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Russian Language Courses at the International Language School of the Heidelberg House (Simferopol, Crimea).

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Russian is considered to be one of the five major world languages. It is spoken by 280 million people around the Globe and over a quarter of the world’s scientific literature is published in Russian. It is one of the most widely spoken native languages in Europe. There are a variety of career opportunities in both governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as in international business for people with Russian language skills. If you are thinking of learning Russian or improving your language skills, the Crimea will certainly be your best choice. First, Russian is spoken as a native, primary language in the Crimea, just like in Russia. You can come to the Crimea at any time, whenever you want because visas are no longer required for US and EU citizens, while getting a Russian visa can be a hassle! Finally, the cost of tuition is more than reasonable as compared with study in Russia.

We offer a variety of Russian language courses - from beginner to advanced levels. You can study Russian at any time of year, whatever your proficiency is. Our highly qualified instructors have many years experience in teaching Russian as a foreign language at the leading Crimean Universities. All of them hold a PhD or a Master's degree in education and speak English/German/French as well.

General Russian classes: for 20 hours a week in the mornings. The lessons cover a wide range of Russian language skills with the aim of improving your confidence and ability to use Russian. The trainings aim to improve ability to communicate in Russian across all four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking, and provide you with the knowledge, skills and techniques to give you the greatest chance of success in the shortest time. The duration of the courses typically varies from 2 to 5 weeks. Group courses: teaching is conducted in small groups of three to five students. The beginners' course is designed for those who want to acquire basic skills in speaking, reading, understanding and writing Russian. At higher levels you will improve and perfect your skills. Intensive courses and individual trainings are tailored to meet your specific needs. During individual classes you and your teacher can decide what is best to focus on and develop a schedule accordingly. One-to-one lessons also allow to set your own pace and learn Russian at your own tempo to make the best progress.



The cost depends upon the duration, frequency, intensity and content of the course. A general course of Russian comprising 20 hours tuition per week costs:

  • from $600 (two weeks)
  • to $1300 (five weeks)

The following is provided for the cost :

  • Airport transfers upon arrival to Simferopol
  • Tuition for 20 hours per week (one teaching hour = 45 minutes)
  • Pre- (Language Placement Test) and Post test at the school
  • A syllabus is handed out on the first day of class
  • Bilingual dictionaries, grammar books, textbooks (to take home at the end of the course)
  • Audio language training materials (dvd's, tapes, movies)

  • Optional Extra:

  • Cultural excursions and sight-seeing trips to Yalta, Sevastopol and other popular tourist destinations in Crimea
  • Social activities


Homestay: Most of our students choose to live as a guest of a local family. Staying with a family gives you the perfect opportunity to practise your language skills and find out more about Russian culture and way of life. Your bed, breakfast and optional evening meal would be provided and you would be expected to live as part of the family. The cost varies but is approximately $100 for a single room or $150 for a unit of a bedroom, private bathroom, balcony and kitchenette per week. If you would like us to arrange homestay accommodation please mention that in the message form provided below. There is no extra accommodation arrangement fee.

Rental apartment: Accommodation at a private apartment is available at a cost of approximately $300 per week self-catering.

Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements and specific needs in terms of duration, or content of study etc.


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