Russian Language in St. Petersburg
Study in St.Petersburg, Russia 2014 – 2016
Russian Language & Culture: 20 hrs / wk
2 Weeks – $2395 / 4 Weeks – $4395 USD
Housing Included – Start any Monday
Program is in St. Petersburg, one of the best places to study Russian. Everybody speaks “pure” Russian in St. Petersburg which is standard throughout the country. Situated in a classic style building, the program provides all the facilities required to study Russian – 10 modern classrooms, including audio, video, and computerized language laboratory.
Courses are provided in 6-levels, from Beginners through Advanced. Prime objective is to teach students how to communicate in Russian. Maximum class size is 12 students. Program is available from January to November. All instructors are native Speakers and all hold a university degree either in Russian as a Foreign Language or Linguistics. Housing and meals included in price.
St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Founded by “Peter the Great” in 1703 proclaiming it to be the “Window to the West”, it is the most European city within Russia. It was here that Dostoevsky wrote his classic novels, and where Lenin started his political march to revolution. St. Petersburg’s museums, such as the Hermitage – one of the greatest art collections in the world, theaters, and other tourist attractions are all within easy reach. Today, Russia is going through another historical change, and there is no better place in Russia to experience this transition, study Russian and the culture, than in St. Petersburg.
CSA arranges to have a staff person from the school meet you upon arrival into the Pulkovo airport (St. Petersburg) and escort you directly to your housing assignment. Also,if you arrive by train CSA will arrange to have a staff person meet you upon arrival.
Russian Language – all levels: beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior. Four hours of class per day, M-F. All students are given a placement test and placed in the appropriate level. All the instructors are experienced, skilled professionals with college degrees in teaching Russian. Class size is 8-12 students maximum. Programs from January to November.
In St. Petersburg, everybody speaks “pure” Russian, which is standard throughout the country.
Elementary Level: This is a beginning level course in Russian grammar, conversation, writing, and phonetics. Meets for 20 hours per week.
Intermediate Level: This course is for those students who have mastered basic grammar, vocabulary, composition, and phonetic ability. The course enhances students ability in these areas, as well as pronunciation and written expression. Meets for 20 hours per week.
Advanced Level: This course emphasizes drills in grammar, vocabulary, extensive written compositions, including the use of commercial (business) colloquial forms, and perfecting spoken (conversation) ability. Meets for 20 hours.
Superior Advanced Level: This course emphasizes perfecting all aspects already acquired, and further developing the ability to converse and write in a more sophisticated level. Meets for 20 hours per week.
Cultural Courses: Russian Culture, Literature and History courses are available for those students who are at least in the intermediate level of Russian. May begin on any Monday.
Students earn 3-4 credits per month. Thus, about 1 credit per week. 4 hours of class are taught daily, 20 hours per week.
Yes, you can use your financial aid on this program. Please have your Financial Aid office e-mail us a “Consortium Agreement” to complete and sign. CSA does not offer any scholarships or financial aid, we can only assist you in using your home school’s financial aid on this program.
The earlier the better, since it takes time to process. Overall, CSA does not offer any financial aid, we can only assist you in obtaining and using your aid from your home school on these programs
Excursions are available. Schedule available upon arrival. Optional, and cost extra for transportation and entrance fees (museums). Small fee. Usually, 2 excursions a week are organized including theatre visits (opera, Drama, ballet), trips to the Hermitage, shopping tours, and excursions to the countryside and other cities such as Pushkin, Pavlovsk, Novgorod and Moscow. Other activities may include an evening party (vecherinka) with caviar, and Russian folk songs, and a visit to a summer”dacha” (country cottage). A schedule will be given on arrival.
Housing – Included
Housing is provided with Russian host family. Single room, and 2 meals daily (breakfast / dinner). Bathroom is usually shared. Carefully selected host families are located either in the city center or close to metro station (subway).
Staying in a home allows participants the independence and flexibility of their own schedule, as well as have the “company and warmth” of staying with a Russian family.
Host family details provided with your confirmation documents.
You can arrange own housing if you prefer, just let us know. But unless staying with a friend, relative, or in a nearby hotel, we highly recommend staying with a host family.
Dates and Fees
* Can start any Monday.
* 4 hrs per day / 20 hrs per week
* Housing included (host family + meals)
|2 weeks||$2395 USD|
|3 weeks||$3395 USD|
|4 weeks||$4395 USD|
Addtl week = $1000 USD extra per week – includes housing.
Open to all students and adults worldwide. Minimum age is 18. Visa required for entry.
Plan on arriving 1 – 2 days prior to start date. Airport pick-up is included. Email your flight arrival details to arrange.
National holidays – Christmas and New Years.
Register Now - to get started. Pay deposit to be confirmed. Early registration advised.