ProBa Russian Language Centre offers Individual and Mini - Group Courses in St. Petersburg all year round, Combination course, Crash Courses, Courses at Teacher's Home, Study&Work and Volunteers programs.
The school established in 1995. At present ProBa is one of the leading institutions offering academic courses of the Russian Language for Foreigners and intensive language practice in Russia. Our Russian classes offer a combination of pronunciation work, grammar and vocabulary input and speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. The school is open throughout the year with classes at all levels from beginner to advanced.

Founded almost 15 years ago, we comply with all visa requirements and offer the varied social life in a family atmosphere. For a serious language school in Central St. Petersburg, we offer low prices, plus a superb location. Learn to speak and understand Russian in a historical building in Central St. Petersburg - the best location in the city for a language course.


Our Students
20% of students are from Germany, 20% from the USA, 15 % from Switzerland, 15% from France, 15 % from Italy, 15%  from Netherlands...

30% of students are ages 20-30, 30% are under 20, 20% are 30-40, 10% are 40-50 and 10% are 50+.

We offer small class size for Group couses with maximum of 6 students


    Our school is located in the historical building built in 1880 in the style of eclecticism. Located in the very centre of St. Petersburg, near Nevski Prospect and not far from the famous Vladimirski Cathedral, ProBa is one of the most central language schools in St.Petersburg. Learn to speak and understand Russian in a historical building in Central St. Petersburg - maybe the best location in the city for a language course! Walk to the Nevski Prospect, Kazan Cathedral, Summer Garden or Palace Square in minutes!
    Russian in Russia is Russian in the old capital of Russian Empire - where Pushkin and and Dostoevsky wrote and worked! Students are within easy walking distance of shops, museums, galleries and a wide choice of restaurants, bars and cafes.

    Modern classes, school library, free Internet access and free use of our small cafe during the pauses - all services are included in the course fee.


    As the school is located in the city-centre, all activities are possible.
    The old St. Petersburg is beautiful at any time of the year. In an effort to acquaint our students with this magnificent city, we offer rich cultural program, such as sight-seeing tours, theater visits (opera/ballet), theme excursions ( e. g. on Russian orthodoxy,economics), museums and galleries (e.g. the Hermitage), factory visits,shopping tours and excursions to the countryside, the suburbs and other cities such as Moscow, Novgorod, Pskov. Students can look through the weekly program of events and choose the one which is more attractive in the office.
    As a rule, our Study Excursions are in Russian adapted according to the participants' level of the language. But we also have the possibility to arrange excursions and lectures in German, French or English. Our so-called study excursions is when a guide uses “adapted” Russian to help the students not only get some extra vocabulary knowledge, but also to practice there conversational skills. These excursions are arranged in the way that even a beginner will not waste the time but enlarge his/her Russian vocabulary. Study excursions are the part of the educational program and usually are devoted to different topics covered in classrooms.
    It is possible to join our “vetcherinkas” in our small country house (Datcha).  We are sure every person will enjoy staying in the native Russian countryside, spending a very nice time, having the experience of the original Russian bathouse accompanied by shashlik made on the open fire. Students can look through the weekly program of events and choose the one which is more attractive in the office.

    How to get there

    Aeroport Pulkovo, St. Petersburg, Russia

    Rubinstein street 11 (5 minute walk from Vladimirskaya/Dostoevskaya metro station).

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    • by Tucker J.
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      Best central location! Thanks for an amazing 3 weeks, ProBa! Absolutely unforgettable - also many thanks to Stas for the help in finding a "Banja" and thanks for everyone for amazing company and atmosphere - I shall never forget my time here and will always remember it. Finally, a special thanks to Ira! She was ( and still is!) a great and fun teacher!
      Saturday, 08 August 2009
    • by Henderssen D.
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      I learned a lot. Especially the combination of lessons and communication with the host family was very good. Balance between different aspects is very good. More stress is on grammar and conversation, than on reading and writing, which I consider a good balance. You offered the most interesting programme in comparison with other schools. I was very happy the school organised the trip to Novgorod. It would have been great if also more activities were organised, but I understand that I stayed in St. Petersburg during "very hot saison". I can recommend take lessons in the ProBa Language school very much. I could advise you to stay with a host family, as this will help you a lot to learn how to speak Russian.
      Monday, 03 August 2009


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