Best Free Russian Language Courses

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R Basics – R Programming Language Introduction

Learn the essentials of R Programming - R Beginner Level!

Created by R-Tutorials Training - Data Science Education


Students: 181445, Price: Free

Are you interested in data science?

Do you want to learn R totally from scratch?

Are you looking for an easy step by step approach to get into R?

Do you want to take an easy R course for BEGINNERS?

Well, if your answer is YES to some of these questions, look no further, this course will help you.

I created this course for the total beginner. That means for you: No prior knowledge required! If this is your first computer programming language to use - congratulations, you found your entry level material. If you are new to data science, no problem, you will learn anything you need to to start out with R.

That also means for you: if you are already used to R, you will likely benefit more from an advanced course. I have more than ten intermediate and advanced R courses available on Udemy, which might be more suited towards your needs. Check out the r-tutorials instructor profile for more info.

Let’s take a look at the content and how the course is structured:

We will start with installation, the R and RStudio interface, add on packages, how to use the R exercise database and the R help tools.

Then we will learn various ways to import data, first coding steps including basic R functions, functions and loops and we will also take a look at the graphical tools.

The whole course should take approx. 3 to 5 hours, and there are exercises available for you to try out R. You will also get the code I am using for the demos.

Anything is ready for you to enter the world of statistical programming.

What R you waiting for?


14-day English language fluency course

You will improve your spoken English in just 2 weeks!

Created by Joel South - ESOL teacher and language coach


Students: 108036, Price: Free

Are you struggling to speak English?

Have you spent hours learning new words, studying grammar, watching English movies, listening to English music and now you wonder why you can’t use all of this knowledge in a conversation?

Well, here’s your answer!

Speaking English is a skill- just like swimming. Can you learn swimming from a book? No. How about from a movie? No, again. You need to get into the pool and start doing the action. Speaking, like swimming, is an action.

So, the ONLY way to improve your spoken English is to speak.

That’s where this course helps you!

How does this course work?

I have divided this course into 14 days. Each day has a new topic and each topic is divided into 4 short videos.

The first video will introduce 8 words or terms. In this video I will explain the meaning of these words and provide an example of how it can be used in a sentence. At the end, we will review the vocabulary.

In the second video I provide an example speech of the topic. In this video I use the words from video 1 to make a speech. This allows you to see me using the vocabulary.

The third video is the most important video. In this video I give you a chance to make a speech using the vocabulary of the topic. But there is one rule:

  • You can’t say: umm, ahh, enn or any other vocal-filled pause or interjection.


Well, this is a fluency course. If you always need to stop and think about what to say next, then you’re not speaking fluently. If you do break the rule, simply stop and start your speech again.

The final video is a dictation test. Listen to me say the words from the topic and write them down. Then, compare your spelling with the actual spelling of the words.

Can I really improve my spoken English with this course?

I believe you can. I have used this method with literally hundreds of students and have seen my students’ speaking ability improve dramatically.

Why should I choose this course over other courses?


Firstly, it’s free (for the moment) so you have nothing to lose.

Enthusiastic teacher.

Secondly, I think I teach this course in an enthusiastic way and hope that this enthusiasm spreads to you. I believe that if you want to learn anything, you must be enthusiastic or you will simply give up.

There is a finish line that you can see.

By knowing that this course is only 14 days, I hope that it provides you with the feeling that it is short sprint and not a marathon.  

Consistency is key (or king).

It’s much more effective to study a few minutes a day than to study for a few hours once or twice a week. I want English to be your hobby that you enjoy not your habit that you hate. By only studying for a few minutes a day (but doing it every day) it is less likely that you will come to hate learning. 

Remember what you learn.

I believe that quality is more important than quantity. My rule as an ESL/EFL teacher is to teach between 5 to 10 words per 1-hour class. This is because how many words you study is not important. Only how many words you can use is the number that we should care about. I see many students trying to remember 30 or even 50 words a day! But, the sad thing is the next day they may only remember 4 or 5. I will teach you vocabulary in a way that allows you to retain the vocabulary that you learn.

Develop a habit for learning.

Finally, many people say that it takes 2 weeks to develop a habit. I hope this course will provide you with the framework to develop a habit of study. While this is my only course (at the moment) here on Udemy, there are many other fantastic courses on here to study. I hope that you can use this course as a stepping stone for your continued growth.

Sign up now and start speaking right away!

So, if you want to learn to speak English more fluently whilst getting your hands on some useful vocabulary, then why not try my 14-day English language fluency course? You have nothing to lose and you will be very glad you did.

Thank you and see you soon,


Russian Made Easy – Accelerated Learning for Russian

Learn to speak Russian the right way, right from the start using modern, language learning techniques.

Created by Mastery Group - You'll Learn Faster


Students: 66343, Price: Free

Using modern techniques like contextual learning, construction branching, pattern recognition for grammar and multiple native speakers, our 'Russian Made Easy' course teaches beginner's Russian in a fun, efficient style. With thirty episodes in all, each episode approximately 20 mins long, the course could be finished in a week, but it's best to study only one episode per day.

This course is ideal for absolute beginners to Russian, as well as those with some experience but who just haven't been able to find the right course.

Microcontrollers and the C Programming Language (MSP430)

Create C programs for a microcontroller using inputs/outputs, timers, analog-to-digital converters, comm ports, and LCD.

Created by Mark M. Budnik - Brandt Professor of Engineering, Valparaiso University


Students: 66114, Price: Free

The course is laboratory based. Almost every lecture and section of the course leads directly to a hands-on laboratory assignment. The more practice you get using the “real world" Texas Instruments MSP430 hardware and software the more proficient you will be.

The course does not waste your time. From the very beginning, we jump right in to your first laboratory assignment – Let's Get Started.

The course is modular in nature. Are you new to the world of microcontrollers? Great! Start at the beginning, and we'll teach you everything you need to know. Do you have some background in microcontrollers but want to learn more? Fantastic! You can pick and choose the modules that you need.

The course is packed with information. From the beginnings of the C programming language to advanced microcontroller peripherals, the course teaches you all of the building blocks you would need to build your own electronic systems.

We use lots and lots of examples. We take you step-by-step through the lessons – each time providing sample code and documentation to make sure you are supported through the course.

We are here to help. We are educators with a singular focus of providing a meaningful experience for our students. And, while we cannot do the work for you, we are willing to work WITH you help you succeed.

Learn Russian Language – Russian For Beginners

From this course you will learn Russian letters and sounds special cases pronunciation and other phonetics specifics.

Created by Ilona Protchenko - M.A. in Philology, Teacher of Russian as Foreign Language


Students: 38717, Price: Free

This is a Russian phonetics course. You will learn Russian letters and sounds and Russian sounds special cases pronunciation in words.

This course will be useful for Russian language beginners and interesting for those who want to learn more about Russian phonetics specifics.

Here you will found not only examples and exercises with Russian sounds articulation and Russian words pronunciation, but also basic phrases in dialogues.

The course consists of 10 lectures and 4 quizzes. The course includes 1 hour of video lectures, several downloadable files with reference materials such as phonetics rules and vocabulary with more than 300 words and phrases in Russian. We suggest you to watch lectures twice or more as there is a lot information shown in each video. Therefore it might take more than two hours to complete, tasks and quizzes could take a longer time.

The Grammar part (Lecture 7) contains a lot of useful information that you can use even outside of the course frequently.

If you want to learn a language, start with sounds and correct pronunciation!

Three Hour Cyrillic

Learn how to read and pronounce Russia's Cyrillic alphabet in just a few hours!

Created by Mastery Group - You'll Learn Faster


Students: 18430, Price: Free

    If you find the Russian alphabet intimidating, or feel it's probably too hard for you, then this is the course for you. You're about to discover just how easy Russian can be to read when taught the right way!  There are two unique features to our Russian Alphabet Mastery: 

    * The course uses the modern learning technique known as 'Contextual learning'. With this method, you will learn effortlessly, without having to memorize anything. 

    * Each time you learn a new Russian letter, you will be shown actual Russian street signs and billboards that you can read and understand. By the end of the course you will have read and understood hundreds of Russian signs. 

    Although total video time is two hours, it's recommended that you spread your viewing time over a few days, to maximize retention. 

Learning the Russian language

This course is tend to give you basic knowledge of Russian.

Created by Eugenia Kras - Teacher of languages


Students: 7319, Price: Free

Welcome to our FREE course: Learning the Russian Language

Do you think about learning Russian but still have not started?

Or are you interested to speak Russian correctly?

If your answer is YES then this is the course for you.

Russian is a difficult language because of its grammar. But this course is tend to give you basic knowledge of Russian. But why to learn a foreign language through online courses is a good way?

Advantages of online studying

  • you can choose a convenient time and place for learning. Also, you can learn it on your own time.

  • It is easy to connect with the trainer (me) using chat, mail, comments.

  • You can watch the same video-lesson twice or even more times, if something was not clear.

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Say Hello, Good Bye

  • Introduce ourselves, ask about names, age

  • Ask how people are doing and answer this questions

  • Read and count

  • Distinguish what gender this or that noun has

  • Ask where people are from and what languages they speak and answer these questions

So, what are you waiting for?

This course is for very very very beginners who only start learning Russian or do not know a thing in Russian.

Understanding Spoken Russian

Unlocking the Mysteries of Spoken Russian

Created by Mastery Group - You'll Learn Faster


Students: 6422, Price: Free

If you're having trouble understanding fluent Russian speech, you've come to the right place. Maybe you're new to the language and you're curious what your Russian friends around you are saying. Or maybe you've been studying for a while and can speak ok, but you find listening to Russian frustrating, especially when they talk so fast. Either way, in this course we're going to unlock the mysteries of spoken Russian.

Russian Alphabet

Let's learn Russian alphabet step-by-step

Created by Timur Rikhsiev - Instructor


Students: 5654, Price: Free

In this short Free video course you will be able to learn the Russian alphabet step-by-step. You will learn how to properly pronounce the Russian alphabet, how to correctly write it, and how to relate it to English words using pictures. This course is a very fun course and although it is tailored to beginner students, it could be a great refresher for everyone.

Russian for Beginners Level I

A crash course in the Russian language taught by a native speaker

Created by Goultchira Chakirova - Medicine, coding and languages


Students: 5304, Price: Free

I am offering a Russian language crash course making it easy and enjoyable for you to learn this language.  

What other people wrote about my course:

“Many thanks to Dr Chakirova for an excellent introduction to the Russian language. Engaging instruction and plenty of content.”

Not only was this course engaging but it also met most of my expectations. Thankfully, the speed at which the course was conducted was quite slow and therefore, easily understandable. Thank you for conducting this course, Dr. Chakirova. :)”

“Dr. Chakirova is a very good instructor, and she doesn't shy away from introducing the Cyrillic alphabet at the beginning, so we learn to read the language along with starting to speak it. Very nice indeed!”

“I achieved what I set out to learn from this course which was get a good introduction to the Russian language. This course kept my attention and the handouts are really great. The production quality is excellent throughout.”

“This course is wonderful. I appreciate all the time and effort that the instructor, Dr Goultchira Chakirova put into the course and all the resource materials. Thank you"

“Great introduction! Lessons started with the alphabet (letter names and pronunciation), and moved on to useful words and a few phrases. Just enough grammar to help those who want to progress to Level II and beyond, but not enough to confuse beginners. Cпасибо!”

I hope you will enjoy learning Russian and will find my course useful and interesting. So, let’s get started with Russian for Beginners level I!

Russian Verbs of Motion Step by Step: ИДТИ – ХОДИТЬ

This unique course is created to explain the most difficult element of Russian grammar in an easy and interactive way.

Created by Anna Sharifullina - Certified Russian Language Teacher


Students: 3767, Price: Free

Some people think that learning about the verbs of motion is one of the hardest concepts in the Russian language. The truth is, it is not so difficult if you just try to understand them one step at a time.

 If you have studied Russian for some period of time, if  you know how to read and write but find Verbs of Motion confusing – then  this course is for you.

I have studied different languages and I believe that learning grammar is an essential part in language acquisition. Learning some phrases and using them in daily conversation is great, but  you want to achieve a high level of Russian language comprehension, grammar is something you need to study.

I LOVE structure and my teaching style takes  a step by step approach to learning Russian grammar.  My teaching method is unique and effective, based on  having taught more than 2000 online, private, and class room lessons.  Learning grammar should not be boring.   My interactive course will show you how to learn Russian Verbs of Motion in an easy and interesting way.

The course consists of 25 video lectures (1.5 hours of video content) and 14 Quizzes. Each section contains one video lesson, several quizzes, video exercises and practice dialogs.   

At the end of every lesson you are encouraged to do exercises and quizzes, which will help you to practice and memorize the grammar you've just learned.

Every lesson lasts up to 5 minutes and covers a new grammar topic, such as:

1.     Introduction to the Verbs of Motion.

2.     The Conjugation of ИДТИ - ХОДИТЬ.

3.     Direction of the Movement: Prepositions В, НА.

4.     ИДТИ in Present Tense .

5.     ХОДИТЬ in Present Tense .

6.     ИДТИ – ХОДИТЬ in Present Tense Review .

7.     ИДТИ – ХОДИТЬ in Past Tense.

8.     ИДТИ – ХОДИТЬ in Future Tense .

9.     ИДТИ ХОДИТЬ All Tenses.

10.        Study more: Text.

 Listen and repeat all of the material covered in the lessons, go through the exercises and complete the entire course and you'll understand how to use Russian Verbs of Motion correctly.

Russian Course (Part 1)

Introduction Russian Course

Created by Anastasia Khlivenko - Teacher


Students: 2421, Price: Free

If  you want to get acquainted to Russian alphabet, to start speaking this language fluently and like a native from the very first minutes,  to learn useful words and phrases in a relaxed atmosphere and also to be aware of Russian ticks and tricks -  I will help you with great pleasure!  This is my first introduction Russian course for those who want to master Russian language in record time! Enjoy!

Russian Stories – Malish i Karlson (Junior and Carlson)

Малыш и Карлсон

Created by Timur Rikhsiev - Instructor


Students: 2018, Price: Free

In this "Russian Stories - Malish i Karlson (Junior and Carlson)" course I will be reading this famous Russian story about a Junior and his friend Carlson. I will be reading it in Russian and translating it to English. I will also explain the meanings and concepts behind some of the phrases. I will also talk about the pictures, explain them, and translate them into English in this easy to follow course for Intermediate (or highly skilled Beginner Students).

Russian Alphabet Course

Learn the Russian alphabet and pronunciation step by step!

Created by Yelena Zhivkovich - Instructor


Students: 2006, Price: Free

Welcome to this free Russian Alphabet Course!

I created this course for students who are just starting to learn the Russian language or those who are struggling with the Russian alphabet and finding it as an obstacle to continue learning Russian.

In this course you will learn all of the letters of the Russian alphabet, how to write them and pronounce them. You will also learn the mysterious Russian cursive writing, that many learners find hard to recognise. These are the letters that Russians mostly use when writing by hand, so it is very important to learn cursive writing as well. Cursive letters can be very different from block letters and reading a text written in cursive can be quite challenging if you are not familiar with the Russian handwriting.

Throughout the course I will be also giving you some pronunciation hacks which will help you pronounce Russian words correctly. I will explain you how the pronunciation of certain letters can change depending on the position of the letter in a word.

There is a lot of practice included which will help you to check your knowledge at the end of each lesson
I hope that this course will be beneficial for you! 

I wish you success and let's begin!


10 free Russian lessons for beginners

Introductory course for “Russian for Business Professionals"

Created by Natalia Kardash - CEO | VESTNIK KIPRA


Students: 1566, Price: Free

This is a free introduction course for those who may enroll later to my comprehensive course which is called “Russian for Business Professionals”. During these 10 complimentary introduction lessons you’ll get some basic understanding of Russian language, you’ll learn to read easy Russian words, you’ll watch few fragments of a Russian movie, listen to few Russian songs and learn many new useful words. We’ll also look at the basic Russian grammar. I’ll help you to increase your ability to memorize new words and sentences. I’ll also give you few useful tips on how to learn Russian language yourself and explain how our short-term and long-term memory works when it comes to studying a foreign language.

This course is addressed to absolute beginners and it will be good for those who prefer self-education. It may compliment your other lessons.

50 Russian Questions for Beginners

10 lessons course to learn how to get information by asking a right question

Created by Natalia Kardash - CEO | VESTNIK KIPRA


Students: 1374, Price: Free

Language is a social gift. Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club – the community of speakers of that language. I’ll help you to start conversations with Russians. After completing this course “50 questions for beginners”, you’ll be able to ask questions, get information, maintain simple conversation.

Russian Alphabet Step By Step

It’s your first steps towards learning the Russian language in the right way.

Created by Anna Sharifullina - Certified Russian Language Teacher


Students: 480, Price: Free

 Phonetics has always been an important part of language learning. Correct pronunciation is the first step to the successful study of any language.

 This phonetic video course is for those who never studied Russian before and want to start getting acquainted with letters and sounds. 

I will help you to overcome your fear of the unknown language and realize that you can start to read and write in Russian in an hour of self study.  Take your time, study in your own pace, feel secure, and save your money to learn the Russian fundamental basics on your own. 

 Easy to use and entertaining to watch phonetic cause was created after more the 1500 classes with students from all over the world. I found the fasters and easiest way to explain all the pronunciation difficulties. 

Russian Language Alphabet

Learn alphabet, pronunciation rules and basic vocabulary

Created by Katia Artyushenko - Russian language teacher


Students: 455, Price: Free

Do you know the Russian alphabet? Can you say these words: "царь", "щука", "машина", "лыжи"?

Whether you want to learn the Russian alphabet or enhance your pronunciation, I welcome you to take this FREE course.

This interactive and well-structured course will supply you with tricks of pronunciation and memorization of the Russian alphabet and beginner vocabulary. Katia Artyushenko makes learning Russian a fun game, rather than a struggle.

This is the first course of the series "Learning Russian in 7 steps". This course will inspire you to learn the Russian language. After going through this course, you’ll also be able to sound like a native speaker – >memorize alphabet, pronunciation, and basic vocabulary – > learn Russian faster.

The course will answer the following questions:

  • How signing will help to learn the order of letters?

  • How Images and associations can help you remember letters and words?

  • What are voiced and devoiced consonants?

  • What are soft and hard consonants?

  • What do iotated vowels do?

  • Can you hear and pronounce the difference between vowels: "Ы" and "И", "Е" and "Ё", "У" and "Ю", "А" and "Я"?

  • Pronounce difficult consonants correctly: "Ж", "Ш", "Щ", "Ц", "Ч"

The foundation of this course is based on the principles of associations. Words of associations, pictures, body gestures are powerful learning tools that optimize your brain’s memory abilities. So not only will you learn a language quickly, you’ll remember the chain of associations forever. You can use this technic with any study.

The lectures start from looking at the whole alphabet and singing the alphabet song. Then we will look at each letter and the vocabulary that best represents these letters. We will look at the situations when the same letters sound differently.

After the Alphabet course, you can start expanding your vocabulary and learn Russian grammar. You can take my course for level A1 "Learn Russian in 7 steps".


Russian Alphabet 2 (Й to Т)

Russian Alphabet, letters Й to Т

Created by Eugenia Kliuyeva - Teacher Преподаватель


Students: 339, Price: Free

This course is intended for purchase by adults and is suitable for a child aged 4 to 11 who hasn't had Russian tuition before, so no previous knowledge is needed.

Do you want your kid to learn the Russian alphabet, learn new words and basic reading rules? Or maybe you're looking for interactive lessons? Then this is what you're looking for!

In the course, each letter is taught separately in a lesson that lasts about 10 minutes, so your child won't be overwhelmed by long lectures or too much information. Each lesson has up to 7 new words that are drilled for the entire duration of the class which makes them easy to remember. In all lessons, each word is pronounced several times; then the speaker stops so your child could repeat it as many times as they need.

Funny pictures make the letters easy to remember and rhymes will involve and entertain your kid.

Taught and designed by a professional teacher (Bachelor's in Education (B.Ed), Master's in Linguistics (MA), the course targets all the skills that should be learned: listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading.

Remember to take it slowly and watch the lessons as many times as you need till you make sure your kid got it.

See you in the lesson!

Russian Alphabet 1 (A to И)

Russian Alphabet, letters А to И

Created by Eugenia Kliuyeva - Teacher Преподаватель


Students: 248, Price: Free

This course is intended for purchase by adults and is suitable for a child aged 4 to 11 who hasn't had Russian tuition before, so no previous knowledge is needed.

Do you want your kid to learn the Russian alphabet, learn new words and basic reading rules? Or maybe you're looking for interactive lessons? Then this is what you're looking for!

In the course, each letter is taught separately in a lesson that lasts about 10 minutes, so your child won't be overwhelmed by long lectures or too much information. Each lesson has up to 7 new words that are drilled for the entire duration of the class which makes them easy to remember. In all lessons, each word is pronounced several times; then the speaker stops so your child could repeat it as many times as they need.

Funny pictures make the letters easy to remember and rhymes will involve and entertain your kid.

Taught and designed by a professional teacher (Bachelor's in Education (B.Ed), Master's in Linguistics (MA), the course targets all the skills that should be learned: listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading.

Remember to take it slowly and watch the lessons as many times as you need till you make sure your kid got it.

See you in the lesson!