About us

English for Russians is an English teaching school for native speakers of Russian. All our tutors are Russian speaking highly qualified teachers of English, professional linguists, Bilingual in Russian and English, based in London. So, if you are interested in learning English in London or online with Russian speaking tutors, please contact us.

English Tuition and Courses

Vlada Koroleva is Principal Tutor of English for Russians. She and her freelance tutors offer English lessons for Russian-speaking students at all levels – from beginners to very advanced. Courses can vary from general colloquial English to English for special purposes (business, finance, banking, law etc). Also, we can create courses in discrete aspects of English, such as improving your grammar or accent. Rates for 1:1 lessons start at £40 per hour.

Why Choose English for Russians

By choosing English for Russians you’ll get the advantage of working with experienced professionals who have been running English courses for many years, both in Russia and in the UK. The advantages of learning English with a Russian native speaker:

  • We will explain to you in your mother tongue how the English language works and give you a lot of comparisons of the two languages and translation practice.
  • We will give you translation exercises (especially important is practicing translation from Russian into English), which is an important part of the language learning process that will not be given to you by English native speakers, who do not know your mother tongue.
  • We know and understand the root causes of typical mistakes that Russian native speakers make (the most obvious one is the use of articles “a” and “the” that simply do not exist in Russian). We understand your learning priorities and needs and have practical answers to your questions.
  • We are a familiar face from home in the UK, making your assimilation into the new language and culture easier and quicker.
  • By talking to Vlada before starting the course, you can get answers to all your questions from a high class professional.

Benefits of a 1:1 English Course

The benefits of lessons on a one-to-one basis with an experienced tutor are obvious: your course will be tailor-made, you will be moving at your own pace, your progress will be closely monitored, and any problems you encounter in learning the language can be addressed specifically.

All our tutors have been living in Britain for a long time, so they can also give you information about the British lifestyle, culture, points of etiquette – and other things that may considerably differ from the Russian culture.

By choosing 1:1 lessons with English for Russians, you choose exclusivity, professionalism and a personal approach to tuition.

Getting Started With Your English Course

Contact Vlada to have a chat about your learning needs. This is your chance to get some friendly, free advice and information from somebody who knows all about English language teaching and learning! If you decide to go ahead with lessons, we will design a course suitable for you, taking into account your learning goals and your time-schedule.

You can also have a free assessment of your current level of English. Based on your assessment, Vlada will recommend the most suitable course materials. We use course books published both in Russia and the UK, as well as our own “home-made” handouts.

We will not start a course with you unless we are sure that your objectives are realistic. Also, we will not require payment for large blocks of hours up front: you can pay in small portions and stop the lessons at any time if for some reason you cannot carry on.

Our History

English for Russians is a sister site of Just Russian, a Russian teaching website that has been successfully working since 2005, attracting a large number of clients – people of all nationalities, learning Russian as a foreign language.

In its turn, Just Russian is the British counterpart of a project called Just English that has been successfully running at Moscow State University since 1990-s. Just English is a series of text books of English for students of law, which have proved extremely popular in Russia and other Russian speaking countries (more than 250,000 copies have been sold to date).