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Durbe Russian Language Academy, Riga, Latvia

Durbe Russian Language Academy

Students rated Durbe Russian Language Academy, Riga : 4.6/5.0   (7 reviews)

1. What we like about the school  

Excellent rating of teaching quality
Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school

2. Riga  

Events which might make your stay even more interesting in Riga:

Midsummer (23.Jun.2016 - 24.Jun.2016), Positivus festival (15.Jul.2016 - 16.Jul.2016)

3. Durbe Russian Language Academy

General Information

The language school Durbe Russian Language Academy was founded in Riga, Latvia in 1996. Situated in the heart of the capital of Latvia: Riga, just across the street from the National Opera House and the central train and bus stations.

The school address is: Raina Bulv. 31-6, LV-1050 - Riga (Latvia).


Facilities

Drink vending machine, library, movie rental, free after-class access to language learning software, lounge, auditorium, student support desk, free water dispenser, free WIFI


Classroom equipment

Air conditioning, heating, ample natural light in all classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals




Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is RIGA (RIX).  It takes 25 minutes by bus to school.


Average no. of students: Adult courses in summer: 45
Adult courses throughout the year: 25
School Size
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Average no. of levels: Adult courses in summer: 6
Adult courses throughout the year: 5
Number of classrooms: 10
Number of public workstations: 5
Russian teacher qualifications: 100 % hold a university degree
100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 25 years
throughout the year: 36 years
Minimum age of students: 16 years
Student nationalities: Germany 13 %
England 9 %
France 4 %
Sweden 5 %
 
Italy 5 %
Japan 2 %
Switzerland 5 %
Spain 7 %
USA 15 %
 

4. Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.  The 5% DISCOUNT on the tuition fee will automatically be deducted on receipt of your registration.

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 360 720 1080 1440 1800 2160 2600 3250 3600 5760 300
Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet. Afternoon classes (from 13.30 to 15.45) 2 days per week.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 23.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season High season supplement per week: 60 €
High season dates 23.May.2016 - 25.Sep.2016
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 280 560 840 1120 1680 2000 2500 3760 4700 4320 235
Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 23.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season High season supplement per week: 60 €
High season dates 23.May.2016 - 25.Sep.2016
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 430 860 1290 1720 2150 2580 3200 4000 4620 7920 385
Mini Group Course: Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet.
Monday to Friday lessons take place from 9.00 till 12.30 and 2 days per week (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday) student has extra lessons in mini group (max 5 students) from 13.30 till 15.45.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 23.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season High season supplement per week: 60 €
High season dates 23.May.2016 - 25.Sep.2016
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 560 1120 1680 2240 2800 3360 4240 5300 6180 11040 515
Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet.
Morning classes take place from Monday till Friday from 9.00 till 12.30. Mini Group lessons (max 5 students) take place from Monday to Thursday from 13.30 till 15.45;
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 23.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season High season supplement per week: 60 €
High season dates 23.May.2016 - 25.Sep.2016
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 490 980 1470 1960 2450 2940 3640 4550 5160 8880 430
Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet.
Maximum group size for mini group: 5 students.
Lessons take place from 9.00 till 12.30 every day from Monday till Friday and from 13.30 till 15.45 Monday to Thursday.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 23.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season High season supplement per week: 60 €
High season dates 23.May.2016 - 25.Sep.2016
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 780 1560 2340 2740 3425 4110 4795 5480 6850 8220 685
In addition to any Individual course you may take one of our Language Plus modules courses: Business Russian, Russian Music, Russian Literature, General one to one Russian, TRKI exam preparation, TELC exam preparation.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 23.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season High season supplement per week: 120 €
High season dates 23.May.2016 - 25.Sep.2016
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 600 1200 1800 2140 2675 3210 3745 4280 5350 6420 535
In addition to any Individual course you may take one of our Language Plus modules courses: Business Russian, Russian Music, Russian Literature, General one to one Russian, TRKI exam preparation, TELC exam preparation.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 23.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 11:40
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season High season supplement per week: 120 €
High season dates 23.May.2016 - 25.Sep.2016
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 420 840 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
It also includes: 3 half-day activities per week, 1 Friday's restaurant night, 1 full day excursion per week, LIDO restaurant (tasting 3 types of beer and snack).
Starting dates 2016: 22.Feb.2016 - 04.Mar.2016, 23.May.2016 - 03.Jun.2016, 18.Jul.2016 - 29.Jul.2016, 12.Sep.2016 - 23.Sep.2016.
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season High season supplement per week: 70 €
High season dates 23.May.2016 - 25.Sep.2016
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 240 420 630 840 -- -- -- -- -- -- 210
Russian Music module: students will expand their vocabulary with both poetic and modern slang by listening to famous Russian songs, starting from folk songs and ballads up to rock and pop music.
The Russian Literature module is devoted to reading and discussing classical and modern Russian literature. Course can be booked in addition to a Group or One to One course only.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 240 420 630 840 1050 1260 1470 1680 2100 2520 210
Only available in combination with a Group or One to one course.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Elementary (A2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 240 420 630 840 1050 1260 -- -- -- -- 210
Only available in combination with a group of One to one course. The school offers TRKI and telc exam courses.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 23.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Lesson duration (minutes): 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 90.00  €
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 50 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Language school closed: In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 04.May.2016, 23.Jun.2016, 24.Jun.2016, 18.Nov.2016, 23.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Russian, English
Comments about courses: Price includes: guided group city-tour on Monday, social program - 1-3 activity per week and from June to August 3-4 weekly activities (entrance fees, transport and food are paid by students).

5. Accommodation

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Price in € 310 620 930 1240 310
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
* Priority for placement at Executive Host family is given to the students, who choose Intensive or Individual (at least 20 lessons per week) course. * Executive Host family - offers high-quality accommodation either within walking distance from the school or maximum 50 minutes by public transport.
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night: 58.5 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 20 minutes by public transport
Includes: Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates High season dates 23.May.2016 - 25.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in € 240 480 720 960 240
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night: 46.5 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 10 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates High season dates 23.May.2016 - 25.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in € 250 500 750 1000 250
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night: 50 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 20 minutes by public transport
Includes: Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates High season dates 23.May.2016 - 25.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in € 180 360 540 720 180
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night: 38 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates High season dates 23.May.2016 - 25.Sep.2016
High season
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Price in € 250 500 750 1000 250
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Accommodation at the seaside resort Jurmala is offered, distance to a sandy beach is 5 - 10 minutes within walking distance and 3 minutes from the train station.
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night: 50 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 40 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 23.May.2016 - 25.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in € 220 440 660 880 220
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
The shared flat in the city centre provides: 5 comfortable bedrooms. Twin bedroom accommodation is available if requested together with a friend or partner.
Price extra night: 220 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 23.May.2016 - 25.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in € 290 580 870 1160 290
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Student residence with 2 bedrooms and shared kitchen facilities. The residence is located in the same building as the school.
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night: 290 € (Only weekend extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 2 minutes walking
Includes: Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 23.May.2016 - 25.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in € 200 400 600 800 200
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 40 minutes by public transport
Includes: Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 03.May.2016 - 13.Sep.2016
High season High season supplement per week: 150 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in € 260 520 780 1040 260
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Hotel ''Irina'' offers single, double and triple rooms, restaurant&bar, hairdressing salon, cable TV, internet, sauna, money exchange service, taxi services and information about excursions.
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night: 40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 3 minutes walking
Includes: Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 01.May.2016 - 30.Sep.2016
High season High season supplement per week: 100 €
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Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
Single room always
Optional airport transfer: Riga International (RIX): for 40 € (one way)
Taxi costs about 25 € to the city center

6. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Dancing     1 km
Golf     15 km
Horse riding     15 km
Music      
Sailing     5 km
Skiing     25 km
Squash     4 km
Swimming     3 km
Tennis     4 km
Volleyball     5 km
Windsurfing     5 km
Yoga     1 km
Examples of social activities
organised by language school:
BBQ, karaoke, visits to museums, visit to Jurmala, visit to places of interests

7. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.6/5.0 
(7 reviews)
City / State 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.6/5.0 
Facilities 4.1/5.0 
Social activities 3.6/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 5.0/5.0 
Value for money 4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 4.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment) 4.3/5.0 
Other 4.3/5.0 
Students liked about Durbe Russian Language Academy, Riga
"The classes were great and I learned a lot. All the people were very friendly and explained everything to me." - (42 years)
"Lessons are professional and serious; there is sufficient attention for the needs of the students." - (59 years)
"Great availability and competence" - (25 years)
All 7 reviews of Durbe Russian Language Academy

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  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
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