A Fast and Easy Learning Process Tailored to Your Goals
Individual Learning Maps for Each Student
Dynamic assignments to keep you energized and inspired (we believe effective learning should still be fun!)
Teachers who are graduates of the world's best universities (Harvard, Yale, MIT, Oxford), happy to share their knowledge
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May the force of the Six Elements of Language be with you
to your favorite TV shows, podcasts, TED talks, and audio books. You will also learn to understand different dialects through practice with native speakers from around the world.
with native speakers. You'll learn to express yourself naturally in a foreign language and to avoid common mistakes made by non-native speakers.
some of the best fiction and non-fiction books, essays, and articles. By reading in your target language, you'll learn tons of useful information for your professional and personal development.
Perfect business emails, reports, essays, and short stories, blogs, and notes. Whether you're looking for help writing essays on language proficiency tests or random thoughts for your Instagram - we will be there to help!
expansion with the most effective apps and mnemonic devices! We build word lists together specially for you, tailored for your needs, and we make sure you're able to use them with confidence.
We help you understand these through metaphors, not endless drilling. Deep understandings of the language structure will help you use easily even some of the seemingly complex constructions.
Founder and CEO The mastermind
With over 16 years of teaching experience, Fedor knows for certain that any foreign language is within everyone's reach - whether you're 5 or 95! He has traveled the world with cultural projects and theatre productions, and currently resides in New York City.
Besides teaching, Andrew has helped establish a cultural exchange between Russian and U.S. theatres. He speaks fluent Russian and helps his students break language barriers in business and informal communication.
While completing her master's degree at Harvard, her studies took her to Moscow for three months, and she fell in love with Russian culture! Ali works in the NY entertainment industry and has developed a unique course on how to get rid of your Russian accent.
Anna works as a German interpreter and leads non-commercial projects as a head of the Hamburg Alumniclub in St. Petersburg.
Saint Petersburg State University
ELK kids Curator
Currently studying Film Production, Alisa's dream is to become a successful documentary film producer. She speaks three languages fluently and is now learning the fourth one (her final goal is eight!).
University of West London (UWL)
ELK Kids Curator Moscow State University
A Montessori teacher for kids ages 0-6, a mommy of two boys (ages 5 and 10). Knows that kids love learning once you find something they are passionate about.
Teaches Russian with such a passion that her every student becomes a close friend. It's no secret that Russian grammar can be puzzling for anyone; this experienced teacher will be by your side every step of the way.
Saint Petersburg State University
Translator in the past, teacher in the present, CELTA holder. Specializes in international exams (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge, Pearson)
Teacher of English, French, and Russian
Studied and worked in France and the US. Worked at the embassy and traveled constantly. After realizing that she wanted to share her knowledge, she went to get her teaching degree. Has been teaching since 2012.
University of Lyon
Teacher of English, French, and German
Born in Russia, but has lived in England, France, and Switzerland. She currently resides in Berlin, Europe's main city. She works as a teacher and translator, and makes movies in her free time.
London Film Academy
English Pronunciation Teacher
Taylor is a French-English translator and theatre-maker, passionate about cultural exchange! After spending two and a half years in France teaching English and trying to perfect her own accent in French, Taylor loves using her theatre and education experience to help students perfect their accents in English, and feel comfortable expressing themselves in conversation.
University of Virginia
Chinese teacher Higher School of Economics
Started learning Chinese at school. Graduate of Oriental Studies department in the Higher School of Economics where she also teaches Chinese. Adores Chinese for its aesthetics, depth, and meaning.
ELK lessons not only helped me to become confident in using the language but also helped me to adapt to living in the US; I feel like I belong to the new culture. After covering my grammar gaps, I started working on my pronunciation with Ali Stoner, an actress and a Harvard graduate. Then Amanda helped me to become much more confident with small talk. I am very grateful to ELK Academy for all the support provided during my first year of living in New York!
I tried to start learning English many times, but always got disappointed and gave up. I never found it interesting to learn texts like "London is the capital..." but here they use a completely different approach. All the lessons are built around my goals and interests. We check my business emails, prepare for pitches, discuss ideas for new campaigns. In just a couple of months I saw more progress than I ever had in my whole life.
Former developer at Google Works at Amazon
When I received an interview to work at Google, I realized that I struggle to explain nuances of my projects or to express my opinions about technology. Fortunately, a friend of mine suggested taking the course. I picked up the necessary vocabulary and practised thoroughly in tenchonology/interview specific conversations. One of the best investments in my life, I got the job of my dreams!
All subscriptions include 10 online lessons with the personal curator over the course of 6 weeks. Individual lessons last 30 minutes, and group lessons last 45 minutes.
About the lessons
with your personal curator, covering the essentials of grammar and vocabulary. Centered around you, your interests, and your goals throughout the course.
with native speakers from the USA, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia, and other countries to provide insight into English-speaking culture
with a student of your level, debating a topic of common interest. Should people colonize Mars? How can we improve education? Perhaps, iPhone vs. Android...you choose!
Round Table Lesson
with 4-5 students and a native speaker, presenting a topic for debate, varying from international travel to politics. Moderators and topics constantly rotate
ELK Happy Hour
— an online party with a curator and 4-5 students of the similar speaking level. All participants will share brief self-presentations created with their curator throughout the course. We'll meet each other, chat, share our plans and passions, love stories, make new friendships and at the end of the session — we will toast to your success!