Intensive Courses

Who can participate?

Anybody with a beginner to intermediate level of Russian may participate in Language Link’s Intensive Russian Language Programs.

If you are unsure of your current level of Russian language proficiency, then we invite you to do test online on our website www.russian.language.ru. In any event, on arrival in Russia, all program participants are tested to ensure that they are placed in a group most suited to their Russian language skill and experience.

course summary

the following courses Intensive Russian language instruction over the two-week program
Course Schedule 40 academic hours
Hours of study required to complete level 2 weeks
Group size in small groups (up to 6 participants)
Follow-up Study One or more extra weeks may be added to the program if desired

Where are the Intensive Russian Language Programs based?

Programs are based at Language Link’s Central School in Moscow located in the heart of Moscow just two minutes by walk from Novoslobodskaya Metro station on the circle line. Classes will be conducted in bright, modern classrooms equipped with the standard set of teaching aids: a CD/MP3 player, a white board, tables and/or desks. The department also has access to audiovisual equipment.

Who are the teachers?

The intensive Russian courses will be taught by highly qualified members of Language Link’s teaching staff. All Language Link teachers are multilingual and experienced specialists from top Russian universities.

What accommodation is offered?

Home Stay:All students choosing to live in a family home stay will live with an upstanding Russian family in their home. They will have access to a toilet, bath/shower, kitchen to eat meals and a bedroom to themselves. Breakfast is included in all program home-stay plans. Home stay families are located no further than a thirty-minute metro ride from the school.

How do I find out more and how can I apply?

To find out more or to receive an application form, please contact us. All enquiries will be answered promptly.

Is there an excursion package included?

Students may opt for programs with or without an excursion package. Those who choose to include an excursion package in their program may participate in the following excursions:

An evening at the Bolshoi Theater or New Opera Theater: Spend an unforgettable evening watching the ballet/ opera at Russia’s most famous theatre.

An excursion round the Kremlin: Visit the Kremlin, the original center of Moscow, former residence to the Grand Dukes and Metropolitans of Moscow and later residence to the Tsar's. Today, the Kremlin is the residence of the President of Russia. On its territory you will able to visit the Archangel Cathedral, the Cathedral of Annunciation, the Cathedral of Dormition, Patriarch's Palace, Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles and Church of the Deposition of the Robe all built in the 15-17th centuries. In addition to the forenamed historical sites, visitors are able to view the Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, the State Kremlin Palace and the former Senate building.

An evening at the Conservatory: Enjoy an evening listening to world-class classic music at the world famous Moscow State Conservatory.

A trip to Victory Park: Visit the park and museum opened in 1995 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the victory over the Nazis. A visit in the evening when the fountains are lit up is not to be missed.

An excursion round the Novodevichy Monastery (The New Maidens’ Convent): Visit what is considered one of the most beautiful monasteries in Moscow, which was founded in 1524 in commemoration of the recapture of Smolensk by Russian forces. The excursion also includes a visit to the Novodevichy cemetery, the resting place of Mikhail Bulgakov, Vladimir Myakovsky, Sergei Eisenstein, Shostakovich and Nikita Khrushchev.

A trip to Sergiev Posad: Visit the treasured Trinity Monastery of St Sergius, located in the town of Sergiev Posad, 60 kilometers north east of Moscow and one of the Golden Ring cities. Founded in the first half of the 1340´s, the monastery, residence of the Patriarch of All Russia, is the religious centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. Sergiev Posad is also the birthplace of the Russian matryoshka doll.

Please remember that an excursion package is a subject of availability

reviews

Andrew George, Easter Intensive Course 06.06.2019

This course has massively improved my overall language skills in Russian - for more then I could here expected. I cannot praise it enough. Lyubov was exellent - great company, exellent conversationalist, good food! Very supporting my study needs. All teachers were exellent! I was moved up a group for speaking practice and another group for grammar. All teachers were able to move easy across subjects and explanatios clearly. I particulary enjoyed Sasha's lessons for new vocabulary.  I wish I could have stayed longer. Longer days! I was pleasanly surprised that there was given a lot of homework. Reed more

Katherine Chaplin, Easter Intensive Course 06.06.2019

Luda was very helpful painting out my mistakes to help me improve. It has been very useful to be surrounded by Russians. Thanks for helping with my speaking. Thanks for Sasha's extra help and pacience in trying to explain difficult Russian grammar. It was amazing practice to do translation through speaking and to do colloquialisms + sayings. The most helpful part of learning was being able to have my usual mistakes corrected and lots of practice with cases. And specifically what casses focus certain verbs and prepositions. Also untergraing grammar with speaking topics in all casses was helpful. Maybe add a Russian essay class to help argue ideas on paper. But other than that  it was pretty perfect so I do not have many ideas for changes. Reed more

Sheila O'Donohoe, Easter Intensive Course 06.06.2019

I feel I know the language a lot better and easier to learn and understand. It is a lot easier for me to listen and understand Russian. The small class sizes and constant engagement from the teachers made me speak a lot more Russian and as a result I feel a lot more confident in it. There was a lot reading, writing and speaking /listening with the teacher however I would have enjoyed the use of video or audio in comprehension tasks too. The constant engagement and Russian speech with the teachers was immensely useful in making me think faster about my use of the language and really helped my confidence in speaking in Russian. I feel it would have been helpful to receive recommendations for other media forms in Russian such as films,shows,podcasts,songs etc. to encourage futher exposure to the language and improvement to listening skills,according to our level of Russian. Reed more