• Feel the true spirit of the eastern Russia
  • Admire the unique Siberian Nature
  • Explore one of the biggest landmarks of the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Discover the secrete of the mysterious Russian soul
  • Immerse yourself in a fully Russian-speaking atmosphere
  • 1628 year of foundation
  • 1,2 mil.the population of the city
  • 2 airports
  • 29 museums
  • 20+ universities
  • 17 parks and gardens
  • 140 fountains
  • Derzhavin Institute partner school
  • 5 classrooms
  • About 20 students per month
  • Mini-groups of 3-4 students
  • Located in the city center
  • TRKI testing center
  • Course design and course material corresponds to the programme of Derzhavin Institute
  • Registration fee 70 euro
  • General courses
  • Individual courses
  • Additional afternoon mini-blocks
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Cultural programmes
  • TORFL (TRKI) test

Courses and prices

Stanard mini group (2-4 students) Individual course ADDITIONAL MINI-GROUP AFTERNOON BLOCKS
8 hours/week
20 hours/week 20 hours/week Exam preparation Business Russian Russian for the tourism industry Russian through films Russian folklore/fairy tales Russian grammar: cases Russian grammar: action verbs Russian grammar: adjectives Russian pronunciation Russian rock music History, culture and religion of Siberia (Krasnoyarskii kray, Khakassia, Tuva, Irkutsk and Buryatia)
270 €/week 370 €/week 150 €/week

Registration fee 70 EUR


Accommodation and transfer


Homestay, single room Homestay, single room Hotels, Hostels
Breakfast Half-board Breakfast
130 €/week 190 €/week upon request


Airport Railway station
40 €/one way 10 €/one way



Address: Karla Marksa street, 78a, 4th floor

Used for:

  • Standard group classes and additional blocks
  • Individual classes
  • Administration

Working hours: Monday – Friday 09:00 – 19:00

  • 5 classrooms

  • City-center

  • Free wi-fi

  • Free tea and coffee

  • Self-study area for students


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The teaching in Derzhavin Institute is based on the communicative approach that means:

  • students learn to use different speech patterns that they see in authentic texts and learning situation,
  • grammar samples are also taken from authentic texts, the grammar acquisition is realized in three stages: presentation (on the bases of the texts), practice (language exercises) and control (interaction and communication in the group),
  • academic situations are close to the real-life situations

We also use such methods as audiovisual, audiolingual, situational, etc. The variety of methods serves to integrate all the language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) enabling the students to comprehend and produce different types of texts.




  • Courses are run all year round

  • Start dates for beginners: fixed

  • Start dates for A1-C2: any Monday

  • Maximum number of students per class: 10


The students studying Russian language at Derzhavin Institute are divided into groups according to their level of Russian language proficiency. Eleven carefully formulated language levels designed by the Russian Language School – from beginner to advanced – allow for accurate group placement.

  • Before the arrival all the students studying Russian (except total beginners) take a written placement test to ascertain their grammar and writing skills.
  • On the first day at Derzhavin Institute, students are taking oral test, so that we can place our students in the appropriate class for their language level.

According to the CEFRL by the end of A 1.1. level students:

  • can interact in a simple way, ask and answer simple questions about themselves, where they live, people they know,and things they have,
  • can initiate and respond to simple statements in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics, rather than relying purely on a rehearsed repertoire of (tourist) phrases.

  • Lessons per level: 80

  • Start dates: fixed

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According to the CEFRL by the end of A 1.2 level students:

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

  • Lessons per A 1.2.: 80

  • Start dates: any Monday

  • TORFL (ТРКИ) test: elementary level

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According to the CEFRL by the end of A2 level students:

  • can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

A 2.1. Pre-intermediate

A 2.2. Pre-intermediate +

  • Lessons per A 2.1. level: 80
  • Lessons per A 2.2. level: 80

  • Start dates: any Monday

  • TORFL (ТРКИ) test: basic level

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According to the CEFRL by the end of B1 level students:

  • can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • can produce connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans..

B 1.1. Intermediate

B 1.2. Intermediate +

  • Lessons per B 1.1. level: 160
  • Lessons per B 1.2. level: 160

  • Start dates: any Monday

  • TORFL (ТРКИ) test: first certificate

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According to the CEFRL by the end of B2 level students:

  • can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
  • can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

B 2.1. Upper-Intermediate

B 2.2. Upper-Intermediate +

  • Lessons per B 2.1. level: 160
  • Lessons per B 2.2. level: 160

  • Start dates: any Monday

  • TORFL (ТРКИ) test: second certificate

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According to the CEFRL by the end of С1 level students:

  • сan understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
  • сan express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • сan use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • сan produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

С 1.1. Advanced
С 1.2. Advanced +

  • Lessons per C 1.1. level: 160
  • Lessons per C 1.2. level: 160

  • Start dates: any Monday

  • TORFL (ТРКИ) test: third certificate

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According to the CEFRL by the end of С2 level students:

  • can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations

  • Lessons per C 2. level: 180
  • Start dates: any Monday

  • TORFL (ТРКИ) test: forth certificate

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