Learn to speak like a native with Russian courses by Babbel

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Award-winning Russian courses at your fingertips

It’s really easy to learn Russian at your own pace with Russian courses for mobiles and computers from Babbel. This successful language learning model is the digital global solution that’s popular with international language learners from all areas of the world. Russian language courses from Babbel are much more fun than traditional learning modes. From your first, complimentary lesson you’ll have a taste of speaking Russian and an introduction to the Cyrillic alphabet, which can seem so difficult at first glance.

Many learners find they develop the confidence to speak their target language in conversational situations after just four or five hours of tuition from Babbel. In fact, embarking on Russian language courses with Babbel helps anybody overcome their initial fear of this alien-seeming written structure. Babbel’s Russian courses are based on conversations and the typical Russian language that’s used in everyday life situations, and it can be tailored around your interests. This means you can pick up reading and writing Russian in your own time and in subjects that interest you to encourage you on the path to fluency.

The benefits of a Russian course with Babbel

There are countless benefits to learning Russian; Babbel’s recent magazine post highlights some of these. Business learners and individuals planning travel to Russia and former Soviet bloc countries will certainly benefit from learning the language, as English is not commonly spoken by many nationals in Russia or Eastern Europe. This is understandable, after all, prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Eastern bloc was virtually unknown to Western business and leisure travellers. The incredible beauty and history of many Eastern European countries is now far easier for international travellers to access, and Russian is often the lingua franca of choice as it was compulsory to learn the language when the USSR was in place.

With approximately 265 million people around the world speaking the language, of which 154 million are native speakers, it’s not difficult to understand the reasons learning Russian is still popular. Russian is easier to learn if you remain open-minded and have a real commitment to achieving mastery of the language. Babbel offers learners an intuitive and interactive app, which can be tailored to your individual requirements and learning speed. With built-in voice recognition, you’ll receive feedback on pronunciation, and examples are given by real-life natives, so you can get a feel for conversational Russian. So, you’ll soon be on target with spoken and written Russian. Babbel works with businesses and private individuals to provide the Russian learning needed for success. Find out more about learning Russian with Babbel on our website today.


An easy introduction to Russian: Russian alphabet, basic vocab, grammar, and pronunciation.

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Beginner I

Learn the most important expressions for everyday life and the basics of Russian grammar and pronunciation.

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Grammar practice in easy, understandable steps. Drills and exercises with clear and concrete examples.

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Countries and Traditions

In these courses, you won't just learn the language, you'll also gain useful knowledge about Russia.

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Are you looking for something different? Here you will find special courses for some quick practice.

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Words and Sentences

The Babbel courses: 2000 words and 200 useful sentences for various daily situations.

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Russian pronunciation

With the integrated speech recognition tool you can test and practice your pronunciation. It works directly in the browser. You will only need a microphone and the latest Flash-Player.

Learn Russian Vocabulary

Learn online grammar, vocabulary and phrases, practice in optimal intervals: At Babbel, you’ll get the basic and advanced vocabulary for Russian. The Review Manager makes sure that you’ll exercise the vocabulary and grammar rules that were hard for you.

iPhone app

You can use the Russian iPhone app together with the Babbel website. Your learning progress will be synchronized between them, so you can learn and review anywhere, anytime.