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Standard Russian Course

About the Standard Russian language Course

You are very welcome to book our most popular Russian language course and study Russian at internationally accredited school!
The Standard Russian Course includes 20 lessons per week, covering all aspects of the Russian language. As a result, you will learn Russian and develop your communicative Russian language skills in the shortest possible time. During your lessons, you will acquire all 4 language skills; these include reading, writing, speaking, listening skills, and the use of grammar. Teachers use reading or listening to stimulate discussion and writing to consolidate your Russian practice.

Standard Russian – the most popular course!

So why do students who want to learn Russian in Riga often consider our standard course? The course allows you to perfectly combine the two most important parts of the Russian language immersion program: Russian language practice and cultural aspects. Just imagine that taking 20 Russian language lessons per week, you will noticeably see the improvement in your Russian! What is more, you will have enough free time to explore the beautiful city of Riga and get to know Latvia.  That’s why this is one of the most popular programs to learn Russian, especially during the summer! But if you set for more higher progress, definitely consider our Intensive Russian language course or add some Individual lessons (Module of 5 to 10 individual lessons per week).

Feedback from our student Marianne:

”The course aims at developing all language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). But the focus is definitely on the oral part of the language, which I deeply value. The class is constructed as a series of debates and discussions where everyone has the chance to both take part in dialogues and live interaction. Everyone can speak for longer periods of time and develop an argument in depth”

Number of Russian language lessons per week: 20
Minimum enrollment: 1 week
Maximum students per class: 8 (in summer up to 10), average 5
Levels: A1 to B2
Important: beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet

Additional Options for Standard Russian

In addition to any group program, you may also book one of the Language Plus module courses: Business Russian Language, Russian Music, Russian Literature. You may also add General Individual Russian (5 to 10 individual lessons per week), TRKI / TELC exam preparation.
Check the Study Abroad program with the possibility to earn credit points from your home university. Secondly, we advise paying attention to the Long-Term Course for extensive studies and Russian language practice and immersion, price reduction opportunities, and other benefits.

Feedback from our students about their Russian course and experience learning Russian abroad in Riga

Justice, USA: “Russian Language Academy in Riga has excellent instructors and a great learning atmosphere. I enjoyed learning Russian and new ways to apply grammatical structures into questions and statements. Above all, I received so much more than I expected! If I study Russian abroad again, I will definitely come here.”

Louise, France: ” I feel that this week has really helped me to improve my Russian skills, especially grammatically. Being able to immerse yourself in the Russian language four hours a day is a great way to learn. I would like to have stayed longer. Thank you dear RLA Riga team!”

Starting dates for beginners 2020-2021
January 2021
6, 26
14, 28
12, 26
9, 23

*Starting dates

– Dates for 2020-2021 when we accept BEGINNERS: 2020: September 21, October 19, November 16, December 7. 2021: January 4, February 1, March 1, April 6, April 26, May 31, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6.
– Dates for BEGINNERS upon request in 2020: September 7. If you’re interested in group courses for beginners on these dates, please get in touch with us at pasts@durbe.edu.lv . The group will be open with minimum of 3 students. Otherwise we advice to apply to start from September 21.

 – for the A1 level: will be confirmed after a placement test. The student might be recommended to start either on a date nearest to the chosen date or at the Beginners’ level (if A1 standards are not met);
 – levels A1+ to B2: can choose any Monday.


Intensive Russian

Offers 5 extra group lessons for more visible progress in your conversational Russian!

Extra individual lessons

Even 2-3 extra individual lessons per week may fill in linguistic gaps and improve your progress.

 Shared flat accommodation 

Cozy and nice place to live and relax after your busy study day. Meet students from all around the world and make friends for life. Very popular accommodation option close to the school!