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Russian courses in the very centre of St Petersburg since 1995, Study&Work, Volunteers programs, Visa support
ProBa Language Centre established in 1995. At present ProBa is one of the leading institutions offering academic courses of the Russian Language for Foreigners and intensive language practice in Russia.
Our Russian classes are open all year and offer a combination of pronunciation work, grammar and vocabulary input and speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. The school is open throughout the year with classes at all levels from total beginner to advanced.
Our school is located in the historical building built in 1896, renovated in 2005. ProBa Language Centre is located in the very heart of the city-centre: on the Nevsky Prospect – the main street of St. Petersburg. The State Hermitage, Kazan Cathedral, Russian Museum, Church of the Spiled Blood are all within easy walking distance.
Learn Russian at ProBa – near Nevsky Prospect – it’s mean to be in the focus of cultural life, business activities and public amusements of St. Petersburg.
Located in the very centre of the city, ProBa is one of the most central language schools in St. Petersburg. Learn to speak and understand Russian in a historical building in Central St. Petersburg – maybe the best location in the city for a language course!
Walk to the Nevski Prospect, Kazan Cathedral, Summer Garden or Central Square in minutes! Russian in Russia is Russian in the old capital of Russian Empire – where Pushkin and and Dostoevski wrote and worked! Students are within easy walking distance of shops, museums, galleries and a wide choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. However, our goal is to give the student more than just Russian Language Tuition
Semester Course is designed for people willing to achieve a high level of Russian Language and spend an extended period of time in St. Petersburg – Semester Abroad. Studying for a semester in another country can be a great cultural and academic learning experience. School offer you the opportunity of having academic semester course at our Centre. In the ProBa Academic Semester Abroad program, students become integrated into the way of life and culture of Russia. Students live with a Host Family and attend the Russian Language Course. The course includes serious study of different aspects of the Russian Language: Phonetics, Practical and Theoretical Grammar, Lexicology and Stylistics, and is accompanied by conversational, reading and writing practice.
Elementary Russian I and II. Russian for Beginners (no knowledge required) Phonetics; elements of grammar; reading of simple Russian prose; practice in speaking and audio-lingual work; elements of composition.
Intermediate Russian I and II (elementary or intermediate knowledge required) Russian for Intermediate students. The grammatical structure of today’s standard Russian; intensive practice in reading, conversation and composition; elements of lexicology, phraseology and stylistics.
Special program. Russian for Professionals (advanced and native speaker competency required) Theory and Practice of Translation; TORFL certification (Teaching of Russian as a Foreign Language); practice of modern Russian language: study of the Russian prose, theoretical and practical grammar of modern Russian; Lexicology; Stylistics; Phraseology; introduction to life in Russia that studies politics, society, history and culture.
Course begins: First semester: September/October, Second semester: January/February, Summer semester: May/June.
Included in the course fee: transfer from the airport, assessment test, tuition (400 hours) and teaching material, course certificate, information material, tea/coffee during the breaks, free access to the Internet.
This project is aimed at people willing not only to study the language but also to do something in order to experience life as it is. We offer you the unique opportunity of having highly intensive Russian Language course and practical work as volunteer in the hospital or English language teacher.
Such work gives the possibility to have more intensive language practice for our students.
We offer our clients to spend some time working as volunteers at one of the St. Petersburg hospitals after your Russian lessons. This is quite a usual and ordinary state hospital for people suffering from different diseases. There are two main departments in the hospital: Therapy and Surgical. According to our program volunteers will help people staying at the Therapy department of the hospital. After the lessons our volunteers will act as ordinary nurses and work hand-to-hand with the Russian personnel of the department. Together with their Russian colleagues our volunteers will do their best to bring sick people back to normal life. This is really hard but noble job.
Generally you will spend 2-8 hours per week in the hospital, according your desire and timetable.
The volunteer work will be organized after your Russian lessons – after lunch time.
Teaching in Russia.
This project is targeted at participants willing to spend more time in Russia to achieve good level of the Russian Language and to engage in practical work teaching foreign languages. The main aim of the project is to let students as well as teachers understand the ways and methods of teaching subjects in different countries of the world, to exchange views and opinions and to get additional life experience. Try yourself as a teacher! We invite you to teach foreign language at evening courses with Russian students.
You may have 4-12 lessons per week with Russian students, according your desire and timetable. Your teaching will be organized after your Russian lessons – after lunch time or in the evening.
Services included in the Program Fee: transfer from the airport, assessment test, tuition and teaching material, course certificate, information material, accommodation in shared student flat or in the host family, tea/coffee during the brakes, free access to the Internet.
The school must confirm the availability of your chosen accommodation.
If the selected housing is not available for your dates, the school will offer another accommodation option for you to consider.
I don't need housing
A cozy private apartment in the center of the historical district of St. Petersburg which has a large bathroom, equipped kitchen, washing machine, and a large selection of books from the home library. The apartment has a quiet courtyard. Resting here after a busy school day with a book is an absolute pleasure. Shops, swimming pool, and public transport stops are in a walking distance. Also, it is only 15 minutes to Dvortsovaya Square by public transport.
If you prefer complete independence and live alone or with a friend ProBa recommend the individual apartment as the best option. Most of the school apartments school have available can be rented on a weekly basis. The bigger apartments (2 or more bedrooms) normally are rented for a minimum of one night. All apartments are fully furnished with their own bathroom and kitchen. If you are interested in an individual apartment we recommend booking as early as possible as is a limited supply available. All apartments are located in the city-centre and in walking distance from the school.
The ProBa Language School offers students the opportunity to live with other students of various nationalities while studying. In this way the schared flats are established where students have the opportunity live and interact with other cultures. All shared flats are located in the city-centre, fully equipped and, in addition to bedrooms, provide a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen and at least one bathroom. The apartments are normally shared by 2-3 students. Every student get single room.
Rubinsteina str. 11, St.Petersburg, Russia, Saint-Petersburg
5 out of 5
I spent 2 weeks taking Russian classes at ProBa and I'm very satisfied with the result. The teaching is very good, intense and demanding, but the teachers themselves are kind, very positive and motivating, even when it's very difficult. All the staff is ready to help, answering questions about the cRead more
The wealth of learning a foreign language, culture, and history is so attainable at this great school. As I'm an American, it has changed my perceptions greatly. I love Russia and Russian people. I have a great respect and appreciation that definitely has made me a better man.
My two-week stay in June last year in Saint Petersburg ProBa Language Center was useful, fun and revitalizing. With excellent and friendly teachers I didn't feel like a stranger, moreover, immersing every day more and more into the Russian language and the atmosphere of socializing at ProBa, the onlRead more
Pay a deposit to reserve your spot
You have three days to cancel your booking with no fees if case you change your mind.
You have until 11/12/2023 to pay the remaining balance
Full cost of the course after prepayment deduction must be paid no later than four weeks before the start of the course.