Business Russian Communication

Learn Russian for business with SPbU!

5 June 2023 - 31 December 2024 г.
The program has already started
188 days
Before the end of the enrollment
  • Additional education for children and adults

    level of education

  • English

    program language

  • 16 weeks

    program duration

  • about 4 hours per week

    needed to educate

  • 4 credit points

    144 academic hour

  • Cost 10 080 Р

    for studying

The programme provides extensive vocabulary and conversational phrases which learners can use in their everyday communication on professional or informal topics.

About program

Who is this programme for?

This programme is aimed at those who want to work in Russia, do business with Russian partners or study business-related majors in Russian universities and business schools. 

What kind of learning materials are presented in the programme?

  • Each unit of the programme contains dialogues, which are extremely useful for those who want to listen to native Russian speech and get used to the pace and intonations of Russian language. 

  • Scripts, audio and exercises are provided for all dialogues of the course in order to facilitate the understanding of vocabulary and grammar.

  • At the end of the programme, you will have a chance to use the material learnt and assess their progress while preparing the final assignments based on the most common communicative topics in the sphere of business (presentation of company, letter of complaint, etc.). 


The program is taught online and includes recorded lectures, tests, additional materials and peer reviews.


  • The programme requires A2 level of language competence in Russian.
  • Study plan

    Course “Business Russian Communication: Part 1”

    Unit 1. Introducing Yourself and Your Company.

    Unit 2. Spheres of Business.

    Unit 3. Informal Communication: Hobbies, Preferences.

    Final Assignment


    Course “Business Russian Communication: Part 2”

    Unit 1. Arranging a Meeting: Phone Conversations.

    Unit 2. Making Plans.

    Unit 3. E-mail Correspondence.

    Final Assignment


    Course “Business Russian Communication: Part 3”

    Unit 1. Terms of Cooperation.

    Unit 2. Market.

    Unit 3. Company Presentation.

    Final Assignment


    Course “Business Russian Communication: Part 4”

    Unit 1. Sales.

    Unit 2. Concluding the Contract.

    Unit 3. Conflicts and Difficult Situations.

    Final Assignment

    Education results

    Upon completion of this programme learners will know:

    1. the key rules of business communication in the Russian language;

    2. vocabulary and grammatic constructions necessary for business-related situations; 

    3. conversational phrases for business-related communicative situations at A2 level and higher.


    Upon completion of this programme learners will be able to:

    1. react to various communicative situations in business setting; 

    2. read, write and understand texts on business-related topics in Russian; 

    3. use vocabulary and grammatic constructions in business-related situations and understand other people’s speech.


    Upon completion of this programme learners will master the following skills:

    1. effective communication and participation in business discussions in Russian;

    2. written business communication in Russian, reading business-related texts in Russian; 

    3. presentation of the company and its products in Russian.

    Education directions

    Kotane Lyudmila

    Position: Author of Business Russian Communication Courses and Teaching Materials

    The certificate is issued upon completion of the graded tasks of the programme (tests, peer-review assignments).

    Courses in program