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