Russian Courses

Learn the Russian you need to succeed in business!

Fast & efficient

Jump start your learning for successful interaction with your Russian colleagues, partners, or clients! Our Russian training is designed to get you communicating from day one.

Suited to your needs

Learn the key phrases you need to make personal connections and improve your relationships on business trips to Russia. Our trainers can meet with you face-to-face or online for the practice that you need.

Based on your learning needs

From carefully selected materials at the beginning level to news articles and industry and role specific content in Russian for more advanced learners, the Russian course will be designed specifically with your needs in mind.

Who are our Russian language courses for?

If you are a businessperson who wants to learn the basics of Russian to ensure that you make a great impression on Russian colleagues or clients, our courses are for you. We also develop personalized Russian courses for intermediate and advanced students who need to practice and polish their Russian communication skills.

What you'll learn

At the beginning level, you'll master the Cyrillic alphabet, get a solid foundation in grammar, and learn the phrases for everyday business communication that will influence your Russian contacts. For more advanced learners, get feedback to improve your pronunciation, expand your vocabulary, and get comfortable speaking and reading Russian in situations that are important to your success at work.

Our trainers will guide you as you learn about a new culture. Learn about cross-cultural differences in communication, and the important historical and social factors that impact the way business is done in Russia. That way, you'll go into meetings with Russian clients with the knowledge and confidence you need to work together effectively.

Even if you don't have the time or desire to gain working proficiency in Russian, our courses can prepare you to build your soft skills in Russian. Learn how to make small talk with your clients – something essential in Russian business culture if you want to close the deal!

Pick the learning format that suits you best!

  • One-to-one 
  • Pair 
  • Small group
  • Onsite, face-to-face
  • Hybrid (virtual trainer sessions combined with self-study material)
  • Trainer calendar (on-demand training whenever and wherever is convenient for you)

Example 1

Learn the basics

Perhaps you have a business trip to Russia coming up, or new Russian colleagues joining your team. Get comfortable with the Cyrillic alphabet, basic greetings and vocabulary to get things started on the right foot! A qualified Russian trainer will introduce you to the language in a fun and supportive environment. Your trainer will take care of the following:

  • A needs analysis to find out your specific objectives
  • An individualized learning plan and instructional material that will help you reach your goals

  • One-to-one virtual course with a trainer
  • One and a half hours (90 minutes) of training once a week for 20 weeks
  • Focus on the alphabet, culture, and basic communication, like greetings and small talk
  • Study material to support your learning goals
  • Homework assignments and a variety of communicative exercises
  • Final evaluation by the trainer
  • Estimated price: EUR 2600

Example 2

Getting to the next level as a team

A group course is a great option if your team is interested in improving their Russian skills before an important client meeting. First, a professional trainer will do a needs analysis in order to determine your linguistic weak spots and figure out what you need to work on. Based on this analysis, your trainer will plan a course to meet your team's needs and goals.

  • A group course for you and your team
  • Trainer-led and onsite
  • One and a half hours of training each week for 15 weeks
  • Study material to help you reach your learning goals
  • Individual final evaluation by the trainer
  • Estimated price: EUR 2800 for a group of up to five students

Why choose Acolad?

Learning experts

We have decades of experience helping clients meet their learning goals. Learn more about the range of our expertise. 

Cultural training

If you're starting to do business in a new cultural environment, or with international clients, our tailored cultural training will prepare you for success. 

Experienced trainers

Our language trainers have successfully guided thousands of students to reach their Russian learning goals. Learn more about them. 

Find out more about our Russian course pricing