Russian Courses at ProBa Language School are recommended for senior students (more than 50 years old). Approximately 30% of our students are people older than 40. The oldest student was 85 years old. So if you are eager to join the language program in Russia, you’re welcome!
If you are a senior student please note some information, which could help you to prepare your trip: You have to indicate in your Enrollment your age, desired course type and preferred variant of accommodation. Please note that there are a lot of houses in the centre of St. Petersburg, which do not have a lift. On request your accommodation manager will provide you with appropriate type of accommodation not far from the school, with a lift. The school is located on the first floor, a short walking distance to the metro stations in the city-centre, so there is no problem with access to the school. Please do not hesitate to inform the school about any types of allergy, diets or special mediacation you use. The school does not provide the course participants with insurance, please purchase one trough a western company. First class medical aid is available in St. Petersburg trough your western insurance.
All course types are recommended for Senior students including Mini-Group and Summer/Winter Special. Please pay attention to our Individual programs which are designed on the basis of your needs. Such courses may held on a special timetable and include some elements of Russian Cultural study and Russian Literature. Also the following services are available in the office: the mobile phones with a local number for rent , school car with driver, personal guide etc. You will get the full list of services with prices in the airport upon arrival. If a visa is needed: The school will provide you with an official invitation which entitles the Consulate to issue a visa. Students have to apply for the visa at the visa department of the Russian Consulate.
Alternatively you may use services of a different visa agency in your country. In this case it’s not necessary to contact the Consulate personally.
The Agency will provide you with the visa on the basis of our invitation. Please do not hesitate to contact the school administration for more information.
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It was just great to be here. All went smooth, I liked the lessons, the atmosphere, the city. I felt at home here in the school. I felt at ease with my teacher Natalia, she creates a warm atmosphere so I didn’t feel nervous or stupid when I didn’t immediately understand something. She takes the time to explain things and does not become upset when I again make a mistake. Time just went really quickly because it was a pleasure to have classes.
I was here for a week and did a private course. I liked it very much. Nice people, good atmosphere, patient, professional and friendly teacher which made that the time just flew by. Was fun and good. Hope to come again next year.
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Loes Wehrli, May 2019
My teachers Natalia and Maria were super. This school is good, I thank you so much. Great teacher, environment and organization.
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Igor Mozzilli, Italy, April 2019
Thank you for organizing everything. I know it was not easy because I have been studying by myself for just a few months. You have made a miracle! Natalia is very experienced and intellectual teacher, Julia is excellent and has a lot of energy. I chose this school because it seemed I am in good hands with someone who knows the job.
I definitely recommend my host-family and I hope to stay with them next time I am around. I am really pleased and thankful for quality education, very good value-for-money ratio! Keep up the great work!
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Rosen Dimov, Bulgaria, March 2019
Excellent school in the center of the historic city, a dynamic and welcoming team, competent teachers, we enjoyed our two weeks of Russian lessons. 10 of 10! Thanks again to the whole team.
Pierre-Olivier and Marie-Noëlle, Switzerland, February 2019
Our teacher created an atmosphere where we talked only in Russian. She adapted to each student’s level. The learning process and the teacher were very cooperative and helpful. She is very experienced and managed to make all participants active in the course.
The other students and class materials were very useful and made the learning far easier and funny. I made a lot of progress and had a good time!