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Derzhavin Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Russia

What we like about the school

  • Residence next to school
  • Best rated school in Russia
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
  • Excellent rating of student apartments
  • Top rated social activities
  • Top rated school facilities
  • St. Petersburg is one of the top destinations our students liked most

Derzhavin Institute

The language school Derzhavin Institute was founded in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2003. Derzhavin Institute is one of the oldest private Russian language schools in Russia. The school is located in the historic center of St Petersburg that is the most beautiful and most attractive city in Russia.

The school address is: Troitskij prospect 6, 190005 - St. Petersburg (Russia).

Accreditations and Quality seals

EAQUALSPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalROPRYAL

School Size:

Facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

21

Number of public PC workstations:

4

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • 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
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

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

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 100
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 30

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Russian teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree

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

20
10
10
5
20
10
10

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Pulkovo International Airport (LED).It takes 30 minutes  to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017 - 08.Jan.2017, 23.Feb.2017, 08.Feb.2017, 01.May.2017, 09.May.2017, 25.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
School policy regarding bank holidays:
Full corresponding tuition fees are reimbursed

Russian Courses

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For courses of 9+ weeks we recommend one of our Long-Stay/Academic courses.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30 - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:45 - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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For courses of 9+ weeks we recommend one of our Long-Stay/Academic courses.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30 - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30 - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30 - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:45 - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30 - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:15 - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Available options: 5-30 lessons per week.
Each lesson costs 30 euros.
If you need visa support and book the one-to-one course, the minimum number of lessons is 15 per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Learn Russian vocabulary and grammar in a relaxing and interactive way watching Soviet and modern Russian films. Can be booked with the Standard group course only.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:45 - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$40280311701560195023392729311938994678390
Standard course + 10 group business lessons.
Starting dates
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30 - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:45 - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
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Price in €150143300285------------------
Price in US$170339------------------
Could be booked with the Standard group course only.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:45 - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Standard course + 10 mini groups lessons to prepare you for your exam.
Starting dates
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30 - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:45 - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Exam fee
70 €
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Weeks1234567891011
Price in €150143300285------------------
Price in US$170339------------------
Could be booked with the Standard group course only.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:45 - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks1234567891011
Price in €150143300285------------------
Price in US$170339------------------
Could be booked with the Standard group course only.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:45 - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks1234567891011
Price in €150143300285------------------
Price in US$170339------------------
Could be booked with the Standard group course only.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:45 - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Note: All courses offered by Derzhavin Institute, St. Petersburg 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 30 €. 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:Literature, folklore and tourism afternoon courses could be only taken with the Standard Russian course in the morning. Cost is 150€/week.

Accommodation

weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*
Price in €2505007501000250100
Price in US$2985958931190298119
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
36 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
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Price in €230460690920230100
Price in US$2745488211095274119
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
33 € (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 & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*
Price in €185370555740185100
Price in US$221441661881221119
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
26 € (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: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*
Price in €155310465620155100
Price in US$185369554738185119
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
22 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
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: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*
Price in €195390585775195100
Price in US$232464696922232119
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*
Price in €200400600800200100
Price in US$238476714952238119
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, 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: 99
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*
Price in €200400600800200100
Price in US$238476714952238119
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, 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: 99
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*
Price in €160320480640160100
Price in US$191381571762191119
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
23 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, 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: 99
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible?yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    Pulkovo Airport:for 40 €(one way);for 80 €(return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Cooking 
Music 
Skiing 
Swimming 
Yoga 

Reviews

City
5.0/5.0 
Organisation
4.8/5.0 
Facilities
4.7/5.0 
Social activities
4.8/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
5.0/5.0 
Value for money
4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.7/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.7/5.0 
Other
4.7/5.0 
Students liked about Derzhavin Institute, St. Petersburg
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.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay B&B
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
a high level of teachers, good organization, nice atmosphere
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
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
Excellent organisation, extremely pleasant & available administrative staff and teachers.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
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.
The quality of the teachers was excellent, the social activities that were offered were exciting and the atmosphere was welcoming
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
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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