Phonetic Course of Russian Language

Based on our experience we created some special online programmes dedicated to the most demanded requests and topics. You can choose between a video course for self- studying, individual skype lessons or mixed variant.

Introductory Phonetic Course in Russian as a Foreign Language

The general course suits you if you are complete beginner in Russian language. During the course you will learn to read and to pronounce sounds and sound combinations correctly. Also you will know about important phonetic processes that influence to the pronunciation of a word in Russian.

Course programme 

Lesson 1. Russian alphabet

Acquaintance with Russian letters: spelling and pronunciation, words examples

Lesson 2. Hard and soft consonants

Practice in the pronunciation of hard and soft consonants, the principles of distinction. Positional softening of consonants.

Lesson 3. Voiceless and voiced consonants

Practice in the pronunciation of voiceless and voiced consonants, principles of distinction. Positional voicing and devoicing of consonants

Lesson 4. Rhythmic of the Russian word

Acquaintance with Russian word stress: working out, examples of syllables and words

Lesson 5. Vowel reduction

Principles of positional reduction of vowels, practice in the pronunciation, reading words and collocations

Lesson 6. Russian intonation

Three main types of Russian intonation: intonation constructions of affirmation, imperative and question. Pronunciation practice

Lesson 7. Consonant [Й] and letters Я, Ё, Е, Ю

Acquaintance with a letter Й and a sound [Й] in different words. Iotized vowels. Reading rules

Lesson 8. Hissing sounds of the Russian language

Sounds [ж], [ш], [ч’], [щ’]: pronunciation, reading words and phrases

Lesson 9. Letter Ц

The use of the letter Ц in Russian words. Combinations with the sound [Ц] in Russian verbs and other parts of speech. Pronunciation practice

Lesson 10. Pronunciation of consonant clusters

The use of letter combinations with unpronounceable consonants. Pronunciation and reading practice

Тotal: 8 academic hours.
The course includes lectures and self- check exercises.
If you want to have additional practice with our teacher or you want  to check yourself you can order extra privet online lessons .

*The programme is also available by individual Skype lessons. The duration of the programme will depend on your level and aims of study

To order the course


Introductory Phonetic Course: additional topics

This additional course is suitable not only for beginners, but also for those who are interested in the peculiarities of Russian intonation and stress in words. Knowledge of Russian intonation will help you prepare for the B2 and C1 exams

Course programme 

Lesson 1. Russian writing

Russian italics. Practice in lowercase and capital letters, practice in combinations. "False" friends of speakers of Romano-Germanic languages or those who know English

Lesson 2. Russian intonation. Part 1

Intonation constructions for recitation, interrogation and an expression of emotional assessment

Lesson 3. Russian intonation. Part 2

Intonation constructions for expressing positive assessment, for expressing sarcasm and negative assessment.

Lesson 4. Word stress in Russian language. Part 1

Stress in masculine nouns. Practice in rhythmics

Lesson 5. Word stress in Russian language. Part 2

Stress in feminine nouns. Practice in rhythmics

Lesson 6. Word stress in Russian language. Part 3

Stress in neuter nouns. Practice in rhythmics.

Lesson 7. Word stress in Russian language. Part 4

Stress in adjectives. Practice in rhythmics

Lesson 8. Word stress in Russian language. Part 5

Stress in verbs. Practice in rhythmics

Lesson 9. Tongue twisters

Tongue twisters for practicing complex sounds in Russian.

Lesson 10. Expressive reading of poems and stories

The principles of expressive reading in Russian. Examples, practice in intonation constructions and pronunciation.

Тotal: 7 academic hours.
The course includes lectures and self- check exercises.
If you want to have additional practice with our teacher or you want  to check yourself you can order extra privet online lessons .

*The programme is also available by individual Skype lessons. The duration of the programme will depend on your level and aims of study

To order the course