DERZHAVIN INSTITUTE Russian Courses in Saint Petersburg, Russia
About DERZHAVIN INSTITUTE
Founded Russian language school in 2003 with the participation of the All-Russia Pushkin Museum, the largest literary museum of Russia. Derzhavin Institute has already proved to be one of the best Russian language schools in St-Petersburg (Russia) of the kind.
Close collaboration with the museum and the care and attention given to students who are study Russian language in our school by our qualified and experienced teaching staff contribute to the friendly and creative atmosphere of learning Russian language and penetrating into Russian culture and Russian Language.
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.
WHO ARE OUR STUDENTS?
The students taking Russian Language courses at Derzhavin Institute (St.-Petersburg, Russia) range from their teens to 70s and come from round the world. They include university students who study Russian language at the Universities in their home countries, business people (expatriates including) who need Russian language for business and work, and others simply come here for the love of Russian language and culture. Derzhavin Institute welcomes students of different cultural backgrounds thus creating vibrant and multicultural atmosphere. For more than 4 years we have accepted students willing to study Russian language in Russia from more than 15 countries, mostly from European countries, Japan and the USA.
Well-equipped classrooms at the Russian Language School reproduce the agreeable and comfortable atmosphere of the Russian 18th century mansion. There is a recreation hall and common area service, where students learning Russian language at Derzhavin Institute can have tea and coffee chattering in Russian in a free and relaxed atmosphere with students and teachers. A computer room with free unlimited internet and e-mail access, free Wi-Fi, a students’ self study area (including library with full range of study materials and literature, TV and video facilities) are also offered to all the students learning Russian language at our Russian language school. Besides our English-speaking staff can help the students studying at or applying for our Russian language courses and programmes with booking the tickets for planes, trains, as well as organizing accommodation in St.-Petersburg. In the info-center of our Russian Language school students can get information about individual and group excursions in St.-Petersburg and the city’s outskirts, theatre and cinema visits etc.
The 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.
Some of the regular activities such as Russian Song Lesson, Russian Folk Art Lesson, watching Russian films are free of charge.
Almost every foreign visitor still needs a visa to enter Russia. The only exceptions are citizens from the former USSR republics of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldavia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. We accept the students with all Russian visa types.
Derzhavin Institute can provide the applicants with a letter of invitation, which gives them right to apply for the visa at the visa department of Russian Consulate or Embassy in their home country. According to the length of the course chosen, Derzhavin Institute sends the applicants different letters of invitation: tourist or study.
How to get there
Derzhavin Institute can arrange meeting and transfer from airport/railway or bus station to the place of student’s accommodation. If this service is booked, the student will be met at the airport/railway station by the Institute’s representative carrying Derzhavin Institute sign.