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Russian Language Courses

About The Course


Tobian Language School offers a wide range of Russian classes. If you need to learn Russian for school, business or because you are traveling: Tobian Language School has an option to suit your needs. With our comprehensive and international group of teachers we can help you with all kinds of lessons.


We offer both private and group lessons in small groups of 2-3 students. Our teachers use Skype/Zoom/Google Meet and each lesson is 60 minutes.
Many of our teachers are bi- or even trilingual so if you prefer some explanation in your native language, we can get you the right teacher.

Usually we work with packages of 20 lessons. Before you commit, we will arrange an intro chat with the teacher where you can make personalised arrangements.


Our classes are classified by 3 different courses:
General Russian
Business Russian
Exam preparation courses

What's included in the Russian language course?

We offer Russian courses in all different levels from A1 to C2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an international standard for describing language ability. It describes language ability on a six-point scale, from A1 for beginners, up to C2 for those who have mastered a language.

Our Russian course includes personal support from a private teacher during your journey to improve your Russian
Our goal is to broaden your world by enhancing your Russian skills
At Tobian Language School each student is a unique individual
You will have unlimited access to study materials during the course
Study at your own pace with topics of your interests

Benefits of the Russian course

Russian is an East Slavic language mainly spoken across Russia. Besides Russia itself, Russian is an official language in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, and is considered an unofficial lingua franca in Ukraine and many former Soviet countries. These include Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. There’s also a notable contingent of Russian-speakers in Cyprus, Finland, Hungary, Mongolia, Poland, China, the United States and Israel.


Russian has over 258 million total speakers worldwide and 155 million native speakers which is around 2.4% of the world’s population. It is the world’s seventh-most spoken language by number of native speakers, and the world’s eighth-most spoken language by total number of speakers. In addition, Russian is one of two official languages aboard the International Space Station, as well as one of the six official languages of the United Nations.


Only around 5% of the Russian population can speak English. Once you learn Russian, the way you experience travel to Russian-speaking countries will never be the same. Knowing the Russian language lets you sympathize with the people who speak it – both Russian speakers in Russia and in your own city. <


Lastly, Russian is not difficult to learn. Russian uses the Cyrillic alphabet and contains only 33 letters, while English uses the Latin alphabet and contains 26 letters. Besides this, the Russian language does not contain articles and realize English has 12 tenses while Russian, on the other hand, has only three tenses: the past, the present, and the future.


Learn the most widely spoken Slavic language and come across Russian learning online at the Tobian Language School!
Russian Language Courses Background for Tobian Language School

Types Of Courses We Offer

General Russian

LEVEL: A1 - C2

If you need to improve some or many parts of your Russian, our experienced professional (native) speakers can assist you. The A1 course includes learning reading and writing of the Cyrillic script. Lessons can have a personalised focus on grammar, speaking, pronunciation, listening comprehension or writing skills. Together we can concentrate on areas that are most important to you.

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Business Russian

LEVEL: A1 - C2

If you want to prosper in business then having proper communication skills are crucial. If you’ve found it hard to communicate in Russian with clients or colleagues, we can help you out by improving your business communication skills.

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Exam preparation course

LEVEL: A1 - C2

Tobian Language School offers specialised lessons to prepare students who need to pass language proficiency exam TORFL/ТРКИ (Test of Russian as a Foreign Language). This course is ideal for people who need to quickly pass TORFL/ТРКИ for their visa, job or university entry.

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Meet Our Russian Language Course Teachers

Natalia is our Russian Language Course Specialist and is Celta certified

Natalia 🇷🇺

From: Russia
Experience: 7+ years
Specialist In: Business Russian
Diana is from Ukraine and a Russian Language Course Tutor.

Diana 🇺🇦

From: Ukraine
Experience: 5+ Years
Specialist In: Conversation lessons
Olga is a highly experienced russian language courses teacher to have at Tobian Language School

Olga 🇷🇺

From: Russia
Experience: 5+ Years
Specialist In: Conversation lessons
Natalie is an up and coming russian language courses teacher here at TLS

Natalie 🇷🇺

From: Russia
Experience: 2+ Years
Specialist In: Grammar training

We Include These Elements

Comprehensive Study Materials

Each class offers complete and structured study materials that can best prepare you for the exam.

All lessons are online

Our classes take place online so that you can improve your language skills wherever you are in the world.

Personal support

In our opinion success comes with a personal approach. We tailor each language course to your needs.

You choose the time

Before you start, meet your teacher to get to know one another, organise and schedule your lessons together.

Our Prices

Private lessons

With our team of excellent Russian language course teachers, we are always able to offer private lessons for every language and level


Group lessons

The possibility of group lessons is dependent on students having the same language and level

Group lessons

Learning groups of 2 - 3 people
12,50/h This price is based on a package of 20 lessons
  • High-quality study materials
  • Personal support
  • Final exam and certification
  • 20 lessons lasting 60min
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Private Lessons

1-on-1 focused learning
20/h This price is based on a package of 20 lessons
  • High-quality study materials
  • Personal support
  • Final exam and certification
  • 20 lessons lasting 60min
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FAQs About The Language Courses

Yes, all lessons are live online lessons with Zoom/Skype. Each lesson is 60 minutes. In some special cases we have face-to-face lessons in the Netherlands.

Yes, we have experience with teaching children.  We have lessons for all ages.


Yes, we are flexible regarding the schedule. We provide lessons during the morning, afternoon, evening and even during the weekends.

From our experience it highly depends on the language, pace, motivation, commitment and skills of the student but in general we are using the following indication:
A1 level:  20 – 24 lessons. 40 – 48 hours of self study.
A2 level:  20 – 36 lessons. 40 – 60 hours of self study.
B1 level:  30 – 46 lessons. 50 – 70 hours of self study.
For B2, C1 and C2 the hourly volume is variable.

Yes, we provide (online) study materials for the course. At the end of the course we provide an exam and a certificate for our students.

Additional Information

The Tobian Language School has used industry recognised methods and personal experience to provide you with what we consider the most effective way to learn Russian based on your needs. By combining the advantages of private lessons, improvements in technology and using native speaking professors improving your Russian language skills can be fun, engaging and truly rewarding. We want all our students to succeed in their courses and we are happy to assist and guide you on your language discovery journey.