Close collaboration with the museum along with the care and attention given to students at our school by our qualified and experienced teaching staff contribute to a friendly and creative atmosphere. This ensures a deep immersion into both the Russian language and culture.
Our experienced and friendly staff of native Russian speakers can help you with your Russian visa, accommodation, bank account, academic matters and any problems students may face while studying in St. Petersburg.
On behalf of our staff, we are very pleased to provide you with a language course tailored to your individual needs and warmly welcome you to Saint Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia!
COURSES AND PRICES
Derzhavin Institute provides a variety of Russian language programmes in St. Petersburg - long and short term Russian language courses, intensive and individual tuition - for foreign students of all levels of language proficiency and backgrounds. Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn basic Russian language skills, an advanced student aiming for a top-level qualification in Russian language or to pass the state exams (TORFL Test of Russian as a Foreign Language), or an executive who needs to improve your standard of Russian language for professional purposes, Derzhavin Institute has the Russian course you need.
On the first day at the Russian Language School, all students studying Russian (except total beginners) take a placement test to ascertain their written, listening and oral Russian language skills, so that we can place our students in the appropriate class for their language level.
The course tuition fee includes:
- Tuition as specified
- Written and oral placement test
- Teaching materials and photocopies
- Certificate on course completion
- Student ID
- Welcome information folder
- Free unlimited e-mail and Internet access
- Supplementary tea and coffee
- Some social activities (Russian Craft Lesson, Russian Song Lesson, Russian Film Screening)
- Free language workshop every week
Our 17 classrooms in two branches are all well-equipped with TV, DVD players and CD players. Some rooms also have computers connected to projectors. Our teachers make full use of these resources to make the lessons varied, interesting and stimulating. There are comfortable couches in area where students at Derzhavin Institute can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee whilst chatting in Russian in a relaxed atmosphere with other students and teachers.
The self-study area has a small library with a wide range of study materials and literature, along with a TV and video facilities. There is a selection of reading materials (both unabridged literature and abridged stories) and DVDs that the students may borrow. Materials on Russian grammar and vocabulary also are available for copying in the school office as well as the latest issues of newspapers and magazines (both in Russian and English). The self-study center is available for students from 13.00 till 18.00.
Internet and Wi-Fi
The self-study area is equipped with computers with free access to the Internet. There is also free Wi-Fi access in the school building. Students who do not bring their laptops or netbooks can use one of the school laptops. In case there is no Internet access in the family accommodation or shared flat, students can rent a portable internet modem.
Derzhavin Institute provides a variety of Russian language courses in St. Petersburg - long and short term Russian language programmes, intensive and individual courses - for foreign students of all levels of language proficiency and from all backgrounds. Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn basic Russian language skills, an advanced student aiming for a top-level qualification in Russian language or to pass the state exams (TORFL Test of Russian as a Foreign Language), or an executive who needs to improve your level of Russian for professional purposes, Derzhavin Institute has the Russian course you need.
Derzhavin Institute was inspected by Eaquals in October 2014 and met the high standards required for Eaquals accreditation. The teaching, the course programmes, as well as the course organisation, the learning resources, testing and evaluation were all judged to be of high quality. It was found that the institution takes great care to protect the welfare of its clients and staff, and all publicity materials produced by the institution are accurate and truthful.
We are officially recognized by Russian Association of Teachers for Russian Language and Literature (ROPRYAL) whose purpose is to promulgate Russian language overseas through seminars and conferences organised in different European universities. We are also recognized by the Russian Ministry of Education (St.Petersburg).