Accredited, personalized online Russian instruction live, one-to-one via video chat.

A relationship-based approach to online language instruction.

Language Immersion

Lessons immerse students in language learning, cultural exploration, and understanding of customs. It’s like going abroad without leaving your home. Positive relationships and meaningful connections drive and improve language study. Using a communicative approach, students get direct and consistent practice speaking the target language.

Flexible Scheduling

Flexible Scheduling is critical for busy students. We work with your schedule. A private instructor comes to you via video chat! Our courses run year-round, and students can start anytime. Lessons can be paused if needed, but expire 8 months after purchase for year-long courses and 4 months after purchase for semester-long courses. Cancel a lesson and reschedule with 24 hours’ notice.

Competency & Project-Based Learning Model

A Competency and project-based learning model allows students to direct their learning experience, apply the knowledge, and demonstrate their learning. Every student is different.

Private Instruction

Private coaching is the best and fastest way to learn. Student-centered teaching creates an environment where students focus on topics of their interest in Russian and get the most practice speaking the language.

Support Based On Individual Needs

Our students receive timely, differentiated instruction and support based on individual needs. Varied pacing, active learning, and curated resources allow students to demonstrate progress based on evidence of mastery, not seat time.

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High Schools accept LanguageBird course credits.

Yes! LanguageBird is a fully accredited institution.

LanguageBird meets the highest standards of excellence and offers students and their families the peace of mind that comes with a premier private school experience. We are accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Cognia. Both international accreditations are accepted at high schools globally. LanguageBird transcripts are recognized by colleges and universities worldwide.

Additionally, LanguageBird courses are both NCAA approved for athletes as well as University of California approved for California students seeking admission to UC/CSU campuses. College-bound, NCAA, and transferring students receive credit for courses completed with LanguageBird. For information on how to send transcripts, please see our FAQ page.

How do I get high school credit?

If you have not met your high school graduation requirements for world language, we recommend you talk to your school counselor and let them know you would like to take a LanguageBird course. Most college-prep high schools require 2 years of world language. Some high schools will have you fill out a concurrent enrollment form or ask you to send a transcript once your LanguageBird course is complete. We are happy to work with your high school administrator and counselors!

For more on accreditation and credit, go to our FAQ page.

Program Offerings

Choose from courses for credit, tutoring and test prep, conversation lessons or a combination!

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High School

Accredited high school Russian courses with a private instructor at your pace and convenience.

Students build upon and increase listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the target language. Students develop their Russian proficiency through extensive, spontaneous interaction with a native speaker in the language.

Students develop cultural awareness and become prepared to encounter real-life situations outside of the classroom through discussions of cultural customs and behavior, watching videos, conducting internet research, and reading authentic materials written in the target languages.

Tutoring, Test Prep, & Conversational Lessons

Experience world language lessons with a private instructor at your pace and convenience, with a focus on your classwork, exams, or real-world experiences.

Tutoring and Test Prep lessons are for students who would like additional support outside of the classroom. Whether tutoring for current coursework or preparing for an upcoming AP or Fluency exam, our native-speaking instructors are here to help!

Conversational Lessons are for students who are looking to expand their language skills. Heading to a new country and want to be prepared? Need language skills for a new job? With Conversational Lessons, you’ll learn to speak like a native with a native.


Our team of school admissions professionals are ready to help you discover why LanguageBird is the accredited online school of choice for world language online private education. Our office is open Monday – Friday, 9:30 am-5:30 pm Pacific Time. Call 844-700-2473 (BIRD) and ask to speak with an admissions coordinator or submit an inquiry form today and discover how convenient online school can be.

Russian Instructors

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Anastasiia S.

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Irina R.

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Lilit A.

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Irina D.

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Aleksandr C.

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Our approach to education is personal and dynamic.

Innovative learning activities, students directed projects, and unique assessments engage students in the learning process. Instructors take notes during each lesson to share with students and evaluate students over time based on personal progress. We don’t believe in timed exams. We do believe in giving students the opportunity to present what they have learned in a format and environment in which they are comfortable. Final projects are presented to the instructor during the final lesson of the course along with any required written components.

Why choose an online middle school or high school language program?

Enrolling your student in a LanguageBird course offers greater freedom and flexibility for their learning than what is typically found in a traditional brick-and-mortar high school and middle school environment. All of our faculty are experienced instructors in the field of education, not just native speakers. Our trained, experienced instructors love to work with high school and middle school students. Students meet with the same instructor building a relationship and skills. Students use our courses to make more room in their daily school schedule to get ahead, make-up a class, or study a language not offered at their school.


We provide students with the most personalized, one-to-one, learning experience.
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Taking Russian Classes Online with One-On-One Attention

Learning any language in a traditional classroom is very challenging because you typically have one teacher for 30 students. And not all people learn at the same pace, or in the same teaching style. Learning Russian in a traditional classroom can be especially challenging because not only must students learn words and practice conversation skills, they also have to learn Cyrillic. And just like letters from Asian languages, these are unrecognizable to letters used in English, Spanish, and languages from Western Europe.

There is no consistent one-on-one instruction on high school campuses. However, online language companies like LanguageBird have the much-needed one-on-one instruction between individual students and teachers within a virtual classroom, thus making Russian classes online a valuable investment for parents who want to see their kids excel.

A Good Accredited Online Russian Course Helps Students Graduate Early

In many cases, high school students will use up an entire school year to learn a foreign language required for them to move on to college, get NCAA scholarship programs, or achieve the next phase in their journey.

Before we speak of early graduation, let’s talk about accreditation. Before you enroll your child in an online Russian course, meet with the high school counselor and have him or her review the proposed online Russian course you propose for your child. The counselor will know what programs the accreditation must appease, while also ensuring the credits will transfer to the high school.

As for early graduation, most students who want a head start while lightening their load in their senior year, will take Russian classes online during the summer before or after their senior year. Most accredited language companies offering an online Russian course have summer programs to help students get their needed credits in a three-month timeframe (give or take a few weeks) as opposed to taking a Russian class that lasts throughout the entire year.

Top Russian Classes Online Better Prepare Students to Achieve their Goals

First, let’s look at the reasons why students would choose Russian as a foreign language to learn:

  • To make meaningful connections with people they meet on a trip to Russia
  • They love Russian literature and want to study it in college
  • They have Russian relatives and want to bridge the family’s youngest generation with the oldest one
  • They want to major in international business or international law with a focus on Russian markets and policies.

In order to perform at a high level to hit these goals and excel in these areas, having cultural and historical layers of education layered in Russian classes online is critical. If students want to read Gogol, Tolstoy, Pushkin or Bulgakov in the original language, they will need an online Russian tutor or a class that offers the necessary cultural insights. For example, if the student wants to be a Bulgakov scholar in college, they will need to learn about the Russian Civil War and the White and Red armies. They will also need a firm grasp on Communism and the internal movements that countered it, along with understanding how magical realism fits into various Russian cultures and mindsets. The best Russian classes online will help your student learn the language while teaching the language within a context apropos for their learning and comprehension.

If students want to major in international business with a focus on Russia, then their language lessons could involve a context within the Russian Federation, and an updated report on sanctions placed by the European Council. This could also involve learning how the World Bank collects data and uses it as KPIs for reading and setting economic and business conditions in Russia, exporting laws, regulations, the legal system, foreign investment, and other topics that can be used to frame Russian classes online.

If your child wants to make connections with his Babushka (бабушка) then the online Russian course should be structured in a way to teach the right method of speaking to people from their generation, as well as etiquette and other techniques for tightening family bonds. So if the intention is not merely an academic one but you are also planning a family trip to Moscow, the teacher running the Russian classes online can structure the approach in a way that will help your child learn how to communicate with his grandparents in a loving, respectful manner.

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Contact Us To Learn More

If you need help or have any questions, please give us a call. We want to help you find the best solution to your language learning needs. We will coach you through the process, provide referrals, and more.

Call LanguageBird at 844-700-2473 if you have additional questions.

An Online Russian Instructor Lets Students Learn on their Time.

The life of middle and high school students is actually a full-time job. Between attending classes, studying, participating in sports, partaking in other extra curricular activities like playing an instrument or participating on the debate team, and doing volunteer work , there are also family obligations that play into life. This means a window of time to meet with an online Russian instructor can be minimal, and this is why middle and high school students need an online Russian instructor who will teach them, on their time, whether that is at 6AM, 10PM or on weekends. When you invest in a high-quality online Russian tutor, you get the freedom of learning at your convenience.

We want to help you find a solution to your language learning needs! Call 1.844.700.2473 to learn more.

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