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Why Durbe

There are many benefits you will find about studying Russian language in Latvia at Russian Language Academy Durbe!

RLA Durbe’s mission is to promote your language development through all four language skills. Skills like reading, writing, speaking and listening – to enrich your vocabulary, grammatical and language structures. The school has more than 23 years of experience in international language tourism. 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 linguistic field trends and guarantees the highest possible quality.

Nora Poisa, director/owner:  “Quite a few students choose RLA Durbe because of its convenient location and no visa travel. As well as 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 RLA 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 University of Latvia and across the park – the historic city section of the Old Town. Also, 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.

You will find the school on the 2nd floor of a historical building. It has 10 bright classrooms, with all the necessary learning technology. Free Wi-Fi for students is provided. In the student lounge, you’ll find various teas 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 also meet the friendly and welcoming team of RLA Durbe. They are always ready to help and assist you. RLA Durbe team highly evaluates quality, responsibility and reliability. All the teachers are native speakers who have received the highest degrees in education, philology, applied linguistics and pedagogy. RLA Durbe teachers are experienced professionals who specialize in teaching Russian as a foreign language. Moreover, they have got additional qualifications in cultural studies, business, science, law etc. They are like actors who invite you to join a performance. They are motivating you to master Russian grammar, vocabulary and linguistic principles through interaction, games and songs. At the end of the course, you will be excited about the Russian language skills gained and great memories created with other students.


By choosing Russian language course at 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 effective collaboration and interaction with your teacher. It forms on monitoring the teaching process and adjusting teaching strategies to the pace of your progress. Also, the study process takes into account your individual needs and is very motivating. For fast linguistic progress, the teaching process uses only target language, based on the communicative approach. To sum up, our aim is to provide you with a comfortable, well equipped, clean and safe learning environment.

Also, you will study at the school that ensures that all language course programs are specified by levels referred to the CERF. 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. Above all, your feedback, as well as the analysis of the course help RLA Durbe’s team to generate continuous and positive improvements.

RLA Durbe’s slogan is „Climb higher with us!”. The logo shows the intention to motivate the students, teachers and also the 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 specializes in teaching materials on learning Russian as a foreign language.  These materials let the teachers make the learning process for you gradual and also 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.