Educa

EDUCA Russian Language School

About

Founded in 2003, Educa Language School has been one of the leading language centers in St Petersburg – the most amazing city in Russia.
Being an officially licensed school, we offer a variety of study abroad language programs at different levels – from complete beginners to advanced learners.

- Online live classes;
- Group classes;
- One-to-one classes;
- Business Russian courses;
- Full Immersion programs;
- Internships in Russia;

Our highly qualified teachers will help every learner to make a good progress in Russian language during a comparatively short period of time.

More than 3000 students from over 50 countries worldwide have already joined us, learnt the language and made life-long connections with people from different cultures and backgrounds around the world.

Our mission is to get our students acquainted with the rich Russian culture, great history and traditions through studying the Russian language, as well as to show famous Russian guest welcoming at its full extent.

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Reviews

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Mohamad
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I really recommend this place, the facilities and teaching methods are wonderful here. I’ve been to different places in Russia before, but Saint Petersburg is the most beautiful city, not only in Russia but in the world. There`s a lot of fun things to do, a lot of things to see. I loved the teachers, they where very good and EDUCA’s location is superb, close to Newsky Prospect and Hermitage – all the tourists are coming to see the beauties around the school. I was there in 2019 and planning to go this year (if borders are open).

What was your funniest moment?
I met lots of nice people here and made lots of new friends.
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Linda
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I'm going to come for an intensive course of Russian in summer. I can't wait for it and I'm so excited!!!
I'm now working home office as many other people, so I decided to take up an online course with this school. I took a course of 31 lessons as they have a discount for bigger numbers of lessons and it will be enough for about 6-7 weeks of intensive learning for me. I've already had 8 lessons with Natalia and they were amazing. I already understand cyrillic and even can read. Mastering my rrrr sound now. Can you say zdravstsvute?? So much to improve now! The teacher is nice and patient, I feel that she cares about my progress and I won't let her down. Natalia, wait for me in summer! I already imagine our first meeting!

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Naomi
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

It took some time for me to research and decide on the best school to learn Russian but after seeing the location and contacting other students I’m glad I chose Educa. I had so many questions and Galina was so kind, detailed and quick to respond that I knew I wouldn’t have to worry. I studied Russian many years ago so I am starting from a basic level and from day 1 my teacher Polina went full-immersion mode and only used English when it was necessary. There are great activities planned and I am looking forward to them. With the student id you get discounts and free entries to many places around the city including the breathtaking Hermitage Museum. My experience is positive so far and I will be staying for 1 month.

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Alex
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I spent two weeks at Educa in September and I would highly recommend it to anyone else interested in studying Russian. The school is well organized and supports you through the visa process and can pair you with a host family if you so choose. Its location is amazing, being located just off Nevsky Prospect and so a short walk to most interesting cultural sites. I opted for the intensive group classes option and found them highly beneficial. Class sizes in my experience were small, either 2 or 4 people, which was extremely optimal for language learning. My teacher Olga was fantastic. The best language teacher I have had! As such I am very pleased with the progress made over two weeks. I hope to return to Educa in the future!

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Brandon
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

It’s only been my first week, but so far I have really enjoyed it. My teacher Nina has been very good at not only giving the basic definitions of words, but also giving the deeper meanings and nuances of words and phrases. Along with having the great opportunity to hear and speak Russian in a controlled environment, it’s a great place to attend classes. I can tell Nina and all of the staff here truly care about the students and want to give them an amazing experience in not only learning the Russian language, but also showing the students this wonderful culture and country. I’m having a great time here and look forward to continuing classes here

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Bob Reijnders

Bob Reijnders

Why did you choose this program?

I have chosen the program as I Iove Slav culture. I have been traveling through east Europe for quite a while, but I was never able to speak the language. Russian is spoken by millions of people and it is kind of cool to be able to communicate to them. I have also joined the internship program here to both enhance the level of Russian and my resume.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

I only bought plane tickets to Russia. I also decided to rent a flat on my own, but they can provide accommodation as well. I’m staying in Russia for a much longer time than courses and I need to live in different places during it.

The school helped with the rest of my stay. I’m on a group course in Russian and the internship. The materials are provided by the school, they even gave me a pack of different things that included the branded notebook and a pen, so I didn’t need to bring anything, just come to school.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

Try to make the most of your say here and don’t miss classes. Do all the homework so that you could really learn Russian. Ask teachers for help if you don’t understand something. My teacher really motivates; she is always eager to give advice.

It is very easy to be distracted from the studies as there are so many cool things in Saint Petersburg, but don’t forget that you have afternoons and off days for that!

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

I wake up at 9 and come to classes at 10. After lessons, I go to Hermitage as I am on an internship there. We have different creative projects; right now I’m making illustrations. After the Hermitage, I often go for a walk or go home to do my homework. I’ve improved quite a bit now in Russian and I think it’s because I put much effort into it.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

I have been abroad many times, but this time is a conscious decision to improve my skills and learn the Russian language. This experience helps me to improve my skills in the spheres I am interested in and it makes me proud.

After living among Russian people, I understand Russian culture and habits better, so I think it really changes me.

What would you be doing now if you weren’t on the program?

I would probably stay at home and do nothing or just work part-time. Of course, this is not what I want; that’s why I am here.

Travelling is always a leap to something different, something better in your life. I would never prefer a regular life to the ability to visit another country.