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Russian school in St. Petersburg: ProBa Educational Centre

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Rubinsteina str. 11 - 191002 St. Petersburg - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
  • Very favorable cancellation terms. You can cancel courses with less than 6 days notice.

What we dislike about the school

  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.

The school promotes that, at present, ProBa is one of the leading institutions offering academic courses of the Russian Language for Foreigners and intensive language practise in Russia.

Location: ProBa Educational Centre St. Petersburg is located in the culturally rich Russian capital of St. Petersburg. The school is housed in the Vladimirsky area of the city near Nevsky Prospect and within a few minutes' walk from Kazan Cathedral, Isaak Cathedral and State Hermitage. There are also many amenities, eateries, links to public transport and attractions within walking distance. Such attractions include the Lomonosov Bridge, the Faberge Museum, the Anichkov Bridge, several Movie theatres and more.

Course selection: The school provides Russian language courses suitable for students of all levels. In addition to General Russian taught over several schedules and intensities, ProBa Educational Centre also provides Russian for Tourism, Russian and Culture, and various programmes with activities around the city. ProBa Educational Centre St. Petersburg also provides English language courses.

Social and cultural: The school promotes many excursions and cultural happenings for a student's optional participation. Excursions can include trips to Moscow, Pskov and Novgorod. Various excursions and activities are also arranged around St. Petersburg. These activities can involve discussions on topics such as Russian orthodoxy and economics as well as visits to galleries and museums.
  • The language school ProBa Educational Centre was founded in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1995.
  • Legal name / parent company: Proba-Lingua Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: TIN7840087761
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Russian Courses

General Language
Private
Work & Study
Business
Information for all courses offered by ProBa Educational Centre
Comments about courses
The inscription fee includes the issuance of the official invitation necessary for getting the Entry Visa, registration after arrival and reservation of accommodation for all period of stay.
Price of course includes: transfer from the airport (return is not included) and student card.
Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
12.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 20 €. 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.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • 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
  • INCLUDED Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at 5€
Note: All courses offered by ProBa Language Centre, St. Petersburg can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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ProBa Educational Centre

“Admission is flexible and open for all levels. Smaller class size, easier communication with instructors. We offer visa support for all countries.”
Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalSAFE, ASTRA
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 10:00
Student gender mix:
40% male / 60% female
School Size
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: Metro: * Vladimirskaya/Dostoevskaya.
Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 5 minutes
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at ProBa Educational Centre and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoEurocard - logoAmerican Express - logoCash payment - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in most classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 8
    Number of public PC workstations: 3

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

    • Sertified teachers for students with learning dificulty, including dyslexia and dysgraphia.

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:40
Throughout the year: 20
Minimum age of students
16 years
3 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 5
Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 30 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Pulkovo Airport:
free airport transfer without additional costs one way
free airport transfer without additional costs drop off
30 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Pulkovo (LED).

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA require a visa to enter and study in Russia.
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
No
Express shipment fee (via courier)
40 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
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.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Baseball-1 km
Basketball-1 km
Cooking1 km
Cricket-1 km
Dancing1 km
Diving4 km
Field Hockey-10 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf-20 km
Horse riding4 km
Ice Hockey-1 km
Music1 km
Rugby-1 km
Sailing-10 km
Skiing10 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis-1 km
Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing-10 km
Yoga-

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities
Annual boat excursion with ceremony of getting the school diploma. (Snacks and drinks on board, and river excursion included) Study-Excursion to Dostoevsky Museum + tickets
Adults - Paid activities
City Walking tour. 2 hours - EUR 10 Petersburg of Dostoevsky walking tour. 2 hours - EUR 7 Individual excursion - EUR 30 Matreshka painting masterclass - EUR 10
Junior - Paid activities
* Cultural excursions
Regular school excursions
Regular school excursions

Accommodation

Reviews

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Overall school rating of
ProBa Educational Centre, St. Petersburg
75 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
School
Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

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Rating: 4.1/5.0

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Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5/5.0

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3.7
What students liked about ProBa Educational Centre, St. Petersburg
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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!
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    FAQ about ProBa Educational Centre, St. Petersburg

  • Russian courses at ProBa Language Centre start at 119 € for Semester Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Shared Student Flat is the most popular among all our clients of ProBa
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Pulkovo Airport ( €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at ProBa varies from 1 students (Live and Study in Teacher's Home) to 8 students (Mini Group)
  • 100% of teachers at ProBa Educational Centre hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at ProBa Educational Centre comes from USA with a 20% representation, followed by students from Germany (20%) and Holland (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • ProBa Educational Centre offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 30 for the rest of the year.
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