Russian Summer Courses

Summer Courses

Summer Russian courses in Russia are suitable for students who wish to get the most out of their summer holidays! Russian classes tend to focus on improving students’ speaking skills, pronunciation, basics of Russian grammar, reading skills and enrichment of their vocabulary.

During the summer months, Russian universities welcome a large number of students from all over the world. Students from Asia, Europe, USA, Australia and elsewhere travel to Russia, not only to learn Russian, but to also experience the culture and meet new friends. Depending on the city you wish to study in, you can take courses ranging from 1 week to 3 months.

Russian language students who are planning their year abroad might consider taking a Russian Summer Course during the summer before their year-abroad to solidify what they have learnt thus far. Students will feel more confident going into the first semester at their chosen school/university in Russia.

Summer Course Locations


You can take summer courses at:

  1. Moscow Lomonosov State University: One of the top 50 universities worldwide for modern languages according to QS rankings. Students studying at its excellent Russian Institute of Language and Culture are taught by the authors of the famous ‘Road to Russia’ textbook range.
  2. St. Petersburg State University: Housed in beautiful historical buildings located on the banks of the River Neva, this is Russia’s oldest university. It is home to the prestigious Russian Language Institute which has over 60 years of experience in teaching Russian as a foreign language.
  3. Kazan Federal University: This university is one of the best in Russia and offers an excellent Russian Language Institute. Famous alumni include the great writer Leo Tolstoy.
  4. Petrozavodsk State University: Located in the capital of Karelia, this is the largest educational institution in Northern European Russia offering high quality Russian courses with a communicative approach.
  1. St. Petersburg State Transport University: One of the oldest and most prestigious transport schools in Russia with a long tradition of teaching Russian language to foreigners.
  2. St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering: Best known for its architecture and engineering programmes, the university also offers high-quality and reasonably priced Russian language courses.
  3. Liden & Denz Language Institute (Moscow or St. Petersburg): Internationally renowned with attractive modern facilities, this is one the oldest privately-run Russian language schools.
  4. Derzhavin Institute, St. Petersburg: A small and friendly school with a highly-active social calendar, the teachers here have a wealth of experience in teaching Russian.

What We Recommend


1) Take a 1-month course at Kazan Federal University in August.

The programme includes: 20 hours of Russian language lessons, 4 hours of seminars on various cultural topics, accommodation with a host family and optional excursions.


2) Universities of St. Petersburg

Russian courses for all levels are available in all three of our partner universities.
Study in St. Petersburg during the summer months and enjoy the famous White Nights.

Learn more about studying at St. Petersburg State University by watching these videos:

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