The DURBE Russian Language Academy has over 20 years of experience in international language tourism. It is recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia and is proud to be an accredited member of EAQUALS – an international association of institutions involved in language education. EAQUALS accreditation allows us to be up-to-date with the latest field trends and guarantees the highest possible quality of education.
The Durbe Russian Language Academy is located in the heart of the capital of Latvia- RIGA. Just across the street lies the National Opera House on one side and the central train and bus station on the other. Just one block over is the central building of the University of Latvia, which is mirrored by a park that is directly across from the Old Town. You are also lucky to have a big shopping mall (Origo) nearby, where you can find everything the might need during your language stay, including stationery, restaurants, and cafes.
The academy is located on the second floor of a historical building. It has got 10 bright classrooms, all equipped with necessary learning technology. Students have a computer room, a library and free Wi-Fi. A water dispenser is also provided. The school offers several accommodation possibilities, including a Shared Flat, in-house Residence, Host Families, Shared House and a Hotel. You are well on your way to getting maximum progress in Russian in an excellent environment.
Some useful information
|Minimum age||16 years.|
|Minimum enrolment||1 week. For evening courses – 1 month|
|Academic lesson length||50 minutes|
*Standard, Intensive group, Mini Groups courses, one-to-one, Evening language courses, individual TRKI preparation or TELC exam preparation, one to one modules (business, music, literature): every Monday.
TELC exam preparation module 2018: January 29, March 12, April 23, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 17, October 22, November 26.
|Dates for Beginners
(Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet)
2018: January 8, February 5, March 12, April 9, May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 30, August 13, August 27, September 10, September 24, October 8, November 5, December 3.
|Maximum students number per class|| Maximum 8 (summer up to 10);
Mini group courses – maximum 5.
Year 2018: School is closed for Group and Individual lessons: January 1, March 30, April 2, May 1, May 4, November 19. All group courses end on December 21, 2018, and resume on Monday, January 7, 2019. There is no reduction in course fees or compensation when a course includes a public holiday except individual lessons which are rescheduled.