Would you like to improve your Russian with the help of a live tutor? Family Language Solutions LLC is proud to announce that we now offer online tutoring sessions via Skype. Whether you are a working dad, stay-at-home-mom, preschool student, or anywhere in between, we will take the time to evaluate your language level and learning goals to customize your learning experience for your unique needs.
Contact us for a free evaluation of your language level and a discussion of your language learning goals. If you are already using our language learning books, ask about our loyalty discounts. Also, be sure to ask about our group discounts, bundle deals, and family packages.
A note on minors
We provide tutoring to people of all ages. In order to do this for minor children, however, we do require parental consent. Any minors wishing to receive tutoring must have their parents/guardians contact us. We will send you a parental consent form. After you have returned this form to us, we will set up a time for a video call with both parent and child and discuss with you your child’s goals and the schedule for their tutoring. Parents can also request to receive periodic updates on their child’s progress.
When you write to us, we ask that you include your name, age, reason for studying Russian, an estimation of your current language level, and a summary of your previous experiences in studying the Russian language. If you are contacting us on behalf of your minor child, please include this information for both them and yourself. If you need help evaluating your language level, one resource we recommend is the ACTFL proficiency test. You can read a description of their proficiency levels here or even schedule a test to evaluate your proficiency level here. These evaluations are not necessary for you to study with a Family Language Solutions tutor, but can help you to track your progress and prove your proficiency later should you need it for employment. We have no affiliation with ACTFL or Language Testing International, though some of our staff have used their services in the past and personally recommend them.
If you decide to participate in Russian lessons with a Family Language Solutions tutor, there are a few resources that we recommend. For students in high school or older, the first one is the Abbyy Lingvo Russian-English dictionary. You can see our review here for more information about the features of this dictionary and where you can find it.
We also recommend the following books. Your tutor has a copy of these books, which he or she may refer to in some of their lessons.
This wonderful book has illustrated scenes and pictures to help learn 1000 Russian words. The advantage of this book is that it already has all of the pictures labeled in Russian.
The Lexicarry is by far our favorite language learning resource. It has pictures that are systematically laid out to help a person learn over 4500 words in Russian or any other language. This book has no words with the pictures, which we consider to be a benefit because this causes the learner to associate the sound of the Russian vocabulary with the image, which ultimately leads to thinking in Russian instead of mentally translating from English to Russian.
Family Language Solutions is also in the process of producing our own line of language learning books to help younger children learn Russian. Each of these bilingual books introduces new vocabulary through colorful pictures and short stories, and each book is equipped with interactive audio so you can hear it read by a native speaker. Click here to see which books are currently available and which ones will be coming soon!
Contact us with questions or to schedule your lessons today!
**You must be 18 years old in order to contact Family Language Solutions LLC. Minors wishing to be tutored must have their parents/guardians contact us. We will not reply to minors who contact us directly apart from their parents/guardians**