Programs at the Russian Language and Culture Institute

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The most interesting and easiest way to learn Russian language is to do it in Russia in Saint Petersburg. If you decided to study the Russian language in Russia, Saint Petersburg State University and its Russian Language and Culture Institute of the Philological Departmentare proud to offer russian courses for foreign citizens in its Russian as a Foreign Language (RKI) programs. Russian language programmes vary in level, duration, intensity and professional focus. We offer Russian courses in Russia starting and finishing whenever it is convenient for you. Our programmes of Russian language have already proven extremely valuable for numerous foreign graduates, students, teachers, businessmen, government employees and scholars.

Instruction is held either in groups or individually. The standard programme of Russian language for group classes is intended for students, beginning to study language, and consists of 20 academic hours per week, Monday through Friday (1 academic hour = 45 minutes). Each group consists of 8-12 persons. Students may combine Russian language lessons with classes in Russian cultural studies. So we offer you to study Russian literature, culture and history. All programmes of Russian language, except the preparatory 10-month program for enrollment in Russian universities, have rolling admission. To learn Russian in St Petersburg language you may chose group classes or individual tuition. Out Russian language lessons are spent all year round, so that you may choose the term and period of your tuition.

To enable our trainees to study Russian language at our Russian language courses in St Petersburg special audio and video materials are widely implemented, and classrooms are equipped with interactive multimedia boards. Upon Russian language courses completion students obtain a certificate from the Philological Faculty of Saint Petersburg State University and have the opportunity to take the State Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL).

If you decide to study and learn Russian language in Russia in St Petersburg, we are able to offer a Russian language course which totally suits you.

Price for tuition in groups: 7.5 USD* per 1 academic hour, 150 USD per week.

Price for individual tuition: 40 USD per 1 academic hour.

* Prices given are estimates and are subject to  change.

Cultural programs

Russian Language and Culture Institute offers its trainees not only programmes of Russian as a foreign language but various excursion and cultural programmes as well. Each Russian language course may be accompanied with cultural program.

To study and learn in Russia at Russian language courses in RLCI is to combine Russian language lessons with vivid impressions of St Petersburg and Russia, so you may start your Russian language course in St Petersburg in the vibrant environ of Russia's cultural capital, Saint Petersburg.