Durbe Russian Language Academy

Raina boulevard 31-6 - Riga

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We highly evaluate quality, reliability and responsibility! You will be in contact with our welcoming office team from the beginning of your first request until the end of your studies at the school. We always do the best to support you in any matters related to your stay in Riga and make it as much positive and comfortable as possible.

Experience and accreditation
Durbe Russian Language Academy has more than 20 years of experience in international language tourism. The school is recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia. To be the accredited member of EAQUALS allows us to be up- to -date with the latest field trends and guarantees the highest possible quality.

Our teachers
One of the great values of our company are our professional and harismatic teachers who have significant experience! All teachers are native speakers who have got the highest degree in education, philology, applied linguistics and pedagogy.

Teaching methods
Teachers use the communicative approach as the most effective one. It allows the students to acquire the skills necessary for real life communication. By the help of audio - lingual and direct method the students develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Teachers do not translate therefore the learners are surrounded only by the Russian language what allows them to progress more successfully.

Telc exam centre
An excellent opportunity to prepare and pass Telc exam during your stay in Riga. With a Telc certificate you can document your language skills and it has got an international recognition at universities, companies and government authorities.

Great location
It is located in the very heart of the capital of Latvia- Riga. The Old Riga, the National Opera House, the central train station, the Central market, and the majority of urban public transport stops are just within 2-5 minutes walk from the school.

Friendly premises
10 bright and air-conditioned classrooms, a cozy student lounge, free Wi-Fi, hot beverages drink machine, a water dispenser, a library, a computer room and an information corner.

Study with Durbe RLA and achieve excellence in the Russian language!

  • Host family accommodation
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Shared Apartment
  • Student Residence
  • Work experience / internship with local companies
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)
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Durbe Russian Language Academy

United States   

studied General Russian

EC Durbe is incredible.

I arrived in Riga knowing only the basics in Russian, and even before my two months were over, I found I could hold conversations with anyone. Fantastic teachers and staff, wonderful classes. Plus, Riga is a hidden gem within Europe, it has an incomparable charm that I greatly miss! Would recommend the school to anyone looking for a unique learning experience like no other.

posted 24 days ago

Durbe Russian Language Academy

Brazil   

studied General Russian

Nice and productive at the same time!

Great courses! Learned a lot!

posted 13 days ago

Durbe Russian Language Academy

Italy   

studied General Russian

I LOVED IT

Durbe RLA is amazing! First of all, its location is perfect, secondly I improved a lot in Russian, which I really needed.
I spent 2 months studying and 3 months working as an intern, and, both as a student and as a colleague, I am happy about my time spent there. The staff is cool, reliable, very kind and sweet.

I miss it a lot!

posted 24 days ago

Durbe Russian Language Academy

Italy   

studied General Russian

The best Russian school in Latvia!

The school is right in the city center, teachers are professional and competent in their work and the staff is very kind and willing to help you in every situation.
I highly recommend this school to improve Russian skills!

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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students
EC Durbe offers General Russian courses of different intensity:

1) Standard Russian Course (20 lessons per week).
The course covers all aspects of the language and aims to develop students' communicative efficiency in the shortest possible time. During this course students will acquire all 4 language skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening and the use of grammar. Teachers will use reading or listening to stimulate discussion and writing to consolidate the language practice.

2) Intensive Russian course (25 lessons per week).
The intensive course is designed for the motivated students who wish to maximize their time spent in
Latvia as effectively as possible. In addition to General Russian with 20 lessons per week, students will have additional 5 lessons per week on two afternoons and will master situational language, discussions, role play and social language in order to develop and improve all the skills necessary for confident communication.

3) Russian Mini Group (20 plus 5; 20 plus 10; 25 plus 5)
Mini Group course is an excellent combination of Standard / Intensive course with 5 or 10 extra lessons per week in a Mini Group class.
Mini Group class - in a class of maximum 5 students you will benefit from more individual attention from your teacher. Mini group course will help to improve your fluency in Russian language quickly and effectively in the shortest possible time.

In addition to any group program you may take one of our Language Plus modules courses: Business Russian, Russian Music, Russian Literature, General One to One Russian, TRKI exam preparation.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk
The Business Russian One-to-One module, giving useful language for everyday business situations, is ideal for professionals who need to expand their vocabulary, especially in marketing and sales, and to improve their ability to build and establish successful relationships with Russian business partners.
The course focuses on: customer and bank service, joint companies, stock exchange, insurances, marketing, sales, finance etc. Besides the use of Russian grammar, listening, writing and reading tasks, students will develop confidence in communicating by learning language through realistic business situations. Our teachers are experienced professionals specialized to teach Russian as a foreign language.
For Individual Business module:
Minimum enrolment: 1 week;
Lessons per module: 5
Fee per module: 240 EUR, 2+ modules (fee per module) 210 EUR.
Minimum level: A2
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: One-to-One
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
Russian Language School Durbe offers Telc and TRKI Exam preparation courses.
Telc offers four Russian language certificates, covering all levels from A1-B2. Telc exams are closely aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), guaranteeing international comparability of language competence, which is very important for a successful career planning and it have been developed to serve the needs and interests of a wide variety of individuals, groups and organisations.

The exam tests general language competence and focuses on communicative competence, rather then academic skills. The written part lasts between 70 and 150 minutes (depending on level). The oral examination will be taken in pairs or small groups creating real-life dialogues and last 15 minutes. The telc site offers some more insights on the exam.

Getting acquainted with the structure and type of tasks of the telc test are essential prerequisites for passing the exam. This is why all candidates are required to book our special telc exam preparation program scheduled for the week of the exam (Friday is exam day). This module, added to any of regular courses guarantees the best possible preparation for the exam. Booking deadline is 4 weeks prior to the exam date.

We also offer TRKI (TORFL) exam preparation.
The Course will develop overall Russian language knowledge and skills by reaching the necessary language level at the same time preparing for TRKI exam.The excellently structured exam programme with a tutor's personal approach will ensure you to continue studies at the chosen university or school and our staff can assist to find the suitable institution for future studies. One to one TRKI Exam preparation module can be booked in addition to any of our Group courses.

Minimum enrolment - 1 week;
Minimum level: A1
Number of lessons per week- 5 to 10 on an individual basis;
Lessons per module: 5, per 2 modules: 10
Price per module: 240 EUR, price per 2 modules (10 lessons) - 420 EUR
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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
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: One-to-One
The course is designed for those students who need to make rapid progress or who wish to concentrate on particular areas of language. You will have individual course program according to your Russian language level of knowledge, your preferences, your professional interests and needs and number of classes, you’d like to take. All individual courses include needs analysis.

We offer individual Russian of different intensity:
1) One to One Leisure with 15 lessons per week;
2) One to One Standard with 20 lessons per week;
3) One to One Intensive with 30 lessons per week;
4) One to One Crash with 40 lessons per week.

In addition to any Individual course you may take one of our Language Plus modules courses: Business Russian, Russian Music, Russian Literature, General one to one Russian, TRKI exam preparation.

Levels: Beginners to Advanced;
Starting dates: upon request.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk
COURSE 1. Russian as a Foreign Language Teacher Development Course (for Teachers at A1 and A2 level).
The course is for: non-native and native speakers of Russian teaching at primary, secondary, vocational schools, colleges and universities or language centres for adults at Beginners and Elementary level. It is recommended that participants have a level of Russian at CEF level B1 (minimum B1).

Methodology topics to be covered:
Week 1: * Methods in teaching Russian as a foreign language; * Specific features in teaching Russian as a foreign language for beginners (alphabet, teaching aids, linguistic games etc.); * Elements of game in developing grammar awareness; * Phonetic exercises for developing listening skills; * Use of interactive methods and internet sources teaching Russian as a foreign language;
Week 2 : * Student books and workbooks available for teaching Russian as a foreign language; * Electronic resources in teaching Russian as a foreign language; * Different possibilities in vocabulary supplementation; * Phonetic exercises for developing listening skills; * Use of interactive methods and internet sources teaching Russian as a foreign language;

COURSE 2. Russian as a Foreign Language Teacher Development Course (for Teachers at B1 and B2 level).
The course is for: non-native and native speakers of Russian teaching at primary, secondary, vocational schools, colleges and universities or language centres for adults at Pre-intermediate, Intermediate level.It is recommended that participants have a level of Russian at CEF level B2 (minimum B1 ).

Methodology topics to be covered:
Week 1: * Methods in teaching Russian as a foreign language; * Use of interactive methods and internet sources in teaching Russian as a foreign language; * How to make work with texts exciting! * Original way of using TV news in the teaching process; * Tips in making Russian as a foreign language tests;
Week 2: * Student books and workbooks available for teaching Russian as a foreign language; * Different possibilities in vocabulary supplementation; * Elements of game in developing grammar awareness; * Phonetic exercises for developing listening skills; * Use of interactive methods and internet sources teaching Russian as a foreign language;

Total Number of Course Contact Hours: 30 lessons per week
Maximum class size: 12 participants
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This course is for students aged: 10-70
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Basic
Class Sizes: One-to-One
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