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Why Durbe

Russian Language Academy Durbe‘s mission is to promote your language development through all four language domains: reading, writing, speaking and listening, to enrich your vocabulary, grammatical and language structures. RLA Durbe has more than 20 years of experience in the international language tourism circuit. RLA Durbe has recognition from the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science and is an accredited member of EAQUALS. EAQUALS accreditation allows us to be up-to-date with the latest field trends and guarantees the highest possible quality.

Nora Poisa, director/owner:  “Quite a few students choose Durbe because of its convenient location, the lack of a visa requirement, and cheap, direct flights to other areas of the Baltics and Europe. But of course, all students return back because of the quality of teaching and the friendly, safe environment of the school and Riga. We welcome you to your first or further Russian language and cultural experience at Durbe.”


wdt_ID The school Your studies
1 Internationally accredited Patient teachers
2 Centrally located Rapid progress
3 Friendly staff Small classes
4 Easy booking process Individual approach
5 All year round Internship


You will find the school in the very heart of Riga, the capital of Latvia. The sophisticated atmosphere of elegance and architectural beauty surrounds us! Just across the street there is the National Opera House in one direction and the central train and bus station in another. A block away is the central building of the University of Latvia and across the park is the historic city section of Old Town. In addition there is a big shopping mall “Origo” nearby, where you can find everything you might need during your Russian  language stay: from stationery to restaurants, to cafes and shopping malls.

The school is situated on the third floor of a historical building. It has 10 bright classrooms, with all the necessary learning technology. We have a self-study room, a library and free Wi-Fi for students; in the student lounge you’ll find various teas and coffee for your enjoyment, and multiple water dispensers at your service. Students are welcome to use the Self-study room and the library for learning purposes and social communication.


You will be met by our friendly, welcoming staff ready to help and assist you. We at RLA Durbe highly evaluate quality, responsibility and reliability. All our teachers are native speakers who have received the highest degrees in education, philology, applied linguistics and pedagogy. Our teachers are experienced professionals who specialise in teaching Russian as a foreign language with additional qualifications in culture studies, business, science, law etc. They are like actors who invite you to join a performance, at the same time motivating you to master Russian grammar, vocabulary and linguistic principles through interaction, games and songs. As has been seen, at the end of the course the students are excited about the acquired knowledge they have gained and have great memories of the time they have enjoyed here with the other students.


By choosing Russian language course in RLA Durbe you are going to study in a learner-focused and action-oriented teaching institution with effective use of the „can do” statements as learning objectives. You will receive all the benefits of an effective collaboration and interaction with your teacher. It forms on monitoring the teaching process and adjusting teaching strategies to the pace of your progress. Additionally the study process takes into account your individual needs and at the same time is motivating. For fast linguistic achievements only target language should be used in the teaching process, based on the communicative approach. RLA Durbe’s aim is to provide you with a comfortable, well equipped, clean and safe learning environment.

In addition, you will study in the school which ensures that all language course programs are specified by levels referred to the CERF and learning objectives related to the global descriptors of CERF levels. It is important to certify that the content of the lessons, teaching aids and the methodology is suitable for your age, level and personal needs. Your feedback, as well as throughout analysis of the course help RLA Durbe’s team to generate continuous and positive improvements.

RLA Durbe’s slogan is „Climb higher with us!”.  And even the logo shows the intention to motivate the students, teachers and staff to develop themselves professionally and personally!


RLA Durbe is proud to be an official partner of the publishing house Zlatoust, located in St. Petersburg, Russia. It specialises in teaching materials on learning Russian as a foreign language.  These materials let the teachers make the learning process for you gradual and corresponding to your various interests and needs. Valuable books such as “Грамматика в анекдотах” /Grammar in-jokes/ and “Сказки на уроке русского языка” /Fairytales during the Russian lesson/ get you acquainted with lifestyle and traditions of Russian people. In addition, “Россия сегодня” /Russia today/ through Russian newspapers teaches about youth culture, entertainment and social problems in contemporary Russia.