Russian is the native language of some 160 million citizens of the Russian Federal Republic. It is one of the six official languages of the UN and ranks with English, Chinese and Spanish as a major world language.
Russian remains the unofficial lingua franca of the former Soviet republics, an important communication tool across all of the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Russian is a phonetic language. There are 6 different cases in Russian language, meaning that the ending of the words varies according to their syntactical function in the sentence. Word order is, therefore, highly flexible. The Cyrillic alphabet is closely based on the Greek alphabet, with about a dozen additional letters invented to represent Slavic sounds not found in Greek.
Our Russian teachers are well versed in the latest methodology and pedagogy of Russian language teaching, including extensive use of technology. All of them have postgraduate qualifications from Russia, UK and USA and have publications in the areas of Literature and Applied Linguistics.
The MLC offers our students the opportunity to study Russian language and culture in the summer at discounted rates at our partner university - Russian Higher School of Economics, which has branches in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Find out what our students have to say.
What our Russian students say:
- “I think the teacher has been incredibly helpful and supportive.”