Russian Language Courses

Our Russian language courses include a range of flexible training options to suit your business. We can run 1:1 or group sessions for up to 30 hours per week either at your company, at home or as a residential course.

Russian speakers worldwide: 260 million

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Russian language training through the Communicative Approach

Our Russian teachers are native speakers with an average 15 years’ teaching experience. Additionally, SIMON & SIMON provide a multi-lingual support team to help answer any queries you may have.

Our service includes:

As a part of the training we conduct a pre-course assessment to find out what you need from the course. From there we will design your course and provide you with a plan and a profile of your trainer. Once the course has started we will provide individual reports and evaluations on each of the student’s attendance and progress. This will also be available to HR/Learning and Development personnel via password access to our management information systems.

At SIMON & SIMON we use a method known as the communicative approach, this means that our teachers will conduct your sessions almost entirely in Russian. Using this approach you will find yourself making progress from the very first lesson and soon you will be growing in the confidence to communicate in a variety of social and business situations.

Information on our Russian language courses

Russian Language Profile

Of the Slavic languages, Russian is the most spoken, and it is also the language that is spoken most widely geographically speaking in Eurasia. It is one of the six official languages used by the United Nations, and is currently the official language of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, along with a number of smaller or unrecognised areas. It is one of the last three surviving East Slavic languages.

Russian is also spoken in:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • China
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan

1:1 and Russian Courses

At SIMON & SIMON we offer a variety of options for Russian training courses. We are able to provide either 1:1 or group sessions, whichever suits your business. With careful planning, group training can offer great value for money, as the students can help each other outside of the session times. However, we strongly recommend you keep group numbers to 6 or less for these types of courses to be successful.

Our 1:1 Russian sessions will see participants make much faster progress, as the course will be tailored to their individual needs and the teacher can concentrate on their individual strengths and weaknesses.

Course Management

All SIMON & SIMON language courses are managed by one of our highly experienced, multi-lingual Account Managers.

At the start of your Russian language course we will send you a profile of your trainer, followed by all the relevant course materials. After the course has started we will send you a Progress Report after every 40 hours of training and you will also receive invaluable weblinks to a range of language learning sources.

Russian Course Locations & Schedules

Boasting experience in organising a vast amount of courses for clients in numerous locations, SIMON & SIMON have a global network of language trainers in almost any major city in the UK, Europe and beyond. So no matter where you are located we have an expert Russian teacher near you.

The vast majority of our Russian lessons take place at our clients’ offices, removing the need for you to travel, but Russian lessons can take place in your home if that is more convenient.

We can also arrange Russian language courses for you at our offices if necessary, or it can also be done online so you can literally take your lesson anywhere there is an internet connection.

Russian Course Schedules

Our Russian teachers are available Monday – Friday from 8am – 6pm, and weekend courses can also be arranged on request.

Most of our students attend at least one 90-minute session per week, but many students will try to do more than one session depending on work commitments.

Alternatively, our intensive Russian language courses run for 30 hours per week, (6 hours per day Monday – Friday), and take place on our clients’ premises or anywhere they are more comfortable.

Russian Course Content

Your Russian language course will be tailored to reflect your level and your particular objectives. We assess your level before your course starts, and we will discuss with you want to achieve from our course and what you will be using Russian for.

SIMON & SIMON have a vast amount of experience teaching a wide range of levels, from complete beginner looking for day-to-day Russian survival language skills to more capable Russian speakers. When creating your individual course we take into account the type of work you are involved in and reflect this in the content of your course, be that: law, banking, finance, insurance, sales, travel, marketing, and administration.

Whatever your needs, working with one of our highly experienced Russian teachers you can be confident that the content of your Russian language course will be tailored just for you and that you will soon be meeting your objectives.

Russian Language Examination Courses

Need help passing a Russian language exam? Here at SIMON & SIMON we are proud to say our students have a 95% pass rate in examinations, which further underlines the value we place on working with Russian teachers with years of experience. Furthermore, we will organise the registration and administration for your exams.

Assess Your Language Level

The table below is based on recognised language levels used by various academic institutions across the European Union. A highly motivated student attending weekly sessions with their Russian language trainer can expect to move from one level to another after 50 hours providing they also commit to a similar number of hours of self-study.

Of course, some people find learning languages easier than others, and some students will have more opportunities to practise Russian in the course of their work and leisure, so these factors also need to be considered when trying to assess how long it will take to move from one level to another.


We offer Russian Courses in locations around the world. The following are some of our most popular locations:

Fees & proposals for Russian language courses

For information on fees and to receive a Russian language course proposal specifically tailored to your language needs, call us on 020 7821 0999 or click below to submit a quick enquiry.

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Our Russian language services also include:

  • the support of our multi-lingual team of account managers
  • pre-course language assessments and course needs analysis
  • trainer profiles, course plans, progress reports and course evaluations
  • purchase and delivery of language course materials
  • registration and preparation for language examinations
  • comprehensive reports on student attendance and progress
  • regular account reviews with HR/learning & development personnel
  • password access to ‘monitor’ – our industry leading online reporting system
  • translation & interpreting service
  • "We are happy to recommend SIMON & SIMON their use of quality trainers in the UK and abroad ensures our students receive excellent training, and their personal approach to account management is very reassuring as they are always available and attentive to the clients requirements."

    Jayne, Personnel & Training, Multinational construction company

  • "I would like to mention that Olga is an excellent Russian teacher. Her lessons are really fun, she is great at explaining language points, her general cultural knowledge is awesome and she does a tremendous amount of preparatory work."

    Gavin, Associate Director, Multinational banking group

  • "SIMON & SIMON is extremely professional and detail conscious... They provide excellent reports on student progress which enable us to make better informed decisions."

    Lisa, Training and Development Manager, Cosmetics company

  • "The information they provide makes it easy for our managers to keep track of each student's commitment and progress and identifies how they can save money and better focus on their investment in language training."

    Toby, Training Manager, Multinational engineering conglomerate

  • "This was an excellent session. Very excited for this and Anette is an excellent teacher! Very happy to have finally started this."

    Michael, Associate, Multinational law firm

  • "The course is going very well. Sue is an extraordinary teacher and I have improved very much thanks to her lessons."

    Luca, Software Development Engineer, Semiconductor suppliers

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on +44 (0)20 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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