Session 4 

Monday 29th March 2021 at 10am 

dedicated to pedagogy of Russian.

Presenter Natalia V. Parker (University of Leeds):

  • we will first have a look at what research has to say about the causes for these difficulties in learning Russian, analysing how Russian grammar is presented by teachers and processed by learners
  • we will explore possible ways of how these research findings could help us address these difficulties in the teaching of Russian grammar.
  • We will discuss how we can make grammar instruction more “processable”, why integrating it with communicative language practice could be helpful,
  • and finally we will look at how that could be possible within the time restrictions of a school syllabus and whether it is applicable to different levels.
The webinar will consist of a few short presentations, with discussions, there will be group-work and you will all leave with a lesson plan ready to teach!
There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss and comment on various issues, ask questions, as well as making suggestions.
link to join
Meeting ID: 584 894 7081
Passcode: 051945

Session 3


Wednesday 9th of December 2021  6pm-7pm 

Using Google Classroom for teaching Russian

By Katya Solovyova, Head of Russian at Oxford High School and Chair of the RTG

Covering basic features and hidden gems of this platform that will revolutionize your teaching and students’ learning.

Join us on ZOOM.

Link to be shared in due course.

Go straight to to register. Spaces are limited!

Past Events

the Annual RTG CONFERENCE 2022


a message from 2022: 

It has been a really tough few months for all of us and on all levels. 


Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the events in Ukraine. 


I am sure that there is not a single member of our community that has not been affected by the horror of these events. 


Therefore, we, like never before, need each other for support and unity, for inspiration and motivation to keep us going. 


So we decided to go ahead with the annual Conference and welcomed our participants on the 14th of May, 2022 at the Forest School in London 


We would focused on the following

  • discuss the current state of affairs with RFL
  • recruitment and retainment of students
  • exchange of good practice and ideas
  • how can we help our subject flourish in the current political climate

The guest speakers included Yulia Amlinskaya (TBC) the founder of the Russificate School in Spain, Rosamund Bartlett (TBC) who spoke about the Russian Literature and a special guest with ample knowledge of the exam process! 


We also run a carousel of activities sharing good practice and ideas. 


There was a session on new resources and materials too. 

The National Russian Essay Competition

The 2018 competition was a great success. The RTG Committee was delighted with the quality and quantity of a range of fantastic entries across all levels. Please check the newsfeed on our homepage to see a list of the winners. To find out more please click here 


Join our Facebook page Russian Teachers in the UK to stay tuned for more events! 

Russian 6th Form Conference (28th November)


The Russian Department at Oxford High School hosted a 6th Form Russian Conference on the November 28, 2017. This event was held for the first time andgave a wonderful opportunity for the students from a number of schools in the country to participate in workshops and talks run by prominent Oxford academics as well as well as work together to enhance their understanding of the Russian language and culture. We hope this event may become a tradition in the future. Click HERE for itinerary.



Russian Teaching Seminar (December, Rossotrudnichestvo)


Due to popular demand we teamed up with Rossotrudnichetvo in London to run an afternoon for teachers to share their ideas on teaching new A-level and GCSE syllabi. The event took place at Rossotrudnichestvo in London on Tuesday 12th of December from 11am till 2pm. This seminar included sharing ideas, creating resources and disseminating good practice. Please check our Facebook page for more information. 

RTG Annual March-Meet: Sunday 12/03/17

The annual March-Meet was held at Rossotrudnichestvo, London. Click here for their homepage.

Click here for downloadable itinerary.

Click here for a report written by Rossotrudnichestvo.

RTG Annual March-Meet: Saturday 12/03/16

The annual March-Meet was held at Rossotrudnichestvo, London. Click here for their homepage.

ITINERARY: Click here for downloadable itinerary



RTG Annual March-Meet: Saturday 14/03/15

The annual March-Meet was held at Rossotrudnichestvo, London. Click here for their homepage.


Click here for itinerary


RTG Annual March-Meet: Saturday 15/04/14

The annual March-Meet was held at Rossotrudnichestvo, London. Click here for their homepage; they also wrote an excellent summary of the day, here:


Click here for itinerary



RTG Annual March-Meet: Saturday 16/03/13

The annual March-Meet was held at Rossotrudnichestvo, London. Click here for their homepage.


DATE:    16/03/13

TIME:    10:00 - 16:00

LOCATION: Rossotrudnichestvo, First Floor, 37 Kensington High St, London, W8 5ED.


10.30-11.00 Welcome, Website update, Mapryal and 2015 Conference in Granada

11.00-12.00   Methodology talk and questions

12.00-13.00   Beginners panel

13.00-14.00    Lunch

14.00-14.30    AGM

14.30-15.30    3 Parallel workshops (Verbs of Motion, Literature, Teaching Materials)

15.30 Close – tea and biscuits


RTG ICT Training Day: 23/06/12

On the 23rd of June, 2012, the RTG held another successful ICT training day at James Allen's Girls' School. There were two levels of training: beginner and intermediate.


RTG March Conference - The Latymer School - 17/03/12

Thie 2012 March meet was held at The Latymer School:


Click here for itinerary