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Russian Language Course | How Long Does It Take to Master Russian? | Baltic Media Language Training Centre

In this section you will find out: How long does it take to master Russian? | Does your mother-tongue affect your mastery of Russian? | How many classes does it take to master Russian? | Russian language course for companies | Russian language course for individuals | Russian language course for individuals | Private classes | How much does a Russian language course cost?

Russian (русский язык) is an East Slavic language, which is official in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as being widely spoken throughout Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages, one of the four living members of the East Slavic languages, and part of the larger Balto-Slavic branch.

It is the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages and the largest native language in Europe, with 144 million speakers in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Russian is the eighth most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers and the seventh by total number of speakers.


How Long Does It Take to Master Russian? 

In order to learn the communication phrases used by tourists in daily situations a couple days in the language course will suffice. However, if you want to master written and spoken Russian more properly, you should allow one to three years. In order to achieve an academic level, you will need at least five to seven years.

Is It Possible to Master It Faster?

With time and motivation you can master Russian faster. The more time you dedicate to learning the language, the faster you will achieve the result. Daily communication in Russian will be a great advantage. And do not forget the media (radio and television), press, cultural events, music, and films in Russian.

Does Your Mother-Tongue Affect Your Mastery of Russian?

If you speak Bulgarian or Ukrainian or one of these languages is your mother-tongue, you will learn Russian easier and faster. People proficient in Slavic languages will see similarities with the Russian grammar system and words loaned from these languages.

Some important tips in order to master Russian faster:

  • Learn each new word in the context it is used in.
  • Repeat what you have learned often because repetition is the mother of learning;
  • Use both real and virtual Russian language domain;
  • Use the media (TV, radio, music, literature, social media platforms) in Russian;
  • Read fiction in Russian, start with easy Russian;
  • Let yourself make mistakes, use the language, jump in the Russian language river for a swim! You can do it!

Russian Language Course | How Long Does It Take to Master Russian? | Baltic Media Language Training Centre

Russian Language Course | How Long Does It Take to Master Russian? | Baltic Media Language Training Centre

How Many Classes Does It Take to Master Russian?

Each language learner is different, however, you can see roughly how much effort and time you will have to dedicate to learning the language below:

C2 - 60 hours (C2/1) + 60 hours (C2/2)

C1 - 60 hours (C1/1) + 60 hours (C1/2)

B2 - 60 hours (B2/1) + 60 hours (B2/2) 

B1 - 60 hours (B1/1) + 60 hours (B1/2)

A2 - 48 hours (A2/1) + 48 hours (A2/2)

A1 - 48 hours (A1/1) + 48 hours (A1/2)

If you want to master Russian language, contact the employees of our language centre by e-mail: or call +371 67224395. 

For more information on how the language courses of Baltic Media, the leading language service company in Northern Europe, are organized visit: 

Baltic Media is a language service company founded in Sweden with over 25 years of experience, therefore, you can trust our Russian language course!

Russian Language Course for Companies

Teachers of the Baltic Media Language Learning Centre are professionals who use a creative, contemporary approach to preparing and conducting language courses and will adapt the content to your needs and wishes.

Russian language courses we offer:

  • Correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2),;
  • Use a test to assesses Russian language skills of employees before starting a course;
  • Develop all the necessary Russian language skills with a focus on speaking;
  • Teach how to conduct successful business negotiations with clients or business partners.

During the studies, the teacher checks the progress of participants of the Russian language course and at the end of the course submits to the employer a report on presence / absence and the assessment of language skills. Participants of the Russian language course receive a certificate of the level of Russian language skills achieved.

Save time and order Russian language course for yourself or your employees at your premises!

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Russian Language Course for Individuals

Baltic Media Language Training Centre offers private lessons or group classes at our office. If you travel or go on business trips often, it is worth applying for Skype classes. Our teachers will develop a Russian language course programme to meet your needs.

During classes you will learn how to do the following:

  • Book a hotel, order food, travel, find a job etc.;
  • Communicate to leave a good impression;
  • Tell about your culture or find out about the differences in another culture;
  • Conduct business negotiations successfully;
  • Prepare presentations in Russian and much more.

All you have to do is assess your Russian language skills and apply for private lessons or group classes.

Individual Russian Language Course | Private Lessons

If you want to save money and master the language faster, you might want to apply for private Russian language lessons.

Individual Russian language course is especially effective as the lecturer dedicates all their attention to one language learner. Although one academic hour is slightly more expensive than a group lesson, money is spent more effectively and in the long run private lessons will cost you less. If you study individually, you will need less classes to achieve the desired result than you would in a group setting. 

If you have no prior knowledge of Russian, start with the beginner's level A1.

How Much Does a Russian Language Course Cost?

24 classes (48 academic hours) will cost you from 279 euro (incl. VAT), if the classes are conducted in an open group setting at the Baltic Media Language Training Centre on Elizabetes iela 2, Riga. The price of individual learning is from 19.00 EUR + VAT (21%) per one academic hour (45 min.). One standard lesson usually lasts 1.5 h (2 x 45 min.). Fees might differ depending on the level of the course. To find out the exact fee, contact our employees by e-mail; or call +37167224395.