Russian Summer Courses

TaalTaal offers quality Russian courses on several levels. Our groups are small and dynamic, so you will have lots of personal attention and guidance.

TaalTaal is an official partner of the Pushkin Institute and we are the only official exam center for Russian in The Netherlands.

The new season starts in the week of 23 July 2018 and consists of 7 lessons of 150 minutes (unless noted otherwise).

It is possible to sign up for a course that is already running. Please take into account about 2.5 hours of self-study next to the regular courses.

Are you interested in signing up? Please use the sign up buttons located under each course description. If you have any questions, you're welcome to call us, send an e-mail or use the contact form.

Want to wait until September? Click here for the Russian Autumn Course! The autumn season starts in the week of September 17th

NOTE: if you prefer all instruction and lesson materials to be in English, you can sign up for the "Russian/EN" courses, which may be beneficial for beginner levels.

Please note: private lessons and intensive courses can be started at any time.

Course overview

Accelerated Russian/EN 1 (A0+)

week commencing 23 July

For whom:  The course is very suitable for English speakers. All lesson materials and instruction are in English.

Result after the course:  After completing the course, you will understand common daily expressions and you will able to use them yourself. Thanks to the practical grasp on the language, you will be able to introduce yourself to people, engage in simple conversation about where you live, people you know and so on. You will also be able to navigate, make reservations and take part in elementary conversations with patient Russian speakers. As for reading and writing: the Cyrillic alphabet will hold no mysteries for you!

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 7 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 19:00 and 20:30 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via and

Ruslan Russian 1 Textbook (English) €36.00

(ISBN: 9781899785834)

Ruslan Russian 1 Workbook €20.00

(ISBN: 9781912397013)

Intensive Russian Course


Description: An intensive course is given privately (for 1 person) and consists of 15 contact hours divided over 1 or 2 weeks, for example 5 consecutive days of 3 hours each. The exact configuration can be discussed with the teacher for best possible results. Please do take into account time needed for self-study and homework.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  flexible

Lesson method: Any lesson method may be used, but as an indication, you can consider one of the following standard books.

Ruslan Russisch 1 Tekstboek (Nederlands) €36.00

(ISBN: 9789061433828)

Ruslan Russisch 1 Werkboek (Nederlands) €20.00

(ISBN: 9789061433835)

Ruslan 2 Russian Textbook €36.00

(ISBN: 9781899785483)

Ruslan 2 Russian Workbook €20.00

(ISBN: 9781912397082)

Ruslan 2 Russisch Tekstboek €36.00

(ISBN: 9789061433859)

Ruslan 3 €36.00

(ISBN: 9781899785407)

Our Philosophy

* Quality education by experienced teachers * Focus on practical results * Lots of conversation * Excellent return on price + time investment * Excursions with teacher and fellow students (on request) * Accelerated courses available *