“RUSSIAN IN ONE MONTH” – a special course for modern busy people.
You can have this course in online or offline format, with interactive communication or without (just getting video lessons).
Next Online Groups, lessons in Zoom:
September and November 2020. One group for absolute beginners, one group for those who speak some Russian but want to see fast progress, learn new words, have less accent.
Next Offline Groups (face-to-face lessons in our Limassol office):
October 2020. One group for beginners (basic course), one advanced group for those who speak some Russian but want to learn talking Russian with confidence in a group of like-minded people.
Video Courses for Beginners (video lessons only):
A new group starts every Monday. Pre-recorded video lessons are sent by email every day. Please FOLLOW THE LINK to read more.
With this video course we'll help you to learn Russian language, spending only 15-30 minutes a day or 60 minutes a day if you choose an intensive course. No homework! You choose how many minutes a day you study. There is only one condition - you have to study daily.
The beginners' course “Russian in 1 Month” allows students to quickly start reading and talking in Russian. The advanced course will help to speak basic Russian with confidence, it offers mainly conversational practice. Each course consists of 30 lessons that need to be taken daily.
These very intensive courses give fast results because of a combination of three factors: experience and passion of your teacher, well-prepared text, audio, video materials, and modern techniques of memorizing big volumes of new data.
HOW IT IS ORGANISED?
You may join me for 1-month-intensive-course where we will have live online lessons 4 times a week and you’ll have your homework and instructions to study 7 days a week, you’ll watch Russian movies and listen to Russian songs that I chose for you. I’ll work for you every day, for all 30 days of our course.
The results for beginners: in one month you will speak and read basic Russian, you'll know approximately 300 keywords, recognise in speech about 500-600 words and be able to construct over 1000 sentences using this vocabulary.
The results for the advanced group: we'll increase your active vocabulary (the words you use in speech) to 700 words and your passive vocabulary (the words you recognise in speech) up to 1000 words. You'll repeat all main grammar rules, learn by heart useful phrases and sentences.
Otherwise, you may choose receiving only pre-recorded video lessons - in this case you'll talk to me only once a week to evaluate your progress. The rest of time you'll follow my guidance, read, watch movies, learn new words and watch my video lessons.
WHEN SHALL WE START?
HOW SHALL WE STUDY?
Online lessons in September and November
Four days a week (Monday to Thursday) we'll meet online in Zoom. Time for our live lessons: the beginners' group at 16.30, the advanced group at 18.00. The lesson duration is 45 minutes. No homework on these days. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday you’ll get a link to a prerecorded video lesson (20 minutes a day) and homework that will make you busy for about 30 minutes more.
Every day I shall send you a link to a song, a movie, a cartoon, a video spot that will be useful to repeat new words. You'll also get the lesson of the day (including our live sessions) recorded on video - you can come back and watch it again at any time later.
The essential part of our course is daily repetition. Our goal is to make studying interesting, easy and pleasant.
Please note that there is no problem to miss few live lessons. We record them. Even if you are busy at the time we have lessons: you'll simply get them by email and watch later.
Offline lessons in October
The same course structure. But I'll see you in my office 3 times a week for 90 minutes. The rest of the days you'll get video lessons.
Self-studies (video lessons)
If you do not have time or mood for interactive lessons, you can purchase this course on video. There are 30 pre-recorded lessons. You have two options, choose depending on the time you have available:
1. The Fast and the Furious. If it is important to learn Russian fast, we'll send you videos of our intensive course. You have to allocate 60 minutes a day. Within a month you'll pass Levels 1, 2 and 3.
2. Mission Possible! If you can not allocate so much time on a daily basis, choose the regular course. You'll move with steady steps, allocating 15 minutes a day but every (!) day. You'll have the same program with the first group. They'll complete it in one month, you'll do the same in three. One level = one month.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Online lessons in September or November: 100 euro a week, or 300 euro if you prepay the whole month. It means 10 euro per lesson (30 lessons). If you are busy at the time when the lessons are scheduled, you may become a "silent student" - we'll simply send every day the recording of everything we do with the group. This will cost 150 euro.
Offline lessons in October: 150 euro a week, or 500 euro if you prepay the whole month. It means 12 euro per lesson (42 lessons)
Video lessons (please read the description here):
The fee is 150 euro for The Fast and the Furious or Braveheart course.
For Mission Possible! and Free Willy you'll pay 100 euro per month.
Let us talk over the phone and choose. After that I’ll e-mail you details for any way of payment: cash, Bank transfer, Credit/debit card, Paypal, Revolut, etc.
HOW CAN I REGISTER?
THE INTENSIVE COURSE FOR BEGINNERS:
This course is for absolute beginners or those who know less than 200 Russian words.
THE INTENSIVE COURSE FOR ADVANCED LEARNERS:
This course is for those who have A1 level or higher and know at least 500 Russian words, can communicate using simple phrases.
What is included?
I am a teacher by my University diploma and although since I came to Cyprus 20 years ago I deal mainly with publishing, promotion, PR, I have never stopped to think about teaching, I opened my own "frontistirio" (private educational centre), organised lectures and seminars. I was asked many times by my clients and friends to give them a bit of advice on how to learn Russian in an easy and fast way. I looked through everything that it was available on the market but I did not find anything that would really be reliable and would help to speed up the process.
Finally, five years ago I wrote express-courses myself. I combined the best methods I knew, to prepare all texts, exercises, audio, and video materials. Time has proofed – the courses work! I am excited to present them to more students!
Busy people think that learning a new language requires years of hard work. That is why many of them do not even start, being sure that they will give up soon because they know – the main value is their time, and they do not have much time for any long-term commitment. This course was created to help.
In Cyprus, almost every business has Russian clients. Executives need to take these clients out for lunches and dinners, need to network not only with business people but with their families and friends. Basic knowledge of Russian would facilitate these duties, good knowledge of Russian would help to get new clients and friends.
How many times have you thought it would be nice to know some basic Russian? I’d like to say – the time has come! Do something about it!
Information about the teacher, author of the course:
VESTNIK KIPRA COMMUNICATIONS GROUP is a group of companies working with the Russian community of Cyprus. The most important fields of activity are publishing, education, event management, PR, consulting in business development and communications. The newspaper VESTNIK KIPRA offers all local Cyprus news in the Russian language, the SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS magazine provides the Russian-speaking businessmen in Cyprus with the latest information, several websites and social networks are updated with recent Cypriot news.
Tel. (whatsapp, viber): +357 99587156
Feedback, comments and recommendations from students from beginners’ and advanced groups
I absolutely loved this course and I’m glad I made this decision; it is probably the best I have made. I have been wanting to learn Russian for quite some time now but never made the first step thinking it was intimidating. This course has not only taught me how to speak and write in Russian but also to sing and think.
It is amazing how Natalia indeed managed to keep everyone interested and alert, looking forward to the next lesson. I found this course to be very helpful down to every detail, Natalia is very methodical and has put together an incredible series of material. The course is interactive using graphic material making it fun to study and learn.
The results are amazing. What has been achieved in 30 days is formidable! Natalia has a wonderful teaching system that really works. I have been communicating with my clients and colleagues in Russian and the impact was significant.
Everyone appreciated my new skills and they could not believe that I have been learning Russian only for a month. It seems that with these lessons a new universe of opportunities opened both in my business and personal life. I would definitely recommend this course to others. Natalia is very professional and enthusiastic, her method of teaching makes learning Russian relatively easier.
I found important Natalia’s warmth, positive approach and general enthusiasm. Russian is very scary so creating a feel good/comfortable atmosphere is very helpful to learning.
This course is an excellent gateway to Russian led by a warm and enthusiastic teacher. We not only learned loads of great vocabulary and useful phrases but also got an insight into Russian culture and geography.
This course is different from others. I will recommend it from all my heart!
It has nice presentations, with many and diverse information not just about grammar and language, but about the culture, history, geography, mentality.
And the fact that one of the main activities is constant repetition, gave us confidence and made the lessons seem much easier.
Natalia Kardash courses teaching Russian to beginners are the best value one could find! The online course was excellent. My Russian-speaking family members were quite surprised at the progress I made in 30 days.
Natalia Kardash herself as a teacher, her methodology and her personalized approach is the difference between this course and others. She is with her student every day, bright, smiling, cheery and full of enthusiasm. Perhaps the most important element is her positive attitude, always pushing forward, accepting students' mistakes without showing any frustration. Always encouraging, never criticising, helping her students get over their difficulties.
Joining the advanced group was a great opportunity for me to refresh my Russian vocabulary and grammar and be able to adapt in real life conversations that will be useful in the future for my development.
It goes without saying that I will recommend to other students. The personal approach and the attention to the personal needs of each student makes all the difference.
The course is tailored made to the exact needs and specifications of each group and what they want to achieve in the long run.
Most important was the timing of the course and its compact duration. One month’s time – I found it very attractive.
I would definitely recommend the course to my friends. It was well structured, well presented, compact and productive.
Best investment I could have made with my time during one month!
The course was very interesting and helpful. I recommend it to other people who are interested to learn Russian. The most important for me in this course was the fact that I could study from the comfort of my house and at the time I choose.
I value and appreciate Natalia’s patience to help me with any difficulties I had. I am convinced that basic knowledge of Russian is helping much in business, I am Hyatt hotel manager, we have many Russian guests. Withing a month I could learn enough words to start “small talks” without clients.
The course was well planned, learning materials are easy to access with the basic objectives of training, particularly audio that can be downloaded and listened to offline.
Natalia is a fabulous teacher, I am looking forward to taking more online classes. Our teacher loves interacting with us, she is teaching with passion, excellent preparation, flexibility, organizations skills, intensive work.
I liked learning about geography and history that I have never found in other courses.
Please watch samples of video materials used during the course “Russian in one month”
Sample of a video that is usually sent free of charge before anyone subscribes to the course. There are 10 free lessons that help to test this teaching method and the course itself.
Sample of a reading lesson (there are 8 lessons like this) that allow people who do not know Russian to start reading easy words within the first 7-10 days of the course.
Sample of an introduction video that is offered before students watch a part of the movie offered during the course. There are 8 lessons like this, and 8 parts of the movie that help to increase your vocabulary.
Sample of a lesson for beginners’ group. The people you’ll see in this video learn Russian for 10 days only.
Sample of a lesson for the advanced group. Please note that just 1,5 of a month ago most of these people did not know Russian at all. This is the second month of their studies.
This is the way we learn new words. There are 20 lessons like this, they help to learn 100 first words.
This is a sample of a lesson that helps people to learn Russian questions.