Have some free time? For those students who come to Riga for 1 or 2 weeks and want to get the most from their studies, we would advise taking a program with at least 25 lessons per week (The Mini Group program would be a great option). If you feel that you need to concentrate on some particular language skill or skills (grammar, vocabulary, specialized terminology etc), individual lessons in addition to a group course are highly recommended.
Combine studies with vacation? Those who come for a longer period of time and would like to enjoy both Russian language studies and exploring Riga and Latvia would be best taking a program with 20 or 25 lessons per week. This amount of coursework will refresh your Russian language knowledge and give you experience with some new principles at a more relaxed pace, leaving enough time to enjoy Latvia.
Need maximum progress in the shortest amount of time?Individual lessons are the most common choice for students looking to have the most intensive and effective form of language learning possible. This will allow you to concentrate on and address your personal linguistic needs. According to your own self-analysis, an individual study plan will be developed for you. The course can cover general, academic, or business Russian, as well as exam preparation, specialized areas of vocabulary etc.
How long should you study? If you want to find out how long you need to study in order to reach the desired level, take a look into the Length of Studies page. There you will find all CEFR levels listed for you, as well as the number of hours required for each level.
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