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Extra Class Language Center, St. Petersburg, Russia

4.3/5

Rating: 4.3/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes

Extra Class Language Center

The language school Extra Class Language Center was founded in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2002. Extra Class Language Center is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia, near Nevsky, the main street. The school is a 5-minute walk away from Dostoyevsky museum and 4 different metro stations.

The school address is: 17 Zagorodniy, 191002 - St. Petersburg, Russia (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalCommittee on Education of St. Petersburg

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

6

Number of public PC workstations:

2

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 20 € per course level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 80
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 65

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 4

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

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):

10
10
10
10
5
10
15
5
10

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Pulkovo LED.

Pulkovo Airport:
20 € drop off
free airport transfer without additional costs pick up

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Russian Courses

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 230 219 460 437 587 558 782 743 978 930 1173 1115 1369 1301 1564 1486 1955 1858 2346 2229 196 187
Price in US$ 245 490 625 832 1040 1248 1456 1663 2079 2495 209
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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: 10:00  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € 430 409 860 817 1097 1043 1462 1389 1828 1737 2193 2084 2559 2432 2924 2778 3655 3473 4386 4167 366 348
Price in US$ 458 915 1167 1555 1944 2332 2721 3109 3887 4664 390
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € 650 618 1300 1235 1658 1576 2210 2100 2763 2625 3315 3150 3868 3675 4420 4199 5525 5249 6630 6299 553 526
Price in US$ 692 1383 1763 2350 2938 3525 4113 4700 5875 7050 588
Starting dates
Every Day.
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: 10:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € 800 760 1600 1520 2040 1938 2720 2584 3400 3230 4080 3876 4760 4522 5440 5168 6800 6460 8160 7752 680 646
Price in US$ 851 1702 2170 2893 3616 4339 5062 5785 7231 8677 724
Starting dates
Every Day.
General course schedule
8 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: 10:00  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € 450 428 900 855 1148 1091 1530 1454 1913 1818 2295 2181 2678 2545 3060 2907 3825 3634 4590 4361 383 364
Price in US$ 479 957 1221 1627 2034 2441 2848 3254 4067 4881 408
Starting dates
Every Day.
General course schedule
3 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: 10:00  - 12:35
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:35
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 490 466 980 931 1250 1188 1666 1583 2083 1979 2499 2375 2916 2771 3332 3166 4165 3957 4998 4749 417 397
Price in US$ 521 1042 1330 1772 2215 2658 3101 3543 4429 5315 444
Starting dates
Every Day.
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: 10:00  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 50.00 €

Accommodation

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Price in US$ 202 403 605 806 1008 1209 1411 1612 2015 2418 202
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Extra Class Language Center - 1
Price extra night:
26 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
18 minutes walking (average reported by 6 former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 92
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 180 360 540 720 900 1080 1260 1440 1800 2160 180
Price in US$ 202 403 605 806 1008 1209 1411 1612 2015 2418 202
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Extra Class Language Center - 1
Price extra night:
26 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes walking
Includes:
Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
All accommodations are located either in the city center or at least within a short walk from a metro station. Host families have been cooperating with the school for years, and are regularly monitored.
Please note that by Russian standards there is usually just one bathroom in a flat, so it is unrealistic to request a separate bathroom when staying with a host family.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Cooking2 km
Dancing1 km
Golf20 km
Horse riding10 km
Ice Hockey5 km
Music 
Sailing10 km
Skiing20 km
Squash3 km
Swimming2 km
Table Tennis5 km
Tennis10 km
Volleyball5 km
Yoga1 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

4.3/5.0

Rating: 4.3/5.0

City

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.1/5.0

3.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other
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Students liked about Extra Class Language Center, St. Petersburg
The quality of the teacher, Katia, and the seriousness of the whole school team
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
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
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: It was a very good experience. I will really recommend this school around me and I hope to return soon. I felt full of confidence.
Professional approach
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
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Studying russian for 3 weeks in EXTRA-SCHOOL is equivalent to my 1 year russian course in Poland ( 1h a week). I highly recommend their services.
My teacher was amazing and the receptionist, Alena, was incredibly helpful if you need recommendations or help with anything locally.
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
School organization
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Ask Alena for a student discount pass so that you can get into museums and exhibitions for free or at a discount. Ask her to tell you where to get a Russian SIM card to get unlimited data (for maps, etc) for a really good price.
Excellent education
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
School organization
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Professor knew how to adapt to our needs for our next stay.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: Billing problem. Paid the courses on the account indicated in the bill, but in between, the account no longer exists. I asked to see with my bank to bring back the money !!! To be continued !!!!!!

Brochures

Extra Class Language Center Brochure (PDF)
 Cultural Program (PDF)
 City (PDF)

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    FAQ about Extra Class Language Center, St. Petersburg

  • Russian courses at Extra Class Language Center start at 219 € for Mini Group Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Extra Class Language Center
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Pulkovo Airport ( €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Extra Class Language Center varies from 1 students (One to One 30) to 8 students (Mini Group Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Extra Class Language Center hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Extra Class Language Center comes from Switzerland with a 15% representation, followed by students from Germany (10%) and England (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Extra Class Language Center offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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