The Russian Language Centre

in-person in London & online worldwide

RLC is an independent language school dedicated solely to teaching Russian. We have been sharing our passion for Russia, its language, culture and people for more than 30 years.

group courses

Next term starts 8th July

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individual tuition

Flexible and tailored to you.

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special courses

Immerse yourself in the language and culture.

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Next session January 2025.

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learning resources

A huge range of resources to help you.

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try us out

See what we do before you join a course.

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We ensure that every student is expertly taught at the right level, in ways that are engaging, rewarding and fun.

taster class for Beginners

 23rd June

Russian Through Film: «Питер ФМ»

join us to discuss popular 2006 romantic comedy «Питер ФМ»

Tuesdays 16 & 23 July, online

suitable for B1 level and above

Russian Book Club: “We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin

join us on 22nd June to discuss “We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin

suitable for all levels of Russian

Russian Film Club: Compartment No. 6

join us on 7th July to discuss Russian film Compartment No. 6

suitable for all levels of Russian

RLC – an independent centre for Russian language studies

The Russian Language Centre is the trading name of Russian Language in London Ltd, a limited company registered in the UK. RLC is privately owned and entirely independent; we have no connection with the Russian state and receive no support, financial or otherwise, from any Russian organisation.

RLC is located in Pushkin House, an independent cultural centre run by Pushkin House Trust, UK registered charity number 313111.

the war in Ukraine: a message from Frank Althaus, RLC’s director

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is entirely wrong and unjustified, whether viewed from a moral, legal or historical perspective. We condemn it wholeheartedly. In seeking to promote a better understanding of Russia, its culture, people and language, RLC does not in any way endorse the views or actions of its current leadership.

For all of us at RLC the period since the invasion has been profoundly demoralising, as it has been for so many who love Russia. Our experience counts for little compared to the horror and violence inflicted on the Ukrainian people. Nevertheless, it is a strange and often difficult time to be a Russian teacher. We are sustained by one thought: almost everyone we teach has a reason for wanting to know more about Russia and Russians. We will continue to do everything we can to help them in that aim, because at some point in the future, it will be through personal contact and mutual understanding that we overcome the consequences of this terrible war.