Update April 2021: The course will take place online, more information here.
The Russian Language course programme consists of language classes, a cultural programme (optional) and an additional study tour to St Petersburg, Russia (optional).
It is a well-established fact that the best way to learn a foreign language is to visit a country where it is spoken. Estonia is on the threshold of the Russian Federation and the school takes advantage of this proximity. Estonia’s historical connection provides students with one of the best opportunities to learn Russian in the region.
Our close ties with our neighbour allows us to make full advantage of resources from Russia – the teachers in the course are all native speakers of Russian and they all use the most up-to-date teaching materials published in Russia. Furthermore, the course offers a real opportunity for genuine communication in Russian – while at the same time offering European standards of safety and service.
The Russian Language course also offers a unique opportunity to combine learning Russian in Tallinn with visiting one of the most beautiful Russian cities, its second capital, St Petersburg. During the study trip students will have an opportunity to see the country of the language they are learning, see one of the most beautiful Russian cities with their own eyes, to learn Russian traditions and to improve their Russian. The tour operator arranges a special tourist programme for our students in one of the greatest Russian cities.
This programme differs from other summer schools located in Russia or western countries, since it offers a unique bridge to the Russian language and culture. Please read more about Language Programme
After a short written test, students will be divided into groups based on their initial proficiency in the Russian language. The number of groups depends on the number of participants, usually there are 3-4 groups. Please note that participants in one group might have slightly different levels, more advanced students can ask for additional tasks.