Russian Language and Culture Studies
In the very heart of St Petersburg

Learn Russian in Russia

Founded in 2003, Educa Language School has been one of the leading language centers in St Petersburg – the most amazing city in Russia.

What we value the most is the desire of our students  to learn Russian so we are doing our best to make the process of studies as smooth, easy and interesting for you as possible! You will be happy to know that if choosing us among other Russian language schools in Saint Petersburg you will get high-quality Russian language courses at the most reasonable price. You will not spend a fortune on studying Russian abroad!

It’s always a good idea to study abroad! And we try to immerse our students into “Russian” atmosphere and culture so during our lessons not only will you study the language, but also Russian culture, history and traditions.

Our school is not only about language courses. Educa is behind you right from the start of your trip planning. We provide visa and travel support as well as everything concerning your travel to Russia. We will help you find the most suitable accommodation that fits your needs – you can stay with the host family, book a hotel /hostel or decide to stay at a flat.

If your goal is not just to learn languages but get some working experience, we offer a huge variety of Internship programs here in St. Petersburg.

During your studies you will have various activities such as visiting museums and palaces of St. Petersburg, sightseeing on a boat trip, speaking clubs, etc. You will meet here new people from all over the world and we assure that learning Russian with us will never be boring for you!

Founded in 2003, Educa Language School has been one of the leading language centers in St. Petersburg – the most amazing city in Russia.

What we value the most is the desire of our students  to learn Russian so we are doing our best to make the process of studies as smooth, easy and interesting for you as possible. We try to immerse our students into “Russian” atmosphere and culture so during our lessons you will not only study the language, but also Russian culture, history and traditions.

You will be happy to know that if choosing us among other Russian language schools in Saint Petersburg you will get high-quality Russian courses at the most reasonable price. You will not spend a fortune on studying Russian abroad!

Our school is not only about language courses. Educa is behind you right from the start of your trip planning. We provide visa and travel support as well as everything concerning your travel to Russia. We will help you find the most suitable accommodation according to your needs. We assure that studying in Russia with Educa Language School will never be boring for you!

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A wide variety of Russian language courses in mini groups suitable for all ages and levels. Learning Russian in small groups enables you to speak the language from the very first lesson!

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Individual Course

One-to-One Russian classes. Get personal attention being one-to-one with the teacher. You can choose any specialization of your Russian language learning program!

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Russian
for Kids

We provide the best Russian courses in St Petersburg to help kids build cultural awareness, cognitive skills and creativity.

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Skype lessons

Save your time and learn Russian online via Skype! For those who are too busy to visit the country but still want to learn its language!

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Long-Term Course

Is perfect for those who decided to study or work in Russia and want to learn the language through immersion into Russian culture and contemporary life.

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BUSINESS
Russian

Work with Russian partners or want to start business in Russia? Learn Business Russian Language to Improve your ability in professional settings.

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FULL immersion

Study Russian abroad in Russia and practice it immediately! Our intensive course will help not only to speak but also to think in Russian!

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Expatriate Course

Have been studying or working in Russia? Choose this course to enhance your life in Saint Petersburg with perfect knowledge of Russian!

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Internships & Jobs

Internships and Volunteer in Russia! This program is perfect to get work experience in any area that fits you and cheap Russian Courses as well!

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Live & Learn

Our most intensive program where you can have a Russian teacher as your host family and gain an unforgettable experience of a lifetime in St Petersburg.

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Nationality Mix
at Educa in 2018

Our students come from over 50 countries around the world so you will not only study the language but also learn about different cultures, make new friendships and spend unforgettable time together.

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Tri Tlmr
Tri Tlmr
2019-02-06T12:53:44+0000
I’m from Thailand. I studied for one month. No comment because everything's perfect, they are nice and if possible i will study in EDUCA again. 😍
Anun Takarn
Anun Takarn
2019-02-06T09:44:31+0000
I’m from Thailand. I studied here for 1 month. Everything was good. Staffs are kindly and friendly. And teachers taught very good. They let me to practice speaking Russian and they advice when I spoke wrong. This school has a lot of activities. The most I like is signseeing around city.
Federica Scasso
Federica Scasso
2019-02-04T17:44:55+0000
Friendly atmosphere :) I spent two months in St Petersburg studying at the Educa language school. I can highly recommend it as the lessons are held from really competent, helpful, lovely and funny teachers. Moreover, the group lessons include actually few students, all more or less at the same level. That's great because it gives you the possibility to interact constantly with the teacher and the other students, to take part actively in the lessons. The school organizes a conversational club, a cinema club and some guided trips through the town as well, so you get to know many students, not just the ones that study with you in your same class!
Thomas Frydenlund
Thomas Frydenlund
2019-01-23T13:03:02+0000
I can highly recommend Educa. I had intensive class for 4 weeks- and that was very intensive! But i needed to do it since I had not been to school for 40 years. I loved the teachers, they where very good and the location is superb, close to Newsy Prospect and Hermitage. The class was small, only tree persons witch was perfect for me and I learned more than I expected. I will continue with more classes at Educa when I will go back to St. Petersburg again.👍😊🇳🇴❤️🇷🇺.📖📚
Björk Alexandra Viðarsdóttir
Björk Alexandra Viðarsdóttir
2018-12-05T10:48:19+0000
I studied for 3 months in Educa and it was very nice experience. I learned a lot and the teachers were great. What I liked the most is that we were very few in one class. I really recommend Educa😊
Kane Kennedy
Kane Kennedy
2018-12-01T09:18:45+0000
Absolutely amazing experience. I had two different teachers in 2 months studying here and both of them were extremely talented. The class sizes were around 4-5 people per class, which is perfect if you're serious about learning. Honestly, the amount of progress I made in 2 months was unimaginable due to the quality of this program. The only thing I recommend is that you live in a hostel/hotel rather than the host family. It will save you a lot of money and there are plenty of Russian speakers in a hostel that you can communicate with.Thank you, Educa!
Hal Freeman
Hal Freeman
2018-11-06T12:27:37+0000
I spent one week in the immersion course in Russian at Educa. I have been studying Russian on my own for quite some time, but I had never taken a "classroom" course in it. The immersion course helped me a great deal because it made me speak Russian! I knew I made mistakes so I was always reluctant to speak. Making mistakes and correcting them is an essential part of learning so this was good for me. It also helped my listening skills by conversing one-on-one with a native speaker every day for extended periods of time. Anastasia was very patient and didn't mind repeating for me what she said. Listening to recordings of various Russian speakers was also quite helpful. I am very glad I took this course.
Jefferson Hagos
Jefferson Hagos
2018-10-22T09:55:15+0000
LEARNING ABOUT RUSSIAN IS DREAM TO ME.
Shiyam Dello Russo-ista
Shiyam Dello Russo-ista
2018-10-21T02:11:42+0000
I had a wonderful 4 weeks with Educa recently and huge thanks to all for such a precious experience. I enjoyed each moment and learned loads of russian during my short period. Love the city, people and culture. Very special thanks to my beloved teacher Ms. Olga. I truly recommend russian language and culture studies. Will come back next year 😊
Giulia Baldini
Giulia Baldini
2018-10-02T17:07:55+0000
I studied in Educa for two weeks, a short time but absolutely useful! The teacher Vlada was very prepared and nice. In class we were in groups of 3/4 people and this was essential to improve the speaking part. I chose to stay in a family and this made me able to practice the language all day and discover new things about life in Russia. The city is wonderful and the school also organizes some excursions. An added value are Galina and Margarita for their kindness in the management of the students. I absolutely recommend this school to live a complete and enjoyable experience! 🤗🇷🇺
Pauline Mathieu
Pauline Mathieu
2018-10-02T10:07:53+0000
Great school! I studied there for one month and I’m really happy with my progression. We studied in small groups which is the best way to learn! The atmosphere with teachers and others students was really nice, I met great friends who shared this Russian adventure with me and made it even better.
Oscar Leita
Oscar Leita
2018-09-09T19:50:50+0000
Привет! :) I have spent 2 weeks learning Russian at the Educa Language and Culture Studies in Saint Petersburg: without a doubt, it has been a great experience and I was able to improve my Russian skills very quickly! The school is located at the very city center (just behind the Hermitage), courses are well-organized as well as the teachers are very professional. I will surely be back to Educa soon!
Alessandro Ciuci
Alessandro Ciuci
2018-09-04T20:10:35+0000
I have been studying in Educa for nine weeks. I started almost from zero, but, thanks to very efficient lessons, I made quick improvements. In facts, in class there are usually between 3 and 5 students, so you get full attention from the teachers, which are very prepared. They definitely deserve 5 stars.
Maria Elena Premoli
Maria Elena Premoli
2018-08-28T17:05:44+0000
My fav school so far! Perfect position in the citycentre, the girls at the frontdesk are kind and helped me to organize a perfect and happy stay in Saint Petersburg. My teacher Vlada helped me feeling more confident in talking in russian/improving grammar skills thanks to her patience and competence. My hostfamily welcomed me so warmly and made me appreciate more the Russian culture! I can't wait to come again:) Спасибо большое 🇷🇺
Benedetta Borsa
Benedetta Borsa
2018-08-27T10:49:58+0000
La scuola è molto seria, gli insegnanti sono preparatissimi e il personale è sempre gentile e disponibile. In 3 settimane le mie abilità di comunicazione sono migliorate tantissimo. Sono anche molto belle le attività che organizzano durante la settimana. La consiglio vivamente a chiunque voglia imparare il russo e contemporaneamente divertirsi!
Alessandra Ambrosanio
Alessandra Ambrosanio
2018-08-27T10:21:40+0000
Ho studiato presso educa 3 settimane.. Ottima scuola, si studia divertendosi!!! La scuola si trova nel centro (vedi foto, appena giù al palazzo si vedeva l'hermitage) , é una bellissima struttura colorata e nuova. Gli insegnati sono molto preparati e lo staff è super gentile e disponibile. Al mattino studiavano in gruppo, di pomeriggio lezione intensive, eccetto quando visitavamo insieme la città con il walking tour. Il sabato anche facevamo escursioni insieme. Consiglio vivamente la scuola per chi come me vuole migliorare le speaking abilities e sentirsi a proprio agio parlando in russo :)))
Enrique Rodriguez
Enrique Rodriguez
2018-08-27T09:18:52+0000
I have just spent 3 great weeks at this school and can thoroughly recommend it. You can take individual or group classes, or a combination of both. In my case, I took a group course. The teachers were excellent and the size of the class was small (3 people on the first week, 2 in the second and 5 in the third). This meant a lof of opportunities to speak, and also personalized attention from the instructors. The organization was also first class and everything went perfectly (transfers to the airport, accommodation, etc.). Last but not least, there was a programme of excursions three times a week. The school is located in the centre of St Petersburg, just 5 minutes walk from the Ermitage.
Tonia Del Prete
Tonia Del Prete
2018-08-27T07:41:54+0000
An amazing experience! EDUCA is the perfect place where to study and improve your Russian. The staff is extremely kind, our teacher Yulia is patient and you have always fun during her lesson. She’s the best Russian teacher I’ve ever had! I hope to be back soon!
Laura Alberici
Laura Alberici
2018-05-15T17:13:42+0000
I studied at Educa almost three months, and I can say that it is one of the best school I ever have experienced! Everyone at school is kind and ready to help you, teachers are very well prepared and thanks to them you will learn a lot about russian grammar and culture, and you will become fluent in oral exposition since classes are very small (2-4 students)! So I really recommend this school and surely I will come back here to improve my Russian again!
Jurjen Van Der Schans
Jurjen Van Der Schans
2018-05-15T15:12:27+0000
Great language school with super nice teachers and staff. Although lessons are not cheap, it is great value for money with high skilled teacher and personal attention. Lunch and boat trip were a nice surprise and added bonus the the nice week we had at EDUCA.
Paolo Pierobon
Paolo Pierobon
2018-04-05T18:48:58+0000
Sam Linley
Sam Linley
2018-04-01T20:57:22+0000
I spent 2 very enjoyable months studying at Educa. I made massive progress with my Russian, particularly my speaking ability, and this is entirely down to the quality of the teaching. My host family were great, and really made me feel at home. The location is excellent, being just a 2 minute walk from the Hermitage. There are also regular excursions around St Petersburg. I cannot recommend Educa highly enough!
Odysseia Odysseos
Odysseia Odysseos
2018-01-29T13:52:04+0000
Ivana Staňová
Ivana Staňová
2017-12-13T15:14:19+0000
I loved the school, teachers, students, everything! I miss Julia! She works at reception, she is really helpful and nice. I recommend courses at educa, it is the best place where to learn russian language at SPB👌🏻 спасибо за всё
Olaf Mogel
Olaf Mogel
2017-12-10T16:36:20+0000
Best chance to improve your russian in the best located russian languague school in St. Petersburg! I did it myself in October and will do it again!
Kathrin Susanne Hoeckel
Kathrin Susanne Hoeckel
2017-12-06T12:41:42+0000
Studying at Educa was a 5-star experience in all respects. From information material on the course and the school, the preparation of my stay in Russia, to the actual teaching, and the social programme and availability and helpfulness of staff outside class it was both effective and professional and very friendly. I learned a huge amount in two weeks and am very much looking forward to coming back soon!
Serda Unan
Serda Unan
2017-09-30T13:32:56+0000
Alessia Oggero
Alessia Oggero
2017-09-14T10:47:46+0000
I highly recommend Educa to whoever wants to study Russian in St.Petersburg. The classes are very small, so you will have the possibility to gain improvements with your russian skills in a short time. The teachers are really good prepared, and everyone is very kind and friendly. Thank you Educa:)
Haleigh Wendzel
Haleigh Wendzel
2017-09-12T18:32:56+0000
I only have positive things to say about this school! My experience here completely exceeded my expectations. I was in Russia for one month and stayed with a host family that made my experience even better. The school was very professional yet laid back so I was very comfortable. The teachers were always energetic and actually cared about the improvement of students. I honestly think that I learned more from one month here than I did a year at my University! Not to mention I made awesome friends from all over the globe! I would highly recommend this school and will definitely be back if I get the chance!
Jona Steinhardt
Jona Steinhardt
2017-09-11T12:06:26+0000
First of all I have to say, I was surprised. Surprised because Russia and its people were extremely kind to me. Different obviously than one might think following media news, "criminal reports" or the stereotype of a russian. I felt safe all the time in Moskau such as Sankt Petersburg, received with open hearts by the people and intellectually challenged by it's rich art.For me travelling can't be only enjoying on the surface like seeing the most beautiful spots and having the best parties. Whenever I go abroad, I realized that I feel the need to go deeper. To feel the country and its soul. To learn how people think differently and to understand why. And the most valueble way for me lies in learning the foreign language. Studying russian is my key to the culture and every conversation I've had, eventhough often with a poor russian, contained gifts for my personal, spiritual and intellectual growth.Thanks to many different people I discovered authors like Bulgakov, who I seemed to have fallen in love with, such as old soviet films of such an honest and delicate perspective of life, that inspire me as a filmmaker.All of this inspirations enter myself to create something like a creative chaos inside me, which is necessary to understand what of this new culture might suite for myself as a 'global citizen' and what not. After all, One thing remains clear for me: I'll keep on learning russian until I will be able to write such a text in this language and I'll go on travelling like that, because it feeds my soul incredibly.)))Спасибо Россия! <3
Chiara Roncaglia
Chiara Roncaglia
2017-08-19T10:29:18+0000
Una scuola seria e veramente fantastica, ho partecipato ad un mese di corso intensivo a luglio e grazie ai corsi ben strutturati e al livello di ognuno sono migliorata tantissimo! Le prof sono gentilissime e pronte a rispondere ad ogni domanda. Mi sono trovata veramente bene, la consiglio a tutti.
Lucia Carlesso
Lucia Carlesso
2017-08-15T07:20:32+0000
Louise Rosenberg
Louise Rosenberg
2017-08-10T14:54:26+0000
Educa was a great experience through and through. From the intensive classwork, host family accommodations and the engaging people I met, everything was taken care of by the helpful staff at Educa. I am very thankful for my time in St Petersburg and will return soon!
MK Mirza
MK Mirza
2017-08-08T15:11:19+0000
This place is the real deal. I loved everything about the school and the teachers were amazing! I did my research and compared many schools before coming to Educa and i am so happy with the decision that i will be joining them again soon. Thank you Educa for the warm welcome. I will see you again in the near future.
Roberto Garofali
Roberto Garofali
2017-07-15T08:59:37+0000
It's a real challenging language to start but the school makes it interesting and culturally rich that the difficulty is easy to overcome. I enjoyed the challenge even at the age of 73!
Abdul Mateen Khan Abdali
Abdul Mateen Khan Abdali
2017-05-09T09:32:17+0000
Jessica Zahova
Jessica Zahova
2017-04-18T12:47:06+0000
J'ai passé un mois à St Pétersbourg et ai choisi le cours "intensif" à Educa. L'équipe qui y travaille est très aimable et ma prof était absolument super! La localisation de l'école est aussi parfaite, à quelques mètres de l'Hermitage et pile dans le centre de la ville. Je recommande très fortement les cours avec Educa!!
Briana Openshaw
Briana Openshaw
2017-04-06T16:59:33+0000
I went for a standard course with an internship at the Hermitage in March and ABSOLUTELY loved it!! From meeting me at the airport to the lesson structures, everything with Educa was very easy and straightforward! I stayed with a host family which greatly benefited my language studies as they spoke very little English, but the family was very lovely! I feel like I've massively progressed during my time at the language school, as I arrived as a total beginner to Russian! I only wish i had longer time to spend in Russia! Couldn't recommend Educa enough! The teachers are great and the school is amazing! �
Dasha  toroeva
Dasha toroeva
2017-02-08T11:44:31+0000
Victoria  Starodubtseva
Victoria Starodubtseva
2016-11-14T10:30:55+0000
Nicole Pistilli
Nicole Pistilli
2016-11-08T09:13:00+0000
Educa language school is a very good Russian language school with very qualified professors. It offers a good variety of options with regards to the choice of the courses, which means that students are able to choose the type of course that is best suited to them. The fact that classes are small with few students, makes it a great opportunity to learn the language better and at a faster pace. I have been in Educa this summer for five weeks and I had a fantastic experience. I highly recommend it to whoever is interested in learning Russian in St. Petersburg.
Karolina Borowy
Karolina Borowy
2016-10-25T18:03:46+0000
I went to Educa in late August this year for 2 weeks. I started doing the standard course but moved to intensive the first day - the teacher: student ratio was excellent so all students got chance to request what we wanted to work on as well as lots of time to practise speaking with the teacher & amongst ourselves (alongside written/reading assignments to help us). Tuition from my teacher Lyubov was excellent and she was very friendly and sometimes joined us for lunch. I decided to kept doing the intensive course for the full two weeks - but I really valued the flexibility of this option to change if I wanted to. I had some Russian already but I was very happy with the level of my Russian after the limited two week period I had. My host was lovely also and I felt in very safe hands during my first trip to Russia (my host & school). My host was very contentious in recommending places to go, visiting sites in St Petersburg with me, speaking to me in Russian (even though she spoke excellent English) and showing me the delights of Russian home cuisine. We had a great lunch and boat ride with the school and a few museum trips and the cinema club - it would have been great to have more of these social/events such as the speaking club, but at the time there were not many students at the school so I understand these were more difficult for the school to organise. But in the end I found lots of things to do myself, with help from the very helpful girls in the office, my teacher and the internet (very good walking and bus tours, yoga classes, local banyas, trips and recommendations from my host/teacher) and with being in class 10am - 4pm Mon - Fri, tbh in the end I valued having time on my own to rest & explore. I learnt a lot, had great time but also made some great friends which I hope to see again next time I'm in Saint Petersburg. Thank you Educa!
Michelle Montorsi
Michelle Montorsi
2016-07-19T09:43:35+0000
I chosed an intensive course of 1 month and I'm very satisfied of the results and in good part I have to thank the school! The classes are very small, so it was very easy to concentrate, the teachers are very good, qualificated and all the stuff in general was very human and avaiable! What else to say.. I really improved my russian and now I'm also more motivated to continue!
Hetei-Orosz Viktória
Hetei-Orosz Viktória
2016-06-20T19:58:12+0000
I liked almost everything about this School: very good organisation, a good teacher, superb host family In a beautiful city. The school is situated right In The center where organised excursions starts so after the classes I could join a half a day trip to make my day even more active.Anna and Vladimir my host familiy are beautiful And very friendly people. Just one negatíve thing about The School: for transfer they charge four times more than a normal taxi fee- I paid 39 euros, while taxi costs 1000 rubel from The place F.e. where I was staying. it was not a fair price so it is better to organise your own transfer.
Anastasia Mishina
Anastasia Mishina
2016-04-27T10:46:00+0000
Natalia Matyushina
Natalia Matyushina
2016-04-23T06:49:31+0000
Piroska Gyenge
Piroska Gyenge
2016-03-22T13:44:50+0000
Nelson Brum
Nelson Brum
2016-03-21T21:58:08+0000
La música el tema karachov que hacia tiempo no la escuchaba y me trajo lindo recuerdo ...la arquitectura muy buena...
Israel de Santiago
Israel de Santiago
2016-03-15T06:11:52+0000
Grigory Minkin
Grigory Minkin
2016-03-14T20:29:21+0000
Katya Glebova
Katya Glebova
2014-11-13T09:56:04+0000
Polina Kozachenko
Polina Kozachenko
2014-04-22T11:47:17+0000
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Marta Gallotti
Marta Gallotti
17:54 15 May 18
My experience at Educa has been absolutely sensational! I have studied Russian for three years at university but I really needed to improve my speaking skills and within little more than one month stay I feel I have reached amazing results. The classes are very small, so you have the chance to practice a lot of speaking while learning as much about grammar and local culture. The teachers and the school staff are all very kind and ready to help whenever you need. They organise many extracurricular activities like, for example, walking tours and speaking classes. Also, you will be welcomed with a lunch at a typical Russian restaurant and a bus/boat tour. I highly recommend studying here and I can assure you that you won't regret it!
Adrien Wittmann
Adrien Wittmann
10:59 16 May 18
I'm currently studying Russian language in this amazing school. The staff team is like a family for me. Here you will feel like at home. Teachers are great and they really like teaching. The school organizes social activities often which will make you fall in love with the city. I do recommend you to study in Educa ! We're waiting for you.
Donyorbek Ozodbekov
Donyorbek Ozodbekov
08:43 17 May 18
Educa is very amazing place not only to learn Russian Language, but also to make friends around the world. Friendly teachers with excellent teaching skills always try to make classes more interactive and more interesting. There is no better place to study Russian except for Educa in Saint Petersburg. Come, Study, and Enjoy :)
Alejandro Chávez
Alejandro Chávez
11:23 17 May 18
I studied in Educa for a month and my experience was just amazing. Teachers are professional and prepared and the administration team was always there to make my life easier. The school is located in the very very heart of St. Petersburg, which is a big opportunity to be part of the culture and practice Russian.
Sam Linley
Sam Linley
19:03 01 Apr 18
Educa is an excellent school. It is ideally situated in the centre of St. Petersburg, just around the corner from the Hermitage. I made great progress in my Russian during the 2 months I spent there, and this is entirely down to the quality of teaching available. I would not hesitate in recommending Educa to anyone considering studying in Russia.
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Educa Language School is located in the very heart of Saint Petersburg, in Bolshaya Morskaya 3.
It is just in one minute's walk to the Winter Palace and the Palace Square, two Metro stations and numerous bus stops.

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