Learn Russian in St Petersburg (Historic Centre), Russia
Also Available:• St Petersburg
Study Russian abroad on one of the courses at our Russian language school in St Petersburg and learn to read and write the Russian language in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. St Petersburg is a magnificent, historic city, very ‘Russian’ in every way, with its elegant buildings, art, culture, canals, countless palaces and museums, the perfect location for anyone wanting to study Russian abroad, and experience the Russian way of life.
Students who study Russian at our school in St Petersburg stay with carefully selected, Russian speaking host families, or else in a shared apartment, staying with other students taking Russian courses at our St Petersburg school. The best way to learn Russian is to study abroad, in Russia, and our St Petersburg school offers you the opportunity to learn the Russian language in probably the most beautiful city in all of Russia.
Almost everyone will require a visa to take a course in St Petersburg. Our guide to Russian visas should help you to decide which is the most suitable for you.
Our school in St Petersburg (Historic Centre)
Our school in St Petersburg is located in the historic centre and is just a short walk from the famous Nevsky Prospect. There are 15 well-equipped classrooms, a cafeteria, and an internet room.
|Lesson length:||50 mins|
|Number of classrooms:||13|
|Average class size:||12|
|Course materials included:||Yes|
|Average number of students:||Summer (48) - Winter (20) per week|
|Included in fees:||Teaching materials, course certificate, city tour on the first day, free access to the internet|
|Typical activities:||Excursions, city quests, team games, parties|
|Paid activities:||Excursions, team games, cooking classes|
|School closed on:||01/01, 02/01, 07/01, 23/02, 08/03, 01/05, 09/05, 12/06, 04/11|
You can learn Russian on a Standard Russian language course of 20 lessons/week, on an Intensive course of 20 language lessons and 5 cultural lessons/week, or if you want to learn as much Russian as possible during your course in St Petersburg, study on a Private lesson course of 15, 20, 30 or 40 private language lessons. Our school in St Petersburg also runs Combined Courses which are a combination of the Standard Course and 5 private lessons/week.
Our Russian school also arranges ‘conversation exchanges’ with Russian students, to help foreign students at the school meet Russians and practice the Russian that they learn on the course.
Our Russian language school in St Petersburg arranges accommodation in self-catering apartments, shared with students from our school, or in carefully selected Russian host families. Our school advises students who want to learn Russian as quickly as possible to stay in Russian host families, as the families speak Russian to the students, helping students to learn the language skills they study in class.
Like our other schools in Russia, our school in St Petersburg also offers an extensive cultural program, with a guided tour of St Petersburg, museum visits, boat cruises on the river Nera in the Summer, visits to the Russian Vodka museum, Russian steambath, ice fishing in the winter, and excursions to the Hermitage Art Gallery, Yussupor Palace, Peterhof, Tsarskoye Selo and Veliky Novgorod. This program ensures that students enjoy their time in St Petersburg, as well as helping them practice out of class the Russian that they learn at our school.
How to get there
A one-way airport transfer is included free-of-charge, for all students who book accommodation along with their course in St Petersburg.
PLEASE take me back to St Petersburg!
I think the first thing I really noticed about St. Petersburg was how beautiful it is.! I’d already spent some time studying in Moscow, which is a fantastic city, but I wanted to experience something a bit different, and friends had recommend that I continue my Russian studies in St. Petersburg.
The school was a perfect choice, since it’s so centrally located in the old part of the city, and as expected had all the facilities I needed, internet, somewhere to relax and have a coffee when the Russian grammar got a bit too much!
They call it the ‘Venice of the north’ because of the many canals that go through the city centre, but for me the most impressive thing about St. Petersburg is the architecture.
The Hermitage, (picture the scene from the Bond film where Pierce Brosnan storms in to the square in a tank via a huge archway!) is perhaps the most amazing building I’ve ever been in. It has room upon room upon room of art, jewels, and sculptures etc. It’s somewhere to really loose yourself.
I learned a lot, had to study hard. I went to St. Petersburg and Moscow. The teachers were wonderful, they made my study a real pleasure.
The teachers were excellent and my knowledge of the Russian language has improved greatly.
Learn the Russian language in Russia, a wonderful and fun way to submerge youself into the culture and language. The St. Petersburg school was well equiped with professional teaching methods making learning fun and most enjoyable.
An excellent standard of tuition, with patient and understanding tutors that made the day to day learning a lot of fun, with very professional and friendly staff. Highly recommended! My accommodation was comfortable and clean.
I felt being taught entirely in Russian (including grammar) was important for developing an ear for the language, and the friendly style of teaching was helpful in encouraging me to learn more.
My one to one course of Russian in St. Petersburg was every thing I expected it to be. My host family was very obliging and they did every thing they could to make me feel comfortable.
The course was very good and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The atmosphere was great, and the quality of teaching was very high. My accommodation was good, I enjoyed staying with a host family and getting to sample some Russian food.
The lessons were aimed at getting an understanding of the basics of this complex language. I had an excellent teacher, who was pleasant, thorough and attentive to all and each one individually.
Quite possibly the best host family I've ever come across!
The school was very organised and met my expectations. They put me in the correct group for my level of Russian and the teachers did their outmost to help all members of the group to improve their level of understanding the language.