Russian language courses
in Russia -
Petersburg - Course prices of Russian on the University of
Accomodation prices in Petersburg
RUSSIAN IN PETERSBURG - Programmes and prices 2012
Russian for beginners
Elementary course for beginners is addressed to students,
businessmen who study Russian as a foreign language and who want to
feel confident in their daily communication. Special focus is on
Duration: 6 weeks (=120 hours)
Result: People who finished the course have the basic knowledge
of Russian grammar , reading skills and are able to understand
simple texts and phrases (posters and advertisements).
addition, people who complete the course are able to speak and write
about themselves, their family, friends, work and personal interests
using vocabulary consisting of about 760 characters.
Basic level (A2)
This programme is for
people who have elementary knowledge of Russian as a foreign
language. Thid courses gives a chance of expand Russian language
knowledge. Special focus is on speaking and writing.
Duration: 10 weeks+ (=200 hours)
Result: People who complete the course are able to understand
short texts and articles from newspapers. In addition they are able
to maintain the conversation by communicating in daily situations as
well as discuss different subjects e.g. about themselves, their
families, work, weather. Their vocabulary consists of about 1300
General Russian course
enroll on this programme you need to have a basic Russian language
knowledge. This course is for you provided that you are a tourist or
businessman or when studying Russian is your main goal.
Duration: 19 weeks+ =(460 hours) from A2 level
Result: People who complete the course are able to read short
texts from newspapers, magazines and books by which they understand
the meaning of texts, certain details and author's idea. They are
also able to write 20 sentences of a text about themselves, their
families, work, life, weather etc. They can understand dialogues
placed in different situations; they understand advertisements, news
on social and cultural issues. Graduate's vocabulary consists of
about 2300 words.
course is addressed to the foreign language speaking pupils,
students for who Russian is neccessary in their profession.
Duration: 19 to 23 weeks + (=380-460) from level B1
Result: People who complete the course are able to read
newspapers and artistic texts understanding well the author's
opinion. They are able to write works, texts' resumes, texts in a
form of personal and official letters. They understand dialogues
reffering to daily matters as well as are able to tell
what they have seen, express their opinions and analyse problems
freely. Graduate's vocabulary consists of around 10 000 words.
Advanced Russian course
programme is addressed to the people who have achieved level
Duration: 14 weeks+ (=280 hours) from level B2
Result:Polishing Russian grammar, speaking and writing.
Comprehension of texts on cultural, official subjects etc.
People who complete the course are able to maintain the dialogue by
using different forms of communication, expressing their opinions
freely. Graduate's vocabulary consists of 12 000 words.
course is for people who have achieved the level C1 (TRKI - III) and
want to..... The programme can be useful especially for foreign
scientists and Russian teachers.
Duration: 9 weeks + (=180 hours) from C1 level
Result: Graduates are able to and interpret the source texts
from different fields - abstract, philosophical,
professional,journalistic and artistic. They are able to write
academic works by themselves, they fully understand radio and TV
programmes. Graduates have no problems in carrying on
dialogues and monolgues about every subject.
Business Russian course
Programmes Business Russian course have been especially
designed for managers and workers from international companies
active in Russia.
Basic level (Russian Language
First Certificate in Business Russian)
Duration: From 4 to 5 weeks,
from 80 to 100 hours provided that the participant of the
course is at least on level A1.
Result: Graduate will be
able to write simple business letters, advertisments and carry on
simple business conversations.
The level A2 course is recommended together with the
Intermediate level (Russian
Language Second Certificate in Business Russian)
Duration: 20 weeks +, 180
hours provided that the person is at least on level A2.
will be able to write business letters, business documents, CV etc.
Apart from that you will become familiar with business
etiquette in Russia, geography, Russia's politics as well as its
Advanced level (Russian Language
Certificate in Advanced Business Russian)
Duration: 12 weeks+ (=240
hours) provided that the person is at least on level B1.
Result: The completion
of the course means mastering all of the types of written and oral
communication, being able to write articles, business plan,
participation in a conversation on every subject.
Proficiency level (Russian
Language Certificate in Proficiency in Business Russian)
Duration: 6 weeks, 120 hours
Result: You are
proficient in Russian language on the level of qualified
Preparation to higher studies
at university of Russia
The course is for people who wish to
study at university of Russia. The neccessary condition is the
language knowledge at level B1.
-10 months (=800 hours) -standard
-6 months (=over 20 hours per week) - intensive course
You can start attending the course in
September or January.
In order to become a student at
university of Russia, the student has to pass the Test Of Russian As
A Foreign Language (TORFL).
Summer and winter short-term
To study Russian language in summer
and winter, the best and the quickest is Russian As A Foreign
Language (RFL). The programme is for people who have only just
begun studying Russian language as well as for those who wish to
continue their education in Saint Petersburg -the capital city
of culture of Russia.
20 hours per week, from 1 week to
STUDY FEE AND OTHER FEES
Registration fee for booking the
course in LEXIS School of Foreign Languages (irrespective of
duration of the course) totals 200€.
-in groups of 10-12 people 20
lessons/week - $40 per week*
-in mini-groups from 4 to 5 people, 20 lessons/week -$
280 per week
-in groups from 10 to 12 people, 28 lessons per week-$205
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.
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.
must be paid in roubles in Sherbank's section in Saint Petersburg.
It is the section at Philology Department: room no.8, building no.
Universitetskaya naberezhnaya. You can pay your fees by making a
Elementary level -3650
Basic level -3650 roubles
TRKI-2 -4380 roubles
Russian citizenship test -4020
-Individual: 1 hour of lesson-40
-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)-
Trial test: 50% of normal price
All of the host families have worked with foreign school
for many years. Most of them live near the University in historical
centre of Saint Petersburg.
-meals (breakfast + dinner)
-bedclothes and towels for a change
-the use of kitchen after consulting it with the host
Payment for accommodation. The procedure:
Payment must be done in cash (in roubles), according to calculation
of Central Bank on the day of arrival (not fewer than $1 = 30
-payment should be done 4 months before the arrival
- you pay the price to the host family in roubles according to the
Accommodation with the host
weeks and more
||28,5 USD per day
All of the prices for accommodation concern 1 person in a single
Accommodation per 1 person in a single room without food is
possible for the period of 1 month and longer for
400 USD per month (exclusively on client's request).
In hostel or in residence:
Russian Language and Culture
Institute also offers accommodation in dormitories or hostels.
ATTENTION: Number of places limited! You are obliged to ask a
question whether there is a possiblity of accommodation in dormitory
Accommodation in hostel
price per 1 person
|room from 4 to 6
USD per 1 day
Accommodation in residence
price per 1 person
|double room or
USD per 1 month
ATTENTION: In case of rise in the
value of dollar, price may change.
Russian insurance system has not
still fully harmonised itself with international system
and only a few agencies in Russia will be able to accept your
insurance in case you are ill -most of them will require additional
As for course participants who intend
to stay in Russia for longer than 4 weeks we offer buying Russian
insurance policy which guarantees free of charge medical care in
agencies of Petersburg.
Bought policy is issued within 3 days from arrival.
stay lasting 5
- 7 weeks
stay lasting 8
12 -24 weeks
To begin studying at
Center of Russian Language and Culture of Saint Petersburg State
University, each participant of the course should fill in the
following questionnaire and send it to Lexis School of Foreign
Languages office at least 6 weeks before the start of the
1. Name, surname,sex (in Latin
alphabet, not Cyryllic alphabet)
2.Date and place of birth
3.Number, date of issuing and date of expiry of the document
5.e-mail/fax for communication purposes
6. Number of fax of Russian consulate where you will apply for visa
7.Dates of the beginning and the end of the course
8. Preffered type of accommodation
9. If you studied Russian before, please:
tell where and how long
give the name and address of school
give telephone number, fax number
and school e-mail
give the Head's surname and your
visas should be handed out by Russian Consulate on the basis
of the invitation from Saint Petersburg University. In the visa
questionnaire you should write "studying" in the field where you
have to specify the reason for your departure. Handing out the
invitation takes around 5 weeks ( Ministry of Foreign Affairs
charges 32 USD which should be paid by the student in
school's secretariat right after the arrival). Please specify the
exact date of arrival and departure from Russia as preparing
the new invitation takes time and involves additional payments.
possible for school to send the copy of the invitation via fax or
the original version via courier (with additional charge).
Student visa may be prolonged for the period after the arrival.
of Russian Language and Culture can organise
picking students up
from the airport or railway station and driving them to the place of
accommodation. All concerned should send an e-mail with the details
of arrival (date, time and number of flight) 6 days before
the arrival. In case of delays, the driver will wait for the
participant of the course 2 hours maximum. The school is not liable
for losses caused by delays.
If you failed to find our driver at
the station/ airport, please call our hotel service
(+812-352-42-87 or +812-352-24-28).
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School of Foreign Languages
There are several options for accommodation during the language
course. Most participants chose for our apartment. This is the
cheapest possibility and standard included in the course fee.
Alternatives at an extra charge are a host family, to rent an
apartment in the city center, or to stay in a hotel. You can also
organise the accommodation yourself, in that case a discount is
We have an apartment specially for participants at our language
course. This apartment is in a new-built flat and has a simple but
modern interior design. In this flat there is extra attention for
fire safety: every room has a smoke alarm, a fire extinguisher, fire
safety doors (EI-30). There are no gas lines in the apartment. We
have equipped every room with a TV (only Russian channels) a
DVD-player and a Radio/CD. Beds and matrasses are of good quality.
The rooms can be locked, in every room there is a safe where you can
keep your money and other valuables.
The standard course fee includes the stay in a shared room, with
shared toilet/shower. At an extra charge, it is possible to reserve
a single room, or a single room and access to individual sanitary.
Use of beddings/towels are included in the course fee.
In the apartment is a small kitchen, washing machine and boiler (always
hot water!). In the apartment is a collection of study books, city
guides, DVD's, dictionaries. The apartment has two classrooms as
well, which are used for language courses: this saves much travel
time in a city with big distances.The apartment has WiFi-connection,
for those who take their laptop. Our apartment is located at the
western part of the Vasilievsky Island (metro Primorskaya), one of
the better districts in Saint Petersburg. In the near neighbourhood
are facilities: supermarket, fitness club, swimming pool, pizzeria,
hair dresser, cash dispenser. The centre (metro Nevsky Prospekt) is
2 stops by metro away. Several busses go directly from the flat to
the city centre.
Stay in the flat is cheap and fun. You quickly get to know other
people with common interests, to discover a beautiful city together.
Next to the building where the lessons take place, we have a studio
available. The studio is located in a new-built flat and is modern
equipped with ikea-furniture. It is a clean and cozy apartment. An
ideal option if you want full privacy, not to pay to much and to be
close to the classes. The studio consists of a seperate bedroom and
a combined kitchen/living room.
In the studio is a washing machine, internet-connection, TV, own
sanitary. The studio has a double bed and a sofa, so it is a good
option if you want to come with your partner or a friend wants to
An alternative option we offer, is a host family. Although this type
of accommodation is more expensive, it is an ideal chance to really
feel the Russian life. The communication with your host family will
allow you to practice your knowledge of Russian. In a host family
you have a single room, breakfast and dinner are included.
Apartment in the city center
On your request we can provide you with an apartment in the center.
We have several apartments available (studios till 3-room apartments,
all centrally located).
We only rent out for the minimum period of 1 week, the rates:
- bed on a shared room (with 2 or 3 beds in total): 175 euro/week (low
season), 295 euro/week (high season)
- single room, 1-person: 275 euro/week (low season), 395 euro/week (high
- single room, 2-persons: 325 euro/week (low season), 445 euro/week
- single room, 1-person, own sanitary (shower + toilet), 325 euro/week
(low season), 495 euro/week (high season)
- single room, 2-persons, own sanitary (shower + toilet), 375 euro/week
(low season), 545 euro/week (high season)
When staying 2 weeks or more, a 10% discount is applicable.
When staying 4 weeks or more, a 20% discount is applicable.
Use of beddings, towel, is included in the rental fee.
5 - 7 weeks
from 8 to 11 weeks
12 to 24 weeks
6 - 12 months
To start learning at Center of Russian Language and Culture
of Saint Petersburg State University, every student must fill the
form and send it to LEXIS at least 6 weeks before the start of
Name, surname, sex (in latin alphabet)
Date and place of
Number, date of
expiration of passport
Fax number of the Russian consulate, where you will be applying
for a visa
Date of beginning and end of the course
If you learned
Russian before, please write:
where and how
name and adress of the school
telephone number, fax or e-mail of the school
Name of the director and your teacher
Confirmation of the payment
Transfer from the airport to the place of stay - 50
Registration from programme max. 4 weeks - 90 €
Registration for programme 4+ weeks - 120 €
Registration fee includes registration for
course and visa registraion
Every Russian visa must be registreed 3 days before arrival
(for sending original invitations) - 45 €
(Europe), 60 € (rest of the world)
LEXIS Registration fee
- 200 €.
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