On Booking and Classes
Is there a booking deadline?
If you do not need a visa to Russia or Latvia, the booking deadline is 1 week prior to arrival for all our centres. If you need a visa to Russia: for all short–term courses (up to 4 weeks) the booking deadline is 3 weeks prior to arrival. For all long-term courses in Russia (5 weeks and more) bookings should reach us at least 8 weeks prior to arrival. If you require a visa to Latvia: the booking deadline is 3 weeks prior to arrival for courses in our Riga centre.
What time do the lessons start?
Classes last either from 9am till 1pm or from 10am till 2pm. Some individual courses and options within the extended group courses take place partly in the afternoon. Each lesson lasts 50 minutes and is followed by a short break.
Can I choose to have lessons in the morning or afternoon?
If you book a one-to-one course, you can have your lessons in the afternoon. All group courses take place in the morning.
How do I get to school on the first day?
On your first day you will be brought to the school by someone from your host family. If you live in a shared flat, you can easily find your way to school on the city map following the instructions sent to you before your departure to Russia.
Can I change groups?
Yes, if you feel that you are in the wrong group, please talk to your teacher who will (after consultation with the Director of Studies) suggest you continue your studies in a group of a different level. If we find no suitable group for you, we will offer you an individual course with 75% of your booked group lessons.
Can I use my laptop in the school?
Yes, we provide wireless Internet for free in all our language centres.
Do I have to pay for teaching materials?
Textbooks and copies are included in the course fees. Additional material can be obtained either from the school library or specialist bookshops.
What kind of certificate do I receive at the end of my stay?
All participants receive a graded certificate (in Russian) issued by Liden & Denz, stating the course type, course dates, number of hours, and level of Russian.