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Russian language courses in St Petersburg
Home to more than 200 museums and 50 theatres, as well as a stunning array of Baroque and neoclassical architecture, St Petersburg is a wonderful location for those who wish to experience true Russian culture! St Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter I in 1703, and was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than 200 years! The historic centre of the city, where our Russian language school is located, has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Most students do require a visa to study in St Petersburg. Whether you will require a tourist or student visa will depend on your nationality and length of stay. Our Russian Visas blog post gives further information on this.
Contact us to discuss your requirements or for further information about our other Russian language courses.
Our school in St Petersburg
If you choose to attend a Russian language course at our school in St Petersburg, your classes will take place on the top floor of a beautiful 18th Century mansion. The mansion was formerly the home of one of Russia’s most celebrated poets, and is just 30 minutes’ walk from the very centre of the city, and the Nevskyj prospect, which is one of the city’s main streets. The school has well-equipped classrooms, a recreation hall, a common area for students with complimentary tea and coffee, a computer room with free Internet access and a self-study area. There is also a library complete with a full range of Russian language study materials and TV and video facilities, as well as a café where you can buy drinks and snacks in between classes.
Courses in St Petersburg
If you would just like to improve your overall level of Russian, then one of our group courses of 20 or 30 Russian language lessons per week, or one of our private courses would be perfect for you! Our school also offers evening courses, Business Russian courses, Russian courses for law students, Russian and Work experience programmes, Academic and Exam preparation courses, Christmas courses and Club 50+ courses! If you are fascinated by Russian culture, you may like to consider one of our ‘special interest courses’, which combine Russian language lessons with culture studies! These include a ‘Russian language and Folk Culture’ course, a ‘Golden age of Russian Literature’ course and a ‘Russian literature of the 20th Century’ course.
Self-catered guesthouse, shared apartment or private apartment accommodation can be arranged for you whilst studying at our Russian language school in St Petersburg. Our school can also arrange hotel accommodation. However, if you would like to fully immerse yourself in the Russian language and culture, then you may like to consider staying with one of our carefully selected host families on a bed and breakfast or half-board basis.
Our Russian language school in St Petersburg offers a wide range of cultural activities designed to help you learn about Russian culture, explore the beautiful city of St Petersburg and speak Russian outside of the classroom. Examples of activities arranged include visits to museums, art galleries and theatres, city tours, guided walks, Russian film screenings and Russian song and folk art lessons. The school also arranges regular excursions to places of interest in and around St Petersburg, such as the Hermitage (the world’s largest art gallery), the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St Isaac’s Cathedral, Peterhof, Tsarskoe selo and Pavlovsk.
How to get there
We would be happy to arrange airport transfers for you, although these are not included in the course price.
Location of our school in St Petersburg
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Student reviews & feedback
I had individual lessons and both my teachers, Polina and Larisa, were delightful and endlessly patient. We did a mixture of grammar exercises and conversation, which was exactly what I wanted and needed.
My Russian family (a granny, a mum and a son) were very endearing, patient with my Russian and very generous with the food. I grew attached to them over the week.
I was impressed by all parts of the course: the contact I had with the office in the UK when booking, the friendliness and efficiency of the office in St Petersburg, the quality of my teachers and the warmth of my Russian family. I would like to do it all over again!
W. Kian Be
Good teachers and a solid organisation of the school. frequent excursions with a good guide. many students, so many people to have fun with.
Very well organised course addressing exactly the topics I wanted and needed. Friendly family, attentive to my needs and speaking Russian to me all the time. I am very happy with the course and organisation and will be recommending your company to friends
The teachers were very friendly and professional. Modern teaching techniques were used, quite a change from my previous experiences in Russia. I benefited enormously from the course. The hotel accommodation was basic but fine. The room was a bit stuffy as there is no air conditioning. The reception staff were friendly and helpful, though none spoke any English. There is wifi in the building, but you need to ask reception about it as there is no information in the room. There is a lovely park attached to the institute. Thank you for a great experience. My partner, who was not studying but who was staying in the accommodation with me, also had a great time. The college kindly issued him with a student card.
B. Surja Madsen
My teacher Tatiana was very good, attentive to our needs. Wonderful host family, Good excursions. I hope the guide Valerie will continue working with you; she is very good.
The course was really good - taught entirely in Russian. There is a focus on grammar, which is exactly what I needed. We had a really big room - more like an apartment, with a fridge, tv, good bathroom, desk and there is a laundry room too. It is in a good area about 8 minutes walk to the nearest metro.
Well-organised study material. A freindly atmosphere. Good teacher. Convenient for eating places.
I thoroughly enjoyed the instructors, school, and fellow students. There were many options regarding excursions, activities, etc. It's a first class language school! The host family and apartment were lovely, pleasant and comfortable. A wonderful experience!
We were just 2, then 3 people in the group, which was fantastic. It was a good mixture of talking & grammar. The room was very spacious. The family was very friendly. Both breakfast and dinners were very good.
Prices for St Petersburg
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NOTE: The start dates marked (b) are suitable for all levels, including complete beginners.