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Study & Live in your Teacher Study & Live in your Teacher Study & Live in your Teacher

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...

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Rating: 4.6

4.625 reviews

Rating: 4.7

4.7
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Rating: 4.6

4.6
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Derzhavin Institute accredited by EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Languages Services)

Derzhavin Institute is situated in the beautiful and culturally rich city of St.Petersburg, Russia. The school is located in the historic centre of St Petersburg, surrounded by schools,...

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Rating: 4.7

4.722 reviews

Rating: 4.7

4.7
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Rating: 4.3

4.3
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EDUCA Russian language school accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

The school is situated in the very heart of the city center, in a 2-minute reach to the Winter Palace, 2 metro stations and numerous bus stops. Long list of cafes and shops are also in a...

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Rating: 4.3

4.327 reviews

Rating: 4.5

4.5
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Rating: 4.3

4.3
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Liden & Denz Language Centre accredited by EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Languages Services) Liden & Denz Language Centre accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

Situated in a prime spot between the Philharmonia and the historical shopping arcade Passage, next to the Grand Hotel Europe, the Russian Museum and very close to numerous theatres,...

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Rating: 4.2

4.273 reviews

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4.5
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Rating: 3.3

3.3
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Located in the very centre of St.Petersburg, near Nevsky Prospect and within a few minutes walk from Kazan Cathedral, Isaak Cthedral and State Hermitage, ProBa Language Centre is one of the...

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Rating: 4.3

4.320 reviews

Rating: 4.4

4.4
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Rating: 3.1

3.1
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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...

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Rating: 4.5

4.54 reviews

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4.2
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There are two study centres in St.Petersburg - one in the city centre on Vasilievsky Island and another one in the residential area of Komendantskiy Prospekt, a modern part of...

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Located in the city center, in a 19th-century historical building, very close to the Peter and Paul Fortress and only 15 minutes from the main avenue.

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The centre is located in the historical center of St. Petersburg on the Petrograd Side.

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What our students said about St. Petersburg

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Wonderful city and so beautiful. I was sad there was no snow and learned that it's a myth that it snows all over Russia in winter! I advise you to get the Yandex Taxi app as soon as you can as I got badly ripped off by a dodgy taxi driver on arrival. He charged me 4,000 roubles for a journey that should have cost about 100 roubles and threatened to keep my suitcase. Apart from that, I had an amazing time.

Annabel
England UK

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I'm a big dude, so people leave me alone, but it is just as safe a city for a single woman to walk around.

David

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Magic city, I would have liked to extend my stay!

Corinne
France

Most recent student reviews of language schools in St. Petersburg

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 20 reviews

My teacher was amazing and the receptionist, Alena, was incredibly helpful if you need recommendations or help with anything locally.

13 January 2020
Course: Mini Group Course - 1 week
Student age: 57 years

Annabel
England UK

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 25 reviews

very small groups, the teachers are very involved

9 October 2019
Course: Standard Course + 2 Immersion Modules - 2 weeks
Student age: 48 years

Mirela
Poland

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 73 reviews

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!

23 September 2019
Course: Mini Group - 2 weeks
Student age: 61 years

Elisabeth
Austria

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 22 reviews

Directly in the city center. The school was very well organized.

2 September 2019
Course: Standard Russian - 1 week
Student age: 29 years

Lea
Germany

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 73 reviews

Excellent school
To recommend without hesitation ! Everything was exactly the same as the descriptions no bad surprise

27 August 2019
Course: Mini Group - 1 week
Student age: 60 years

Corinne
France

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 25 reviews

I really liked the after school activities. Our tour guide was very good. Give the girl a raise!

17 July 2019
Course: Standard Course - 10 weeks
Student age: 66 years

David
United States

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 73 reviews

Uncomplicated. Practice. Good teachers.

12 July 2019
Course: Mini Group - 2 weeks
Student age: 57 years

Veit
Germany

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 25 reviews

The staff were very kind and organized, absolutely incredible.

22 January 2019
Course: Standard Course + 2 Immersion Modules - 2 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Elena
United States

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 4 reviews

Small group, laid back but still focused.
We were at quite different levels in our small group. I felt a little sorry for the others having to be patient with me.

28 November 2018
Course: Intensive Russian Group Course 30 - 1 week
Student age: 58 years

Stig
Denmark

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 25 reviews

The whole organisation was professional, efficient, well-structured, straightforward and kind. And I loved that we only spoke Russian.

23 August 2018
Course: Standard Course + 2 Immersion Modules - 3 weeks
Student age: 45 years

Hayden
New Zealand

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 25 reviews

Students were all friendly. Staff were very professional. Well organised.

21 August 2018
Course: Standard Course + 2 Immersion Modules - 1 week
Student age: 33 years

Neil
Ireland

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 73 reviews

- There was no evaluation of entry and exit contrary to the promise of the flyer. Just a grammar test on the 2nd day. -In 1 week, during 1 day they put the levels A2, B1, B2 together in other words a day lost for everyone -No written exercises -Written exercises not adapted to the A2 level -No correction during speaking time-The only positive point: grammar exercises that are correct
I would recommend another school, for the moment the pedagogy in this school comes 2nd. They are just interested in cashing your money. The manager of this school does not seem to have a love for language learning, it's a pity.

4 August 2018
Course: Mini Group - 1 week
Student age: 33 years

Alexandre
France

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 25 reviews

I really liked the overall experience very much. The school itself was nice, the teachers were professionals and the study program was challenging enough. I learned a lot and I'm thinking about repeating the course again next year.

28 May 2018
Course: Standard Course + 2 Immersion Modules - 3 weeks
Student age: 30 years

Olga
Slovakia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 73 reviews

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.
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.

2 March 2018
Course: Mini Group - 2 weeks
Student age: 70 years

Auli
Finland

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 20 reviews

Professor knew how to adapt to our needs for our next stay.
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 !!!!!!

29 January 2018
Course: Two-to-One - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years

Sylviane
Switzerland

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 73 reviews

The staff was friendly and always willing to help, the lessons were interesting and entertaining at the same time.

14 November 2017
Course: Mini Group - 4 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Sem
Netherlands

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 73 reviews

The school is small, as well as the groups, which makes it very easy to speak and practice the language and to socialize.

6 September 2017
Course: Mini Group - 3 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Julen
Spain

What school directors said about St. Petersburg

Anna Stepanova

The city of St. Petersburg was founded in 1703 by the visionary Tsar, Peter the Great, who aimed to build a capital to rival the great cities of Europe. With its majestic palaces, wide boulevards and numerous canals, at times you feel you could be in Paris, Vienna or Amsterdam, but ultimately it’s uniquely Russian. While it may no longer be Russia’s political capital, there is no doubt that St. Petersburg remains the country’s cultural capital. The Hermitage is a ‘must-visit’ and houses one of the finest art collections in the world. But that it just one of many galleries and museums, not to mention theatres and architectural gems waiting to be discovered. Although it looks beautiful in the winter snow, during the summer the city really comes alive when the ‘White Nights’ begin and the sun scarcely sets.

Oleg Prokofiev

If you are interested in Russian culture - the best place to learn the language is Cultural capital of Russia. White Nights is best time to travel.

Stanislav Chernyshov

St. Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia, its most open and international city, the treasury of Russian art and history, the Northern Venice

It is the best architecture and open museum under the air

Lyudmila

St.Petersburg nowadays is the second biggest city in Russia which even used to be the capital of the country for two centuries.

Key Facts about St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg: St.Petersburg is a city of many faces and since its name reverted from Leningrad to St. Petersburg in 1991, the city has undergone tremendous change. The city is certainly Russia's jewel in terms of beauty. It is also the prime centre for classical culture, from opera to ballet to music, with historic venues, such as the Mariinsky Theatre which present an impressive repertoire.

According to Mercer 2019, St. Petersburg ranks 174 in terms of quality of life.

Population: 5,028,000

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

Region: St.-Petersburg,

Currency: RUB (1 RUB = 0.0135 USD)

Name of city in Russian: Санкт-Петербург

St. Petersburg quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8

4.8 (175 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: 33 (rankings of universities in St. Petersburg)

High season: August

Low season: December

Average course price per week: 249 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:40* (60% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:52* (48% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:31* (69% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Russia average):151.67 RUB (64% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Events in St. PetersburgBest time to take a language course in St. Petersburg

May
Victory Day
Victory Day

09 May 2021Victory Day is a special day for the people of St. Petersburg: the day marks Germany's submission to the Soviet Union in 1945. People celebrate their victory through a festival with fairs, special exhibitions, parties, and parades, and ends with a magical fireworks display.

Day of St Petersburg. Carnival.
Day of St Petersburg. Carnival.

27 May 2021Saint Petersburg celebrates the anniversary of its founding for several days around the actual date. Events vary each year and usually include some amazing shows and a massive fireworks display to watch from the banks of the Neva.

What to do in St. Petersburg

Yusupov Palace
Yusupov Palace
Mariinsky Theatre
Mariinsky Theatre
Church on the Spilled Blood
Church on the Spilled Blood
State Hermitage Museum
State Hermitage Museum
Peterhof
Peterhof
Saint Petersburg Metro
Saint Petersburg Metro
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Arrival Airport

Pulkovo (LED) - 15 km. from St. Petersburg city center

Public transportation to city center:

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Every 10 minutes, 150,00 RUB, 40 minutes.

Main stops: Pulkovo Terminal 1, Moskovskaya Metro + Moskovskaya, Nevsky Prospekt

Every 10 minutes, 150,00 RUB, 40 minutes.

Main stops: Pulkovo Terminal 1, Moskovskaya Metro + KT, Московский Пр.,5

Taxi: 950 RUB, 25 minutes drive to city center of St. Petersburg

    FAQ about schools in St. Petersburg

  • 440€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Russian course in St. Petersburg. The average cost of a language course in St. Petersburg is 196€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Derzhavin Institute as the best.
  • EDUCA Russian language school has received the best overall rating in St. Petersburg.
  • EDUCA Russian language school, located in Bolshaya Morskaya 3, Central has been voted as the school with the best location in St. Petersburg.
  • EDUCA Russian language school was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay ' at Derzhavin Institute is the best rated accommodation in St. Petersburg.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
  • The student price index in St. Petersburg is 39.67. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated St. Petersburg with 4.8 stars out of 5.
  • In St. Petersburg electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, F.
  • Best airport to arrive to in St. Petersburg is Pulkovo (15.7 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for St. Petersburg.
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