- 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
The new Liden & Denz campus in St.Petersburg is located in the the very heart of the historical centre at Ulitsa Zhukovskogo 3, one block away from Nevsky Prospekt, in a hip and lively area. The neighborhood is known for its bookshops, independent bars, and endless dining out options. The closest metro station, Ploshad Vosstania/Mayakovskaya, is within 10 minutes walk.
You cannot be more central in St.Petersburg! Our new home has been purposely built from the ground up – in a historical neo-classic building that used to be a boys school. High ceilings, 17 large classrooms with plenty of daylight, a spacious chill-out and self-study areas, Apple TVs and a super fast WiFi network - everything to make your learning environment motivating, comfortable and inspiring!
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.
You can sit the TRKI Exam directly in-house at the Liden & Denz St.Petersburg Campus!
TRKI exam is an official state testing system created in the 1990s to assess foreign students’ command of Russian. Ever since it has been mandatory for international students who aim at being enrolled in Russian universities. The TBU/TEU/TRKI certificates are also widely recognised by major Russian employers and will enhance your CV should you be pursuing a career in Russia. The six levels (ТЭУ, ТБУ, ТРКИ-1, ТРКИ-2, ТРКИ-3, ТРКИ-4) correspond to CEFR. The language skills are tested in all aspects, e.g. Grammar and Vocabulary, Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing. TRKI exams are challenging and tend to be more academic than communicative and thus require specific preparation.
We recommend at least 10 individual lessons to prepare for any TRKI exam on top of our standard group classes or other general Russian course. The preparation course includes going over the mock exam with your tutor, eliciting the strong and weak points and targeting the latter. Statistically, the most challenging part of the exam is writing. There are techniques and methods to adjust the student’s language skills to the exam requirements and make a student aware of the exam structure, procedure, and other pragmatic issues.
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.