- Internationally accredited, award winning language centre
- Modern facilities in a very central location
- Own line of course books (I love Russian)
- Official examination centre
Learn Russian in St Petersburg, Russia
We offer Russian courses for academic, leisure or business purposes since 1992. Our primary focus is to develop Russian communication, reading and comprehension skills as quickly as possible so that our students feel their progress on a daily basis. That gives them the confidence to need to apply Russian in everyday situations.
Our school lies just off the Arts Square, between the St. Petersburg Philharmonia Concert Hall and the Passage shopping arcade. Magnificent buildings such as the Mikhailovsky Theatre and the Russian Museum surround the square. In St. Petersburg, you cannot be more central!
We constantly invest in our premises, in academic research aimed at production of new course materials and, most importantly, in the continuous training of our teaching staff.
This course of 20 lessons per week is available year round, with a weekly intake of new students following a modular pattern of two-week units. The curriculum is built up like a spiral, where each new level of language acquisition starts with the revision of previously studied grammar constructions, logically connected with different speech patterns.
If you choose our Intensive Group Course, you will have 20 morning lessons with students following the Standard Group Course and 5 additional mini-group lessons, taught on two afternoons and offered in 3 different levels:
General Russian course with a more relaxed schedule of 15 weekly lessons run in the afternoon.
The Academy is a joint programme in collaboration with a prestigious private university in St.Petersburg, blending 20 weekly group language lessons at Liden & Denz with a well-organised and thorough study of Russia’s history, focusing on the topics that had had an important impact on geopolitics, art, science, religion, and social developments. Our university partner lies within a walking distance from the Liden & Denz campus. These studies in Russian history and culture form a solid ground for further research or studies in the fields of politics, sociology, economics, history, art or linguistics, both fundamental and applied. The minimum stay for the Academy course is 20 weeks and students can proceed to the Russian history and cultural studies (2 lessons weekly) only after they have reached an A2 level of Russian.
These courses combine our standard Group and One-to-One courses with additional, more focused study in a variety of business or cultural fields.
Language Plus module consists of 5 afternoon lessons on Business Russian, Music or Literature run for mini-groups. These modules can be taken year-round but can only be booked in addition to a Group or One-to-One full-time course.
Our One-to-One Courses are designed for students who require a very focused area of study. One-to-one courses are available in varying degrees of intensity: 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 lessons per week.
Our live, online courses have the same teachers and lesson content as the residential classes in our institutes.
"Perfect for any student looking for the best start to learn Russian language and culture. Appreciate the Swiss style, the long term work of management, teacher and team very much. If you aim for European standard — this should be your choice!"
Hartmut Grell, Germany
The benefit of Home stay is that you can practice your newfound language skills, while experiencing everyday life of St.Petersburg. Hosts are chosen because they are very sociable, so will take time to talk to you, as well as being patient, understanding and caring. We offer single rooms on a bed & breakfast or half board (breakfast and dinner) basis. If you are travelling with a family member or friend, we will do our best to provide you with a double room on request.
If you want to enjoy a true student experience, this could be the option for you. Our flats have 3 or 4 single bedrooms, a shared bathroom and a kitchen with a washing machine. Bed linen is provided and all the flats have free WiFi. This option is not more expensive than Home stay, but the flats are self-catering.
If you are looking for hotels or hostels offering excellent value for money, please contact us for a list of carefully selected properties.
If you want to live on your own, we can help you to rent an apartment. We will email you details of available properties to help you choose before you travel. Alternatively, you can stay with a host family or in a hotel for the first week to allow you to view apartments before you rent. Apartment prices are similar to rates for mid-range hotel rooms.
The city of St. Petersburg was founded in 1703 by the visionary 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.
Liden & Denz is an official telc Examination Centre for Russian language. telc offers four Russian language certificates, covering all levels from A1-B2.
Getting acquainted with the structure and type of tasks of the telc test are essential prerequisites for passing the exam. This is why all candidates are required to book our special telc exam preparation module (5 lessons in mini groups of maximum 5 participants), scheduled for the week of the exam (Friday is exam day).
This module, added to any of our regular courses, guarantees the best possible preparation for the exam.
Classroom studies are only one aspect of the Russian experience. It is just as important to put your language skills into practice. Our activity programme offers a range of free or inexpensive activities and excursions, helping to broaden your knowledge of St. Petersburg and make you talk in real life situations. From walking tours and museum visits, to weekend trips and Friday tea parties, we’ve got something for everyone!
To find out more about this school or to book a course, contact the School today.