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Relish true hospitality while polishing your skills through lessons with experienced teachers, speaking practice with natives, and cultural exchange in the Enjoy Russian language school in Petrozavodsk.

STUDY RUSSIAN IN RUSSIA TO BECOME FLUENT FAST

Full immersion in the Environment
Professional Russian-speaking Teachers
Encouragement and Support
Classes with More Interaction and Involvement
Host Family and Volunteers to Guide You
Certificate at the End of the Course
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ARE RUSSIAN COURSES IN RUSSIA SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE?

Luckily, contemporary technologies allow us to study any way we want. We can do it online & offline, through courses, lectures, educational videos, and mobile apps. The Russian language learning sites present us with a variety of options to choose from.

Thus, if you are not a talkative person or a fan of travelling, it is easy to understand why you might dismiss the possibility of signing up for a Russian immersion course. But if you want to get correct pronunciation, wrap your head around idioms and slang expressions, communicate with native speakers, or understand the cultural meaning behind combinations of words and syllables, then you have to learn the Russian language in Russia.

Have conversations with native speakers on a daily basis, learn more about people, history, and traditions every day, practice the acquired skills both in and outside the classroom, and you will see the progress in no time. Meanwhile, our team together with volunteers and host families will do our best to make your stay educational, comfortable, and fun!

ARE RUSSIAN COURSES IN RUSSIA SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE?

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GROUP RUSSIAN LANGUAGE COURSE

Group course is the most basic option that a Russian language school can offer. We designed it to incorporate all the elements that are vital to your success, such as knowledgeable teachers, trusted instructional materials, a well-structured program, and, of course, fellow students to share this experience with.


THE ADVANTAGES OF LEARNING RUSSIAN IN A GROUP

It's very interesting to engage in modern cultural topics with each other to dive deep into the theme and expand your horizons

Culture sharing

Improving your social connections is a great additional bonus to effective learning

New friends

Focus is made on intense communication with lots of discussions, games, role plays, and outdoor activities.

Interaction

Low costs

Affordable for any budget (1-1 training will always be more expensive).
How does the Group Course Work?
  • During the application process, you pass a grammar and writing test.

  • The coordinator assigns you for a course that corresponds with your level: А0 (for beginners)/A1 (elementary level)/A2 (basic level)/B1 (first certificate level)/B2 (second certificate level).

  • If you are between levels (A0+, A1+, etc.), you can join an ongoing group with your current level and continue learning from the exact point where you are now.

  • On your first day at the school, you'll have an oral interview to assess your speaking skills and vocabulary. That's how we divide all students into the most effective teams.

  • Lessons take place from Monday to Friday. A class goes for an academic hour (45 minutes). One week includes 20 hours, which means you will have to attend 4 classes every day.

  • You choose the duration that would suit your needs best. Would it be a week (20 hours) or three months (12 weeks/240 hours) in Russia? It is up to you to decide.
How Much does a Group Russian Course Cost?
The tuition fee for 1 week (20 lessons):

  • €160 (€8 per hour) if you think "the more, the merrier" and are willing to study in a group with more than 4 students.

  • €220 (€11 per hour) in case you travel with your friends or relatives and prefer a more intimate atmosphere (2-3 people).

Unlike big cities, such as Moscow or Saint-Petersburg, in Petrozavodsk the prices are pleasantly affordable. Thus, if you were searching for a cheap Russian language course in Russia, you have found the right one.

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INDIVIDUAL RUSSIAN LANGUAGE TUITION

We developed this individual Russian course for people who value their time and opt for a personal approach. With this option, you can customize and modify every element of your educational process, including schedule, program, and number of lessons.
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THE ADVANTAGES OF LEARNING INDIVIDUALLY

Select aspects that you'd like your program to focus on. You may specialize in a particular area, like medicine, law, business, travelling, etc.

Specific Purposes

Get professional feedback, discuss your progress, ask all the questions you need, or actively engage in a dialog with our language school teachers.

100% attention

Individual Russian tuition allows you to create a study plan that will help achieve all your goals at the most convenient pace.

Meeting your wishes

Flexibility

Adjust the entire schedule according to your needs. You are the one to choose the number of lessons per day, and the way they are composed into the timetable.
How Much does a Russian Language Tuition Cost?
Of course, the tuition fee for individual lessons is higher than the one for the group course, but for these €22 all the teacher's resources and attention will be completely yours during the whole hour. Plus, compared with Saint-Petersburg and Moscow, in Petrozavodsk you will save money on daily expenses such as accommodation, food, public transport, night life, museums, etc., that's why if you want to learn Russian in Russia cheap, our small and cozy town is the most reasonable option.

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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Riitta

Riitta

from Finland

«Before these exceptional days, we used to travel several times a year to Russia. We are interested in history and culture in general. There are many significant points associated in the early days of Finland and Russia. Understanding the Russian language makes travelling easier and more rewarding. Studying in Enjoy Russian language school I have gained fearless communication ability. Skype lessons have been very important to maintain my ability. Being an agile teacher Olga has quickly followed my progress and set-back. I have found it easy to communicate with her as a teacher and as a chat-mate ».
Lucia

Lucia

from Italy

“We could choose the topics we wanted to discuss and also revised grammar rules according to what the teacher considered as our weak points. The teacher always managed to answer questions satisfyingly and politely. People and volunteers were very nice and I made a lot of friends. I didn't think that I'd enjoy Russian banya and that I could get to try life at dacha.”
Laura

Laura

from Italy

"Our teacher was amasing, she helped us to have more confidince when speaking and encouraged to use every new stucture that came up during the lesson. I'd like to come to Petrozacodsk again because I learn faster in a full-immersion program than at the university! This program is tailored to suit students needs."
Anna

Anna

from the UK

“Everything was fantastic, greatly exceeded expectations! I have never had so much fun learning a language and being in a group. This program gives you a real sense of Russia. It is not like being a tourist, you really get under the skin of a place. Now I can talk about the sorts of things I speak about in English. ”.
Marelle

Marelle

from the USA

«My Russian always improves tremendously when I come here, and everyone is so helpful and kind. I had an individual lesson (with Olga) and I was able to hold a conversation for 45 minutes in Russian. I knew that I was able to accomplish this thanks to your program. It was an amazing moment for me. I absolutely love the host family I’ve been staying with. I never fail to meet cool people and go on fun outings with them. This place has impacted me in a big and positive way, and I want others to experience what I have experienced. »
Matt

Matt

from the UK

“My teacher Olga is a super teacher and very thoughtful of the student’s needs. Most of all I enjoyed the outside lessons. I improved my daily skills. I think this should be a module to cover to help people do daily tasks with less difficulty. I also took part in different cultural activities, they were interesting and with the group made it a lot of fun. The volunteers were superb. ”
Marc

Marc

from RSA

"The teachers were very good and patient with me and allowing me to learn at a pace that was comfortable for me. The volunteers helped me a lot, some of them went far helping me and taking me out, encouraging to try new things. "Full immersion" program helped me to learn and understand Russian life and culture. People are very helpful and friendly. I wish I will come back! "
Emma

Emma

from the USA

“Lessons were very interesting and I learned so much from the games and debates. I grew more comfortable just having a conversation or being able to stare my opinion and learned about foods, which I didn’t know before. I think the most helpful things were the debates and asking people for directions. Moreover, I learned about and participated in the culture with so many different excursions and classes.”.
Hee En

Hee En

from Singapore

«In the end of the course I was able to code-switch by thinking in Russian, without the need to think in English before translating into Russian. Regular immersion strengthens language ability when one's native environment is not conducive to the speaking of the language. This program of full immersion does wonders for one's language ability! »
Chloe

Chloe

from the UK

“I would recommend Petrozavodsk and the "EnjoyRussian" Language School to anyone studying Russian. As well as the school itself having great teachers, the location gives you the chance to explore a part of Russia that you may never visit otherwise. Both with other students and my host family, I was able to visit the city and surrounding areas, giving me an insight into ‘real Russia’. ”
Clarissa

Clarissa

from Italy

"I knew about “Enjoy Russian” school thanks to my friend, who came here the last summer for a month. I liked the School. To me the teaching method was brilliant. Now I can understand so much better what people are telling me and the more I listen to them, the more I remember. With practice, everything is better. The first week I knew only a few words. Also, I liked cultural activities, especially the dancing class. "
Micol

Micol

from Italy

“Our teacher was extremely patient with all the students every time corrected us when we made mistakes. I learned many new Russian verbs and improved my speaking skills. I lived in a great host family - they are very nice, friendly, and patient people. And in my room I had all I need. Petrozavodsk is situated near the lake, and it's perfect if you want to combine study and relax, and the prices are lower than in other bigger city such as Moscow and Saint Petersburg. I would definitely recommend this program!”.
Laura

Laura

from Switzerland

«I improved my listening and talking, which was exactly what I was looking for. What helped was also to stay in a host family. My host mom was motivating me to talk, that was very helpful. Besides I also learned a lot with her, about very different subjects. One could feel her eager to learn and understand things and I could listen to her for hours. A very inspiring person. I hope that next time my Russian will be even better to talk to her. ;) »
Gabriele

Gabriele

from Italy

“The teacher was very helpful and all the time she organized different exercises and games to improve speaking skills. Also my host family spoke with me on the morning and on the evening every day. And the volunteers helped me whenever I needed. I had an optimum communication when we speak in Russian with them. Now I speak Russian more fluently and I have learnt many new words.”
André

André

from Switzerland

"I was very happy with the course. It was very diverse and we always approached subjects from different angles (games, describing, writing). Learning more about verbal aspects and verbs of motion was also very helpful. The quality of the education was very good and I really liked the atmosphere. The school is not that big, which means, that it’s very easy to meet new people and have fun together. I also participated in cultural activities, organized by the school, and all them were very helpful and a lot of fun. I would take part in them again. "
Morten

Morten

from Denmark

“It was interesting and useful. The teacher used creative and original teaching methods, including projects/ video/ outdoor lessons/ games/ discussions. I was very pleased with the cultural program. Especially the Banja evening and cooking event pleased me a lot! ”.
Irma

Irma

from Finland

«Irma, Finland: I had the most patient teacher you can image who could adapt her teaching individually to each of students in my group. Petrozavodsk is a lovely city. The first week I stayed with my lovely, warm-hearted host Irina. Many thanks to her! It was a very good experience. Be there next year! »
Amaury

Amaury

from France

“Olga Eliseeva was my teacher , I learned a lot with her, very pleasant and efficient courses. Now I can understand more or less a guide in a museum I've even caught the Russian accent! My host family was a real jackpot! I'm very happy that I've been with them the whole stay. We always talked a lot during our lunches and went to the datcha. And I really enjoyed to discover Karelia with its museums, natural spots, monuments, activities like banya! ”
Sima

Sima

from the USA

"I really improved my skills, my Russian went more from a passive language to an active language. And my host family was amazing, the highlight of the trip! All my requirements were met and they did so much more than they had to. Really went above and beyond. I really enjoyed the traditional dancing class and the ballet. "Enjoy Russian" language school is a great chance to learn so much, enjoy yourself and you get to see Russia from a more insider perspective. "
Guilherme

Guilherme

from Brazil

“The school and the city were great and I had a really good time there. Petrozavodsk is a quiet city with lots of different activities and beautiful nature and its people are very welcoming! At Scholl our teacher used different methods during the lesson like games, music and texts, that really helped to make the lessons more interesting and funny and making everyone participate a lot. The volunteers helped in everyday life and we had their phone numbers and WhatsApp group, what made the communication easy and efficient. ”.
Nicolai

Nicolai

from Denmark

«Content of the language course was absolutely perfect. My host family was great, I had everything I needed: comfortable bed, table and privacy. I would like to stay in touch with my host family, they are great persons! I also enjoyed сcommunication with volunteers, they were kind and helpful at introducing me the city. »
Felix

Gisela

from Germany

“Study program was absolutley perfect for me!And I love my host family! I have learned a lot about Russian culture, history of Republic of Karelia, social developmnet. We discussed interesting issues. And Galina (the hostess) is a very good cook, she makes healthy and varied dishes. Now i love Russian cuisine. ”
Laura

Laura

from Italy

"The teacher was very attentive, patient and answered all our questions, I couldn't wish anything more! And I had so much communication during my stay and even before my arrival. The host family was very helpful and provided everything. I would like to keep in touch with them! "
Gulia

Gulia

from Italy

“I couldn't ask for a better teacher. She was very professional and determined and also friendly. My host family was always kind and helpful, there was a lot of communication. She always made sure that everything was fine with me. I enjoyed a lot all the activities, but in particular the trip to Kizhi and the adventure park. ”.
Siying

Siying

from Singapore

«Language course was interesting and useful. We played some games that encourage me to form longer sentences and explain myself better. I managed to speak a lot in Russian and this has helped me feel more confident in speaking Russian, as compared to before. My host family has been very helpful and friendly, and I feel really welcomed by them. I enjoy talking with the members of the family and we even played Monopoly together.The staff respond quickly to my questions and helped to settle all the administrative matters both before and after my arrival to Petrozavodsk. Everyone has been very helpful. »
Michela

Michela

from Italy

«All teachers were very attentive, they always wanted us to talk, and talk, and talk in Russian. And that was a great motivatioan! And in my host family we talked only in Russian and that improved my communication skills. To study at "EnjoyRussian School" is a unique way to improve your language level in several weeks in a cozy atmosphere, just like in a family. »
Felix

Felix

from Scotland

«I liked the variety in the learning, as I am a very passive learner and do not learn through repetition in a classroom: often we would walk and get coffee, or learn via quizlet. Teachers helped me to learn specific topics and I really enjoyed every lesson. It wasn't work, it as fun! I think that the immersion, classes, tandem and teaching style all made me better at Russian! And I think I have made lifelong friends with lots of the volunteers in Petrozavodsk!»
Mari

Mari

from the USA

«I was very pleased with the quality of the lessons! The teachers always made class interesting and it was easy to pay attention the whole time. I was also happy with the textbooks and the pace of new material being introduced. I liked all cultural activities and my favorite one was the Russian speaking club. Petrozavodsk is a really lovely city to study Russian in, and provides a glimpse into “normal” Russian life. I loved being able to visit my hosts’ dacha and experience stunning Karelian nature!»
Myriam

Myriam

from France

«I would recommend courses especially for beginners. It’s more comfortable to stay not in a big city. In Petrozavodsk you may find a better “quality of life” and it’s safe. In a town like this you are closer to Russian reality and feel free to communicate with locals. I can see real improvements: I can understand native speakers and I can express my feelings and opinion. »
Igor

Igor

from Sweden

«My teacher Alina was one of the best I’ve ever met! She was very patient and could handle improvisation. And living in a host family and feelling so welcoming, make new friends – that’s a really remarkable experience! Moreover, it is a great chance to see how people live in Russia from the inner side. Except classes we had a wonderful cultural program and I had no time to kill by myself. Everything was excellent and in the end I realized that I can actually communicate in Russian. »
Iris

Iris

from Switzerland

«Very creative teaching methods! The teacher immediately found out my needs, reacted to my mistakes and formed lessons in order to overcome it. The organization was perfect! It was so easy for me to come, I was provided all necessary information, every step was clear and I had no fear to go to another country. The idea to involve volunteers is super super good! They were so helpful, willing to translate, show you the city and discuss different themes. »
Sirpa

Sirpa

from Finland

«Our teacher was very creative, the topics we discussed were very interesting and actual each time. I felt so comfortable in my host family, right from the first moment. I enjoyed the time we spend together and will never forget how we celebrated “Maslenitca” in a small Karelian village. »
OUR NATIVE RUSSIAN TEACHERS WILL LEAD YOU FORWARD FLUENCY
WHY LEARN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE ONLINE WITH OUR SCHOOL?
How Would Learning Russian with Russians Benefit Me?
Of course, signing up for a Russian course doesn't require a change of scenery, you are still able to have classes in a familiar and comfortable environment of your own home. The Russian language learning websites offer plenty of options. Yet, there are many advantages that only local surroundings can provide.

  • No Time to Take It Slow

For better or worse, Russian people are not famous for being fluent in English, especially when it comes to small towns, such as Petrozavodsk. This means that you have no option but to improvise, adapt, and overcome. You'll have to talk if you want to buy bread, take a cab, order lunch, etc.

  • More Engaging Lessons

Of course, the ability to interact and communicate face-to-face generates possibilities to expand social horizons. Play, discuss, create, exchange, and share during your How to learn Russian course.

  • Constant Communication with Locals

Obviously, you cannot avoid people when you are their beloved guest. First, you meet your host family, then you go to classes to school in the Russian language, and in the evening, you spend your leisure time with native-speaking volunteers.

  • Perception of Nature, Culture, and Traditions

Our vision is usually based on our background or experience. When you learn Russian from Russia, you have a unique opportunity to have a different perspective. Go to museums, listen to real people's stories, see mountains and waterfalls, wear ushanka-hat for the first time, ask for advice, and you will be able to undertake an in-depth study of the Russian language, culture, and history.


I want to study the Russian language in Russia, but I have some concerns. Should I still go?
It is natural to feel stressed and anxious, when you start to learn Russian abroad. You are homesick, confused, disoriented, and you have to memorize plenty of information in a short period of time. But remember that we are always here to give you a helping hand with your studies and adaptation.

  • Professional Team

Our teachers are experienced, caring, and knowledgeable. They make sure that all the students get enough attention. If you need encouragement or a consultation, feel free to come to them.

  • Warm Welcome and Constant Support

You decided to learn Russian from Russia, and the whole local community appreciates your bravery, determination, and stamina. Host families will give you the taste of their genuine hospitality. There are many adventures that you're about to take on together, including going to the Russian sauna (banya) or having a tea party with kalitki (karelian pies) in a summer cottage. Our educated and kind volunteers would guide through the whole adaptation process and keep you company during your stay. This experience won't be so overwhelming, if you have someone to share it with. Even when you meet someone on the street and ask these persons for help, they will be sincerely happy to do it.

  • Reasonable Price

You might think that the immersion is expensive. But Petrozavodsk is a small town that you can easily get to by train, plane, or even bus. Therefore, your expenses won't be as high as you might expect.

  • Safe Environment

Petrozavodsk strives to be an eco-friendly, sustainable town. It is a perfect place to escape from big cities and enjoy nature. Plus, the crime rate here is so low, that you can feel safe.

  • Activities for Everyone

Of course, you will not dedicate all your time to study the Russian language. We have plenty of entertainment in store. If you like to be active, then go skiing, rafting, canoeing, or riding a horse. In case you are a nature lover, take a trip to the Kivach waterfall, Ruskeala mountain park, and Kizhi island. Provided you want to feel like Karelians, learn to cook their traditional food, play their street games, and dance to their music. It would be a pleasure for our volunteers to accompany you.
Where is Petrozavodsk?
Petrozavodsk is the capital of the Republic of Karelia, the region in the North-West. This low-key location is what makes us different from the other Russian language schools in Russia. This is a place where civilization and intact natural forest landscape coexist peacefully. On the one hand, we have malls, supermarkets, cinemas, theaters, museums, art galleries, and cafés. But on the other hand, you don't need to go far to get into the woods with their astonishing trees, lakes, and rivers.

Petrozavodsk is also a very convenient transport hub. It is 400 kilometers away from Saint-Petersburg. It will take longer to get to Helsinki (Finland) and Moscow (Russia), but you could easily use them as transfer points during your journey. This makes Enjoy Russian a school of the Russian language that is easy to reach.
How do I get a Russian visa?
Russia is well-known for its bureaucracy. But we promise you that the application process will be easy and our attentive specialists will accommodate you on every step of the way. So, just follow this simple algorithm:

  1. As soon as we receive your enrollment payment and a passport copy, we will send you a short questionnaire. After you fill it in, we will provide you with an Invitation letter.

  1. Add this letter to the package of the required documents (it may vary depending on a country).

  1. Apply for a visa in the nearest consulate or visa center.

  1. Wait until the decision is made.

  1. Get your visa.

  1. Come to study the Russian language in Russia.


What kind of visa can I get?
If you apply for a visa using our Invitation letter, you shall receive a single-entry visa. It is valid for the whole duration of the course plus several days for the road to Petrozavodsk and back. This means that you won't have an opportunity to travel long before and after your stay (for this you'll need a tourist visa). But do not be discouraged, you will get plenty of chances to explore cultural heritage. Pack your bags and take a trip to neighboring cities, like Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Pskov, or even Moscow for a weekend. Just let our coordinator know what you wish to see, and we will make all the necessary arrangements.
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