Learning Russian in St Petersburg
ProBa Language Centre offer Russian Language Courses in St. Petersburg – the city which is widely known as the cultural capital of Russia.
When you arrive in St. Petersburg you will enter one of the most amazing pages in the history of European culture. The majestic architectural ensembles of St. Petersburg stretching along the banks of the wide and deep Neva decorated the diverging rays of its thoroughfares and vistas of its squares.
To make sure you fully enjoy the magnificent city, ProBa Russian Language Centre offers rich cultural program. Whatever is your reason for studying the Russian Language our goal is to make sure that you enjoy your course and stay in St. Petersburg and receive the maximum benefit from your time in Russia.
St. Petersburg is beautiful at any time of the year. In order to make this magnificent city known to our students, we offer rich cultural program, such as sight-seeing tours, theatre visits (opera/ballet), excursions devoted to various topics (e. g. Russian orthodoxy, economics), museums and galleries (e.g. the Hermitage), factory visits, shopping tours and excursions to the countryside, suburbs and other cities like Moscow, Novgorod, Pskov.
As a rule, our Study Excursions are in Russian adjusted to the participants’ language level. But we also have the possibility to arrange excursions and lectures in German, French or English. Our excursions are designed as study excursions, when a guide uses “adapted” Russian to help the students not only to get some extra vocabulary knowledge, but also to practice there conversational skills. These excursions are arranged in a way that even a beginner will not waste time and enlarge their Russian vocabulary. Study excursions are the part of the educational program and are usually devoted to different topics covered at the lessons.
Students can look through the weekly program of events and choose what they like best:
Travel to Moscov, Pskov, Novgorod
Our Travel Office which is located not far from the school can help you to organize trips to different Russian cities. You can choose your travel destinations during your studying in St. Petersburg. The full-package special travel proposals including train tickets are avaliable for our students. These trips help you to discover Russia, to learn of the dialect diversity of the Russian Language and to become more experienced in Russia’s daily life.
The capital of Russia is Moscow. Moscow is one of the biggest and most beautiful cities of Europe with more than 850-years history. “The Heart of
Russia”, that’s how the Russians call the capital, is a unique combination of unforgettable features of an old Russian city and a modern European character. The city is located on seven hills. The Kremlin with its beautiful red walls and famous towers is situated on one of them. The Kremlin is certainly the heart of Moscow.
The “New Town” (as its name means in Russian) of Novgorod is definitely not new: Dating back to the 9th century, this illustrious town, three hours south from St. Petersburg, was once a creative center of the nation. In Imperial days, it was known as Novgorod The Great, and today, it still reveals its grand heritage in its cathedrals, museums, and classic Slavic architecture. Despite being overshadowed by the grand palaces and museums of St. Petersburg — and in spite of the Nazi’s attempts to destroy the town — Novgorod still holds its ground. Visitors who travel to the city of 190,000 inhabitants are rewarded by its wealth of cultural attractions.
|Train tickets (3rd class), 2 excursions: sightseeng tour by bus, Moscow Kremlin with visit the Armory, accommodation in the hotel***|
|Novgorod||1 day||EURO 50||Bus tickets, excursions to Novgorod Kremlin, Cathedral, Monastery, Russian Old Village (Russian speaking guide)|
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.