Lyudmila Zakorchevnaya, the Private Russian Class headteacher

Hello! My name is Lyudmila Zakorchevnaya. I am practicing teaching Russian as a foreign language online and managing the school.

I had started teaching students individually online, but then I decided to assemble a team of professional teachers who are native Russian speakers, so together we can improve the level of each client interested in enhancing the language.

It is not a secret that if you want to achieve your goals in learning any foreign language, the best way is to take individual lessons. Moreover, and even better, it is to learn Russian online. That way, you will not waste your precious time sticking in congestion or meet annoying people. Instead, you could refresh new vocabulary from the previous class or cook food for your family. The ideal decision is to find the appropriate Russian language online school that will meet your expectations, and experienced teachers will help you to get closer to your dream. 

What will you get from online classes at Private Russian Class?

Here, in Private Russian Class, you will be taught by professional Russian teachers with proper university diplomas and advanced teaching courses certificates, who are also the authors of Russian books and manuals. Russian language online classes are held according to the communicative approach on Zoom or Skype. Our online school of Russian language has all the necessary books, audio, and video for levels A0 to C2, both on General and Business programs, for adults and kids.  

You are insured from the overextended Russian course. It means if you need to improve your Russian within one month with one of our teachers, you can be sure you will prevail. Our tutors are teachers, not businessmen, and students’ feedback is the best proof.

With whom will you learn Russian online?

The headteacher of the school, Lyudmila, being the holder of lots of diplomas and certificates, has worked out a precise and strict mechanism on how to select the best Russian teachers to keep the school educational standards high, effective, up-to-date, and relevant for a single student. So, the criteria for online Russian tutors:

  • higher pedagogical education on Russian linguistics or philology;
  • relevant work experience from 5 years at state or private language school;
  • teaching according to the communicative approach;
  • knowledge of English;
  • advanced user of Zoom and Skype.

Besides, and that is really essential, the headteacher has put in practice controlling the quality of Russian classes at the school. She visits Russian language classes online from time to time and asks for students’ feedback. Also, she supports the teachers methodically during the whole student’s course giving teaching tips or providing them with the newest resources. 

Lyudmila’s background

I was born in Perm, where I graduated from the university in 2010 with the qualifications:

  • Teacher of Russian language and literature.
  • English teacher.
  • Specialization in Macedonian studies.


Tutor of Russian as a foreign language Since 03/2010Students – 3+ years
Tutor of English language Since 02/2009 Students – 4+ years
Teacher of Russian as a foreign language,
“Monarch” language centre,
Kyiv, Ukraine
09/2010 – 06/2011 Individual lessons
and adult groups
A1 level
Teacher of Russian as a foreign language,
translator, “Osvita Bez Kordoniv” language
centre, Kyiv, Ukraine
01/2011 – 02/2020 Individual lessons
and adult groups
Levels A0 – B2
Russian for native speakers
Teacher of Russian as a foreign language
and teacher of English language,
Durbe language centre – Liden&Denz,
Riga, Latvia
07/2014 – 08/2014 Adult groups
Levels А2, В1,
В2, С1
Teacher of Russian as a foreign language
and teacher of English language,
NOVA MOVA language centre,
Kyiv, Ukraine
Since 03/2012 Individual lessons
and adult groups
Levels A0 – C2
(Russian groups),
A0 – B1
(English groups)
Teacher of Russian as a foreign language,
Private Russian Class
Since 07/2019 Individual lessons
Levels A0 – C2

Skills and certificates

Foreign language skills: English – C2, Ukrainian – C1, Macedonian – В1, German – B1, Serbian – A2.

International certificates: FCE, TKT Module 1, TRKI (TORFL).

Trainee of webinars: National Geographic Learning, Oxford University Press, Cambridge Assessment English.

Author of the study guide “Russian language: the playing manual for beginners” Zakorchevnaya L.R., Moscow: Flinta, 2019.

Speaker on the educational platform with the topic “Games in the lessons of Russian as a foreign language: how and what to play with the students“.

At the moment, I am teaching Russian to foreigners in Kyiv, working with adult students mainly from Europe and America, and managing the Private Russian Class online school.

Our teachers

Nataliia Sobchenko

Hello! My name is Nataliia. I graduated from Odesa Mechnikov National University in 2012, Master’s degree in Russian language and Literature with the honors diploma. In 2016, I finished my PhD degree.

Work experience:

  • From 21/02/2013 – 30/06/2013 I worked as a teacher at the South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushinsky at the Department of General Disciplines and Language Training of Foreign Citizens.
  • From 06/12/2013 to 02/25/2014 I worked as a teacher of Russian as a foreign language in the Russian department of the Bavarian House.
  • From 2014 to 2019 I was a teacher of the Russian language department of the Faculty of Philology of Odesa Mechnikov National University.
  • Since 2016 I am a teacher of Russian as a foreign language at the Odessa Linguistic Center.
  • Since 2016, the head of the Russian language circle, the organizer of creative events, poetry evenings, meetings with writers.

I work with students from different countries at all levels. I have my own communicative methodology, which includes the use of four types of speech activity, the use of audio-visual techniques, an individual approach to each student, depending on the psychotype of his/her personality. Moreover, I use various programs and platforms for teaching, the lexical minimum of each level is supplemented by cards from Quizlet.

Larisa Kovalevskaya

Larisa Kovalevskaya, teacher of Russian as a foreign language

Hello! I am from Kharkiv, where I graduated from the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in 2012 with the qualifications: philologist, teacher of Russian, Ukrainian languages and literature.

Work experience: since 2013 and till now  I’ve been working as a teacher of Russian language for foreign students at the preparatory department for foreign citizens at the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University with students from the USA, Turkey, Jordan, African countries, China, Azerbaijan, Egypt, India, and Pakistan.
Proficiency in English: Upper-Intermediate.

Larisa is the author of several books on Russian and Ukrainian as foreign languages, in particular, “Russian language? Easy!” (2019, 2020) that is based on the communicative approach, and several fiction books. She is a member of the Writers’ Union of Ukraine since 2015.

Books of Larisa Kovalevskaya

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