On September 7-8, 2017, Filipino students attended a lecture by a language teacher from Russia. The seminar was held at the S. Baumgartner Library Center at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines. Students listened with interest to the lecture “Fundamentals of Russian Colloquial Speech” by Zinaida Potapurchenko. Students got acquainted with the Russian alphabet, the basics of phonetics, and even learned to read Russian words and sentences. The students also became familiar with Russian social etiquette and basic greetings.