AS A MEMBER OF THE FLUENTRUSSIA ENGLISH-SPEAKING COMMUNITY, LEARNING TO ACTUALLY SPEAK ENGLISH WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
FLUENTRUSSIA.dialog was formed and is managed by a team of experienced British and Russian, language teaching professionals and educational technology (“edtech”) specialists who believe there is a better (and less expensive) way for Russians to learn English and acquire other critical English communication and career skills.
How It All Began
In 2005, we began teaching English (and other languages) very differently in Moscow and throughout the country: We formed FLUENTRUSSIA.dialog to provide language and communication skills training to the corporate market. Dialog is now the largest provider of corporate language training in the country —teaching English to over 10,000 corporate personnel in twenty Russian cities and in London and New York— with a list of corporate clients that includes the Russian business units of more than eighty of the world's largest international companies as well as many leading Russian industrial, consumer, financial and energy businesses.
We were never just about providing language classes: In fact, we did much more by offering an English learning and speaking environment and English language-oriented events where students could actually learn to speak English by actually practicing English for free and having fun doing so.
Russian and international companies called us the best language school in Russia because we eliminated everything traditional language schools did that made learning English difficult and incredibly expensive: no ridiculously high rates, no inexperienced native speaking instructors who weren't really teachers, no extra charges for speaking practice and no charge for online self- study. We became the “anti” language school and the corporate market took advantage of our great classes, awesome teachers, free speaking practice and free events.
Where We Are Now
Learning English with FR certainly isn’t just about attending classes and sitting in front of your computer memorizing grammar rules and learning vocabulary. Today’s FR English learners have access to a wide range of new and innovative FR educational technology applications which offer personalized learning content and opportunities to practice speaking English at their fingertips, literally. The digital world has provided a whole new landscape for FR English language students to learn new skills, practice them and assess their own progress.
FR’s educational technology has certainly opened up a whole new type of learning. However, traditional teaching methods still have an awful lot to offer. Though classroom and online lessons offer huge benefits for language learners, they still find it difficult to top the value of practicing speaking and listening language skills with an experienced English instructor. And we’ve added a wide array of “out of the classroom” English language oriented events and activities that get you speaking English while doing something that you enjoy and meeting new people—members of the FR community throughout the Russian speaking world.
And, the FR community of English speakers provides many opportunities to interact in English in both social and professional situations.
FR’s General Director is Ekaterina Ezdina, a highly successful entrepreneur and, foremost, an accomplished Russian language teacher and educator. Ekaterina can always be reached at: Ekaterina.firstname.lastname@example.org Our Director of Studies is Stephanie Belcher from London who can be reached at: email@example.com