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Derzhavin Institute

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Troitskij prospect 6 , St. Petersburg (view map)
98% (7 reviews)

About Derzhavin Institute

Based in St. Petersburg and founded in 2003, the Derzhavin Institute is one of the best language schools in Russia. 17 classrooms in two branches can be found here, as well as a library and a computer study area. Long- and short-term Russian language courses (intensive or individual) help foreign students to focus individually on their needs all the year.

Additional Services

  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation
  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Shared Apartment

Work and Further Studies

  • Work experience / internship with local companies

Activities

  • Film
  • Art / Painting
  • Cooking

Courses

General Russian

97% 5 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Location Type: Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Russian Exam Preparation

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Location Type: Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

Russian Academic preparation

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Business Russian

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Location Type: Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Russian online

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Professional Russian

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Tailor made Russian courses

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Location Type: Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

Russian Summer Courses

100% 2 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Location Type: Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

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Derzhavin Institute

United States   

studied Russian Summer Courses

Stephen S

I took a one month course with the Institute, taking advantage of their work study programme, and staying with a host family found through the institute. Overall I was very impressed with the quality of the teaching and the helpfulness its professors and coordinators. They provided immense help with the nightmarish Russian bureaucracy involved with getting into and staying in Russia, while very promptly and professionally responding to questions regarding the process.
The courses themselves were more or less exactly what I was looking for. They are taught entirely in Russian even from the lower levels and improved one’s overall language ability far more quickly than I can imagine would be possible with an intermediary language. There was a fair amount of coursework most of which was more or less helpful. Almost all of the work comes from the exercise book and (the only one required for the course) that students receive upon arrival based upon their level. It was monolingual clear and well written.
The institute’s excursions seemed quite extensive and well thought out, if for the most part in English. I did not take part in many of them due to time constraints imposed by the work study programme, but heard good things from my classmates and thus rate it a 5.
I believe that in order to make the most of any language programme one needs to speak entirely in the target language. Obviously doing so outside of class that requires some degree of self discipline when French, English, Italian, and Turkish are spoke widely by the student body outside of classes. It is possible, however, with some degree of stubbournness to achieve a more or less immersive environment.
The host family programme from my experience seems excellent and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone weighing their options in terms of accommodations. It was quite reasonably priced given its central location (where I understand the majority of the apartments are situated) and my host family was incredibly helpful, understanding, and kind. They also helped me with my Russian a great deal around the breakfast table and evening tea.
The Derzhavin Institute offers an excellent part time programme and an all around good Petersburg experience for a reasonable price with a flexible schedule and enrollment times. I would especially recommend it to serious students of the language looking for an effective short term way to make progress and gain greater command and understanding of the spoken language perhaps unavailable in their native counties.

posted 3 years ago

Derzhavin Institute

United Kingdom   

studied Russian Summer Courses

Hethvi

I want to thank the Derzhavin Institute for my third fantastic experience! My previous two visits were with my school in England, and I learnt so much from them and enjoyed them so much that I was very keen to come back on my own and have individual lessons. Though I could only manage 3 days this year, I was again impressed with the quality of teaching the Institute provided. My teacher, Irina, helped me analyse literature extracts in a way I had never done before and I thoroughly enjoyed it, as well as our chats about battles and politics! Thank you so much to Irina and everyone else I met at the Derzhavin - you are all wonderful people and very helpful. I would really like to come back at some point in the future for longer!

posted 1 year ago

Derzhavin Institute

Italy   

studied General Russian

Best place for study russian language!!!!

I had a fantastic experience in Derzhavin Institute. i took a standard groupe course + intensive course. Despite of little time spent there (only two weeks) i can confidently say that my level of russian has improved. i was really impressed by friendly atmosphere and by high professionalism of all staff.
In this international system you can meet people from all over the world!
The institute is localized in good position, very close to metro station and center city.
Higly recommended!!!

posted 2 years ago

Derzhavin Institute

United Kingdom   

studied General Russian

My Time At Derzhavin

I have been a student at Derzhavin Institute twice in the past year, the first stint for 2 months on a standard course and the second for 3 months on a Work and Study Course. From the outset, i knew it was going to be a fantastic experience. As it was the first time i had ever done a study abroad course, i was nervous and unsure as to how properly go about it all, but the knowledgeable and professional admin team helped me every step of the way! Once i had arrived at the airport, i was met by a friendly and talkative driver who took me to my shared flat. Here i met the rest of the diverse crowd i would be living with for the next 2 months. The main thing i really appreciated about living in a shared flat was the exposure to many different cultures. I learnt things and became friends with people who taught me much about life in other parts of the globe. As for the school itself, it is fantastic. Easily one of the best experiences of my life so far. The classes are very small and intimate so it almost feels like 1 on 1 tuition. The teachers are incredibly helpful and friendly, which makes for a lovely learning environment. My Russian improved in literally a week of being here. The school also organises many excursions and trips for the student, ranging from visiting a vodka museum to craft lessons where you can make a matryoshka doll! As i said at the beginning, i also did a work and study programme at the school for my second visit. My duties included maintaining the social media aspects of the school, leading a weekly orientation walk for new comers and just generally helping when needed. The team i have worked with have been just amazing. They are welcoming and kind people and because of this, I look forward to the next time i return to study here at Derzhavin!

posted 2 years ago

Derzhavin Institute

Turkey   

studied General Russian

Doğru adres !

Sadece kiril alfabesini bilerek gittiğim Petersburg'da bana 'Rusça öğrendim 'dedirten bir kurs oldu Derzhavin Institute.2 kez gittim,toplamda 4 ay kurs aldım.Farklı ders yoğunluğuna sahip programları ile kalacağınız süre ve bütçenize uygun bir seçim yapabilmeniz ilk avantajı.Tecrübeli ve canayakın öğretmenleri bıkmadan siz öğrenene kadar anlatıyorlar.İhtiyacınız olduğu her an kurs dışında bile olsanız telefon açtığınız da hemen her konuda yardımcı oluyorlar.Sosyal olanakları fazla.Dersler harici ücretsiz hobi atölyeleri,yemek dersleri,konserler düzenliyorlar.Uygun ücretlerle düzenlenen şehir turlarına da katılabilirsiniz.Konumu cok merkezi.Havaalanından karşılama transfer hizmetleri var.Konaklama konusunda, ayarladıkları bir ailenin yanında kaldım.Kahvaltı ve aksam yemekleri de dahil olduğu için cok rahat etmiştim.Aile ile dil pratiği de yapabilmek artı oluyor.Kış aylarında havalar cok soğuk olduğu için düşük sezon oluyor ve fiyatlar indirimli.Katılım az kişi olduğu için özel ders gibi ders alıyorsunuz.Yaz aylarında,yoğun sezonda bir cok farklı ülkeden gelen öğrencilerle sosyalleşmek ve şehri gezip dili sokakta öğrenebilmek acısından avantajlı.Sadece internetten araştırıp gitmiştim,cok memnun kaldım.Kesinlikle tavsiye ederim.

posted 3 years ago

Derzhavin Institute

Turkey   

studied General Russian

Genel Olarak Çok İyi

2015 Haziran basında buraya basladım ve 7. haftamı doldurdum. Genel olarak enstitüye karsı fikirlerim olumlu, dilimdeki gelisme çok iyi. Rusça'ya burada baslamasam da buraya gelmeden önce bildiklerimin bir kısmını unutmustum, simdi 7 hafta sonunda dısarıda sadece Rusça konusarak anlasabiliyorum. (Tabi mükemmel bir biçimde değil, ki zaten Rusça'yı mükemmel konusabilmek çok çok zor, İngilizce gibi basit dillerle karıstırmayın.)

Derslerden bahsetmek gerekirse bugüne kadar 3 tane hocam oldu, üçü de genç, dinamik ve mükemmeldi. Öğrenci kalitesi ise zamanla farklılık gösteriyor. Buraya çok ciddi dil öğrenmek için gelenler olduğu gibi, Petersburg'a sadece turistik olarak gelip 3-5 birsey öğreneyim diyen ögrenciler de var ve ders kalitesini ve hızını biraz düsürüyorlar ama sanırım bütün dil kurslarında bu durum vardır. Eğer seçeneğiniz varsa buraya yazın değil, turistik zihniyetteki öğrencilerin azalacağı diğer mevsimlerde gelmek daha mantıklı. Yok esas amaç turistikse yazı gelmek daha mantıklı tabi.

Fiyat biraz kazık ama öğretim kalitesi ile de orantılı.

Bina iyi, gereksinimleri karsılıyor ama grup derslerine katılacaksanız web sitesinde gösterilen binada olmayacaktır dersler. Okuldan onunla ilgili bilgi ve fotoğraflar isteyin. Ama yeni binada da hiçbir problem yok.

Kalacak yer için; guesthouse göründüğü kadar iyi değil. İnternet düzgün çalısmıyor. Yurt ile otel arası bir kalitede ve baslarda yönetim sıkıntısı vardı, simdi sikayetler sonucu iyi-kötü çözüldü. Okul kalınan yerlerle ilgili konularda sikayetlerle ilgileniyor. Ama ben aile yanında kalmanızı öneririm. Hem biraz daha hesaplı, hem de kaldığınız yerde dil pratiği yaparsınız. Yalnız kalacağınız evin köprünün karsısında olmamasına dikkat edin çünkü St. Petersburg'da gece asağı yukarı 1.30 - 5.30 arasında köprüleri açıyorlar ve karsıya geçis olmuyor, metro da kapalı oluyor. (Vapur falan yok) Guesthouse ilk zamanlarda çok sahipsiz kalmıstı, simdi sikayetler ile 95% sorunlar çözüldü ve iyi bir yere döndü ama yine de simdiki aklım olsa aile yanında kalırdım ben.

Okul tüm problemlerle hızlıca ilgileniyor, hizmet kalitesi açısından hiçbir sorunla karsılasmadım. Yalnız havaalanından gelmek için havaalanı transferi için enstitüye 40 euro vermeyin, havaalanının içinde taksi sirketi dükkanları var, onlarla İngilizce anlasarak yarı fiyatına gideceğiniz yere gidersiniz. Sakın ama sakın havaalanının kapısında duran taksicilerle pazarlık yapayım demeyin, kazıklanma ihtimali çok çok yüksek. Eğer İngilizceniz havaalanının içindeki taksi sirketleri için yetersizse okulun havaalanı transferini kullanabilirsiniz.

Haftanın neredeyse her günü ayrı bir aktivite var ve rehber kisi sehrin ilginç bir yerine götürüyor. Turlar İngilizce.

posted 3 years ago

Derzhavin Institute

France   

studied General Russian

Une école de langue très performante !!!

Je conseille vivement l'Institut Derzhavin pour les personnes qui souhaitent travailler toutes leurs compétences linguistiques : oral, écrit, grammaire etc.
Nous sommes répartis en petits groupes par niveau et les cours sont très interactifs et dynamiques.

posted 3 years ago

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