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Our school – Central Russian Language School of St Petersburg

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. house
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 total 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 school location)

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)

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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.

Your Russian visa – Study visa from the school.

We provide our students with the study visa issued by our school, as your purpose of visiting Russia is studying. As our student you will be eligible for student status in St. Petersburg: to get legal student cards, student discounts and take part at student events.

 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

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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 inquire and our staff will assist you!

More information about Rubinsteina street, near Nevsky Prospect, where the school is located please, check our Blog.



astralogoSince 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


  bildungsurlaub2 copyOur 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.

Our school is recognised as Bildungsurlaub for 2015-2020 by the Federal State of Hamburg and Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany



 safeIn 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.


ExcellenceAward_2015ProBa Language Centre is nominated as “Customer Satisfaction Exellence Award” by Languagecourse.Net in 2003, 2006, 2012, 2015, 2016 (view certificate), 2017 (view certificate), 2018, 2019. 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.


172Students with learning difficulties. Our teachers are certified by Lancaster University (UK) to organize courses for students with learning difficulties – dislexia and disgraphia. 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.



Language Certificates

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.

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