Learn Russian together with students from over 60 countries choosing us for their intensive Russian course. Liden & Denz is an award-winning, internationally accredited and highly regarded language training institute with campuses in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Riga.
Only at Liden & Denz you will find excellent teaching in central, premium locations in our destinations in Russia and Latvia. Look no further if you want to learn or improve your Russian. We teach Russian with passion!
Since June 2015, Liden & Denz in St. Petersburg is located at Italianskaya ulitsa 17, at the south-eastern edge of the Square of Arts (Ploshad Iskusstv), between the Philharmonia and the historical shopping arcade Passage. The area is rich in landmark buildings, such as the Grand Hotel Europe, the Russian Museum or the Mikhailovsky theatre. The closest metro station (Nevsky Prospekt/Gostiny Dvor) is reachable on foot in less than 5 minutes.
All our courses are based on communicative approaches and combine learning common expressions used in everyday situations with thorough and systematic grammatical approach. This is of vital importance for learning a language like Russian, which has an inflectional system and a non-fixed word order – a language in which word endings or word’s place create the meaning. Conversational topics are given with appropriate grammar structures, while the grammar part of the course proceeds gradually from simple “basic concepts” to more complex issues in a psychologically proven order (e.g. naming objects – describing locations – actions with objects – moving to and from, etc.).
One of our most important principles consists in giving our students the linguistic means to express themselves in everyday situations by constant training of communicative skills and models, which allows learners to reach their own communicative objectives.
All our teachers are native speakers and hold a university degree either in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language (RKI) or Linguistics. We encourage our teachers to learn new languages, because we believe that having this experience as students is a valuable source for further improvement of their professional skills. Our teachers apply a variety of techniques ranging from introduction to the Russian language history, from etymology and comparative linguistics to role-play, live discussions and creative work (drawing, story telling) in the class. Teacher training sessions take place on a regular basis. In a team work they share their experience, discuss the problems they recently solved, new methods and techniques they implemented and evaluate new teaching materials.