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Reviews of Derzhavin Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia

Total number of reviews: 25
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 25 reviews of former students of Derzhavin Institute
Overall Rating
Derzhavin Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia

Rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars

4.6/5.0 
City

Rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8/5.0 
Organisation

Rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8/5.0 
Facilities

Rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5/5.0 
Social activities

Rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars

4.6/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating of out of 5 stars

4.7/5.0 
Value for money

Rating of out of 5 stars

4.4/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of out of 5 stars

4.8/5.0 
Shared Flat

Rating of out of 5 stars

3.8/5.0 
other

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0.0/5.0 

Individual Reviews

Derzhavin Institute
17. Feb. 2020
1. Emmanuel (46 years) - France
101. Course:  Standard Group Course + Grammar Immersion Module + Speaking Immersion Module - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

3. Nov. 2019
2. Antje (53 years) - 
102. Course:  Standard Group Course + Speaking Immersion Module - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

9. Oct. 2019
3.  (48 years) - 
103. Course:  Standard Group Course + Grammar Immersion Module + Speaking Immersion Module [Rosyjski] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
very small groups, the teachers are very involved
22. Sep. 2019
4. Julián  (44 years) - United Kingdom
104. Course:  Standard - 7 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

21. Aug. 2019
5. Frank (50 years) - 
105. Course:  Standard Group Course + Speaking Immersion Module [Russisch] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Guest House (studios)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

17. Jul. 2019
6.  (66 years) - United States
106. Course:  Standard [Russian] - 10 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Guest House (studios)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
I really liked the after school activities. Our tour guide was very good. Give the girl a raise!
15. Jul. 2019
7. Lara (30 years) - United States
107. Course:  Standard Group Course + Speaking Immersion Module - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

30. Jun. 2019
8. Imogen (20 years) - United Kingdom
108. Course:  Standard [Russian] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared flat

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

22. Jan. 2019
9.  (19 years) - United States
109. Course:  Intensive (Standard Group Course + Grammar Immersion Module + Speaking Immersion Module) [Russian] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared flat

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The staff were very kind and organized, absolutely incredible.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Eat at canteens, they’re cheaper.
29. Oct. 2018
10. Adams (75 years) - Belgium
110. Course:  Standard [Russian] - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

15. Oct. 2018
11. Ulrike (55 years) - Switzerland
111. Course:  Standard - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

5. Sep. 2018
12. Michael (57 years) - Germany
112. Course:  Standard Group Course + Speaking Immersion Module - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Guest House (studios)

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

3. Sep. 2018
13. Maddalena (21 years) - Italy
113. Course:  Standard Group Course + Speaking Immersion Module - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared flat

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

23. Aug. 2018
14.  (45 years) - New Zealand
114. Course:  Intensive (Standard Group Course + Grammar Immersion Module + Speaking Immersion Module) - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Guest House (studios)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The whole organisation was professional, efficient, well-structured, straightforward and kind. And I loved that we only spoke Russian.
21. Aug. 2018
15.  (33 years) - United Kingdom
115. Course:  Intensive (Standard Group Course + Grammar Immersion Module + Speaking Immersion Module) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Students were all friendly. Staff were very professional. Well organised.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Although for the beginner classes there is no pre-requisite learning, I would strongly advise learning the alphabet as I struggled throughout the week. This should be recommended to all beginner students.
6. Aug. 2018
16.  (20 years) - 
116. Course:  Standard - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared flat

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Environment and teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
It would be better for them to travel
2. Aug. 2018
17.  (19 years) - 
117. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared flat

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

10. Jul. 2018
18.  (76 years) - 
118. Course:  1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Guest House (studios)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

28. May. 2018
19.  (30 years) - Slovakia
119. Course:  Intensive (Standard Group Course + Grammar Immersion Module + Speaking Immersion Module) - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
I really liked the overall experience very much. The school itself was nice, the teachers were professionals and the study program was challenging enough. I learned a lot and I'm thinking about repeating the course again next year.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
I realy liked the leisure activities organised by school not only during the week but, also on Saturdays. I went to Petergrof and Pushkin with school and in both cases, it was great experience.
22. Aug. 2017
20.  (23 years) - Paraguay
120. Course:  6 Weeks Intensive Course + 6 weeks Individual Tuition 1  - 6 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
It may be the Certificate Delivery each Friday. There is a meeting in the hall each Friday with photos, cookies and group feelings.
25. Jul. 2017
21.  (55 years) - Belgium
121. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The organization and the teachers.
Other comments
very professional
15. May. 2017
22.  (27 years) - Switzerland
122. Course:  Long stay course - 9 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Quality of teaching is very high and the teachers use different tools to help us progress in our language studies. The school is centrally located, which allows the student to reach it easily. The organisation at the Institute is really high-level, which made me feel really comfortable from the first day on.
12. Sep. 2016
23.  (51 years) - 
123. Course:  TRKI Exam Preparatory Course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
a high level of teachers, good organization, nice atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
close to the metro station, shops open 24/7 and bars, course participants receive a student ID card of the Russian Federation (numerous and significant relief, eg. in museums, many entry based on card free of charge), the school gives 24 Hour Emergency phones
Other comments
I highly recommend going back there
22. Aug. 2016
24.  (23 years) - 
124. Course:  Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Excellent organisation, extremely pleasant & available administrative staff and teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Each day an activity or a trip is offered to better know the language, the city and culture.
Other comments
Very good experience, which allowed to resume and improve my Russian skills.
22. May. 2016
25.  (27 years) - Netherlands
125. Course:  Intensive Long-Stay Programme - 19 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The quality of the teachers was excellent, the social activities that were offered were exciting and the atmosphere was welcoming
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Try visiting as many museums as possible and make some Russian friends
Other comments
A great organization with an excellent staff

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