Russian Lessons & Business Russian Courses
The official language of Russia, or the Russian Federation, Russian is also the most spoken language in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. There are approximately 144 million native Russian speakers globally, most of whom live in Russia or the former USSR territories.
Russian is the 5th most spoken language in the world and one of the six official languages of the United Nations. The Russian alphabet is written in a Cyrillic script and consists of 33 letters. There are five vowels in the Russian alphabet written with different letters depending on the palatalisation of the preceding consonant. Furthermore, phonetically it is this distinction based on palatalisation of most consonants that distinguishes this language from other Romanised languages for instance. This amongst other linguist rules are now taught as the “Modern Russian Literary Standard” since the 18th Century.
An inherently international language, round 10% of Russian vocabulary originates in English, with other words gleaned from Italian, French or German terms. Although Russian only has three tenses, and its word order is highly standardised, the various noun declensions, six case endings, numerous verb aspects and stress placements can be difficult to master.
GCSE & A-Level Russian Lessons
Mayfair Consultants offers fully-qualified Russian tutors for private tuition in central London. Our tutors are either native Russian speakers or completely fluent in the language, and are committed to seeing it thrive. Their approaches are interactive and immersive, focussing on broadening clients’ vocabulary while improving their spoken pronunciation and written expression. We also offer specialist Business Russian Courses with highly experienced teachers in London. Our Russian tutors work with learners of all ages and abilities, including those preparing for Russian GCSE, A-Level and IB exams, and those acquiring the language for research, travel or business purposes.
If you’d like arrange private lessons or have any questions about our tuition services please call us on Tel: +44 (0) 207 665 6606 or you can send us an email via our contact form.
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