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Varsity Tutors is the only name you need to know if you're searching for a comprehensive Chicago Russian course. Russian is a member of the Slavic language group that also includes Eastern European languages like Slovenian, Bulgarian, and Polish, making it very different from the English you're probably accustomed to. For example, did you know that Russian uses a completely different alphabet than English?

There are a multitude of reasons why you might want to study Russian. Local institutions like Acero Schools Chicago and Taft High School offer it as a foreign language, allowing students to experience the benefits of studying a foreign language for themselves. Undergraduates at local colleges like the University of Chicago may also take it during their studies. That said, you don't need to be a student to make studying Russian worthwhile. Whether you're trying to learn a new language to enhance your resume, travel to Russia, or just to challenge yourself, there's no bad reason to enroll in a Chicago Russian class.

What skills can I work on during a Chicago Russian course?

One of the hardest parts of studying any foreign language is finding a practice partner you can work with on a consistent basis. Listening to Russian language media can get you accustomed to hearing Russian, but you can't verify whether you're interpreting it correctly and it can't help you work on your speaking skills. Enrolling in a Chicago Russian class offered by Varsity Tutors carves out a block of time each week for the express purpose of practicing your Russian. Your class will be taught by a knowledgeable Russian teacher who understands how to share their passion for the language with students like you.

For instance, let's say that you want to improve your written Russian. Your teacher will tell you that the vast majority of Russian words are spelled exactly as they sound, so there's no need to practice spelling since you can sound everything out. You might also review how to outline your written work, a particularly useful technique if you can jot down a word or phrase you know you'll need to use later. Most importantly, your instructor can review your completed assignments to help you identify what you are doing well and any areas that could use further refinement.

Some students also rely on formal instruction to grasp the nuances of the Russian language. For example, Russian nouns behave quite differently from their English counterparts. First, they're gendered, meaning that they are all classified as masculine, feminine, or neuter. Furthermore, Russian uses a case system where nouns take different endings based on how they are used in a sentence. If a word is a sentence's subject, it is spelled and pronounced differently than if it is a direct object. If you feel like you need help remembering all of the ways Russian differs from English, your instructor might be able to show you some mnemonic devices to make it a little easier.

How will my Chicago Russian course be structured?

Each course consists of a knowledgeable instructor at the head of a virtual classroom filled with students. All meetings take place on our exclusive live virtual platform, a powerful piece of software that lets you see and hear everyone else in the room as if you were all in one place. If you've been putting off enrolling in formal Russian instruction because you didn't want to commute anyplace, we have the solution you have been searching for.

You can interact with your classmates just as easily as your instructor, allowing all of you to work together and establish a collaborative learning environment conducive to developing a deeper understanding of academic concepts. For example, hearing your classmates speak Russian exposes you to a variety of accents and dialects that more accurately reflects what it would be like to hear Russian in the wild. You can also explain a concept to a classmate who is struggling with it, reinforcing your own understanding of the topic while you do so. Splitting a classroom also allows each student to divide the bill, making professional Russian instruction more affordable than you might believe. You also reserve the right to arrange one-on-one study sessions with your teacher if you feel like you may need extra help with something.

We know how busy you are, so we've designed all of our products with the value of your time in mind. We offer multiple courses concurrently, including two- and four-week options to make it easier to find something you can attend regularly. We also start new courses every month, so it's always a great time to get started.

Can I sign up for a Chicago Russian course today?

Reach out to Varsity Tutors today for more information on how to enroll in a Chicago Russian course today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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