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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I’m completely satisfied with the course, as I wanted to have a basic look into the language and to have an idea how to study the Russian language – so the course I’ve had absolutely met my requirements. It was my first time in St.Petersburg and I was very pleased with the city and the people, their lifestyle, etc. The ProBa School is good organised and very helpful. I’ve had no problems at all. I will definitely return to Russia and stay in St.Petersburg longer, if it’s possible. Definitely fell in love with the city and the School!
Boris Samacovlieff, Germany, September 2018
Natalia is a good teacher. I was in a small group, so each student received as much attention as needed. We spoke a lot in the classroom and outside – we became a really good friends. I felt like at home! And St.Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I had a marvelous holiday here, studying and relaxing.
Maria Balinas Perez, September 2018
The group course was really useful for me – I learned a lot of new things. The teacher, Natalia, explained everything very clearly and easy.
Pierre du Sartel, France, August 2018
My friend recommended me to learn Russian in the ProBa School. I wasn’t disappointed. Totally would suggest anyone, who wants to learn the Russian Language, visiting the ProBa Language School and enjoy Saint-Petersburg.
Laurent Giudici, France, August 2018
My teacher Maria challenges her students and teaches very well, so for me it was really helpful in learning the Russian language. My host family was very kind to me as well and spoke to me in Russian, so it also helped me a lot in the learning process.