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Want to learn Russian?

Study with me in central Johannesburg or on-line.

Going to FIFA Moscow?

Learn basic Russian in just 2 months before your visit!

Want to practice?

Join our Russian Conversation Group, Johannesburg

Want to learn on your own?

Download free study materials and come for an orientation class.


Hi, I’m Natalia, a native Russian speaker from Moscow, Russia. I have a BA in language teaching and passionate about sharing Russian language and culture with those who want to learn.

I have more than 20 years of corporate and 10 years of teaching experience and my classes are both informative and fun.

For the last five years our family has been living in Johannesburg, South Africa.


2018 FIFA World Cup

Learn conversational Russian before you visit

2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

In just 2 months learn to speak basic Russian!!!

Upon completion of my crash course you will be able to:

  • say some basic phrases:
  • introduce yourself
  • ask for directions
  • eat out
  • shop for souvenirs
  • exchange contact details
  • read street and Metro signs
  • understand key questions

Make your trip more enjoyable and make more Russian friends by learning some easy Russian

I offer a range of private language classes for adults individually or in small groups.

In my classes I focus on all four skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing.

The programs are tailored to suit individual needs, including beginners. The are special programs for short holidays or business travel, as well as a special program to help you improve your grammar skills or pronunciation.

Russian for FIFA



  • Russian is the official language in the Russian Federation, which has a population of more than 140 million people.
  • Russian is used for communication by 300 million speakers worldwide.
  • Russian market provides a great opportunity for investment due to its huge size and abundant natural resources.
  • Being members of BRICS countries Russia and South Africa enjoy a favorable business climate
  • Russia is a land rich in literature, classical music, ballet, architecture and technology.
  • Some people believe that Russian is hard to learn but the good news is that there are only three tenses in the Russian language and the word order in sentences is predictable.
  • The Russian alphabet has 33 characters but the good news is they all pronounced just as in the alphabet!

    Russian words you may already know: