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for Russian Speakers of English

Common needs, Individual differences

ESL and Business Communication Training for Russian Speakers

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Schedule a free 30-minute language and communication consultation for you or your organization - or call 503-231-2906 to learn more.

We have worked with many native-Russian speakers of English at some of the world's most successful companies around the U.S., in Eastern Europe and in Japan! These high-potential and often senior level professionals are engaged in their work and because of that, want to and need to improve their communication skills.

The most common challenges for Russian speakers of English that we have observed are pronunciation and clarity of speech, the need for more expansive vocabulary and difficulty with the syntax or word order in their speech.  In addition, cultural differences in how to function in business environments can sometimes create barriers to finding common language for solving problems.

The impact on Russian speakers of English can range from loss of confidence to frustration with and from colleagues that leads to a loss of productivity. Additional challenges include presenting information clearly and concisely and writing for business situations.

We can help!

ProActive English provides remote and onsite customized, group ESL trainings, as well as one-on-one ESL training sessions, for all types of business and organizations, from healthcare to tech companies, manufacturing to customer service.

Customized ESL Language Training
Our ESL language training for Russian speakers focuses on speaking and writing skills, including:

  • accent modification and clarity of speech
  • communicating in one-on-one and small group meetings
  • delivering presentations including effective Q&A
  • managing the language and culture of American business settings
  • writing e-mail, reports, and presentations text
  • strategic communication in multicultural teams
  • speaking fluently and confidently under pressure
  • conversational English including common idioms

Benefits of ESL Language and Communication Training

Over the years, we’ve seen our ESL training help native-Russian speakers become more effective communicators and more active team members. In professional settings, this means confidence grows and participants are more likely to speak up in meetings and at networking events. Proficient English skills and better strategic communication skills reduce misunderstandings among team members, which means more efficient and effective work processes.

Please note that in addition to Russian speakers, we also provide ESL training for people whose native language is: ChineseJapaneseSpanishHindi (and other languages in India), Vietnamese, French, and Germanas well as other languages and multilingual teams.

We can provide training for all types of companies and organizations, including: technology (IT, software, SAS, hardware, apps, IOT, and more) manufacturing, healthcareconsulting and professional services, research, customer service, and government agencies.

For more information about our ESL language and communication training for corporations and organizations, or to schedule a free consultation, please call 503-231-2906 or e-mail us at


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