Sharing my passion
for the Russian language,
literature and culture
“As many languages you know - as many times you are a person,” Anton Chekhov said. The truth of this aphorism cannot be doubted, especially in the era of the free market, the boom of migration and information. The question is, which foreign language should one choose to learn?
You live in a megapolis. You are a diplomat, an investor, a banker, a restaurant owner or a waiter, a front desk or retail assistant. Maybe you are a doctor or a nurse treating patients from countries that you cannot even locate on the map; or, perhaps, you work for the London Underground, an airport or a cargo company, where communication can be unpredictable. You may be aware of the cultural heritage that you wish to pass to your children or you just love to travel and experience the diversity of the world first hand. Do you want to access a greater variety of information online and abroad or the masterpieces of the world’s famous writers and poets in originals? For all these purposes, I have been teaching the Russian language in London for the last nine years.
The secret of success at learning is having a goal, and my first question will always be what you want to achieve at the end of a course or period of study. "RESULT" is my motto and it is my responsibility to bring you towards your goals. Read more...
Anthony H., Entrepreneur
Marina Vantara is an exceptionally gifted teacher. She creatively tailors her teaching to the requirements of her students and their ability to learn. Her preparation for her classes is outstanding. I have learnt 4 other languages and can say without hesitation that Marina is the best language teacher I have had. I feel very fortunate that Marina was recommended to me by a leading UK businessman. I would strongly recommend her services to others and would be pleased to act as a reference for her Russian Tutoring Services. More testimonials
Why learn Russian?
Statistics & Facts
The number of visits made to Great Britain by Russian nationals in 2017 is 227,000, and the amount of money they have spent in the UK is £187.64m. This figure does not include Russian speaking nationals from other countries. The increase in tourism gives Russian language skills a high value in the UK’s employment market.
The number of London residents originating from Russia was near 150,000 in 2014 (The Guardian) and there are 250,000 Russian speakers from various countries in Greater London, according to the Department of External Church Relations.
Since the early 1990’s most of the global brands have been sold and represented in these areas, which have become new sales and investment markets. This leads to a demand for Russian language skills for people working in and dealing with Russia and former Soviet countries.
Thanks to the Russians...
British people have been surrounded by Russian influence. for decades and centuries even though the school teachers do not tell you about it.
Do you use satellite communications? Then you should know the name of the Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, the pioneer of astronautic theory not mentioning the first man and woman in space, Yuriy Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova. Do British science students know that the Periodic Law was first formulated by Dmitry Mendeleev? Do you go to see the Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” for Christmas and watch films and plays in the theatre, where acting is based on Stanislavsky’s method? Even some of the core British values, such as the inclusive society, abolition of capital punishment and pacifism were first expressed in the novels of Feodor Dostoevsky and Lev Tolstoy.
The input of Russia and Russians into humanity's progress and development is difficult to overestimate. Learning this advanced and beautiful language can be your first step to getting in touch with the great heritage that is a world on its own.
Where do Russian speakers come from?
Historically, the Russian language is spoken in the countries of the former USSR:
In the Russian Federation as well as Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine, Russian is the first or frequently used language for the absolute majority of the population.
In Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Azerbaijan, Russian is taught and spoken widely for economic purposes. People of the age 40+ from these countries are likely to be fluent Russian speakers.
In Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Moldova and Georgia the generation born before the 1990s are most likely to be fluent at Russian. Also, many Russian families from these countries emigrated to the UK in the last 30 years and they tend to use their first language in their daily life and within their communities.