Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

Learn Russian
at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

Did you know? In Russian, roller coasters are known as amerikanskie gorki, or 'American mountains.' Interestingly, in most of the romance languages they are known as 'Russian mountains.'

Zdravstvuyte! Russian is spoken by roughly two hundred million people within Russia and abroad. It is the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages, and the eighth most spoken language in the world. Russian is one of the official languages of the United Nations, as well as an important means of communication between nations of the former Soviet Union.

Your best choice to learn Russian in Los Angeles is the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute. Our faculty and courses are proven, effective, and extremely popular with residents of the Los Angeles area.

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Meet Your Russian Teachers

Alexandra | Russian teacher


Russian teacher
@ BH Lingual
for 4 years

The best part about living in Los Angeles is...
... the fact this is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world! Los Angeles speaks 224 languages. And you don't need to go far to immerse yourself in the culture you study.

Recommend a place to visit where Russian is the native language, and tell us why you like it.
Russia is not the only place where people speak Russian! Almost in every country of former Soviet Union and in some European countries, people study and speak Russian. Moscow and Petersburg will surprise you with architecture, art and glamour; and the most picturesque towns of The Golden Ring will tell you about ancient history of Russia.

What Russian film or musical artist do you recommend students watch or listen to?
Russians are proud of their movies and using movie quotes in almost every dialogue! This is the way to show each other that we have the same understanding. So, to know these movies is the key to understand the Russian soul! Start with comedies! 'The Irony of Fate,' 'The Diamond Arm...'

What most surprises your students about Russian?
I can read Cyrillic in the first hour?! Whaat??

What one thing would you like your students to know about you?
Privet! I'm from Moscow and I love languages and Russian in particular! You are excited to learn about my culture, and I'm excited to teach it to you! Whether you are into history or literature, politics or music, we will have fun discussing it!

Marina | Russian teacher


Russian teacher
@ BH Lingual
for 3 years

The best part about living in Los Angeles is...
Having the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful Mediterranean climate and the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

Recommend a place to visit where Russian is the native language, and tell us why you like it.
I would recommend a visit to St. Petersburg, a wonderful city full of baroque palaces, classical sculptures, royal gardens, and grandiose cathedrals.

What Russian film or musical artist do you recommend students watch or listen to?
'The Red Snowball Tree,' a 1974 Soviet drama directed by Vasily Shukshin. The Russian Opera singer Anna Netrebko.

What most surprises your students about Russian?
My students are often surprised that Russians learn calligraphy from elementary school, and use cursive in their everyday lives.

What one thing would you like your students to know about you?
I love to ride my motorcycle!

Learn [LANGUAGE] in Los Angeles

Learn Russian in Los Angeles

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute is the premier Russian language school in Los Angeles, fostering a dedicated student body and a rich, supportive atmosphere for learning Russian.

We offer Russian classes for all levels of students, and take pride in providing L.A.'s premier Russian instruction, with highly educated, native-speaking Russian teachers and university texts.

Russian language tutors are also available for private instruction and corporate programs.

Schedule | Russian Language Classes

We offer a comprehensive schedule of Russian language classes in Los Angeles. The classes scheduled reflect our current students' needs and the anticipated requirements of new students.

Current Term
New Year 2020
Next Term
Spring I 2020
Mon 06 Jan
Sat 29 Feb
Mon 02 Mar
Sat 25 Apr
Beg I
Wed 7:35 PM
Please Call (323) 651-5000 to Schedule
Beg II+
Thu 6:00 PM
Int I
Tue 7:35 PM
Int II
Wed 7:35 PM
Adv - 0
Wed 6:00 PM
Adv - 1
Thu 7:35 PM

All regularly scheduled classes meet once a week for 80 minutes during each eight-week term.

If your level and preferred time is not shown, please call.

We often add Beginner's classes after the schedule is published in order to accommodate demand.

Private classes

We also offer semi-private Russian classes or private Russian lessons for any level of Russian. Please write us or call (323) 651-5000 to schedule your private class.

Why Learn Russian?

Learn [LANGUAGE] in Los Angeles

Russian cultural heritage is widely known throughout the world, and knowledge of the Russian language is a must to fully enjoy and understand it.

Dostoyevsky. Nabokov. Chekhov. Gogol. Tolstoy. Pushkin. From universally recognised literary greats, to stars of the Russian ballet such as Anna Pavlova, Russian talent has pervaded every genre of music, art and literature.

Learning a language can change your life.

Knowing how to say at least a few words in another language will break the ice at any business meeting, and will certainly make your vacation more pleasant.

You may also want to get in touch with your heritage by learning some of the language that your ancestors spoke. Language is a particularly good bridge in this regard, as it can often be a guide to the ways in which different cultures express not only ideas, but emotions. By exposing you to every aspect of the human condition, language allows you to study the past, understand the present, and ponder the future.

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute invites you to learn Russian at our award-winning school, where we are proud to offer Russian and more than 35 other languages.

Our language school hires and retains exceptional Russian teachers, eager to share their knowledge and love for their native land and the Russian language.

Our attractive location, on-site parking and schedule all combine to facilitate your Russian courses.

Read what our students say about us - and come experience the best Russian courses in Los Angeles.

Why a Classroom Instead of an On-Line Course?

Clearly there are those who have been successful using on-line courses.

However, we have found that most students who are serious about learning Russian do better in a classroom setting with native-speaking teachers, using college-level texts.

Languages are about far more than tedious grammar rules and arcane vocabulary.

Languages are about people.

American journalist Flora Lewis once said, "Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things."

As such, learning a language requires context, cultural and otherwise, which, we would submit, a native speaker is best equipped to provide.

The best way to discover a new language is to immerse yourself in it. Listen to the way it sounds, concentrate on the pronunciation, and look at how it is written. Above all, speak it. By listening and repeating, you'll enter a new world of ideas and peoples. A word spoken between ten and 20 times is remembered more readily than a word seen 50 to one hundred times.

Being surrounded by others who are interested in the Russian language and culture will reinforce your interest and motivation. Learning together, with shared commitment, creates a pleasant and exciting education experience. As we're often told, acquiring a language through immersion really does feel like magic!

Research has shown time and time again that motivation and the establishment of clear goals at the outset are the keys to a learner's progress.

  • Regularly scheduled Russian classes

  • Accountability from your teacher and the class

  • Individual attention to your learning style

  • Interaction with teacher and classmates

  • Continuity of teaching method at all levels

  • Stay with your classmates as you progress

Language Classes at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute offers the most comprehensive selection of language classes in the Los Angeles area.

Classes are held at our facility located at 8383 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 250 in Beverly Hills, California.

Most of our 80-minute classes are scheduled during the evening with the first session running from 6:00 to 7:20 pm, and the second session running from 7:35 to 8:55 pm.

Some classes are also offered during the day. See the schedule for a complete list of all classes.

We all speak one.
Some of us speak several.
A few of us know dozens.

Languages are a staple of everyday life, a necessity for getting by in the world and communicating with each other. They can help you get jobs, help you enjoy another country and culture - and even get you out of trouble.

Choose a language and begin to enjoy the extraordinary benefit of being bilingual or multilingual.

Private Classes

Some students prefer private lessons instead of a scheduled class, or occasionally take private classes to augment their existing, scheduled group course. Private classes are tailored to specific needs, and can be useful if a student's language knowledge is uneven, if a more intensified study program is needed, or if scheduling and privacy is a concern.

With our large staff of native speakers, we can schedule private lessons in most languages.

Private lessons are available in packages of eight, 80-minute sessions; or, if you are enrolled in a group class, your private lesson can be scheduled individually.

Alternative Programs

The majority of our scheduled language classes are designed for adult students who want to learn another language. We also offer the following alternative programs.

English | Accent Reduction

Classes evaluate the student's problem areas and focus on exercises designed to target and remedy those areas. Our Accent Reduction course focuses on pronunciation, stress, enunciation, diction, tonality, musicality, syntax, and articulation, through vowel and consonant exercises, work chants, tongue twisters, and readings. Individual attention is given to each student's area of difficulty.

English | Native Speaker

English | Native Speaker Classes

These classes are for those who grew up speaking English but want to improve and refine their English. Designed to give you the critical edge in English communication, they target grammar, spelling, and pronunciation.

Little Linguals

Little Linguals Classes

Designed for children aged 6 – 11, our "Little Lingual" classes meet once a week during the afternoon for one hour. Class content includes Alphabet, Songs, Games, Practical Words and Phrases, and Basic Dialogue. Children aged 12 and above can join our regularly scheduled adult classes.

These exciting classes are geared to get an early start on language learning while helping children enjoy and appreciate a different culture. This is the best time for them to learn a foreign language. The younger the learner, the better they are at mimicking new sounds and adopting pronunciation. The brain is open to new sounds and patterns in preadolescence.

Young children have the luxury of taking in a new language naturally. A child's brain is like a sponge, soaking up new vocabulary, sentence structure, words stress, pronunciation, and everything that makes up language quickly, easily - and, most importantly, without explicit grammatical instruction.

When you're an adult, learning a new language takes a bit more effort!

Little Linguals Classes

Young children have time to learn through play-like activities. Language lessons can be informal. Children's minds are not yet cluttered with facts to be stored and tested. Before children become self-conscious, they can try out their newly acquired languages without fear of embarrassment.

Children who grow up learning about languages develop empathy for others and a curiosity for different cultures and ideas. They're better prepared to take their place in a global society. In later years, career opportunities increase for those with additional languages to offer.

Studies by Harvard University confirm that learning additional languages increases critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of the mind in young children. Moreover, pupils who learn a foreign language outscore their non-foreign-language-learning peers in standardized verbal and math tests, indicating that learning additional language is a cognitive - and not just linguistic - activity. The brain, like any muscle, functions better with exercise. Learning a language involves memorizing rules and vocabulary, which helps strengthen that mental muscle.

Travel Classes

Travel Classes

Our Travel Classes are designed for those who are planning a trip and want to get more out of their travel experience. These classes are held twice a week for one month. They are language classes focused on travel conversation, pronunciation, and culture.

Translating and Interpreting

Translating and Interpreting

With a roster of over eighty native-speaking teachers in over 30 different languages, the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute has the expertise to address many translating and interpreting challenges. This is a highly customized service. Please contact us to discuss your translating or interpreting requirements.