for people who really want to learn the language
для тех, кто действительно хочет выучить русский
Meet your teacher
Dr. Curtis Ford
I'm Curt Ford, creator of the Russian Grammar channel on Youtube. With over 15 years of full-time teaching experience, I love introducing learners to this subtle, expressive language in a friendly, low-stress style.
I became addicted to studying Russian while still in high school. After majoring in Russian and German at Pomona College, I earned an MA in Russian from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Along the way I studied in St. Petersburg, at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow, and lived and worked in Russia for several years.
I later taught 1st- through 4th-year Russian at the University of South Carolina, guiding students from their first steps with the alphabet through readings of Pushkin, Tolstoi, Ulitskaia, and others.
I now keep busy with online projects to help serious students of Russian and advanced students of English achieve their goals.
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