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Derzhavin Institute, St. Petersburg:
Our Russian Language School is situated in the historic center of Saint-Petersburg (Fontanka emb. 118). Our experienced and friendly staff of native-speakers can help you with your Russian visa, accommodation, bank account, academic matters and any problems students may face in St.-Petersburg while learning Russian language in Russia.

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On behalf of our staff, we will be greatly pleased to welcome you to Saint-Petersburg that is considered to be the cultural capital of Russia and provide Russian language courses in Russia.

Teaching standards:

The main objective of each Russian language programme at Derzhavin Institute (St.-Petersburg, Russia) is to enable students to realize their full language potential by creating challenging and engaging classroom environment. Russian Language lessons are held in dynamic, innovative classes with a maximum of 10 students per group (an average size although is 5). There is an emphasis on the learning and use of real, colloquial Russian language. The students studying Russian Language at Derzhavin Institute are divided into groups according to the level of Russian language proficiency. 10 carefully graded language levels which are distinguished at the Russian Language School - from beginner to advanced – allow for the accurate placement in groups.

Quality standards:

Photo of Learn Russian in St. Petersburg - Russia Language ProgramsDerzhavin Institute provides a variety of Russian language courses in St.-Petersburg - long term and short term Russian language programmes, 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 passing the state exams (TORFL Test of Russian as a Foreign Language), or an executive who needs to improve your standard of Russian for professional purposes, Derzhavin Institute has the Russian course you need.

We are officially recognized by Russian Association of Teachers for Russian Language and Literature (ROPRYAL) whose concern is the dissemination of Russian language abroad through seminars and conferences organization in different European universities. Derzhavin Institute is accredited by the swedish organization CSN. Now the students from Sweden who are taking a long-term course (13 weeks+) and are booking through agents can apply the CSN for the scholarship.


Standard Group Russian Courses; Intensive Group Courses; Individual Tuition; Business Russian Courses; Exam Preparatory Courses; Russian Evening Courses; Work and Study Programme; Expartiate Courses; Russian for Law Students; Chrismas Russian Courses.

Accademic staff:

Image of Learn Russian in St. Petersburg - Russia Language ProgramsThe academic staff at the Russian Language School is a team of highly motivated teachers, University graduates who hold professional Russian language teaching qualifications. They have gained wealth of experience from teaching Russian as a foreign language in Russian universities as well as abroad. Besides they have been recruited for teaching at our Russian language programmes for their enthusiasm, commitment and dedication. Friendly and accessible, our Russian language tutors and instructors at Derzhavin Institute appreciate the needs of students learning Russian language and take an active role in planning Russian language courses and special programmes. In addition, most of our administrative staff are professional teachers too.


Photos of Derzhavin Institute, St. PetersburgThe recreations hall in the Russian Language School is the place to relax between classes, chatting in Russian over tee or coffee in a friendly, free and easy atmosphere with students from all over the world and school stuff.

Weekly social programme, which is offered for students studying Russian language at Derzhavin Institute, has something for all students of all ages. On the first day of classes students receive an informational folder including a list of social activities for the coming week with dates and prices if any. There are visits to museums, tours in and around St.-Petersburg, parties, walks, theatre trips. Taking the students out of regular classes these activities enable them to practice Russian language in social settings and real life situations and gain an in-depth understanding of Russian language through cultural traditions. On this page there is a brief overview of the most attractive sites in and round St.-Petersburg for all whose who are planning to study Russian language in St.-Petersburg or just coming here as a tourist (see the list on the left).

Some of the regular activities such as Russian Song Lesson, Russian Folk Art Lesson, watching Russian films are free of charge.

Besides there is always something happening in St.-Petersburg and we try to keep the students at Derzhavin Institute informed on all the events in St.-Petersburg so they can enjoy them.


Apart from the quality of education, accommodations seem to be one of the main factors that determine students’ comfort and happiness in a foreign country. Trying to meet the diversity of students’ requirements and needs, we offer a wide range of accommodation types– home stays, hostels/guest houses, hotels, and rented flats - we can find something to suit everyone.

We take great care in choosing and monitoring the accommodations we provide. Lodgings are available to students from the Sunday before the beginning of the course until the Saturday after the course.

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Address: Fontanka emb.118, St. Petersburg, Russia
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