EducaCentre Language School in Saint Petersburg Our school was established in 1989 and over the last 20 years we have built a reputation for providing high quality russian language courses in Saint Petersburg.
Our mission is to provide great quality at affordable prices. Whether you would like to learn russian language for business or for everyday life and communication or just for your own pleasure, we have a course that meets your needs! All courses run all year round.
We offer an extensive selection of courses for everyone’s needs. When you choose to study with us, you will be joining our students from all over the world sharing the same desire to learn russian language. Our russian courses suit all ages and they are fully adapted to varying requirements and different learning objectives.
Whether you want to learn Russian language for personal or professional purposes we have a course that suits you. Each lesson constitutes a complete cycle of learning the language items needed to handle a particular real-life situation in Russian. After each lesson students have at their disposal vocabulary and grammar that they’ll need to use in everyday life.
All Russian courses from beginners to proficiency levels run all round, with the start every Monday and the minimal length of one week.
Starting from our standard course of 20 lessons per week, we also propose intensive group courses, combined and one to one lessons. The students are welcome to combine different classes to create their own customized study programme. Learn more..
- Standard group course of 20 lessons per week
- Intensive group course of 30 lessons per week
- Combined course: 20 group + 5 one to one lessons per week
- Combined course: 20 group + 10 one to one lessons per week
- Combined course: 30 group + 5 one to one lessons per week
- Exam preparation course
- One to one lessons
- Expatriate course
- Online lessons
Certificates and Diplomas
All our students receive a graded certificate at the end of their course indicating course type, course length, numbers of academic hours taken and level achieved.
Students start speaking Russian language immediately! Each lesson constitutes a complete cycle of learning the language items needed to handle a particular real-life situation in Russian. After each lesson students have at their disposal vocabulary and grammar that they'll need to use in everyday life. The vocabulary and grammar in question is practiced in role-plays under the teachers' control to make sure the new material will be memorised in the appropriate context (including cultural context)
We believe that to learn to speak you need to speak freely, even if you make mistakes. Experimenting with language in controlled classroom situation reduces the risk of being misunderstood in real life. EducaCentre's teachers use feedback strategies gradually so that accuracy is not achieved at the expense of fluency. However, at some point students will be challenged to be accurate (e.g. when making presentations or a public performance)
We teach practical grammar through communicative tasks, even those traditionally presented as 'you-will-have-to-learn-it-yourself' items such as cases, reading and pronunciation rules, conjugations and others. Rules and paradigms are useless if they take five minutes to remember - a person you are talking to will forget the question by the time you finish going through the whole set of endings to choose the correct one. We hold a strong belief in situational grammar which always works out when you start talking to people.
We teach modern conversational Russian. Of course, it is the Russian of an educated native speaker, but there is a considerable difference between the norms of conversational and written Russian and we teach to use them when appropriate. Formal communication is also included in higher level courses, especially Business Russian but we never teach our students to speak and write as Dostoevsky's or Chekhov's contemporaries used to.
We provide our students with up-to-date knowledge of contemporary Russian culture and some understanding of the recent past which can be useful in dealing with the 'mysterious Russian soul'.
Social and Cultural Activities
We offer a free city tour of 2-3 hours guided by russian language teacher to all our new coming students.
- homestay with breakfast or halfboard
- shared aparments
- hostels / hotels
- private apartment
Excursions and Visits
We can organize any kind of excursion or visit in St Petersburg upon request.
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