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Lev Tolstoy Russian SchoolKiev, Ukraine

Russian courses at this language school can not be booked on our site. The information is provided in order to orient our visitors about the complete range of language course options available in Kiev.

Location: Lev Tolstoy Russian School is located in the culturally rich Ukrainian capital city of Kiev. The school is housed in the city centre surrounded by eateries, restaurants, shopping centres and attractions such as the National Opera House of Ukraine, St. Sophia's Cathedral, Golden Gate, St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, St. Andrew's Cathedral and Vladimiro kalva park.

Course selection: The school provides General Russian taught in groups, privately or in a general combination of group and private lessons.

School facilities: The school facilities include free WIFI, free coffee and water, a microwave for student use and heating in all classrooms. There is also ample natural light in all classrooms to create an optimal learning environment.
  • The language school Lev Tolstoy Russian School was founded in Kiev, Ukraine in 2011.
  • Legal name / parent company: FOP Martynenko S. V
  • Tax registration ID: 3037016986

Russian Courses

General Language

Information for all courses offered by Lev Tolstoy Russian School

Lesson duration
60 minutes
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 35 € per course level.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.

Lessons needed per Russian language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 160 8
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 320 16
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 360 18
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 400 20
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 440 22
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival

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Lev Tolstoy Russian School

“We are proud to say that every member of our staff is a highly qualified specialist. ”
Svetlana Martynenko
Svetlana Martynenko
Director of Lev Tolstoy Russian School
Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalAssococcinella
Russian teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
70% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 10:00
Student gender mix
60% male / 40% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Lev Tolstoy Russian School and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • Air conditioning in most classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 4
    Number of public PC workstations: 2
    Free parking (<500m)

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 20
Throughout the year: 10
Minimum age of students
17 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 5
Adult courses Throughout the year: 3
Average age of students
In summer: 35 years
Throughout the year: 35 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Kyiv Boryspil International Airport:
35 € one way
50 € return (both ways)
More information about airports around Kiev and how to get from the airport to Kiev on your own here on our Kiev page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from Singapore require a visa to enter and study in Ukraine.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
50 €
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Student opinions about Lev Tolstoy Russian School, Kiev

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
I loved how interactive the classes are. You are really stimulated to practice with your instructors and fellow students by talking to each other. Other than that, I already noted a lot of things I really enjoyed.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The business lunches in Kyiv are a great way to try different Ukrainian dishes! There's always free exhibitions at PinchukArtCentre (near Khreshatyk) which may be worth checking out. Also, I went to a festival at Kurazh Bazar which was really nice. I was told they organise something there about once every 3 or 4 weeks so you might want to keep an eye out for that as well. Similarly, I went to a really nice dance event at ArtZavodPlatforma (a really cool old factory site!) even though I don't usually go to stuff like that. It was called Белые Ночи/White Nights and I think it's a recurring event. Finally, I received some tips for nice lesser-known cafés from some locals I met at a nice cocktail bar called Tom Sour (near Maidan Nezalezhnosti): Хвильовий/Hvyl'ovyy, Pink Freud (both in Podil) and Кеды искусствоведа (near Khreshatyk).
Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0


Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I did the super intensive course with group lessons in the morning and private lessons in the afternoon because I could not stay in Kyiv very long. It was a great decision, because I feel like I progressed immensely in just 5,5 days of lessons. I think I learned more in my time here than in a year of following electives on Russian language at my own university in The Netherlands. The pace was good, the study book was good, and the instructions were very clear, both in the group lessons and in my private lessons. The lessons were well-balanced and very interactive. They really helped me improve my speaking, listening, vocabulary and grammar. My fellow students were all very positive as well, plus the instructors were very nice! I would definitely recommend the Lev Tolstoy Institute to anyone who wants to learn Russian in Ukraine and might actually come back myself! I don't think the school offered any afternoon activities or excursions, but I didn't really ask either, so I could be wrong. At any rate, there's plenty to do and see in Kyiv, so you'd probably be able to entertain yourself for weeks.
Other comments I couldn't find the school at first because there's no sign outside and it's located in an apartment building. Also, it took me a while before I understood the front door so you might want to ask someone how it works.
Course: Super-intensive (group+individual) - 1 week
27. Aug. 2019
The teachers are very thorough and committed to our learning.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss If you've only got a few weeks in Kiev, take your studies to as many different cafe's to explore and get a vibe for the city.
Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0


Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The teachers are all excellent, they have slightly different styles of teaching, but all effective none the less. I feel I made excellent progress with reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition, however the grammar is extremely complicated and difficult for persons over 40 to learn. Unfortunately the stresses of dealing with my work situation while studying has impeded my ability to focus on learning the language as well as I should have, to no fault of the school.
Other comments It's a tiny school, but excellent nonetheless. It's better suited for committed students who are committed to learning the language without expectations of much social experience with other students as it's small.
Course: Super-intensive (group+individual) - 4 weeks
4. Feb. 2020


Reitarskaia 2, Office 9 (3rd Floor) - 1034 Kiev
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FAQ about Lev Tolstoy Russian School, Kiev

  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Kyiv Boryspil International Airport (35 €)
  • 100% of teachers at Lev Tolstoy Russian School hold a university degree. 70% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Lev Tolstoy Russian School comes from Germany with a 10% representation, followed by students from England (10%) and France (10%).
  • Lev Tolstoy Russian School offers courses from years to 99. Average age is 35 during the summer and 35 for the rest of the year.

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