ProBa Language Centre established in 1995. At present ProBa is one of the leading institutions offering academic courses of the Russian Language for Foreigners and intensive language practice in Russia. Using the direct teaching method as the basis for classical academic education, we are also the authors of the Russian Language audio courses and computer programs, which assist students in gaining fast and maximum progress as well as excellent results during even short-term courses. Our Russian classes are open all year and offer a combination of pronunciation work, grammar and vocabulary input and speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. The school is open throughout the year with classes at all levels from beginner to advanced. Our school is located in the historical building built in 1896, renovated in 2005.
ProBa Language Centre is located in the very heart of the city-centre: on the Nevsky Prospect – the main street of St. Petersburg. The State Hermitage, Kazan Cathedral, Russian Museum, Church of the Spiled Blood are all within easy walking distance. (view map)
Learn Russian at ProBa – near Nevsky Prospect – it’s mean to be in the focus of cultural life, business activities and public amusements of St. Petersburg. Located in the very centre of the city, ProBa is one of the most central language schools in St. Petersburg. Learn to speak and understand Russian in a historical building in Central St. Petersburg – maybe the best location in the city for a language course! Walk to the Nevski Prospect, Kazan Cathedral, Summer Garden or Central Square in minutes! Russian in Russia is Russian in the old capital of Russian Empire – where Pushkin and and Dostoevski wrote and worked! Students are within easy walking distance of shops, museums, galleries and a wide choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. However, our goal is to give the student more than just Russian Language Tuition (view map)
Founded almost 25 years ago, we comply with all visa requirements and offer the varied social life in a family atmosphere. For a serious language school in Central St. Petersburg, we offer low prices, plus a superb location. Whatever your reason for studying Russian our goal is to make sure that you enjoy your course and receive the maximum benefit from your time in Russia. All our teachers are certified as the teachers of Russian for Foreigners, know at least two foreign languages and many of them have some scientific works and publications in the sphere of Philology. The classes are held in new modern classrooms. Our students are people of different ages and occupations from European countries, the USA and Japan.
Russian Courses at ProBa Language School are recommended not only for young people, but also for senior students (more than 60 years old) Here you may find information for Senior Students
Luggage Room. You have to leave the hotel / airbnb apartment but your flight back home is only at night?
ProBa Language Centre offers free guarded luggage storage in the school for international students. Please send us an inqire and our staff will assist you!
Since 2004 the ProBa Russian Language Centre is a member of “ASTRA”, The Association of of Schools and Teachers of Russian Abroad. It means that the ProBa school is a reliable and permanent school, with an excellent programme of Russian language studies, first-class teaching, an interesting and varied proramme of social activities
Our school is recognised as Bildungsurlaub for 2013-2018 by the Federal State of Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. Based on an agreement of the federal government of 1976, as an employee you have a right to individual further education in Germany. This is a great way for German workers to enjoy learning Russian, therefore increasing their employee value, while also maintaining their job security and normal salary.
In 2006 our Russian courses are sertified by S.A.F.E. (Study Abroad Federation of Educators, USA – Analogue of European Standard EN 14804). Our number one priority is keeping your stay safe and secure. Schools participating in the SAFE program have certified that they meet all requirements for the comfort and security.
ProBa Language Centre is nominated as “Customer Satisfaction Exellence Award” by Languagecourse.Net in 2003, 2006, 2012, 2015, 2016 (view certificate), 2017 (view certificate) We are proud to be a straight-forward, honest business, that helps people apply to our Language Courses and learning the Russian Language. Our students love us – we believe you will too.
Students with learning difficulties. Our teachers are certified by Lancaster University (UK) to organize courses for students with learning difficulties – dislexia, disgraphia etc. Our teacher can not only provide assistance for subject specific issues they can also assist a student in organising their approach to the classroom as a whole. Such individual courses may be organized upon request.
All participants receive at the end of their Russian course a certificate with grades, issued by the school. The program of Individual Russian Courses and additional individual lessons is jointly designed by the teacher and the student on the basis of special interests of study and may include the Preparation Course for TORFL/TRKI exam (Test Russki Kak Inostrannyj). The additional fee for TRKI – test is EURO 80. Our exams preparation courses are carefully structured and specifically designed to help you prepare for the internationally-recognised examinations, such as TRKI / TBU / TOEFL exams. If you would like to enjoy a great experience, excellent results, and an internationally-recognised qualification, study with ProBa language school. Book any our Individual program with exam preparation.
Great teacher, very structured details of the language in grammar and conversation. She got us to talk with nice stories, always positive and with good spirits! Very motivating person! The lessons were great and they improved my Russian skills.
My host family was very friendly, we talked a lot at breakfast and dinner, but I also had enough privacy for learning and to myself. There also were very good relationships with the other students living there.
The closeness to the centre. the school is really in the middle of the city. It was great for exploring the city. I liked that!
The course was very intensive on refreshing my Russian skills from many years of break. The teacher was great in bringing the group into conversation and practice, using the language directly after grammar lessons with nice stories, questions, discussion subjects. The school’s atmosphere is friendly, personal, 6-8 people in a group. The central location of the school leaves ggod possibilities to discover this great city directly after the lessons. Very recommendable.
RegDiefenbach/at/web.deRegine Diefenbach, Germany, December 2016
My host family: Extremely good reactionship. Anastasiya went out of her way to help me in any way she could, and the flat has a fantastic atmosphere because she is always smiling and cheerful. I deel very lucky to have been placed with her. I really liked the idea of the school is not big and I love the location as it’s so central and only 10 minutes walk to my accommodation – PERFECT!
I came to Russian with some trepidation but all my fears were dipelled when I met the administrators and teachers in the school. They were so kind, helpful and well organised. I loved the fact that I could combine learning Russian along with getting to know the culture of this amazing city of St. Petersburg. I am planning to return next year for more lessons to ProBa – what better recommendation than this!
Vladimir is amazing teacher: perfect explanations, great material, suprrb personality. Hostlady Irina is extremely friendly and helps with whatever comes up. Our relationship was good. If you talk to her she is always willing to help and adjust. She made the whole trip a lot better.
I was at the school for two weeks and found it an overall good experience that gave me a good opportunity to experience the country, the people and their wonderful language.
ptlerner/at/gmail.comPatrick Lerner, Germany, October 2016
If you expect to improuve your fluency in Russian, this is the place I would recommend, based on my personnal experience. Very friendly people… and smiling!Pascal Lauwers, Spain, September 2016
Good work. A little more structure to (weekly) contents would be apperciated! Many thanks for your good energy.