Whatever your reasons for learning Russian today, you are in good company. Interest in the language of Pushkin and Tolstoy is no longer confined to the academic world. The Liden & Denz Language Centre in St. Petersburg offers Russian language courses for academic, leisure or business purposes. Our internationally accredited language school combine excellent teaching with modern facilities and a competent organisation. It is our aim to familiarise all our students with today’s Russia, in terms of language, culturally and emotionally
WHAT Russian COURSES DO WE OFFER?
Business & Professionals
Courses + Activities
Exams & Academic
General & Intensive
Our Language Centre mainly specialises in short-term courses, group or individual. The minimum length of a group course (20 or 25 lessons per week) is two weeks and of an individual (15, 20, 30 or 40 lessons per week) - one week. However, course length is not restricted. Classes normally take place in the morning from 10.00 a.m. until 02.00 p.m. One lesson lasts 50 min.
Both our centres are accredited preparation centres for the TRKI state exam (Test of Russian as a Foreign Language). The TRKI is recognized by the Russian Federal Ministry of Education and can be taken individually at the State university in St. Petersburg or Moscow. Each test consists of 5 components (written and oral)
WHAT ACCOMMODATION DO WE OFFER?
The choice of the right type of accommodation is an important decision as students typically spend more time at home than in the classroom.
We understand that people have differing needs and interests. For this reason we offer several accommodation options enabling each student to choose the most appropriate type.
Home-stay (host family) accommodation: providing the best opportunity to get to know the Russian way of life and offering the best possible language practice. Home-stay is available with breakfast only or half board (full board on weekends).
Shared flats offer an independent lifestyle at very affordable prices. This is a popular option for young people and university students. Shared flats are self catering.
Studio apartments offer higher standards than shared flats and guarantee full privacy and independence. Studios are on request only. Our accommodation officer will help to find an appropriate apartment either in St.Petersburg or Moscow.
Hotels of all categories can be booked directly with the school. While hotel rates in Moscow are quite high year round, St. Petersburg offers good deals – particularly in the mini-hotel sector. Hotels can also be booked without course. This is not possible for other accommodation options.
All accommodation offered by the school has been inspected by a member of staff. It is our accommodation officer’s job to make sure that all our students choose the option, which fits them best.
Some students prefer to stay with friends or would like to organise their own accommodation , which is fine. In that case however, we cannot provide our courtesy arrival transfers.
WHO ARE OUR STUDENTS?
Student Body 17% of students are from Switzerland, 15% from Germany, 15 % from Austria, 9% from Italy, 8% from France, 6% from Central and Eastern Europe, 6% from UK, 5 % from Finland, 4% from Benelux, 4% from USA, 2% from Sweden, 2%from Norway, 1% from Latin America, 1%from Denmark, 5% from other countries. 32% of students are ages 20-30, 24% are under 20, 20% are 30-40, 13% are 40-50 and13% are 50+. Group Class Size - Maximum 12 students. Average 6 students
Our School in St. Petersburg has a fantastic location off Nevsky Prospekt between Russian Museum, the Mikhailovsky Zamok (built by Pavel I, son of Catherine the Great), the circus and near two very nice parks. The school is located on the second floor of a historic 19th century building and features 13 spacious, bright and well equipped classrooms (wall-mounted TV/DVD sets), which are all suitable for group or mini-group classes. Free WiFi, a self-access centre and a small refectory are at the disposal of our students. The school further operates a booking desk for excursions, theatre tickets and onward travel.
At Liden & Denz we combine intensive studies with a wide range of excursions and other cultural and social activities year round to give our students an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the magnificent cities of St.Petersburg or Moscow and – no less important – with the way of life in Russia. Some activities are free, such as the city tour for new students and our Friday cocktail. Other activities are sold at reasonable rates. Our activity live schedules for Liden & Denz St. Petersburg and Liden & Denz Moscow allow for quick and convenient online bookings and check-out via paypal or credit card.
All travellers to Russia need an entry visa.
How to get there
We offer transportation from the airport or railway/bus station for free if you book accommodation with Liden & Denz.