Skype lessons with Enjoy Russian School: how does it work?
One-to-one online lessons are one of the best ways to boost your speaking and brush up your grammar
What to learn in your Russian lessons it’s up to you to decide. You might just want to have some oral practice. Then you’ll have pleasant conversations with your teacher about things that interest you. But it’s not a simple chat. It’s a way to find out errors in your grammar and vocabulary. Your Russian teacher will tell you when you are wrong and explain to you why something is a mistake and what rule you should follow. If you want to do more grammar in your online lesson – no problem! Your teacher will give you suitable exercises, control and help you at each step. If you want to talk about something specific, related to your profession or hobby, or you’re preparing for a Russian language test and need professional support – just let us know, and your lessons will be exactly like you want them to be.
We teach you by an individually designed program. Heather’s experience
Heather has been our student for about half a year now. She is an amazing person, and her passion and desire to learn Russian are amazing too. When she applied for an online course at Enjoy Russian, she asked for conversational practice in her lessons. After an assessment session with her teacher, they decided to watch and discuss movies and TV shows, because Heather’s level was enough high to do that. They started with TV show «Кухня» (The Kitchen), which is quite popular on Russian TV.
Here are some words from episode 2 of this TV show:
- У медали две стороны.
That’s a set phrase, an idiom that we use when we want to say that everything has its advantages and disadvantages, its pros and cons. Literally it means “A medal has two sides”.
- относиться к кому? чему? + как? (хорошо / плохо / нормально) – to treat somebody or something + how? (well / badly / normally) or to have (what kind of) an attitude towards somebody or something:
Почему ты так плохо к нему относишься? Что он тебе сделал? – Why do you treat him so badly? What did he do to you?
Я негативно отношусь к алкоголю. – My attitude towards alcohol is negative.
- ставить на кого? что? – to make a bet that somebody or something will work/win:
Я ставлю на эту машину! Думаю, она придёт к финишу первой. – I bet for this car. I think it’ll come to the finish first.
Ставлю на то, что вечером будет дождь. – I bet it’ll rain in the evening.
- разбираться / разобраться в чём? – sort things out, understand sth:
Я не понимаю, как включить телевизор. Нужно разобраться в инструкции. – I don’t understand how to turn on the TV. I need to read the manual and get it clear.
- убить время – to kill time (when you are bored and have nothing to do, you want the time to go faster, you want to “kill” it):
Мы пошли в этот бар просто убить время – We went to this bar just to kill the time.
- шутить – to make jokes, to fool around:
Что значит ты не придёшь? Ты шутишь что ли? – What does it mean you are not coming? Are you kidding me?
- бардак – a mess (in a room / flat / house etc.)
В квартире жуткий бардак! Надо срочно убраться. – It’s a terrible mess in the flat. It needs urgent cleaning.
If you want to learn more words and phrases watch Heather’s online lesson. But if you want real improvement, text us and start your own online course.