24.07.2021 09:47

 

Are you ready for your Russian course in St. Petersburg
this Autumn?

Derzhavin Institute is happy to announce special accommodation and course package rates for in-person study for those travelling to St. Petersburg in September – December 2021

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09.04.2021 13:22

We are pleased to announce the launch of another essay competetion!

Our Essay Contest is designed to challenge our students and subscribers to become creative thinkers and to express their ideas and thoughts in Russian through the art of writing. To speak well without making too many mistakes, you need to write well. As this skill is always lagging behind, we want to motivate development of this skill through essay competition.

The general big topic of our essay contest is: “Города и страны”.

NB! Micro topic are assigned for each level (A1, A2, B1, B2+) 

Entrants have the opportunity to receive:

  • Every participant will receive written feedback from the teacher on his/her essay: all mistakes will be corrected and correct options will be given.
  • Every participant will be awarded with a 20% discount on any group course or any author’s course.
  • The winner of each level (the winner is the one who gets the maximum score) – one free lesson of the author’s course:
    • А1 – a lesson in the course Grammar made Easy
    • A2 – a lesson in the course Reading and Listenin
    • B1 – a lesson in the course Reading of the Russian poetry of 1960’s or a lesson in the course Step to Fluency B1
    • В2 – a lesson in the course Topical conversation about Russia or a lesson in the course All shades of Russian Grammar

Your essay should be written in Russian (Microsoft Word document or PDF) and should not be less than necessary quantity of sentences for your level (find in the table below).

All entrants must submit by email only their essays to social@derzhavin.com by Thursday, April 22, 2021, 4pm Moscow time, and the results will be announced next day – Friday, April 23 (The announcement form is being specified, each participant will be announced via e-mail). Each e‐mail submission will receive a return message verifying that the essay was received. In case you didn’t receive a return message for a maximum 2 days, please clarify with us if we have received your submission.

Essay micro topics for each level, linguistic constructions expected in the text of the essay, and criteria for evaluation are explained in the table below:

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24.03.2021 14:24

Let’s talk about time, plans, dates!

How to talk about plans and future events in Russian? Join our open lesson and you will be able to answer the following questions without hesitation:
– Когда?
В какой день? / В каком месяце? / В какое время года?
-Какого числа?
Во сколько?
– Какие планы на …?

Date: April 1, Thursday
Time: 21.00-21.50 Moscow time
Where: ZOOM online
Language: The lesson will be held in Russian.
Price: Free of charge!

Please fill the form to book your place:

    Your level of the Russian language*
    How did you know about the online lesson
    e-mailFacebookInstagraminternet
    I agree with processing of the personal data*
    *Mandatory fields

    Online Russian language classes
    Offline Russian language classes

    03.03.2021 13:51

    “Первый блин комом!”

    Russian Maslenitsa is coming next week! Do you know this Russian carnival? Have you ever heard about the phraseological unit “первый блин комом” and what it means? Join our open lesson and you will understand everything yourself! We will cook pancakes live! You will learn the authentic Russian pancake recipe!
    You can cook your own pancakes with us! Just prepare the following ingredients: eggs, milk, flour, sugar, salt, vegetable oil. You will also need a frying pan, a bowl, and a ladle. You will learn how to make Russian pancakes from these ingredients in our culinary master class in Russian!

    Date: March 11, Thursday
    Time: 21.00-21.50 Moscow time
    Where: ZOOM online
    Language: The lesson will be held in Russian.
    Level: All levels!
    Price: Free of charge!

    Please fill the form to book your place:

      Your level of the Russian language*
      How did you know about the online lesson
      e-mailFacebookInstagraminternet
      I agree with processing of the personal data*
      *Mandatory fields

      Online Russian language classes
      Offline Russian language classes

      18.02.2021 11:04

      “Russian women and their impact on the world”

      March 8 is International Women’s Day which is widely celebrated in Russia and in the most Post-Soviet countries. Therefore, we decided to organize a special lesson dedicated to Russian women in general and this holiday in particular.

      You will learn the history of the international holiday, the peculiarities of celebrating this day in Russia, outstanding women of Russia and their achievements. You will learn how to congratulate on this holiday and how to say compliments in Russian.

      Date: February 25, Thursday
      Time: 21.00-21.50 Moscow time
      Where: ZOOM online
      Language: The lesson will be held in Russian.
      Level: All levels!
      Price: Free of charge!

      Please fill the form to book your place:

        Your level of the Russian language*
        How did you know about the online lesson
        e-mailFacebookInstagraminternet
        I agree with processing of the personal data*
        *Mandatory fields

        Online Russian language classes
        Offline Russian language classes

        12.02.2021 16:12

        We are pleased to announce the launch of our first essay competition!

        Our Essay Contest is designed to challenge our students and subscribers to become creative thinkers and to express their ideas and thoughts in Russian through the art of writing. To speak well without making too many mistakes, you need to write well. As this skill is always lagging behind, we decided to motivate development of this skill through essay competition.

        The general big topic of our first essay contest is: “Я изучаю русский язык”.

        NB! Micro topic are assigned for each level (A1, A2, B1, B2+) 

        Entrants have the opportunity to receive:

        • Every participant will receive written feedback from the teacher on his/her essay: all mistakes will be corrected and correct options will be given.
        • Every participant will be awarded with a 20% discount on any group course or any author’s course.
        • The winner of each level (the winner is the one who gets the maximum score) – one free lesson of the author’s course:
          • А1 – a lesson in the course Grammar made Easy (starting on 01.03 at 10.00 or at 20.00)
          • A2 – a lesson in the course Reading and Listening (on Tuesday at 20.00)
          • B1 – a lesson in the course Reading of the Russian poetry of XIX century (starting in March 3, 6, 10, 13) or a lesson in the course Step to Fluency B1
          • В2 – a lesson in the course Topical conversation about Russia or a lesson in the course All shades of Russian Grammar

        Your essay should be written in Russian (Microsoft Word document or PDF) and should not be less than necessary quantity of sentences for your level (find in the table below).

        All entrants must submit by email only their essays to social@derzhavin.com by Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 14pm Moscow time, and the results will be announced next day – Friday, February 26 (The announcement form is being specified).

        Essay micro topics for each level, linguistic constructions expected in the text of the essay, and criteria for evaluation are explained in the table below:

        10.12.2020 17:25

        “JOYEUX NOËL RUSSE!”

        Après la leçon, vous pouvez souhaiter à vos amis russes un Joyeux Noël et une Bonne Année et souhaiter aussi la santé et faire un toast de fête.
        Venez essayer de communiquer en russe dans une ambiance relaxsant et festive!

        Nous avons préparé des cadeaux spéciaux pour tous les participants!

        Niveau: tous les niveaux!
        Date: mercredi 16 décembre
        Heures: 21:00-21:50 (Heure de Moscou)
        Langue: la leçon se déroulera en russe
        Prix: GRATUIT!
        Online: Zoom

        S’il vous plaît remplissez le formulaire pour réserver votre place:

          Your level of the Russian language*
          How did you know about the online lesson
          e-mailFacebookInstagraminternet
          I agree with processing of the personal data*
          *Mandatory fields
          23.11.2020 15:47

          ? BLACK FRIDAY ?

          20% Discount Special Offer to Learn Russian!
          Book any Russian group course with the promo code BLACK2020 until November 30 to get a 20% discount!
          General Russian and Special Online courses in small groups starting every week.
          The number of students in the group is limited. Hurry up!

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          02.11.2020 18:02

          Dear future students of Derzhavin Institute!
          We are pleased to announce that from November onwards we have a new option in our schedule. 4 of our special courses are available at a new time
          ?15:00-16:30 (Moscow time).

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          23.10.2020 14:17

          Did you study Russian before but forgot? This course is for you!
          REFRESH YOUR RUSSIAN SKILLS with us by speaking, listening, reading and writing.
          After this course you will:

          • understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a certain type;
          • be able to introduce yourself and others, and can ask and answer questions about personal details;
          • interact in a simple way.

          Course program

          Week 1 – Food and eating habits, numbers, ordering in a restaurant
          You can describe what you like and what you don’t like using Accusative case.
          You can ask and understand the food price.

          Week 2 – The place I live. Best place to be on holidays.
          You can describe where you live using Prepositional case.
          You can describe places you like to be on holidays using adjectives.

          Week 3 – Conversation topics we like to talk about. Free time activities.
          You can describe your hobbies and interests.
          You can express your opinion.

          You can explain why you like or dislike doing something using the verbs играть в/на, заниматься, кататься.
          Week 4 – Making plans. My daily routine and habits before and during coronavirus.
          You can discuss plans with other people (what to do, where to go and when to meet) using days of week and verbs of motion идти-ходить.
          You can describe where you used to go and where you go now.

          Timetable: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00-11:30 MSC
          Dates: from 02.11 till 27.11
          4 weeks – 6 academic hours per week. Total: 24 hours

          BOOK

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          23.10.2020 13:17

          Dear current students of Derzhavin Institute, we ask you to pay attention to the fact that Russia does not switch to winter time! The start time of your classes remains the same (Moscow time).

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          13.12.2019 14:51

          Book your Spring 2020 course in January 2020 and get our special offer!

          • 10% for the Standard Course or individual lessons (for no less than 15 hours per week)
          • 10% for the Guest House and Shared Flat accommodation

          The special offer is valid:
          – for booking made till January 31
          – for courses from April 1 till June 30

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          29.11.2019 12:25

          – 25% off on course fee

          The special offer is valid only:

          • booking made from November 29 till December 02
          • Standard course (1-8 weeks long) or Individual course
          • is not applied to the booking made before November 29
          • could not be used togather with other special offers

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          08.10.2019 15:30

          The Derzhavin Institute is happy to invite you to take part in our two Russian Language Webinars from the author of the course book “Russian language: 5 elements” (levels A1, A2, B1) and one of the leading teachers of Derzhavin institute.

          • Topic: FIVE MAIN VERBS OF MOVEMENT for levels A2/B1
          • When: 07th November, Thursday at 8.30 p.m. (Moscow time)
          • Level: A2 and higher
          • Price: 10 EUR
          • Tutor: Tatiana Esmantova

          During this webinar you will learn:

          • 5 main pairs of verbs of movement without prefixes: идти-ходить, ехать-ездить, бежать-бегать, плыть-плавать, лететь-летать
          • Why there are so many verbs of movement in the Russian language
          • The idea of “statics – dynamics”
          • Verb conjugation
          • Which cases and which prepositions these verbs are mostly used with

          Link for the registration: Register

          • Topic: THREE MAIN TRANSITIVE VERBS OF MOVEMENT for levels B1+
          • When: 14th November, Thursday at 8.30 p.m. (Moscow time)
          • Level: B1 and higher
          • Price: 10 EUR
          • Tutor: Tatiana Esmantova

          During the webinar you will learn:
          – 3 main pairs of transitive verbs of movement: нести-носить, вести-водить, везти-возить.
          – Verb conjugation
          – Which cases and which prepositions these verbs are mostly used with

          Link for the registration: Register

          To book one or two webinars please fill in the registration forms.
          After booking you will get the link to online payment.
          In case you will book both webinars, total cost will be 18 EUR

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          03.10.2019 17:54

          The offer is valid since the 21rd of December 2019 till 31st of January 2020

          Cost of 1 week stay in GH Single room: 250/125 euro

          Cost of 1 week stay in GH Double room: 350/175 euro per studio

          Cost of 1 week stay in GH Shared room: 200/100 euro

          Learn more

          Cost of 1 week stay in SF Single room: 200/100 euro

          Cost of 1 week stay in SF Double room: 300/150 euro per room

          Cost of 1 week stay in SF Shared room: 160/80 euro

          Learn more

          THE OFFER IS LIMITED AND VALID UNTIL THE END OF AVAILABILITY OF FREE STUDIOS AND ROOMS

          Promo code: Christmas offer

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          24.09.2019 16:11

          Dear students, we are pleased to inform you that now you can come to study Russian at the Derzhavin Institute in St. Petersburg on a free electronic visa!
          Starting from October 1, 2019, nationals of 53 foreign States may be granted an e-visa of different types (regular single-entry business, tourist or humanitarian visas) to enter the Russian Federation through air, naval, automobile, and pedestrian checkpoints located in the territory of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad region.

          Entry and exit on an e-visa by means of rail transport is currently unavailable.

          An e-visa is valid for 30 days, but please note that the period of stay is up to 8 days!
          There is no need for any invitations or confirmation letters! All you need is to fill in the application form on the website (works 24/7): http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/spb_home_en.html

          Come to Saint-Petersburg and study Russian in Derzhavin Institute!

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          17.09.2019 17:02

          The Derzhavin Institute is happy to invite you to take part in our Russian Language Webinar “Cinema. How to talk about movies, TV series, actors in Russian” absolutely for free!

          During this vebinar you will learn: how do we call in Russian the different types of films; what films do Russian prefer watching; how to express your emotions after watching the films; how to discuss the play of actors, the music, the film plot; where you could find the popular Russian movies and TV series.

          Join the webinar! Learn and practice a lot of new and useful vocabulary!

          • Topic: Cinema. How to talk about movies, TV series, actors in Russian.
          • When: 26th September, Thursday at 8.30 p.m. (Moscow time)
          • Level: A2 and higher
          • Price: Free
          • Tutor: Maria Pimenova

          Link for the registration: Register

           

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          17.09.2019 11:07

          Special offer in Autumn! Learn Russian and save 52 EUR per week!

          Book the room in a Guest House or Shared Flat this Autumn (September, October, November) and get the Speaking module of Russian language FOR FREE!

          Speaking module is ideal for those who:

          • want to improve oral fluency
          • study Russian mostly for communication reasons
          • are aimed at taking speaking/oral tests
          • schedule: 4 hours/week, Wed & Fr 13:45-15:15

          SAVE 52 EUR PER WEEK!

          BOOK ASAP SINCE THE NUMBER OF SUCH PACKAGES IS LIMITED!
          BOOK YOUR COURSE BACK TO NEWS

          12.08.2019 16:56

          Dear All,

          The Derzhavin Institute is happy to invite you to take part in our Russian Language Webinar absolutely for free!
          This time we are going to discuss emotions and how to express them in Russian. Our teacher Daria Kovrizhkina will become an emotions expert and she is prepared to open some secrets to you.

          When: 7th February, Thursday at 8.30 p.m. (Moscow time)
          Level: A2 and higher
          Price: Free
          Link for the registration: https://room.etutorium.com/registert/6/60679172567a1b7b1c8dfed0567a1b7b1c8c773b

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