CREF, Moscow, Russia

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes


The language school CREF was founded in Moscow, Russia in 1995. CREF is a language school specialized in teaching Russian to foreigners. With its 50 Russian language teachers, its modern pedagogical approach, CREF offers the best learning experience in Moscow for students from all over the world. The school is located in the heart of the city, near Lubyanka square. Our premise offers 15 confortable classrooms, all fitted with modern equipment. In addition, our team is 100 % client satisfaction oriented: we'll do our maximum so that your language stay is a wonderful experience of learning Russian language and discovering Russia.

The school address is: Ul. Malaya Lubyanka, 16, 101000 - Moscow (Russia).

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:


  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:


Number of public PC workstations:


Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 500
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 1000
  • Junior courses in summer: 500
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 1000

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5
  • Junior courses in summer: 5
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 3

Minimum age of students

  • 15 years
  • 15 years for specific Junior courses

Russian teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):


Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), Domodedo.

Sheremetyevo International Airport:
50 € pick up
100 € return (both ways)
Domodedovo International Airport:
50 € pick up
100 € return (both ways)
Vnukovo International Airport:
50 € pick up
100 € return (both ways)

Language school closed

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018 - 10.Jan.2018, 23.Feb.2018, 09.Mar.2018, 01.May.2018, 08.May.2018, 12.Jun.2018
School policy regarding bank holidays:
Full number of lost classes are made up

Russian Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in € 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1320 1254 1760 1672 2200 2090 4320 4104 6480 6156 8640 8208 200 190
Price in US$ 279 557 835 1113 1469 1959 2448 4807 7210 9614 223
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 22.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 16.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 28.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 26.Nov.2018, 11.Dec.2018.
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 48 Additional Week
Price in € 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1500 1425 1600 1520 2000 1900 2400 2280 4800 4560 9600 9120 200 190
Price in US$ 279 557 835 1113 1669 1781 2226 2671 5341 10682 223
Starting dates
Every Day .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 450 428 900 855 1350 1283 1800 1710 2250 2138 2700 2565 2800 2660 3200 3040 4000 3800 4800 4560 400 380
Price in US$ 501 1002 1503 2003 2504 3005 3116 3561 4451 5341 446
Starting dates
Every Day .
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by CREF, Moscow can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 70.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 70 €. 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.
Comments about courses:Inscription fees are 70€ for first 6 weeks, 110€ between 7-12 weeks and 175€ from 12 weeks onwards. They include administration fees, visa invitation to the Russian federation and administrative fees for Moscow.


weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 210 420 630 840 210
Price in US$ 246 492 738 984 246
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Prices are subject to change.
Placement fee:
1-4 weeks: 90€.
5-12 weeks: 150€.
+12 weeks: 250€.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball1 km
Field Hockey1 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Horse riding4 km
Ice Hockey 
Swimming3 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis1 km
Volleyball2 km


Social activities
Course quality / Progress in language
Value for money
Shared Flat (apartment)
Students liked about CREF, Moscow
The strong commitment of the staff (director, teachers, etc.). The friendly, almost familiar atmosphere.
Overall rating
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Facilities (library, classrooms)
Quality of teaching / language progress
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Additional information
Other comments: I enjoyed the course very much and I would love to go back or to recommend it. However, I would like to address three points that seem important to me: 1) In my opinion, a language course for adults should be designed differently than a course for juniors or a language course in high school. I understand that beginners need to learn conjugation, grammar and vocabulary. But there is more to it; sometimes it felt like "drilling" in high school. 2) I expected to be in a group course (6-8 people). However, during the first week we were only three students and the next 2 weeks, I was the only student. I understand that there cannot be a group if there are no other students with the same level. But I was not informed about that.


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