LIDEN & DENZ LANGUAGE CENTRE ST.PETERSBURG
Russian Courses in Saint Petersburg, Russia
LIDEN & DENZ LANGUAGE CENTRE ST.PETERSBURG
Russian Courses in Saint Petersburg, Russia

About LIDEN & DENZ LANGUAGE CENTRE ST.PETERSBURG

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?

    Homestay
    Hotels
    Private Apartments
    Residences
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

Facilities

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.

LEISURE

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.
Visa Information
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.

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  • by PIVIN D.
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    I completed a 2 weeks beginner Russian language course at Liden & Denz St Petersburg centre - March/April 2010. The efficiency of the staff, the professionalism of the teacher and methodology - the kidness of my host family made my St P. stay and learning experience extremely positive. My personnal learning abililities in Russian language is like for Dancing: I am not gifted at all, but I love it. Most of all, Liden & Denz course, gave me the appetite to learn more about the language, the people, the history and the culture of THE largest country in this world! Didier (Paris)
    Thursday, 03 June 2010
  • by O'Sullivan J.
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    I did a one on one beginner level Russian course at Liden and Denz and found it to be the best language class I have ever had. I was taking another one on one class at the same time with a private tutor and did not get nearly as much out of it as I did out of the Liden and Denz class. I would highly recommend this school.
    Tuesday, 25 May 2010
  • by Berhammer L.
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    very good organisation, helpful and friendly service desk. And very pleasant accommodation!
    Thursday, 22 October 2009
  • by KernGraf R.
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    Хорошие преподаватели и я научилась много новому
    Thursday, 22 October 2009
  • by Brooke W.
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    I was very satisfied with the professional level of the teachers. Also, the support staff were wonderful. They were very helpful, courteous and friendly. If I had a problem they could and did solve it. I was very surprised at the Russia methods of teaching. They are very, very different from American methods. Overall, I have really enjoyed my time at Liden & Denz. I would recommend this school to anyone who seriously want to learn Russian. Again the is outstanding. The teachers are all very professional and skilled. I hope I can continue my association with this school for many year. I am proud to say I am a student at Liden & Denz.
    Thursday, 10 September 2009
  • by Heinsohn D.
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    There are a lot of things to say about my overall impression of Liden & Denz school. Quality , hospitality, flexibility, a very through one on one program. Very skilled and qualified teachers that meet your goals and your needs. When I first came to Liden & Denz was in March of 2008 . I had never been to Russia before. I knew very little Russian and could not read the Russian alphabet, but now with the help of Liden & Denz I can read Russian very well with less then three months of intensive study, I feel I have a good foundation of Russia!! I have been to Saint Petersburg 3 times every time I have studied at Liden & Denz. I have always been amazed the quality and care that Liden & Denz puts into there students. My goal is to ultimately become fluent in Russian with the help of Liden & Denz I know this is diffidently not my last time to study at Liden & Denz, I know I will return to Russia to study here many time and time again!!
    Thursday, 10 September 2009
  • by Maja A.
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    I started my studies at Liden & Denz in November 2008/ Before that I knew almost nothing about Russiam culture, life in the real Russia outside the Swedish media image, and I couldn't speak any Russian at all. Today "Piter" is like a home to me. I feel very comfortable in school, learning and making friends from all over the world. I try very hard not to think about that I have to go back to Sweden. Piter is my favourite city now, and living and studying here is an experience, not only educationally and culturally, but also an experience of personal growth.
    Wednesday, 12 August 2009
  • by hailegeorgis A.
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    I have Joined liden and Denz in Moscow.I really had a great time.The teaching mechanism was so great that i become confident to speak to russians in my day to day life.I have a plan to continue my education in this high profile school
    Monday, 03 August 2009
  • by Ljusic A.
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    Liden&Denz St. Petersburg is one of the best language schools I have been to. Professional teachers show you every day how to easy learn and practice the Russian language. Since St. Petersburg is also a very Eastern European city most of the people do not speak English. This means you have to learn Russian - FAST! ;) Living in a host family has its advantages too! The families are friendly, open-minded and love to show the real Russian way of life! ... Not all of the hosts are perfect but if you are willing to adapt some of their traditions and rules you will for sure have a good time. In addition, the city of St. Petersburg is amazing!! Especially in summer time when the White nights start and the whole city is not sleeping ;) I learned to speak Russian in St.Petersburg within 2 months (good level) and I would recommend it to everyone who wants to learn this *exotic* language...
    Monday, 13 July 2009
  • by Buechi J.
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    If you learn Russian at Liden & Denz, you will not only learn the language, but also see how it is to live in Russia. Living in a host family gives you the opportunity to experience the Russian way of life. You will learn fast, because you hear Russian language all the time and you also have to use the language. You will see your progress every day, by practice what you have learned. To study Russian in Russia is for sure a great experience.
    Thursday, 18 June 2009
  • by Heinsohn D.
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    There are a lot of things to say about my overall impression of Liden & Denz school. Quality , hospitality, flexibility, a very through one on one program. Very skilled and qualified teachers that meet your goals and your needs. When I first came to Liden & Denz was in March of 2008 . I had never been to Russia before. I knew very little Russian and could not read the Russian alphabet, but now with the help of Liden & Denz i can read Russian very well with less then three months of intensive study, I feel i have a good foundation of Russia!! I have been to Saint Petersburg 3 times every time I have studied at Liden & Denz. I have always been amazed the quality and care that Liden & Denz puts into there students. My goal is to ultimately become fluent in Russian with the help of Liden & Denz I know this is diffidently not my last time to study at Liden & Denz, I know i will return to Russia to study here many time and time again!!
    Wednesday, 17 June 2009
  • by Houchill R.
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    After reviewing all the schools available to me to study Russian in St Petersburg I decided to choose Liden & Denz after learning of the school’s facilities, experience and reputation, and, I am happy to say, the school completely met my expectations and more. I was slightly nervous and apprehensive about heading to Russian and felt that a school with a strong international intake of students would ease my transition and it was. The school is well furbished and equipped and has its own canteen which is a great place to meet with other students and socialize and reflect on the agonizing process of studying Russian. At the beginning of my course, the prospect of successfully studying Russian seemed daunting and unobtainable but the classes, whilst being demanding, were engaging and supportive and ensured that I progressed rapidly. Living with a friendly host family who were more than happy to tolerate my clumsy, messy Russian has further helped my linguistic development. In addition to the classes, the school organizes numerous cultural and social events every week, which ensure that when you first take plunge into the city you will be able to do so with other people in the same position as you. It also offers an opportunity to be fairly dependant on the school until you have enough confidence, or Russian competency, to boldly strut the streets of St Petersburg independently. I thoroughly recommend Liden & Denz to anyone studying in St Petersburg, the city is a sumptuous slice of European culture and the school has complemented and enhanced my entire experience.
    Wednesday, 17 June 2009

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