Online Russian lessons or offline Russian classes?

Let’s face it: learning Russian is mostly about perseverance, about committing to improve your language skills one day at a time. It all comes down to the amount of work you put in to study Russian and your willingness to stick to it even when it seems too much to handle.

Being human makes us easily distracted and it can sometimes feel hard to stick to something for a long period of time. But there are solutions out there that can help us out. One solution is to enroll in a language school and go to Russian classes. However, taking an offline Russian class can be quite expensive and time consuming.

A second solution is cultural immersion: going to a Russian speaking country to live the real Russian dream. No doubt about it, this is the ideal way to learn any language because you get to speak with natives, learn their correct pronunciation and live the way they do. Unfortunately, moving to a different country is something most of us cannot afford.

Don’t let this demoralize you! The good news is you can now immerse yourself in a different culture from the comfort of your own home. How? By enrolling in some of the best online Russian courses in the world.

Take free Russian lessons online with Mondly

Introducing Mondly, the language app that simulates total language immersion, loved by over 15 million people worldwide.

We’ve worked with language specialists to make learning Russian easy and fun by creating engaging bite-sized Russian lessons. Start learning Russian with just 5 minutes of practice each day and you’ll quickly make real progress while having fun along the way. With our mobile and desktop apps, you can study Russian on your way to work, during your breaks, on a plane flying to Russia or at home. Millions of people have already supercharged their learning experience by using our smart apps.

One of the most important things in learning anything is keeping track of where you're at. Mondly is great at tracking your progress, showing you the time spent, words and phrases learned and even estimates the time left to complete a certain chapter. This makes the whole process of learning a language captivating and motivating. In no time, you will be able to speak your first Russian sentences and get one step closer to fluency.

Totally new to Russian? That’s alright. Choose our Russian for beginners course. Have you got a good command of the language? Go for the intermediate or advanced online Russian classes. No matter your level of knowledge, the app adapts to your language needs.

Free Russian courses for real life situations

We believe Russian should be all about preparing you for real life situations. That’s why, at Mondly, we have structured our Russian lessons inspiring ourselves from day to day situations. Created by our language experts, each lesson prepares you for real life conversations by revolving around specific themes such as family, travel, shopping, animals, grammar and more.

Start by taking a free Russian lesson where you learn how to greet someone in Russian. Reading, writing, listening and talking exercises will teach you how to speak your first Russian phrases.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a conversational partner to practice those new phrases you just learned? We think so, too. That’s why we created an innovative computer programme you can have an intelligent conversation with. The Mondly Conversational Chatbot asks you questions in a real Russian voice and understands what you are saying. Next thing you know, you are practicing your Russian while meeting a native on a train to Moscow, booking a hotel in Kiev or ordering food in a Russian restaurant. Ready to study Russian now?

Did you know?

Russian is the 7th most spoken language in the world and the most spoken language in Europe with over 140 million speakers in Russia alone. However, there are a lot of countries speaking Russian or a close relative. For example, if you know Russian you can easily understand Ukrainian and Belarusian. But it doesn’t stop here. A lot of European languages with Slavic roots are similar to Russian. Knowing any of them will make learning Russian easier: Bulgarian, Bosnian, Czech, Croatian, Slovene, Slovak, Serbian and Polish.

What makes Russian even easier to learn is the resemblance of certain words to other languages. For example, about 10% of Russian words are similar to English words (“проблема” from problem, "кофе" from coffee, "хакер" from hacker). There are also some similarities between Russian and French (“кафе” from café), Italian (“пицца” from pizza) and German ("шлагбаум" from barriere). Take this as a good sign. Knowing any of these European languages will make learning Russian a bit easier.

Online Russian lessons with real benefits

Make real progress with each Russian lesson

Learn Russian for 5 minutes a day during your commute to work or at home and you will feel the real progress you are making. The Mondly leaderboard and statistics are here to help you visualize your fast progress.

Get smarter with every Russian class you take

Learning a new language activates your brain. Every Russian lesson you finish leaves you feeling smarter than before. In no time, you will have new knowledge ready to be used in real life situations.

Feel confident in learning Russian

The Mondly Russian course teaches you the language gradually and in a fun way by using short, 5 minutes lessons. Faster than you can imagine, you are immersed in the experience. After just a few minutes of practice, you find yourself knowing more Russian than before.

You’ll be ready for real Russian conversations

Each Russian lesson has conversation exercises included to help you prepare for real life situations. Jump in and have your first real conversation in Russian with our Voice Chatbot today.