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Reviews of ProBa Educational Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia

Total number of reviews: 75
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 75 reviews of former students of ProBa Educational Centre
Overall Rating
ProBa Educational Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 
City

Rating: 4.8

4.8 
Organisation

Rating: 4.1

4.1 
Facilities

Rating: 3.4

3.4 
Social activities

Rating: 3.3

3.3 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5

4.5 
Value for money

Rating: 4.0

4.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3.9

3.9 
Shared Flat

Rating: 3.7

3.7 
other

Rating: 3.7

3.7 

Individual Reviews

ProBa Educational Centre
10. Mar. 2020
1. Chihiro (19 years)  
101. Course:  Mini Group [ロシア語] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Student Flat

Rating: 4/5.0

11. Nov. 2019
2. Esther (53 years)  
102. Course:  Mini Group [Russian] - 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: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

23. Sep. 2019
3.  (61 years)  Austria
103. Course:  Mini Group - 2 weeks

Overall Rating
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Value for money
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Detailed review
City/place
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Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The school issues student cards, with which you get free entry to the Eremitage and reduced or free entry to many other museums (unfortunately no reduction for audioguides). Excellent!
9. Sep. 2019
4. Nico (20 years)  Germany
104. Course:  Mini Group [Russisch] - 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: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

27. Aug. 2019
5.  (60 years)  France
105. Course:  Mini Group - 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
---
Facilities (library, classrooms)
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Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress
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Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Excellent school
Other comments:
To recommend without hesitation ! Everything was exactly the same as the descriptions no bad surprise
13. Aug. 2019
6. Nikola (23 years)  Austria
106. Course:  Mini Group - 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
Shared Student Flat

Rating: 5/5.0

5. Aug. 2019
7. Marta (18 years)  Italy
107. Course:  Mini Group [Russian] - 4 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

29. Jul. 2019
8. Matilda (19 years)  Italy
108. Course:  Mini Group - 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: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

12. Jul. 2019
9.  (57 years)  Germany
109. Course:  Mini Group - 2 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: 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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Uncomplicated. Practice. Good teachers.
3. Jul. 2019
10. Marie-amanda (42 years)  Sweden
110. Course:  2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place
---
School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

3. Jan. 2019
11. Julia (28 years)  
111. Course:  Mini Group [Russisch] - 4 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: 4/5.0

9. Sep. 2018
12. Wanja (17 years)  
112. Course:  Mini Group - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

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: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

5. Sep. 2018
13.  (46 years)  
113. Course:  Mini Group - 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: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

5. Sep. 2018
14. Julen (19 years)  
114. Course:  Mini Group - 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: 3/5.0

15. Aug. 2018
15.  (54 years)  
115. Course:  Mini Group - 2 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Student Flat

Rating: 4/5.0

4. Aug. 2018
16.  (33 years)  
116. Course:  Mini Group - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 1/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 1/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
- There was no evaluation of entry and exit contrary to the promise of the flyer. Just a grammar test on the 2nd day. -In 1 week, during 1 day they put the levels A2, B1, B2 together in other words a day lost for everyone -No written exercises -Written exercises not adapted to the A2 level -No correction during speaking time-The only positive point: grammar exercises that are correct
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The visit of the city of course
Other comments:
I would recommend another school, for the moment the pedagogy in this school comes 2nd. They are just interested in cashing your money. The manager of this school does not seem to have a love for language learning, it's a pity.
9. Jul. 2018
17.  (49 years)  
117. Course:  White Nights Special - 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

15. Apr. 2018
18. Jorma (65 years)  Finland
118. Course:  Individual Standard - 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: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

2. Mar. 2018
19.  (70 years)  Sweden
119. Course:  Mini Group - 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:
My sympathetic, competent teacher Alexandra. She is the best lanuage teacher I ever had. Outstanding!!! I admire her motivation and dedication. She can adapt teaching strategy to the student's need. I was on primary level, got good start of language during my 2 weeks. I will definitely go back and continue studying.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Start on the elementary level (like I did). Learn the Russian alphabet in advance, before the school starts. It is a big help and makes the beginning easier.
Other comments:
The school is well organized. Courses starting on each Monday, any level and for any age. Exellent location and on a nice street. Helpful and friendly staff. Also, my homestay wuth a lovely person, Anastasia, was ideal. I can give my best recommendations.
26. Feb. 2018
20.  (31 years)  
120. Course:  Individual Intensive - 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Student Hostel

Rating: 5/5.0

14. Nov. 2017
21.  (18 years)  Netherlands
121. Course:  Mini Group - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Student Flat

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The staff was friendly and always willing to help, the lessons were interesting and entertaining at the same time.
9. Nov. 2017
22.  (66 years)  
122. Course:  Mini Group - 3 weeks

Overall Rating
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Value for money
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Detailed review
City/place
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School organization
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Facilities (library, classrooms)
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Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress
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Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Small groups
6. Sep. 2017
23.  (18 years)  Spain
123. Course:  Mini Group - 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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The school is small, as well as the groups, which makes it very easy to speak and practice the language and to socialize.
13. Feb. 2017
24.  (53 years)  Kazakhstan
124. Course:  Mini Group - 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Availability of classes during holiday seasons
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Be careful of pickpockets.
Other comments:
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending friends.
6. Sep. 2016
25.  (21 years)  
125. Course:  Mini Group - 3 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: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Student Flat

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The quality of education, the teachers' sympathy
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Do not hesitate to ask for another group when the level is not adapted
Other comments:
The coffee offered at each break was great :)
30. Aug. 2016
26.    Sweden
126. Course:  Mini Group - 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: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 1/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
teaching method
26. Aug. 2016
27.  (52 years)  
127. Course:  Mini Group - 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: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The enthusiasm of the teachers for their jobs, their professionalism, the variety in the teachings between grammar with new learning units and free conversations/discussions. We always spoke in Russian, only if it was very hard to follow or with new vocabulary we switched to English. Even difficult topics were adressed with humorous text, which were also used as basis for discussion. The atmosphere for learning in the group and with the teacher (Ira) was great.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Participate in the offered leisure activities of the school (in Russian) - that few took place was due to a lack of participants. However, the city also offers so many ways to do something in excursions, churches and museum visits, there is something for every taste. To stay with a host family has a great advantage: you personally learn a lot more about the country and people, and can use what you have learned in class.
Other comments:
There was a very good atmosphere at the school, even among students of different groups. An advantage was - what first seemed a bit crowded - that all students got in contact in the hallway during the break. That made the school very familial. The administrators were cheerful, friendly and helpful.
22. Aug. 2016
28.  (50 years)  
128. Course:  Mini Group - 2 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: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
flexibility and availability
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
it's better to ask to do a level test on the first day
Other comments:
small and very active school
4. Apr. 2016
29.  (42 years)  
129. Course:  Mini Group - 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: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Good atmosphere, good staff and a good teacher.
8. Sep. 2015
30. Mari Benedikte (24 years)  
130. Course:  Mini Group - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Student Flat

Rating: 4/5.0

22. Jul. 2015
31.  (52 years)  Italy
131. Course:  Mini Group - 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: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Do not pay the whole amount before arrival. Visit the town walking on its roofs. Don't miss Yosupovski Palace and Marinskij Theater.
Other comments:
They should improve the accommodations. The classrooms are definitely too small for all the students, at least in the summer period. The teachers are great though. I especially appreciated Sveta Alexandrova and Katia.
8. Dec. 2014
32.  (36 years)  
132. Course:  Mini Group - 4 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: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers (especially Katia) are very professional and very friendly. The groups are small, so everyone gets to speak often.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
If you want to improve quickly, I recommend you combine group and private lessons.
Other comments:
provide activities / tours for students
3. Mar. 2014
33.  (32 years)  
133. Course:  Mini Group - 4 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
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
professionalism
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
dwell in the family
20. Dec. 2013
34.  (22 years)  
134. Course:  Mini Group - 12 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: 3/5.0

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:
The program was not only high-quality but also more fun than I expected.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
I think that the more seriously you tackle the language learning, the more rewards you get. You can join the school activities as you want.
6. Nov. 2013
35.  (25 years)  Luxembourg
135. Course:  Mini Group - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The professor
5. Nov. 2013
36.  (29 years)  Slovenia
136. Course:  Mini Group - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

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: 3/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
They are very nice and the teacher was very good.
15. Oct. 2013
37.  (54 years)  
137. Course:  Individual Standard - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the way of teaching, tailored in my case very specific to me, well structured, a great compliment to the teacher Stanislav
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
when the school offers excursions, take part. Our teacher Stanislav also very well informed about the history.
Other comments:
offer more excursions. Unfortunately there was only one excursion to Novgorod during my short four weeks stay. Was very interesting. For a fee, the school should offer students who can show you the city/neighborhood.
5. Aug. 2013
38.  (44 years)  
138. Course:  Individual Standard - 4 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 professionalism and the preparation of teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
If you have a good grammar in your native language, it's better to take it as a support
Other comments:
A good school where is really good also the human relationship with all employees, who are very kind and helpful
5. Dec. 2012
39.  (77 years)  
139. Course:  Individual Standard - 4 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: 1/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
My teacher Stanislav is excellent and the other teachers have been praised by fellow students too. Stanislav is proficient in many languages like me so we had very lively and interesting lessons also about grammatical language comparison. He talked to me exclusively in Russian, although I still struggle with my speaking it was a very good exercise. I now have access to an entirely new language. Also cultural and political issues were raised in the conversations. Stanislav has written a teaching tool,with whom I worked too which was outstanding.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
They should send photos of the property and be sure to agree on the information regarding the family.
Other comments:
Classrooms functional, comfortable, bright, quiet, the operators of the school very pleasant, helpful. Also, the location of the school is very good. It is near Schulraeume. It has plenty of restaurants, shopping just a step away from the underground.. There is a fitness center within walking distance.
21. Nov. 2012
40.  (32 years)  
140. Course:  Mini Group - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

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 Student Flat

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
School hours, teachers and staff availability, warm and inviting atmosphere.
27. Aug. 2012
41.  (42 years)  
141. Course:  Mini Group - 10 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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
High level teaching method of the teachers, the excellent organization for the school program and for the excursions, the comfortable surroundings.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
I recommend this school
Other comments:
A very good experience that I hope to repeat soon as possible
23. Aug. 2011
42.  (25 years)  
142. Course:  Mini Group - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
---
Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Maximum availability of the entire staff of the school... The professionalism in teaching hours.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
I suggest you stay in the center thus avoiding problems with the closure of the bridges in St. Petersburg.
Other comments:
The accommodation at the University of Economics and Finance is cute, but you can not bring any guests... it's a serious flaw...
15. Aug. 2011
43.  (29 years)  
143. Course:  Mini Group - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The nice students
Other comments:
The school should honestly inform their students about the conditions of their accommodation. A lot of people had problems with the accommodations. This situation should improve, if the school wants to get better evaluations.
7. Mar. 2011
44. Gerhard (38 years)  
144. Course:  Mini Group - 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: 4/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

19. Nov. 2010
45.  (37 years)  
145. Course:  Mini Group - 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: 4/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
KIND TREATMENT AND QUALITY OF EDUCATION
12. Jul. 2010
46.  (74 years)  
146. Course:  Mini Group - 3 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: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The education style.
30. Oct. 2009
47.  (44 years)  
147. Course:  Mini Group - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 1/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Familial

 

Response from school
The school changes the program and accommodation on the student's request. Upon arrival each student get printed information about accommodation and study. Our notes should help you to avoid some of the problems or misunderstandings while staying in St.Petersburg and living among Russians. We would like to point out that due to a very different culture and simple problems of communication, misunderstanding are almost sure to occur. There is nothing extraordinary. However, you should try to find the right balance between demanding too much and too little.
22. May. 2009
48.  (58 years)  
148. Course:  Mini Group - 2 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: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Student Hostel

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the teacher
Other comments:
if you want to have a good night rest never book their student hostel
6. Jan. 2009
49.  (50 years)  
149. Course:  Mini Group - 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: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
familiar atmosphere, qualified teachers, courses well adapted to the individual state of knowledge
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
city tour, museums

 

Response from school
Thank you, Maren and welcome for the next course! We are glad to see you again next year!
29. Dec. 2008
50.  (36 years)  
150. Course:  Individual Intensive - 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: 4/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Small, very friendly staff, excellent learning atmosphere in the heart of St. Petersburg (5 minutes to Nevski Prospect)
Other comments:
Teachers are excellent and qualified! They manage perfectly to understand and adjust to the level of the learner and push him forward.
23. Oct. 2008
51.  (24 years)  Italy
151. Course:  Mini Group - 4 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: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
teachers
10. Sep. 2008
52. Stefano (27 years)  Italy
152. Course:  Mini Group - 2 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: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Student Hostel

Rating: 4/5.0

9. Jan. 2008
53. Frank (34 years)  
153. Course:  Individual Standard - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

12. Dec. 2007
54.  (23 years)  
154. Course:  Mini Group - 13 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
teaching, general atmosphere
20. Aug. 2007
55.  (40 years)  
155. Course:  Mini Group - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The family-like atmosphere at the school
Other comments:
The premises are newly refurbished but quite small. I really liked the lessons and teachers. Staff in general was very helpful. I will go there again.
15. Aug. 2007
56. Aurore (20 years)  
156. Course:  Study at Teacher\'s Home Course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

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

22. Jul. 2007
57.  (38 years)  
157. Course:  Mini Group - 2 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: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
nice team
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
white nights
13. Jul. 2007
58.  (52 years)  
158. Course:  Mini Group - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
quality teaching and instructional materials
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Troitsky Most cafe just along the road - great vegetarian Russian dishes
Other comments:
I would like to go there again, and take my Russian students
28. Dec. 2006
59.  (36 years)  
159. Course:  Mini Group - 3 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: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
teacher
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
payment by cash for the school tuition
Other comments:
a very good staff
22. Nov. 2006
60.  (47 years)  
160. Course:  Mini Group - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The nice classrooms
28. Oct. 2006
61.  (26 years)  Germany
161. Course:  Mini Group - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Intensive class and good teacher
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Go to a Russian banya at least once!
12. Aug. 2006
62. Gerhard Josef (48 years)  
162. Course:  Mini Group - 3 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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

27. Jul. 2006
63.  (56 years)  
163. Course:  At Teacher\'s Home Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 1/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I lived with my teacher - she and her family were wonderful.
6. Jul. 2006
64.  (36 years)  
164. Course:  \'White Nights of St. Petersburg 2006\' - 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: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I did language courses before but I've never met teachers who are so committed to the progress of their students, for example nearly daily we were at school longer then the official schedule. great combination of practical grammar, application of it and lots of talking. highly recommendable methods.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
enquire at school about the possibility of obtaining a student ticket or card that gives you great discounts to museum, for example free entrance to hermitage which is not to be missed for any reason.
Other comments:
organization of social activities can be a bit chaotic and last minute.
19. Dec. 2005
65.    
165. Course:  Mini Group - 2 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: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The place in the centre of the town and the nice teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Museum, theatre, social live.
Other comments:
More excursions and theatre visits
4. Nov. 2004
66.  (37 years)  Usa
166. Course:  One-to-One

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: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
ability to tailor programs
Other comments:
very courteous staff
2. Sep. 2004
67.    
167. Course:  General Course

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
quiet surroudings around the school
Other comments:
During my stay, there were few students. So the lessons I took was man-to-man. For the beginners like me, it's really much of a help.
23. Mar. 2004
68.  (45 years)  Germany
168. Course:  Super Intensive (+35h)

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Good and engaged teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Say very clearly and loud, what and how they want to study
25. Sep. 2003
69.  (24 years)  Schweiz
169. Course:  One-to-One

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I met nice students.
Negative aspects:
That we had to bring the money for our host family ourselves every week.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
You must go to the soldiers' cemetery and to the ballet!
12. Jun. 2003
70.  (28 years)  Germany
170. Course:  General Course

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: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
VERY nice staff
Negative aspects:
progress of russian could have been better
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
the town spb!!
Other comments:
none
8. May. 2003
71.    
171. Course:  One-to-One

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: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
very motivated teachers
Negative aspects:
classrooms
28. Nov. 2001
72.  (32 years)  Usa
172. Course:  General Course

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Everyone was very friendly and made me feel welcome
Negative aspects:
Had to adjust to a non-American culture
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Do not miss out on the museums. Must stay with a host family to fully experience the culture.
2. Apr. 2001
73.  (35 years)  Usa
173. Course:  General Course

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: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Very friendly atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Russian Ballet is a must see!
Other comments:
I would have preferred to have stayed longer. Learning Russian can be difficult at times, but Pro Ba always made sure I was comfortable with my lessons before continuing with new material.
2. Apr. 2001
74.  (37 years)  Switzerland
174. Course:  One-to-One

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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
small classes
31. Mar. 2001
75. Anonymous (23 years)  
175. Course:  One-to-One

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
---
Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Negative aspects:
few students, which makes it difficult to meet people. it is not the place to go if you wish to have an intensive social life. but if you want to study hard, go ahead...

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