RUSSIAN IN PETERSBURG
Centre of Russian Language and Culture of Saint Petersburg State
University is one of the major centers of short-term study programs
for international visitors to Russia who would like to learn the
sharp contrast to the multitude of commercial language programmes that
have appeared in Russia in recent years, our programs continue the
longstanding academic traditions and history of Saint Petersburg
State University as a major center for the teaching of Russian as a
Second Language. The quality of the Center's programs is maintained
by the skill, dedication and experience of our University faculty.
Our programmes are offered for those foreigners of all levels all the
year round who would like to study not only the Russian language but
other subjects as well.
course curriculum of the Centre includes a wide variety of programs
developed by the experienced professors and gifted instructors of
the Centre. All our academic programs focus on the use language
(speaking and reading) in of real-life situations. The history of
Saint Petersburg and its environs provide rich cultural material on
which much of the Center's course materials are based. The
curriculum also includes extensive area studies material and
introduces students to various aspects of life in Russia, including
Russian traditions, folk culture and history.
Centre offers courses in Business Russian for business people from
the United States, Europe and Japan, educational programs for
diplomatic representatives and their families and for various
international organizations, including the United Nations, the
International Monetary Fund, the International Red Cross, UNESCO and
Some of academic programmes offered by the Centre are
accredtied language and culture courses for boys and girls from
various universities in Europe and North America. Centre has been
cooperating with many universities and partnership organisations for
a long time and students participating in the programmes get credits
at their home universities on the basis of the courses offered by
Centre also provides, on a contract basis, instruction to foreign
undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as teachers,
businessmen and others who are interested in Russian culture,
civilization, politics or area studies and who would like to learn
the Russian language.
Founded in the early 18th century by Peter the Great, Saint
Petersburg State University is one of the oldest universities in
Russia. The Centre has many years of experience in Russian language
instruction to foreigners. In the United States alone, there are
currently more than 7,000 graduates of Saint Petersburg State
University language programmes (over the past 30 years).
Every year the Center accepts approximately one thousand young boys
and girls, men and women of different ages from all over the world
for study at Saint Petersburg State University.
Saint Petersburg is an excellent choice for anyone planning to study
in Russia and to learn more about Russian history, people,
traditions and culture. First of all, the people of Saint Petersburg
are known as speakers of a "classical" variety of standard Russian.
Our students are also attracted by the relatively reasonable cost of
living in Saint Petersburg, especially in comparison with Moscow (on
the average prices are at least 30% lower in Saint Petersburg!).
Breathtakingly beautiful, historic Saint Petersburg offers a wealth
of possibilities for excursions and cultural activities, such as the
Hermitage Museum, one of the largest and most prestigious art
museums in the world and the Mariinsky Theatre, home of the renowned
Kirov Ballet. The political and social stability of Saint Petersburg
has been constant, even through the turbulent years of political and
governmental change in Russia.
Ancient Russian cities like Pskov and Novgorod, with their fantastic
onion-domed churches and walled kremlins, are
for one-day excursions from Saint Petersburg by overnight train or
long-distance bus. The Center of Russian Language and Culture is
also able to organize trips for foreing students at weekends to
Moskow, Finland, Baltic Republics, the capitals of which are not far
from Saint Petersburg.
various programs which help students to learn Russian quickly have
proved to be effective for international visitors and students over
many decades. We also arrange linguistic and cultural practice for
Russian native speakers residing outside of Russia, especially
second and third generation immigrants residing in other countries.
The overall cost of the programme depends on its duration and
services provided and can also be agreed on individually.
STUDY FEE AND OTHER FEES
The enrollment fee is 40$
-in groups of 10-12 people 20 lessons/week - $150 per week*
-in groups from 10 to 12 people, 28 lessons per week-$210 per week
-individually-$40 per hour of lesson (1 hour of lesson = 45 minutes)
* Price for all group programmes. Prices fluctuate depending whether the programmes are tailored to student's needs.
-$140- the course up to 4 weeks
-$240-the course up to 12 weeks
-$340-the course from 13 to 24 weeks
-$440- the course over 25 weeks
From the airport -$30
To the airport -$20
Invitation letter sent via messenger DHL -$100 - $ 130
ATTENTION: All fees must be paid in cash (in roubles), in calculation of Central Bank on a given day. You can also bring Visa credit card, MasterCard or traveller's cheques and get the change in the bank near Institute.
Fee must be paid in roubles in Sherbank's section in Saint Petersburg. It is the section at Philology Department: room no.8, building no. 11, Universitetskaya naberezhnaya. You can pay your fees by making a draft.
Elementary level -3650 roubles
Basic level -3650 roubles
TRKI-2 -4380 roubles
Russian citizenship test -4020 roubles
-Individual: 1 hour of lesson-40 USD
-Group:1 hour of lesson - 10 USD
Preparatory courses: from 2 weeks to 2 months
Price for group courses: 1 week (20 hours of lessons)- 140 USD
Trial test: 50% of normal price
Prices of courses
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