Full Russian language immersion
You will learn Russian in the classroom and outdoor, with a Russian host family and Russian volunteers,enjoy Russian during cultural activities and meetings in movie, discussion and literature clubs!
Reasonable cost of studying and living
8 euro per 1 hour (45 minutes). You won’t find more favorable prices for such exciting , high quality and useful lessons. Besides the living cost in Petrozavodsk is very affordable even for students.
Great location in a safe Petrozavodsk
Our city is the best place to learn Russian as you have to speak Russian in the town. You’ll see real Russia, enjoy northern nature and you’ll be able to visit on weekends St.Petersburg, Valaam, Kizhi.
How does it work?
1. Apply for the course
2. Test your Russian level
3. Sign the agreement
4. Transfer the application fee
5. Apply for a Russian visa
6. Buy tickets and come to Petrozavodsk
Enjoy your stay!
Russian language courses
"EnjoyRussian" School statistics
Elize Retief – South Africa (2017)
The content of language course was excellent! The course was interesting and intensive. My host family was very carrying. I liked my hostess and her mother and living conditions were excellent! Many volunteers helped me in the city, they were very fun and communicative. I learned about language and culture and it was affordable. For sure, I reccomend this program to other people coming from South Africa, Belgium and other countries.
Marilyn Harris, the USA
I would recommend “Enjoy Russian”, because Petrozavodsk is wonderful! Content of the Russian language course was excellent. Highly recommended! I feel I have grown so much as a Russian student here. My hostfamily was excellent. Nadezhda and Ivan are truly wonderful. They are incredibly wise, good people whose appreciation for knowledge and background in education make them ideal host partners for students wanting to learn about Russia.
Eivind Granas, Norway
My teacher Natalie is open, explains in a good way so I can understand everything. Family’s apartment has got excellent conditions, clean and tidy. There is very good Russian food at home and family has been extremely friendly and open (Elena is fantastic). This is my third time in Russia at a host family – this is the best family by far. Excursions are big part of the program. Karelia is a fantastic place. An idea about volunteers is very good. I have only positive experiences from beginning to an end. I will recommend the school and might return.
Gerald Robach – Austria (2017)
I really enjoyed my stay in Petrozavodsk. There are so many opportunities. I liked my classes. It is better to Russian in Russia than in Austria. My family was very communicative and friendly. I really enjoyed breakfast and dinner. Food was very healthy and tasty so that I even could’not eat everything. Most of all, I enjoyed karelian street game Kyykkä and workshop how to cook karelian pies called kalitki.
Eleanor Fawcett, UK (2017)
The teachers were encouraging and made lessons interesting. I enjoyed the lessons a lot! They all work so hard to make the lessons enjoyable. My family, Marina and Tolya were excellent. They made me a part of their family, I spoke a lot of Russian. As for cultural program, I enjoyed Kinerma village and Kivach waterfall. I liked the Russian Game club. The people around me were very friendly and nice, I really recommend it to anyone who wants to learn Russian!
Ilkka-Christian Bjoerklund, Finland
This was my second time at “Enjoy Russian”. Russian lessons were excellent, teaching also. Sofia is a very good teacher. Living conditions and the cultural program were good. The organization of the program was excellent. My impression ant the course is excellent as well. I would recommend this Russian school.
Alessandro Lattanzio, Italy
Everything was perfect. Teacher was very patient with me and I could really understand and ask to repeat. I would like to have Arina also as a teacher next time! She is Super! My progress in Russian is really good! I couldn’t read and speak and now after 2 weeks I can go in city with no problem to asking! I would recommend the course because it is adapted to every level and is very good organized!
Giuseppe Cappelluti, Italy
Everything was excellent. I would only wish to have more activities like food parties, excursions also to the Solovetsky island and to the Alexander Svirsky Monastery.My teacher, Olga, was very patient person. She has a good English language knowledge. Arina Drogunova , another teacher, has also very good teaching skills. I definitely improved my Russian, especially in spoken language!
Hsiang-Yun Chen, Taiwan
I’ve spent here 3 months. Now I can understand and speak some Russian. We trained all the aspects of speech, reading, listening, writing, some videos were very funny. My host mama Elena was extremely nice, we went to the theatre and she explained to me everything that I didn’t understand. The excursions were interesting. I liked going out with the volunteers Anita and Julia, they are kind and friendly. The coordinators solve all such questions, the write back immediately, that’s really helpful. I hope I will come again.
Wai Lun Leung, China
I liked the language course. The teachers and the teaching materials were good. I liked the methods of teaching, it was interesting. The atmosphere in the class was comfortable. Organization and administration of program was good. I would recommend this program to other people.
Risto Salmela, Finland
I was studying here from September till November and took part in One-on-One Course and Mini-Group. I learnt a lot of Russian. Teaching was good, especially I liked methods of Zhenja, she used games and activities. She is the most modern teacher of the school. I consider the staff friendly, thanks. This school is a good opportunity to learn Russian well. But do not come here with friends, come alone.
Edoardo Carlesi, Italy
The course was excellent. The host family was really super!!! The cultural program was fine. I liked Kivach, rafting, but museum of regional history was boring. I hope it would be less expensive next time. The volunteers Alyona and Anatoliy were good and friendly. I wished there was wi-fi zone in the school. I had a good time and learnt a lot. I will recommend this school because it’s cheap and good, fun and helpful.
Nicolas Valerian, France
I spent excellent 3 months with “EnjoyRussian”. Content of the language course was excellent. Materials (student books) were adapted, various documents and subjects were very helpful in studying Russian. I liked the fact to change teachers every 2 weeks, to be faced with different ways of teaching accents and personalities. Organization and administration of program were excellent. I improved my Russian language skills greatly. I’ll recommend this program to other people because it’s intensive and mini-groups are very efficient.
Sarah Garrat, Great Britain
General impression about the program is excellent! I wish I was staying for longer! My Russian has definitely improved! When I arrived I couldn’t say anything and now I can hold a long conversation almost about anything!
My teachers always made me feel more confident and were encouraging. My host has been fantastic! She is helpful, kind and a fantastic cook! It has been absolutely great living with her! Volunteers – they were all fantastic!
Paula Redondo, Spain
The teacher, Veronika, was really nice and I like very much her way to teach using films and other materials. I would recommend the program to other people because Petrozavodsk is a nice place to learn Russian as there are few foreign students and it’s easy to communicate with Russians.
Simone Vardanega, Italy
I really enjoyed studying in my mini group because there were nice people and the atmosphere that we crated was special. My teacher was really good and capable of make you feel good and comfortable with Russian when you are speaking. My host family was perfect – very hospitable and very generous. They always cooked for me and I felt like I was with my parents. All the volunteers were nice and generous.
Emma Banks, Ireland
The language course is very good and structured in regards to grammar and usage. Our teacher was very patient and understanding she also had experience of learning a foreign language which was good. I really liked the program as I thought the staff and students were both very nice and the course was good. I think it is a very good course, in a beautiful city. The homestay is a good idea as you should get an insight into Russian culture.
Evelina Selea, Romania
The content of the language course was perfect for the amount of Russian that I knew when I got here. The topics we did helped me to get by in everyday life in Petrozavodsk. The Russian course was appropriate to my level and I’ve managed to learn so much in just two weeks! My teacher is one of the best I’ve ever met. She was really patient, helpful and has always tried to push me into practicing what I’ve learnt ever day in class. I have enjoyed living with a Russian family. They talked to me a lot which helped me to improve my listening skills so much.
Marianna Krizia Zappala, Italy
I did like the course! I learned a lot – both vocabulary and grammar rules. My teacher Tatyana was great – a deep, intelligent and stimulating person. It was a pleasure to study with her. My host family was very nice and I felt like home. We went to the waterfall Kivach, it was nice, I wish we could spend more time there. The volunteers were nice but busy sometimes. I learnt a lot and had fun in Petrozavodsk.
Florentine Weibel, Switzerland
Different method of teaching (games, dialogues), adapted to student’s needs and wishes. Nice family and good food. Good idea to work with Russian volunteers. Organization was absolutely great, especially the first replying of emails, help with train ticket, visa, etc. I very much enjoyed my stay in Petrosavodsk, can recommend the school to everybody and could imagine to come back any day! Great to get to know Russian language, culture, food, people, way of living and thinking! Small city where you easily find your way and can very easily meet people!
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– you will make friends with new people and communicate in Russian a lot
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