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Learn English

 

How to choose an English language course in Kyiv

Do you want to learn English fast and for a reasonable price? Are you trying to choose a good school of English in Kyiv or a supportive tutor but find it difficult to distinguish between highly qualified teachers and inexperienced ones? Should you take individual lessons or group lessons?

This list of criteria will help you decide what school to select in order to study English in Kyiv.

Facts about the English language
  • With 1.5 billion learners, English is by far the most common studied foreign language in the world (French comes second and Mandarin Chinese comes third).
  • The USA has no official national language… but an estimated 95% of the population in the United States speaks English as a native language or a second language (2011 survey).

Sources: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/04/23/the-worlds-languages-in-7-maps-and-charts/, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html, “Language Use in the United States: 2011” (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acs-22.pdf.

1. Your purpose when learning English

English for travelers

Many travel lovers face discomfort not knowing enough English during trips abroad. One gains a lot to be able to express themselves with the locals, the hotel staff, customs officers, to buy something in stores, or book a hotel room. Many English language courses in Kiev offer “survival courses” which last from 1 to 4 months depending on the number and duration of weekly lessons and allow you to acquire a basic knowledge of English. A “survival course” will give you the necessary vocabulary to communicate in everyday situations: at the airport, hotels, cafes and restaurants, tourist sights and in matters of health, clothing and more.

English for professionals

English is becoming a lingua franca of business around the world. A professional knowledge of English will give you an edge in international projects and contexts, whether in Ukraine or abroad. Many English language courses in Kiev offer specialized English courses. At Top Way Language Center, we have developed the following training programs for professionals and experts:

  • Business English (English for managers and business owners)
  • English for Economics (English for economists)
  • Financial English (for employees of banks in particular and employees of the financial sector in general)
  • Legal English (English for Lawyers)
  • Medical English (English for doctors)
  • English for IT experts
  • English for the staff of hotels and restaurants

English for immigration and work abroad

There are nowadays more and more opportunities to work and build a career abroad. If your goal is to move to an English-speaking country, or enter a college of other higher educational institution abroad, you need to find English courses in Kyiv that will prepare you for exams like IELTS, TOEFL, FCE, CAE. Passing these exams substantiates your level of English and opens up a range of possibilities to work or study abroad.

At Top Way, we provide professional support and assistance to prepare the most popular exams in English, from teaching to registering for the exams themselves.

2. Format of the Language Course: Individual or Group Lessons?

Most courses of English in Kiev offer individual and group lessons.

Individual training sessions will give your private teacher more time to tailor the programme to your personal needs, level and goals. Additionally, the planning of lessons is more flexible and can be adapted to your possibilities.

Groups lessons also have their advantages: the teacher can ask students to take part in roleplaying exercises that are closer to reality. In groups, you also get to know and to work with new people, who may even become friends. That said, you should be willing to adjust your schedule to attend lessons at least twice a week on a fixed schedule. You should also accept that different participants in the group may be learning at different paces.

Whether with a private teacher, in pairs or in a group, we’ll find the best course format for you at Top Way. We offer lessons every day including on week-ends (mornings, afternoons, evenings).

3. English Courses with Native Speakers: Pros and Cons

Many people think that learning foreign languages with a native speaker is the best.

The truth is that native speakers do not always have the training that would allow them not only to speak their mother tongue perfectly, but also to teach it competently and efficiently to students of different levels. That’s why it makes sense to interact with native speakers only if you have reached a certain level in the language you learn (intermediate or upper-intermediate, English levels B1 or B2) and if your goal is to improve your conversational skills. Alternatively, do make sure that the native speaker has appropriate teaching qualifications if your goal is to increase your proficiency in the desired language.

We believe that a professional teacher whose native language is the same as that of the student is the best solution for beginners. At the same time, at Top Way, we offer conversation clubs and week-end activities with native speakers of English or other foreign languages in order to provide our students with the opportunity to practice as well as to meet new people and have an enjoyable time together! Join Top Way’s language community!

4. The Intensity of the Course

The intensity of the training depends mainly on your learning goals. For example, a standard English course lasts on average about 4 months (lessons lasting 1 or 1.5 hours twice a week). Intensive course will allow you to complete the same course faster (1 to 3 months) on the basis of 4 to 6 hours of lessons per week. Before an important exam You can also attend classes every day or every other day.

When you choose a course of English, we recommend that you pay attention to whether the school can offer intensive training as well as to how long a standard course lasts.

5. Taking the Classes at the Language School vs. at Your Office

The location of the language school is usually a decisive factor when choosing a foreign language course. Generally, schools located in the center of the city attract a larger number of students because of the proximity of offices, educational institutions as well as banks, shopping malls, etc. That allows you to combine English lessons with errands or leisure activities. Corporate classes usually take place at the company or the organization itself.

Top Way Language Center is located in the very heart of Kiev near the metro station “Zoloti Vorota”. On request, our teachers can conduct their classes on your premises.

6. Extracurricular Activities and Conversation Clubs

Find out whether the language center you’re considering offers any extracurricular activities and conversation clubs (“speaking clubs”). These will allow you not only to learn languages but also to participate in activities based on your interests (book club, club for fans of board games, movie club, etc.) and thus gain practice and meet new people.

Even if you are not studying at Top Way, you can attend our events, speaking club and book club. Be part of the community! We are waiting for you!

7. The price: Value for Money

The price is also an important criteria when choosing a language course. Many schools of English in Kiev offer inexpensive classes but do not forget the price to quality ratio. It’s sometimes worth paying slightly more if you consider that learning a new language is an investment in your future.

We recommend that you choose a language course which monitors your progress toward achieving your goals on a continuous basis, a course that gives you feedback on how well you’re doing.

Learn Italian

 

How to choose an Italian language course in Kyiv

Do you want to learn Italian fast and for a reasonable price? Have you ever wondered about choosing a good school to learn Italian in Kyiv, or about finding supportive tutors and professional teachers of Italian? Should you take private lessons or group lessons of Italian?

This list of criteria will help you decide what school to select in order to study Italian in Kyiv.

Facts about the Italian language
  • Some 64 million people speak Italian as native or near-native speakers and about 8 million people learn it.
  • Italian is the official language in Italy and San Marino. It’s also one of the official languages of Swizerland.

Sources: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/04/23/the-worlds-languages-in-7-maps-and-charts/, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/.

1. Your purpose when learning Italian

Italian for travelers

Many travel lovers face discomfort not knowing enough Italian during trips abroad. One gains a lot to be able to express themselves with the locals, the hotel staff, customs officers, to buy something in stores, or book a hotel room. Many Italian language courses in Kiev offer “survival courses” which last from 1 to 4 months depending on the number and duration of weekly lessons and allow you to acquire a basic knowledge of Italian. A “survival course” will give you the necessary vocabulary to communicate in everyday situations: at the airport, hotels, cafes and restaurants, tourist sights and in matters of health, clothing and more.

Italian for professionals
A professional knowledge of Italian will give you an edge in international projects and contexts, whether in Ukraine or abroad. A number of official exams and certificates of proficiency in Italian exist for which you can prepare. Those might be required by employers, consular authorities, professional organizations or more. The Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera or CILS) and the Certificate of Knowledge of Italian Language (Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana or CELI) are among the most popular ones.

Music, literature, arts
The artistic production in Italian spans centuries. The more Italian you know, the better you can appreciate Italian movies, songs and other creations in their original language.

2. Your profession or area of interest

General Italian courses will help you in a variety of circumstances. Specialized courses of Business Italian, Italian for IT professionals, Medical Italian, Legal Italian, Italian for Finance professionals, Italian for restaurants and the tourism industry, etc.).

3. Format of the language course

Individual training sessions will give your teacher more time to tailor the programme to your personal needs and level. Group sessions on the other hand will push you to speak in front of an audience and thus emphasize a practical approach to Italian. If you travel or can’t stay in Kyiv, do consider Skype lessons at a time and from a location that you find convenient. At Top Way Language Center, you can also split the price of an individual session and study with a friend or someone else of your level.

4. Level of the language course

Experienced teachers know what you can learn and how fast you can take new knowledge depending on your level. Should you learn with a native speaker? People often think that they need to learn Italian with a native speaker. Native speakers can be of great value to students who have mastered the basics of a new language and have average to good conversational skills but, unless they are also trained teachers, native speakers aren’t necessarily good teachers of their mother tongue. They often don’t know why they speak the way they do. We believe that any native speaker can’t replace a trained professional to get a beginner started in a new language they want to learn. This is quite obvious if you’re after an intensive grammar course for example.

5. Intensity of the language course

How much time you can devote to studying Italian is sometimes dictated by external factors, such as the dates of the exams you want to take. An intensive course of Italian implies visiting the school 4 to 6 hours per week. Before an exam or a specific deadline, it’s possible to study every day or every other day. By comparison, a standard course of Italian will typically mobilize 1 or 1.5 hour of your time twice per week (2 to 3 hours per week).

6. Location of the school

Practical consideration are also important in a busy urban schedule. You do not want to lose time commuting to and from the school. Consider the location of the language center and the transport means you’ll use. You might prefer a metro station nearby. Not many but a few schools in central Kyiv offer parking space or a place to lock a bicycle during the lessons. An active neighborhood might also help you combine language classes with other things you need to get done during your day. Teachers may also visit you at your office or home if you so require.

7. Extracurricular language activities.

Those are also called Extra Academic Activities (EAA). It’s important to establish sound foundations of grammar and structure but studying a language doesn’t have to happen only on a professor to student mode. Some language schools propose a range of activities to practice Italian outside the classroom. These can include conversation clubs (Italian speaking club), excursions and guided tours in Italian in Ukraine or abroad, practice with native speakers during trips and vacations, children camps, etc.

8. Price… or value for money.

And finally price of course. Plenty of schools offer cheap language courses. Inexpensive lessons are fine as long as you get value for your money. Your actual progress should matter more if you’re serious about investing in your future. Prefer language institutions that will test your progress towards your goals and help you assess your preparedness for the objectives you’ve set for yourself.

Learn German

 

How to choose a German language course in Kyiv

Do you want to learn German fast and for a reasonable price? Have you ever wondered about choosing a good school to learn German in Kyiv, or about finding supportive tutors and professional teachers of German? Should you take private lessons or group lessons of German?

This list of criteria will help you decide what school to select in order to study German in Kyiv.

Facts about the German language
  • Some 132 million people speak German as native or near-native speakers and about 14.5 million people study it.
  • German is an official language in Germany, Belgium, Austria, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

Sources: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/04/23/the-worlds-languages-in-7-maps-and-charts/, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/.

1. Your purpose when learning German

German for travelers

Many travel lovers face discomfort not knowing enough German during trips abroad. One gains a lot to be able to express themselves with the locals, the hotel staff, customs officers, to buy something in stores, or book a hotel room. Many German language courses in Kiev offer “survival courses” which last from 1 to 4 months depending on the number and duration of weekly lessons and allow you to acquire a basic knowledge of German. A “survival course” will give you the necessary vocabulary to communicate in everyday situations: at the airport, hotels, cafes and restaurants, tourist sights and in matters of health, clothing and more.

German for professionals
German is a significant language of business in Europe. A professional knowledge of German will give you an edge in international projects and contexts, whether in Ukraine or abroad. A number of official exams and certificates of proficiency in German exist for which you can prepare. Those might be required by employers, consular authorities, professional organizations or more. The Goethe-Institut examinations (Goethe-Zertifikat) and the TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache) are among the most popular ones.

Music, literature, arts
The artistic production in German spans centuries. The more German you know, the better you can appreciate German movies, songs and other creations in their original language.

2. Your profession or area of interest

General German courses will help you in a variety of circumstances. Specialized courses of Business German, German for IT professionals, Medical German, Legal German, German for Finance professionals, German for restaurants and the tourism industry, etc.).

3. Format of the language course

Individual training sessions will give your teacher more time to tailor the programme to your personal needs and level. Group sessions on the other hand will push you to speak in front of an audience and thus emphasize a practical approach to German. If you travel or can’t stay in Kyiv, do consider Skype lessons at a time and from a location that you find convenient. At Top Way Language Center, you can also split the price of an individual session and study with a friend or someone else of your level.

4. Level of the language course

Experienced teachers know what you can learn and how fast you can take new knowledge depending on your level. Should you learn with a native speaker? People often think that they need to learn German with a native speaker. Native speakers can be of great value to students who have mastered the basics of a new language and have average to good conversational skills but, unless they are also trained teachers, native speakers aren’t necessarily good teachers of their mother tongue. They often don’t know why they speak the way they do. We believe that any native speaker can’t replace a trained professional to get a beginner started in a new language they want to learn. This is quite obvious if you’re after an intensive grammar course for example.

5. Intensity of the language course

How much time you can devote to studying German is sometimes dictated by external factors, such as the dates of the exams you want to take. An intensive course of German implies visiting the school 4 to 6 hours per week. Before an exam or a specific deadline, it’s possible to study every day or every other day. By comparison, a standard course of German will typically mobilize 1 or 1.5 hour of your time twice per week (2 to 3 hours per week).

6. Location of the school

Practical consideration are also important in a busy urban schedule. You do not want to lose time commuting to and from the school. Consider the location of the language center and the transport means you’ll use. You might prefer a metro station nearby. Not many but a few schools in central Kyiv offer parking space or a place to lock a bicycle during the lessons. An active neighborhood might also help you combine language classes with other things you need to get done during your day. Teachers may also visit you at your office or home if you so require.

7. Extracurricular language activities.

Those are also called Extra Academic Activities (EAA). It’s important to establish sound foundations of grammar and structure but studying a language doesn’t have to happen only on a professor to student mode. Some language schools propose a range of activities to practice Italian outside the classroom. These can include conversation clubs (German speaking club), excursions and guided tours in German in Ukraine or abroad, practice with native speakers during trips and vacations, children camps, etc.

8. Price… or value for money.

And finally price of course. Plenty of schools offer cheap language courses. Inexpensive lessons are fine as long as you get value for your money. Your actual progress should matter more if you’re serious about investing in your future. Prefer language institutions that will test your progress towards your goals and help you assess your preparedness for the objectives you’ve set for yourself.

Learn Spanish

 

How to choose a Spanish language course in Kyiv

Do you want to learn Spanish fast and for a reasonable price? Have you ever wondered about choosing a good school to learn Spanish in Kyiv, or about finding supportive tutors and professional teachers of Spanish? Should you take private lessons or group lessons of Spanish?

This list of criteria will help you decide what school to select in order to study Spanish in Kyiv.

Facts about the Spanish language
  • Nearly 500 million people speak Spanish as native or near-native speakers and about 14.5 million people study it.
  • Spanish is an official language about 20 countries.

Sources: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/04/23/the-worlds-languages-in-7-maps-and-charts/, http://www.ethnologue.com/language/spa.

1. Your purpose when learning Spanish

Spanish for travelers

Many travel lovers face discomfort not knowing enough Spanish during trips abroad. One gains a lot to be able to express themselves with the locals, the hotel staff, customs officers, to buy something in stores, or book a hotel room. Many Spanish language courses in Kiev offer “survival courses” which last from 1 to 4 months depending on the number and duration of weekly lessons and allow you to acquire a basic knowledge of Spanish. A “survival course” will give you the necessary vocabulary to communicate in everyday situations: at the airport, hotels, cafes and restaurants, tourist sights and in matters of health, clothing and more.

Spanish for professionals
A professional knowledge of Spanish will give you an edge in international projects and contexts, whether in Ukraine or abroad. A number of official exams and certificates of proficiency in Spanish exist for which you can prepare. Those might be required by employers, consular authorities, professional organizations or more. The Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera, DELE) are among the most popular ones.

Music, literature, arts
The artistic production in Spanish spans centuries. The more Spanish you know, the better you can appreciate Spanish movies, songs and other creations in their original language.

2. Your profession or area of interest

General Spanish courses will help you in a variety of circumstances. Specialized courses of Business Spanish, Spanish for IT professionals, Medical Spanish, Legal Spanish, Spanish for Finance professionals, Spanish for restaurants and the tourism industry, etc.).

3. Format of the language course

Individual training sessions will give your teacher more time to tailor the programme to your personal needs and level. Group sessions on the other hand will push you to speak in front of an audience and thus emphasize a practical approach to Spanish. If you travel or can’t stay in Kyiv, do consider Skype lessons at a time and from a location that you find convenient. At Top Way Language Center, you can also split the price of an individual session and study with a friend or someone else of your level.

4. Level of the language course

Experienced teachers know what you can learn and how fast you can take new knowledge depending on your level. Should you learn with a native speaker? People often think that they need to learn Spanish with a native speaker. Native speakers can be of great value to students who have mastered the basics of a new language and have average to good conversational skills but, unless they are also trained teachers, native speakers aren’t necessarily good teachers of their mother tongue. They often don’t know why they speak the way they do. We believe that any native speaker can’t replace a trained professional to get a beginner started in a new language they want to learn. This is quite obvious if you’re after an intensive grammar course for example.

5. Intensity of the language course

How much time you can devote to studying Spanish is sometimes dictated by external factors, such as the dates of the exams you want to take. An intensive course of Spanish implies visiting the school 4 to 6 hours per week. Before an exam or a specific deadline, it’s possible to study every day or every other day. By comparison, a standard course of Spanish will typically mobilize 1 or 1.5 hour of your time twice per week (2 to 3 hours per week).

6. Location of the school

Practical consideration are also important in a busy urban schedule. You do not want to lose time commuting to and from the school. Consider the location of the language center and the transport means you’ll use. You might prefer a metro station nearby. Not many but a few schools in central Kyiv offer parking space or a place to lock a bicycle during the lessons. An active neighborhood might also help you combine language classes with other things you need to get done during your day. Teachers may also visit you at your office or home if you so require.

7. Extracurricular language activities.

Those are also called Extra Academic Activities (EAA). It’s important to establish sound foundations of grammar and structure but studying a language doesn’t have to happen only on a professor to student mode. Some language schools propose a range of activities to practice Spanish outside the classroom. These can include conversation clubs (Spanish speaking club), excursions and guided tours in Spanish in Ukraine or abroad, practice with native speakers during trips and vacations, children camps, etc.

8. Price… or value for money.

And finally price of course. Plenty of schools offer cheap language courses. Inexpensive lessons are fine as long as you get value for your money. Your actual progress should matter more if you’re serious about investing in your future. Prefer language institutions that will test your progress towards your goals and help you assess your preparedness for the objectives you’ve set for yourself.

Learn French

 

How to choose a French language course in Kyiv

Do you want to learn French fast and for a reasonable price? Have you ever wondered about choosing a good school to learn French in Kyiv, or about finding supportive tutors and professional teachers of French? Should you take private lessons or group lessons of French?

This list of criteria will help you decide what school to select in order to study French in Kyiv.

Facts about the French language
  • Roughly 220 million people speak French as native spakers, near-native speakers or partial speakers and about 82 million people study it. It’s the second most studied language after English.
  • French is an official language in 29 countries.

Sources: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/04/23/the-worlds-languages-in-7-maps-and-charts/, http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/francophony-1113/the-status-of-french-in-the-world.

1. Your purpose when learning French

French for travelers

Many travel lovers face discomfort not knowing enough French during trips abroad. One gains a lot to be able to express themselves with the locals, the hotel staff, customs officers, to buy something in stores, or book a hotel room. Many French language courses in Kiev offer “survival courses” which last from 1 to 4 months depending on the number and duration of weekly lessons and allow you to acquire a basic knowledge of French. A “survival course” will give you the necessary vocabulary to communicate in everyday situations: at the airport, hotels, cafes and restaurants, tourist sights and in matters of health, clothing and more.

French for professionals
A professional knowledge of French will give you an edge in international projects and contexts, whether in Ukraine or abroad. A number of official exams and certificates of proficiency in French exist for which you can prepare. Those might be required by employers, consular authorities, professional organizations or more. The DELF (Diplôme élémentaire de langue française) and DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française) are among the most popular ones.

Music, literature, arts
The artistic production in French spans centuries. The more French you know, the better you can appreciate French movies, songs and other creations in their original language.

2. Your profession or area of interest

General French courses will help you in a variety of circumstances. Specialized courses of Business French, French for IT professionals, Medical French, Legal French, French for Finance professionals, French for restaurants and the tourism industry, etc.).

3. Format of the language course

Individual training sessions will give your teacher more time to tailor the programme to your personal needs and level. Group sessions on the other hand will push you to speak in front of an audience and thus emphasize a practical approach to French. If you travel or can’t stay in Kyiv, do consider Skype lessons at a time and from a location that you find convenient. At Top Way Language Center, you can also split the price of an individual session and study with a friend or someone else of your level.

4. Level of the language course

Experienced teachers know what you can learn and how fast you can take new knowledge depending on your level. Should you learn with a native speaker? People often think that they need to learn French with a native speaker. Native speakers can be of great value to students who have mastered the basics of a new language and have average to good conversational skills but, unless they are also trained teachers, native speakers aren’t necessarily good teachers of their mother tongue. They often don’t know why they speak the way they do. We believe that any native speaker can’t replace a trained professional to get a beginner started in a new language they want to learn. This is quite obvious if you’re after an intensive grammar course for example.

5. Intensity of the language course

How much time you can devote to studying French is sometimes dictated by external factors, such as the dates of the exams you want to take. An intensive course of Spanish implies visiting the school 4 to 6 hours per week. Before an exam or a specific deadline, it’s possible to study every day or every other day. By comparison, a standard course of French will typically mobilize 1 or 1.5 hour of your time twice per week (2 to 3 hours per week).

6. Location of the school

Practical consideration are also important in a busy urban schedule. You do not want to lose time commuting to and from the school. Consider the location of the language center and the transport means you’ll use. You might prefer a metro station nearby. Not many but a few schools in central Kyiv offer parking space or a place to lock a bicycle during the lessons. An active neighborhood might also help you combine language classes with other things you need to get done during your day. Teachers may also visit you at your office or home if you so require.

7. Extracurricular language activities.

Those are also called Extra Academic Activities (EAA). It’s important to establish sound foundations of grammar and structure but studying a language doesn’t have to happen only on a professor to student mode. Some language schools propose a range of activities to practice French outside the classroom. These can include conversation clubs (French speaking club), excursions and guided tours in French in Ukraine or abroad, practice with native speakers during trips and vacations, children camps, etc.

8. Price… or value for money.

And finally price of course. Plenty of schools offer cheap language courses. Inexpensive lessons are fine as long as you get value for your money. Your actual progress should matter more if you’re serious about investing in your future. Prefer language institutions that will test your progress towards your goals and help you assess your preparedness for the objectives you’ve set for yourself.

Learn Ukrainian

 

How to choose an Ukrainian language course in Kyiv

Do you want to learn Ukrainian fast and for a reasonable price? Have you ever wondered about choosing a good school to learn Ukrainian in Kyiv, or about finding supportive tutors and professional teachers of Ukrainian? Should you take private lessons or group lessons of Ukrainian?

This list of criteria will help you decide what school to select in order to study Ukrainian in Kyiv.

Facts about Ukrainian
  • Ukrainian is the native language of 30 million people, residing mostly in Ukraine but also in countries where Ukrainian minorities have established.

Sources: http://www.ethnologue.com/language/ukr, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_language.

1. Your purpose when learning Ukrainian

Ukrainian for travelers

Many travel lovers face discomfort not knowing enough Ukrainian during trips abroad. One gains a lot to be able to express themselves with the locals, the hotel staff, customs officers, to buy something in stores, or book a hotel room. Some Ukrainian language courses in Kiev offer “survival courses” which last from 1 to 4 months depending on the number and duration of weekly lessons and allow you to acquire a basic knowledge of Ukrainian. A “survival course” will give you the necessary vocabulary to communicate in everyday situations: at the airport, hotels, cafes and restaurants, tourist sights and in matters of health, clothing and more.

Ukrainian for professionals
A professional knowledge of Ukrainian will be advantageous in Ukraine.

Music, literature, arts
The artistic production in Ukraine is ongoing. Heighten your appreciation of movies, songs and other creations in their original language.

2. Your profession or area of interest

General Ukrainian courses will help you in a variety of circumstances. Specialized courses of Business Ukrainian, Ukrainian for IT professionals, Medical Ukrainian, Legal Ukrainian, Ukrainian for Finance professionals, Ukrainian for restaurants and the tourism industry, etc.).

3. Format of the language course

Individual training sessions will give your teacher more time to tailor the programme to your personal needs and level. Group sessions on the other hand will push you to speak in front of an audience and thus emphasize a practical approach to Ukrainian. If you travel or can’t stay in Kyiv, do consider Skype lessons at a time and from a location that you find convenient. At Top Way Language Center, you can also split the price of an individual session and study with a friend or someone else of your level.

4. Level of the language course

Experienced teachers know what you can learn and how fast you can take new knowledge depending on your level.

5. Intensity of the language course

How much time you can devote to studying Ukrainian is sometimes dictated by external factors, such as the dates of the exams you want to take. An intensive course of Ukrainian implies visiting the school 4 to 6 hours per week. By comparison, a standard course of Ukrainian will typically mobilize 1 or 1.5 hour of your time twice per week (2 to 3 hours per week).

6. Location of the school

Practical consideration are also important in a busy urban schedule. You do not want to lose time commuting to and from the school. Consider the location of the language center and the transport means you’ll use. You might prefer a metro station nearby. Not many but a few schools in central Kyiv offer parking space or a place to lock a bicycle during the lessons. An active neighborhood might also help you combine language classes with other things you need to get done during your day. Teachers may also visit you at your office or home if you so require.

7. Price… or value for money.

And finally price of course. Plenty of schools offer cheap language courses. Inexpensive lessons are fine as long as you get value for your money. Your actual progress should matter more if you’re serious about investing in your future. Prefer language institutions that will test your progress towards your goals and help you assess your preparedness for the objectives you’ve set for yourself.

Learn Russian

 

How to choose a Russian language course in Kyiv

Do you want to learn Russian fast and for a reasonable price? Have you ever wondered about choosing a good school to learn Russian in Kyiv, or about finding supportive tutors and professional teachers of Russian? Should you take private lessons or group lessons of Russian?

This list of criteria will help you decide what school to select in order to study Russian in Kyiv.

Facts about Russian
  • Some 250 million speakers worldwide. 7th most spoken language in the world.
  • The TORFL, or Test of Russian as a Foreign Language is a standardized test of Russian comprising 4 levels.

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_language, https://www.ethnologue.com/language/rus, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_of_Russian_as_a_Foreign_Language.

1. Your purpose when learning Russian

Russian for travelers

Many travel lovers face discomfort not knowing enough Russian during trips abroad. One gains a lot to be able to express themselves with the locals, the hotel staff, customs officers, to buy something in stores, or book a hotel room. Some Russian language courses in Kiev offer “survival courses” which last from 1 to 4 months depending on the number and duration of weekly lessons and allow you to acquire a basic knowledge of Russian. A “survival course” will give you the necessary vocabulary to communicate in everyday situations: at the airport, hotels, cafes and restaurants, tourist sights and in matters of health, clothing and more.

Russian for professionals
A professional knowledge of Russian will be an asset in many countries. The Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL, or Тест по русскому языку как иностранному, ТРКИ) in an official exam and certificate of proficiency in Russian for which you can prepare. This exam might be required by employers, consular authorities, professional organizations or more.

Music, literature, arts
The artistic production in Russian is enormous. Heighten your appreciation of movies, songs and other creations in their original language.

2. Your profession or area of interest

General Russian courses will help you in a variety of circumstances. Specialized courses of Business Russian, Russian for IT professionals, Medical Russian, Legal Russian, Russian for Finance professionals, Russian for restaurants and the tourism industry, etc.).

3. Format of the language course

Individual training sessions will give your teacher more time to tailor the programme to your personal needs and level. Group sessions on the other hand will push you to speak in front of an audience and thus emphasize a practical approach to Russian. If you travel or can’t stay in Kyiv, do consider Skype lessons at a time and from a location that you find convenient. At Top Way Language Center, you can also split the price of an individual session and study with a friend or someone else of your level.

4. Level of the language course

Experienced teachers know what you can learn and how fast you can take new knowledge depending on your level.

5. Intensity of the language course

How much time you can devote to studying Russian is sometimes dictated by external factors, such as the dates of the exams you want to take. An intensive course of Russian implies visiting the school 4 to 6 hours per week. By comparison, a standard course of Russian will typically mobilize 1 or 1.5 hour of your time twice per week (2 to 3 hours per week).

6. Location of the school

Practical consideration are also important in a busy urban schedule. You do not want to lose time commuting to and from the school. Consider the location of the language center and the transport means you’ll use. You might prefer a metro station nearby. Not many but a few schools in central Kyiv offer parking space or a place to lock a bicycle during the lessons. An active neighborhood might also help you combine language classes with other things you need to get done during your day. Teachers may also visit you at your office or home if you so require.

7. Price… or value for money.

And finally price of course. Plenty of schools offer cheap language courses. Inexpensive lessons are fine as long as you get value for your money. Your actual progress should matter more if you’re serious about investing in your future. Prefer language institutions that will test your progress towards your goals and help you assess your preparedness for the objectives you’ve set for yourself.