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Rating: 4.4

4.430 reviews

Rating: 4.6

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.7

Leisure program
School accredited by EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Languages Services) School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

Situated in a central part of Moscow, a short walk from the Belorusskaya Railway Station, a terminal for trains from Berlin and Warsaw. The school is on the ground floor of a building which... More

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Standard Group Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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650€ 622€
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Red Square, Bolshoi Theater, Kremlin

Rating: 4.3

4.36 reviews

Rating: 4.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 2.5

Leisure program
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CREF is a language school specialised in teaching Russian to foreigners. CREF offers the best learning experience in Moscow for students from all over the world.
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Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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620€ 593€
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a... More

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Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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2680US$ 2546US$
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What our students said about Moscow

Rating: 4/5


I love Moscow. It's spectacular. Plus really safe and clean. I was traveling alone, it was excellent.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Moscow

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 6 reviews

The only discussion is on the book. It would not have been difficult to deliver it on the second day of the right level.

17 October 2019
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 49 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

The classmates who came from different countries in the world. The cooperation, acceptance and mutual help was very positive.
Friendly and helpful staff, good and pleasant teachers.

29 November 2018
Course: Standard Group Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 56 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

I have been very well accompanied by both the professors and the administrative department. When I had a question, I received the answer asap. The teacher showed great patience and despite my doubts I was able to follow without difficulty the course taught only in Russian. It was rewarding and pleasant.
I do not regret my choice at all. The only regret I had was staying only a week.

12 September 2018
Course: Standard Group Course - 1 week
Student age: 53 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

Professor Olga, the organization and the school book to progress very suitable
School very well organized Small class of 4 students perfect to practice

13 August 2018
Course: Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 26 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

Friendly, made a genuine effort to teach, interesting teachers and students.
The problems with the school vastly outnumber the positives. First, my teacher really did not know how to teach Russian. She never broke things down and drilled us--but would introduce complicated concepts quickly, go over things once or twice, and then say she was a realist and didn't expect us to get it. After about 10 weeks we had an oral exam and she commented about the habitual mistakes each student made--although she never told us about them before that time. There were many other fundamental problems--but suffice it to say, in my class at least, we all improved our understanding of Russian (we were after all living in Russia), but no one really improved their spoken Russian. Administratively, the school was a disaster. The one request I had for placement was to be in a place without cats. I was initially assigned to a place with two cats. They changed where I was living mid-course, telling me and the host families completely different stories. I ended up having a visa problem (no fault of the school's) and had to leave early and wanted the money I had paid for room and board to go to the family I was staying with. When they wouldn't do that, I wanted to get a refund. They kept saying that the owner of the school was traveling, until they finally stopped responding to me. The were also too lazy/careless to list where I was really staying on my registration, which I did through the school, which caused major problems when I had visitors.

19 June 2018
Course: Standard Group Course - 20 weeks
Student age: 68 years

United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 6 reviews

Motivated teacher, good and friendly atmosphere

18 December 2015
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 25 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 6 reviews

The strong commitment of the staff (director, teachers, etc.). The friendly, almost familiar atmosphere.
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.

7 July 2015
Course: Standard Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 50 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

not much
bad accommodation management, lessons too fast

3 September 2013
Course: Intensive Group Course - 9 weeks
Student age: 50 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

I appreciated that they were able to help me when I was not very well during my stay. I had to go to the hospital, the teacher was always with me, helping me with the language and the school was able to find a doctor and new airline tickets to return a few days in advance very quickly.

19 September 2010
Course: Standard Group Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 22 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

Excellent teachers
The school is really high level, the host family was really nice and helpful, the only problem was that the house was quite far from the school and it was not really comfortable to get to the school, anyway all in all I'm satisfied.

14 August 2009
Course: Standard Group Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 22 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

teachers were very nice and we learned a lot
Moscow is a fantastic city, where I met very nice people ... sher I was happy with the stay in Moscow, and I will do that again in the summer ..

17 November 2008
Course: Intensive Group Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 31 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

The teachers
This was my second year at L&D. The quality of the teaching remains high, however the organization at the school has disimproved. There were small issues with visa support, accomodation and the organization of the lessons themselves. Nothing very dramatic but all in all the administrative staff at the school last year (they have changed in the meantime) gave a more competent and organized impression. Moscow is not western Europe and so small oversights can lead to real bureaucratic hassles! Quality of the teaching remains as good as on my previous visit and I am pleased with the progress I made.

29 May 2008
Course: Standard Group Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 46 years


Key Facts about Moscow

Moscow: The splendid palaces of the tsars, the world-famous Red Square, majestic church towers, this is what makes Moscow a fascinating city. The people are known for their hospitality and warmth.

Mercer placed Moscow in position 167 in their latest ranking of quality of life.

Population: 10,382,000

Time zone: +13h. (GMT +3)

Region: Moscow, Tsentral’nyy Administrativnyy Okrug

Currency: RUB (1 RUB = 0.0129 USD)

Name of city in Russian: Москва

Moscow quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7

4.7 (36 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA require a visa to enter and study in Russia. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 66 (rankings of universities in Moscow)

High season: July

Low season: November

Average course price per week (High season): 418 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 312 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:52* (48% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:45* (55% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:53* (47% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Russia average):157.84 RUB (64% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Arrival Airports

Sheremetyevo International (SVO) - 27 km. from Moscow city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 613,00 RUB, 45 minutes.

Main stops: Sheremetyevo Airport, Belorussky Rail Terminal – Belorusskaya, Teatralnaya

Taxi: 1092 RUB, 30 minutes drive to city center of Moscow

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: London Heathrow
  • USA: Los Angeles International, Miami International, New York John F. Kennedy, Washington Dulles
Vnukovo International (VKO) - 28 km. from Moscow city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 996,00 RUB, 35 minutes.

Main stops: Vnukovo Airport, Kiyevsky Station

Taxi: 1092 RUB, 30 minutes drive to city center of Moscow

Domodedovo International (DME) - 41 km. from Moscow city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 536,00 RUB, 45 minutes.

Main stops: Domodedovo Airport, Paveletsky Rail Terminal

Taxi: 1455 RUB, 45 minutes drive to city center of Moscow

Direct international flights from:
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • USA: Houston George Bush Intercntl.
  • United Kingdom: London Heathrow
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi

Weather in Moscow

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Events in MoscowBest time to take a language course in Moscow

Vyugovey Ice Sculpture Festival
Vyugovey Ice Sculpture Festival

January 2021With a new theme each year, like fairy tales or outer space, ice sculptors present their works in this enchanting festival which is immensely popular among both Moscovites and tourists alike. A coveted prize is awarded for the most beautiful sculpture.

LADYA / Ладья
LADYA / Ладья

March 2021An outstanding biannual trade fair of traditional crafts and art held at the Expocentre.

Golden Mask Festival
Golden Mask Festival

April 2021The Golden Mask is an important award for theatrical productions of all types: opera, operettas, drama, ballet and modern dance. The main objective of this Theatre Festival is to promote Russian theatre and its best productions around the world.

International Biennale For Young Art
International Biennale For Young Art

July 2021 - September 2021The Moscow International Biennale For Young Art shines a light on unknown young artists and gives the new generation a chance to exhibit their artistic talents. Each year the Festival has a different theme which, in 2018, is "Abracadabra".

What to do in Moscow

Novodevichy Convent
Novodevichy Convent
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Gorky Park
Gorky Park
Izmaylovo Market
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Arbat Street
Arbat Street
Sparrow Hills
Sparrow Hills
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    FAQ about schools in Moscow

  • Liden & Denz Language Centre was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Shared Flat' at Liden & Denz Language Centre is the best rated accommodation in Moscow.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
  • The student price index in Moscow is 51.9. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Moscow with 4.7 stars out of 5.
  • In Moscow electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, F.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Moscow is Sheremetyevo International (27.5 km from city center). Alternative airports: Vnukovo International (28.5 km), Domodedovo International (41.6 km). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Moscow.
  • In Moscow the following courses are offered specifically for business Russian: Business Group.
  • Schools in Moscow offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: TRKI.
  • See the climate table of Moscow and the event calendar of Moscow with events such as Vyugovey Ice Sculpture Festival, LADYA / Ладья, Golden Mask Festival.
  • 593€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Russian course in Moscow. The average cost of a language course in Moscow is 171€ per week.

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