (ТРКИ) exam and/or get a certificate.

Short-Term Program

A short-term program is perfect if you’re going to learn Russian for travel purposes or concentrate on specific speaking or grammar topics. Usually it includes 5 - 30 lessons per 60 minutes or 90 minutes. You can discuss your needs with you trainer and choose the amount of lessons to reach your goals. Here in the Russian Voice you can choose as more lessons as you want according to you needs and specific purposes.

Step 2. Choose your course

Your teacher has created a wide variety of Russian language courses to satisfy different learning goals and student’s interests. All our programs follow CEFR and TORFL standards and can be adapted or modified to suit your language needs. Select your best course and start learning Russian today!

Russian for Life

This General Russian course is designed to give you the confidence to communicate effectively in real-life situations. The course offers all levels from Beginner to Advanced. It provides a balanced program and focuses on the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and pronunciation. It includes such courses as

Business Russian

This course is designed for business people who need good knowledge of Russian for professional purposes and career growth. It is an excellent choice for managers and entrepreneurs working or planning to do business in Russia. The course focuses on gaining confidence in business communication in meetings, negotiations and presentations, phone conversations, business writing and networking. The course offers levels from Pre-Intermediate to Advanced.

Russian for Travel

You can choose this practical course if you’re going to visit Russia, Ukraine or other Russian-speaking country for traveling purposes. After completing this course you will be able to buy food, clothes and souvenirs, order meals in restaurants, orientate yourself in the city, use local transport and aware of essential tips on Russian culture and manners. The course offers levels from Beginner to Intermediate.

Russian for Careers

This course is designed for students who are interested in advancing their careers in the Russian marketplace. The course is tailored to your specific needs and develops the skills you need for use in your business contexts. Your teacher can provide specialized training in areas such as management, marketing and sales, banking and finance, computing, travel and tourism, etc.

Russian for Study

This course is designed for students who need Russian for study purposes. It focuses on TORFL (ТРКИ) exam and/or university preparation. You will be provided with test preparation materials, sample tests, error correction and useful exam tips. The course includes Academic Russian and intensive Practical Russian Grammar course.

Russian Cultural Studies

This course is designed for Upper-Intermediate and Advanced students who wish to get acquainted with Russian culture, history, literature, and lifestyle. It includes such courses as Masterpieces of Russian Literature and Russian Cultural Awareness.

Step 3. Discuss your needs with your trainer

1. Book your first FREE Trial Class

Contact your Russian teacher to request 30-minute FREE Trial Class and choose the date and time that's best for you. Your trainer will reply to your request within 24 hours to confirm her availability and arrange an online meeting.

2. Meet your teacher & set your goals

During the Trial Class you will be able to discuss your purposes for the course and check your technical devices. In addition, your teacher will test your Russian skills to determine your language level and plan your personalized Russian learning schedule, according to your requirements and course goals.

3. Try the Russian Voice Approach

You will see how we are going to work together and understand if the Russian Voice approach suits you well. After your first class you will be able to schedule your first 60 minutes or 90 minutes lesson with your teacher, choose the study package and agree dates and time of classes with your teacher.

Step 4. Pay for lessons and start learning Russian

Choose Your Study Package

You can book 5 or 10 lesson packages after your FREE consultation or your first Russian lesson. Click here to learn which options they include.

Pay for Russian Lessons

You can pay for a package in EUR via bank transfer or USD via ACH payments (for US students).  You will be provided with detailed payment instructions after the FREE consultation with your trainer.

Start Learning Russian

After the payment you’ll be asked to complete a detailed language needs analysis and online entrance test. It will help your trainer to understand well your studying preferences and expectations from the course.

Step 4. Immerse yourself in Russian

Living Russian online

Online Russian lessons are held via Skype, enabling teacher and students to interact in real time. You will have an opportunity to see, hear, and talk to your teacher as if you were in a classroom.

Regular lessons

I recommend having 2 or 3 lessons per week to progress fast, especially if you are a beginner. More advanced students can take 1-2 lessons per week and more activities to practice Russian at home.

Lesson Duration

Your teacher offers  60-minute and 90-minute Russian lessons. If you are a beginner I recommend starting with 90-minute lessons as in the beginning we need more time to practice the language. If you are an advanced student you can take 60-minute lessons which usually focus on speaking activities and discussion of different topics and events.


Homework is optional but highly recommended. As a rule, it can be reading, listening, or writing activities that help you to acquire better the language we learned during our Skype session. The amount of homework is discussed in the beginning of each course and usually depends on the amount of time you can spend doing it.

Needs assessment

You will be provided with a personalized needs assessment at the beginning and during the program. It will help us to analyze your goals and needs, find suitable learning strategies, and determine course content.

Class reports

You will get an oral class report at the end of the lesson or a written class report after the lesson. Your teacher will take notes of your Russian vocabulary, grammar & pronunciation mistakes and provide you with corrections, tips and resources which will help you to master your Russian.

Progress reports

Each month you will be provided with a progress report to show what you have done in the lessons and where you have improved.

Russian Online Library

You will have an access to the Russian language & literature online library where you can borrow books and other materials to practice your Russian at home.

Learning Materials

Real-life Vocabulary, Dialogues & Grammar

You will be provided with learning materials in PDF, JPEG and DOC files before each lesson. They include visual vocabulary for beginners and vocabulary lists for advanced students, real-world dialogues and phrase banks, grammar tables and infographics, and a great variety of exercises to practice your Russian speaking and writing skills.

Authentic Readings

Reading activities are based on texts from modern Russian magazines, newspapers, and blogs.

Audio & Video

In addition, you will get audios (podcasts, recorded dialogues and stories, songs) and videos (movies, shows, cartoons, TV commercials, news clips, etc.) to master your listening skills.

All materials are FREE and included in your study package.