3 Best language schools in Riga (ranked based on student reviews)

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How our students rated their experience in Riga


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Overall city attractiveness
18 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.7/5.0


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Rating: 4.7/5.0


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Riga

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 18 reviews

Very personal teacher-student relationship, so that the teacher can respond very individually to the student's weaknesses.

5 October 2020
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 26 years


Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 18 reviews

Well-prepared, professionally excellent instructors. Well-designed, planned lessons.

28 October 2019
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 48 years


Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 18 reviews

Excellent language instruction and the guide Natasha üho took us around Riga
Very professional and İ highly recommend Durbe

6 December 2016
Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 70 years

United States

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 18 reviews

The teacher, who truly was dedicated to that we would learn Russian, and had enormous patience

17 October 2016
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 67 years


Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 18 reviews

The atmosphere and the welcoming attitude was very uplifting. The teacher was very professional.
I would have appreciated it if there were more students at my level (beginner). You state on the internet site that no prior knowledge is necessary, but I would not have completed the course if I hadn't studied for three months in advance, as, luckily, I had done.

27 June 2016
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 67 years


Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 18 reviews

The classes were great and I learned a lot. All the people were very friendly and explained everything to me.
Since I was in Riga in January, the social program was limited, but the school tried to make a suggestion for almost every day - great! The teachers ware very dedicated ... It was just awesome! I organised my accommodation myself.

11 February 2013
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 42 years


Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 18 reviews

Lessons are professional and serious; there is sufficient attention for the needs of the students.
I suggest to have more contact about the social program before the start of the lessons. It's then possible to choose from many possibilities.

6 June 2011
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years


What school directors said about Riga


Latvia is a beautiful and safe destination in the EU to learn Russian.

Interesting information about Riga

Key Facts about Riga

In terms of quality of life Riga reached place number 90 in the 2019 Mercer.
Population: 743,000
Time zone: +12h. (GMT +2)
Region: Rīga,
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0707 USD)
Name of city in Russian: Рига
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
High season: September
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 320 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 461 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:46* (54% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:37* (63% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:40* (60% cheaper than New York)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Riga

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What to do in Riga

Riga Cathedral
Riga Cathedral
Blackheads House
Blackheads House
Freedom Monument
Freedom Monument
Three Brothers
Three Brothers
Riga Central Market
Riga Central Market
Pilsetas Kanals
Pilsetas Kanals
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Arrival Airport

Riga International (RIX) - 8 km. from Riga city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 3,00 €, 20 minutes.

Main stops: Lidosta Riga, Priezkalni, Rudas, Zolitudes iela, Upesgrivas iela, Kauguru iela, Dreillinu iela, Melnsila iela, Slokas iela, Daugavgrivas iela, Uzvaras bulvaris

Taxi: 24 €, 16 minutes drive to city center of Riga

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Doncaster Sheffield, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • USA: New York John F. Kennedy

FAQ about schools in Riga

  • Russian Language Academy has received the best overall rating in Riga.
  • Russian Language Academy, located in Raina Bulvaris 31-5 has been voted as the school with the best location in Riga.
  • Russian Language Academy was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Executive Homestay' at Russian Language Academy is the best rated accommodation in Riga.
  • The student price index in Riga is 45.8. For details check the city's cost of living section.

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