My name's Katya, I'm a university student from Moscow. Currently, I live in the adorable city of Bratislava. I am a native Russian speaker, as well as a holder of PET and IELTS certificates. The latest proves my level to be C1.
Languages have always been my passion. After I moved to Slovakia, I started working in several language schools. I have always felt like a teaching type of person. Currently, I teach both Russian and English (and I speak the Slovak language as well)
Learning Russian can definitely be a pleasure (especially if you are from a Slavic country, as a lot of grammar structures are the same). You just need to have a good teacher, who knows what he is doing (someone like me ;) ) And you should realize that Russian is not that hard - you just need to put some more effort into it, compared to other languages. But with determination and passion there are no such things that are impossible.
I think Bratislava is actually one of the best places to learn Russian (apart from Russia itself, of course). There are a lot of cultutral events, where you can practice.
I would say it depends on the desired level. Just to know the basics (let's say for tourism) it will take 1-3 month. If you require it for work, than probably 1 - 2 years
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