Publications in the foreign press. Articles of professional educators and interviews with former ProBa students in various specialized and public newspapers and magazines.
PROSPECT review, Nederlands: “Very interesting lessons, good variation between the different aspects of the Russian Language, nice and friendly atmosphere. Fine accommodation and great city. Helpful people. Efficiency at all times in responding to queries. Excellent communication. Being accompanied to school – being met at the airport on the previuos day – this all helps to give students a sense of security and also assurance that ProBa really cares.”
TRANSTIONS ABROAD, USA: “The ProBa Centre offers large choice of programs for everyone: Individual and Group courses for foreigners year round, Semester in Russia, Study & Work and Volunteer programs…”
VOSTOTSCHNAJA, Switzerland: “Changing the way of life is not always easy and painless but always challenging and troublesome. Imagine, you should leave your cosy and warm place and move somewhere to start your life from the very beginning. May be its not for everyone, but may be everyone should try it at least once in his life. We could assist you to make the proper choice. Join the Russian Project Volunteers’ Service, which is now available in St.Petersburg, Russia, thanks to the ProBa International Language Centre, and may be you’ll find what you need and want.”
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!
Nicolas Leger, France, January 2019
Knowing the school from before and its standards, my expectations were completely met. Big plus also was that during winter time the class only consisted of 3 learners of about the same level.
The personal interaction with the teacher was good and we were challenged daily to achieve progress by digging into difficult grammar,interesting subjects and always conversational opportunities.
My hostfamily was very friendly, open, communicative and warm-hearted. Good atmosphere there! I could talk a lot in Russian, good conversations. Loved it there.
I was here with this school in 2016 and left very content.Should I know anyone interested in Russian courses, I will recommend the school!
I was very happy and content with my stay at Proba. The learning material covered many difficult areas of the Russian language which our teacher Natalia presented in an excellent way to us. We had plenty of opportunities to practise the language in discussions of interesting subjects. Ideal for this was a small group of participants of the same level. The atmosphere was very friendly and supporting. Special thanks to Masha and Oleg. Excursion to Rubinstein street was very interesting as well as the guided tour of Dostoevsky’s house/museum.
Regine Diefenbach, Germany, January 2019
The school is not very big and is located in the very center of St. Petersburg. Both of my teachers were highly professional with psychologic skills and interactivity methods.
It is an excellent school with motivated teachers. For older people like me, it was a real experience about the capacity of learning.
Philippe Cartegnies, Belgium, January 2019
I appreciated the patience of my teacher and her energy getting me thinking in Russian. Also amazing work on pronunciation.
I arrived struggling to keep my Russian in my head, it was very frustrating. After a week, I left the school with confidence and my Russian is now with me. The school opened a door in my mind, gave me amazing tuition allowing me to move forward with my Russian Studies.