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Expatriate Course

Due to constant international trade and economic development, St. Petersburg has become a multinational city with an ever-growing number of international and joint enterprises and firms. For many foreigners living and working in St. Petersburg, it can be stressful and challenging. Learning the Russian language is one of the toughest problems foreigners face in the country. Therefore, Derzhavin Institute provides a wide range of Russian Language Courses specifically aimed at expatriates wishing to learn Russian.

For all those working and living in St. Petersburg, we offer year-round flexible programmes at special prices.

You can attend the Institute in the morning and afternoon and study with other students in groups according to your level. If you work during the day, we can offer you evening courses in mini-groups as well as individual lessons. Our teachers can also give Russian Language classes at your workplace or at home.

Please see the list below for more details and prices.

Please check the dates for the complete beginner courses here

Expatriate Courses 2019
Course type
Course length


Standard Group classes
Fee per week

20 lessons of 45 minutes per week in a group of maximum 10 studentsAll levels are accepted (from beginner to advanced). Classes are held Monday through FridayBeginners start the first Monday of each month.
1-2 weeks
-14% off the regular price list 210 €

180 €

3-8 weeks
-20% off the regular price list 200€

160 €

9+ weeks
-14% off the regular price list 
175 €

150 €

One-to-One classes *
Fee per person per class
A minimum number of 8 x 45 minutes classes per month must be booked.
Evening from Monday to Friday

1 course (45minutes)

30 € / 1.800 rub


18 € / 1080 rub


Afternoon classes 14.00 - 17.00

  • Items included in price:
    Tuition, End of course certificate, Internet access, Tea/coffee during breaks
  • Items not included in price:
    Non-refundable registration fee of 40 euro (covering teaching materials, student ID etc)
  • Expat prices are SPECIAL OFFER prices. No other discounts or special offers could be used on this discounted price. In case of several special offers valid for the period chosen, the biggest discount is applied.
  • No visa support is provided
  • Visa registration or transfers could be provided at an extra cost upon the request
  • In case of availability, accommodation could be provided at an extra cost (please note that during the high season most of the accommodations are reserved for overseas students)
  • *Once the course has started, the lessons can be postponed only by giving 24 hours notice to the Institute (either by e-mail or by phone +7 (812) 578 53 98 ). Otherwise, no reduction in fees or compensation will be made.