Non-Degree / Dates: 15 July – 2 August 2024

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’s historical connection provides students with one of the best opportunities to learn Russian in the region.

The teachers in the course are all native speakers of Russian and they all use the most up-to-date teaching materials. Furthermore, the course offers a real opportunity for genuine communication in Russian – while at the same time offering European standards of safety and service.

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.

Why this course?

  • We use the most up-to-date methods and materials for teaching Russian as a foreign language.

  • We combine the traditional approach to teaching Russian with the latest trends in this area. This allows us to make the studies as fruitful as possible for every single participant.


All the teachers are native speakers of Russian. Some of them have been teaching at Tallinn Summer School for more than 10 years.

Timetable for language classes

From Monday to Friday
10:00 – 11:30 Language lessons
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:30 Language lessons

NB! The timetable may vary depending on the group. On the first day of the course, all groups start at 10am.


The course is suitable for students of Russian at all levels, including complete beginners. It is ideal for anyone interested in the Russian language and culture and appreciates the combination of high teaching standards with a fascinating cultural programme.

The basic communication language is English.

Credit points

5 ECTS. The number of classes equals 60 academic hours (15 days of classes). Students are expected to attend 4 lessons a day. In order to get the summer school certificate, students have to participate in at least 75% of the classes and pass a test at the end of the course.

Course fee

Early-Bird Course Fee (until 31 March 2024)550€
Regular Course Fee (after 31 March 2024)600€

NB! Accommodation, cultural programme and meals are not included in the price.


* DAAD scholarships for students from Germany: all students from Germany are welcome to apply for the DAAD Go East scholarship to attend Tallinn Summer School. More info about the application process is here.

This scholarship is only available for students from Germany for the following courses at Tallinn Summer School: Estonian language, Russian language, Design of Digital Services for Health Behaviour Change, Experimental Interaction Design.


General Contact (registration, accommodation, cultural programme, etc):

Information about the course content: Dimitri Mironov –

"The highlight of my time at TSS was during my Russian beginner´s course, when it all just suddenly clicked. This was mainly due to the excellent teaching, as well as the relaxed and friendly learning environment. We were given encouragement every step of the way."

Theodora Ogden, UK
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