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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: 4.6

4.6 
City

Rating: 4.8

4.8 
Organisation

Rating: 4.8

4.8 
Facilities

Rating: 4.5

4.5 
Social activities

Rating: 4.6

4.6 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.7

4.7 
Value for money

Rating: 4.4

4.4 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.8

4.8 
Shared Flat

Rating: 3.8

3.8 
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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: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

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

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
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Detailed review
City/place
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9. Oct. 2019
3.  (48 years)  
103. Course:  Standard Group Course + Grammar Immersion Module + Speaking Immersion Module [Rosyjski] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
other

Rating: 5/5.0

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

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
other

Rating: 3/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Flat

Rating: 4/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Flat

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

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

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

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

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
other

Rating: 2/5.0

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

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Flat

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
other

Rating: 4/5.0

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: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Flat

Rating: 4/5.0

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: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Flat

Rating: 2/5.0

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

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 2/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
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Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
other

Rating: 4/5.0

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

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

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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