Russian school in Riga: Liden & Denz

From 370.- EUR
approx 333.- GBP
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Key points

  • Latvia, with 45% Russian-speaking people, belongs to the Schengen Area: EU students don’t need a visa.
  • Cheap flights to Riga from major European cities
  • Very attractive city, located less than 15 km away from the seaside
  • Very diverse accommodation options for all budgets

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
33 years
Nationality mix
United States, Germany, Italy, etc..
ratings
23 authentic opinions

Key points

  • Latvia, with 45% Russian-speaking people, belongs to the Schengen Area: EU students don’t need a visa.
  • Cheap flights to Riga from major European cities
  • Very attractive city, located less than 15 km away from the seaside
  • Very diverse accommodation options for all budgets

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
33 years
Nationality mix
United States, Germany, Italy, etc..
ratings
23 authentic opinions

In the heart of Riga, between the central station and the imposing National Opera, the school occupies the second floor of a smart historic building. All around it, a wealth of bars, shops and restaurants invite you to dip into the city’s vibrant social life after classes. Ten spacious and light classrooms, a computer lab and a convivial lounge space with vending machines for snacks and drinks are available to students from all over the world. Internet access via Wi-Fi is free throughout the building. Students can socialise, chat and organise BBQ parties in the interior courtyard of the building. Just steps from the language school, across the small canal which runs along the boulevard, Riga’s historic centre has fascinating treasures for you to explore.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • End-of-course report and certificate

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 650.-
(about GBP 576.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
(10 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
2
650
1010
1090
3
930
1470
1590
4
1210
1930
2090
6
1770
2850
3090
8
2090
3530
3850
12
2910
5070
5550
16
3850
6730
7370
24
4410
8730
9690
Extra week (24+)
180
360
400
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.02 / 12.03 / 09.04 / 07.05 / 21.05 / 04.06 / 18.06 / 02.07 / 16.07 / 30.07 / 13.08 / 27.08 / 10.09 / 24.09 / 08.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 30.04 / 01.05 / 04.05 / 19.11.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 06.01.2019

Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet.

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 810.-
(about GBP 718.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
(10 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-14:20

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
2
810
1170
1250
3
1170
1710
1830
4
1530
2250
2410
6
2250
3330
3570
8
2690
4130
4450
12
3690
5850
6330
16
4890
7770
8410
24
5850
10170
11130
Extra week (24+)
240
420
460
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.02 / 12.03 / 09.04 / 07.05 / 21.05 / 04.06 / 18.06 / 02.07 / 16.07 / 30.07 / 13.08 / 27.08 / 10.09 / 24.09 / 08.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 30.04 / 01.05 / 04.05 / 19.11.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 06.01.2019

Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet.

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 370.-
(about GBP 328.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
(10 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
370
550
590
2
650
1010
1090
3
930
1470
1590
4
1210
1930
2090
6
1770
2850
3090
8
2090
3530
3850
12
2910
5070
5550
16
3850
6730
7370
24
4410
8730
9690
Extra week (24+)
180
360
400
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 13.05 / 27.05 / 10.06 / 25.06 / 08.07 / 22.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 20.04 / 21.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 06.05 / 24.06 / 18.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
23.12.2019 - 05.01.2020

Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet.

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 810.-
(about GBP 718.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
(10 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-14:20

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
2
810
1170
1250
3
1170
1710
1830
4
1530
2250
2410
6
2250
3330
3570
8
2690
4130
4450
12
3690
5850
6330
16
4890
7770
8410
24
5850
10170
11130
Extra week (24+)
240
420
460
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 13.05 / 27.05 / 10.06 / 25.06 / 08.07 / 22.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 20.04 / 21.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 06.05 / 24.06 / 18.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
23.12.2019 - 05.01.2020

Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet.

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 50 EUR
Exam preparation (5 lessons) (TRKI, from 2 modules the price is 210 per module.) 240 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast 38 EUR
Accommodation deposit (to be paid before departure by credit card) 200 EUR
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (20.05-22.09.2018, 1-23 weeks) 60 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (included if accommodation booked and Sunday arrival)

Preparation for TRKI exams (1, 2, 3 and 4)
Lessons: 25, 30 or 35 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 5, 10 or 15 one-to-one TRKI)
Course duration: 2 - 48 weeks
Levels: Elementary to advanced
Students/class: max. 8 people
Minimum age: 16 years
Daily schedule: 09:00-15:45

One-to-one course (per lesson) 50 EUR
Exam preparation (5 lessons) (TRKI, from 2 modules the price is 210 per module.) 240 EUR
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (27.05-22.09.2019) 60 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast 38 EUR
Accommodation deposit (to be paid before departure by credit card) 200 EUR
Administrative fee for visa (Mailing fee )
Europe
45 EUR
Administrative fee for visa (Mailing fee )
Outside Europe
60 EUR
Administrative fee for visa (to be paid on site)
If the visa application is made through a travel agency
40 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (included if accommodation booked and Sunday arrival before 22:00)
Airport transfer (RIX) 40 EUR

Preparation for TRKI exams (1, 2, 3 and 4)
Lessons: 25, 30 or 35 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 5, 10 or 15 one-to-one TRKI)
Course duration: 2 - 48 weeks
Levels: Elementary to advanced
Students/class: max. 8 people
Minimum age: 16 years
Daily schedule: 09:00-15:45

Other accommodation options

Shared apartment, single room, no meals ((in the school building))
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (Jurmala)
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals ((in the school building))
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (Jurmala)
Host family, single room, half board

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.1/5
Overall rating

91% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

23 students gave their opinion about this school

58 years old - Germany
/ 5
Sehr angenehme Unterkunft, sehr freundliche Gastgeberin, alles bestens. Es wurden Ausflüge und Führungen angeboten. Sonstiges Freizeitangebot gab es nicht. Habe ich aber auch nicht vermisst.
2 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja »
65 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
57 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, schwer einzuschätzen jedoch hauptsächlich Gramatik und Sprachgefühl »
School highlights
« Kleine Gruppen, individuelle Förderung, Sytematik mit Lehrbuch, eigenes Lehrmaterial der Schule, »
71 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, April 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die Schule befindet sich direkt im Kern der Stadt und man hat es nicht weit zu diversen Haltestellen und dem Hauptbahnhof.Die Klassenräume sind hell und sauber und dank der geringen Gruppengröße der Schüler herrscht ein perfektes Arbeitsklima in dem sich die Lehrer gut um die Bedürfnisse der einzelnen Schüler kümmern können.
2 weeks, September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Top tips
« Ein Muss ist definitiv eine Reise nach Jurmala. Ein Hin-und-Zurückticket kann man für wenig Geld direkt am Bahnhof kaufen. »
20 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
26 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, June – July 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (2 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
23 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, May 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, mon niveau en langue russe étant faible avant de partir, j'ai forcément progressé avec 5 semaines de cours, même si mon niveau est loin d'être excellent aujourd'hui :) »
School highlights
« Très bien située, classe avec peu d'élèves donc plus facile pour progresser. »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, March 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja. In den drei Wochen konnte ich meinen Wortschatz vergrössern und erste Regeln der russischen Grammatik erlernen und anwenden. »
School highlights
« Die Lehrkräfte und das Sekretariatspersonal waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Die Schule liegt im Herzen der Stadt und ist sehr gut erreichbar.Von der Schule wurden immer wieder interessante Exkursionen in die Stadt organisiert. »
Top tips
« Auf jeden Fall sollte man das War Museum und das KGB Museum besuchen. Ein Ausflug zum Strand bei Jurmala lohnt sich ebenfalls. Der grosse Markt bei den alten Zeppelinhallen bietet die ideale Gelegenheit sein Russisch anzuwenden und allerlei Zeugs zu kaufen. In der Altstadt gibt es sehr viele Restaurants und Bars, die zum Verweilen einladen. Im Radisson Blu Hotel befindet sich eine Bar im obersten Stockwerk. Das Preisniveau ist im Vergleich zu anderen Bars zwar höher, dafür hat man aber einen einzigartigen Ausblick auf die Stadt, den man sich nicht entgehen lassen sollte. »
63 years old - Sweden
/ 5
2 weeks, October 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, jag har fått tillgång till "verktyg" som gör att jag kan studera vidare själv och ev. återkomma. »

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Host family
Enjoy full insight into the daily life of Riga’s inhabitants, especially Russian-speaking families living in the region. This is a great opportunity to practice Russian in a relaxed setting. You will share communal areas with the members of the family, but have your own bedroom. On request and at an extra cost, you can enjoy a private bathroom in a family living in a detached house, rather than an apartment. You can choose from breakfast or half board. The families usually live around 20-30 minutes (max. 45 minutes) from the school building.

Shared apartment
This solution offers greater independence and is suitable for students who wish to live together with other international participants. In the same building as the course centre, you can occupy a single or twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, prepare your meals in the communal kitchen and enjoy the lively neighbourhood on your doorstep. Once a week, bedlinen and towels are changed during housekeeping. The Wi-Fi network provides free internet access and a washing machine is available to students staying in the apartment.
Other shared apartments are offered at an average distance of 15 to 30 minutes from the school (Riga) or 35-45 minutes (Jurmala).

Studio/House
Choose this option if you wish to be fully independent. You will occupy the accommodation by yourself or with one or several other people travelling with you and can, therefore, benefit from a quiet or social atmosphere after classes. You will either stay in a studio in town (less than 15 minutes’ walk from the school) or in a house in the Jurmala seaside area (30 to 40 minutes’ commute). Bedlinen and towels are provided. Housekeeping is offered at a charge.
Contact us for more information.

Hotel
On request, a range of hotels of different categories are available. Contact us for more information.
Host family
Enjoy full insight into the daily life of Riga’s inhabitants, especially Russian-speaking families living in the region. This is a great opportunity to practice Russian in a relaxed setting. You will share communal areas with the members of the family, but have your own bedroom. On request and at an extra cost, you can enjoy a private bathroom in a family living in a detached house, rather than an apartment. You can choose from breakfast or half board. The families usually live around 20-30 minutes (max. 45 minutes) from the school building.

Shared apartment
This solution offers greater independence and is suitable for students who wish to live together with other international participants. In the same building as the course centre, you can occupy a single or twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, prepare your meals in the communal kitchen and enjoy the lively neighbourhood on your doorstep. Once a week, bedlinen and towels are changed during housekeeping. The Wi-Fi network provides free internet access and a washing machine is available to students staying in the apartment.
Other shared apartments are offered at an average distance of 15 to 30 minutes from the school (Riga) or 35-45 minutes (Jurmala).

Studio/House
Choose this option if you wish to be fully independent. You will occupy the accommodation by yourself or with one or several other people travelling with you and can, therefore, benefit from a quiet or social atmosphere after classes. You will either stay in a studio in town (less than 15 minutes’ walk from the school) or in a house in the Jurmala seaside area (30 to 40 minutes’ commute). Bedlinen and towels are provided. Housekeeping is offered at a charge.
Contact us for more information.

Hotel
On request, a range of hotels of different categories are available. Contact us for more information.
Our school offers many different activities in order to show you the whole range of entertainment options available in Riga. Trips together with the other international students will allow you to get a feel for the local atmosphere while the walking city tour, organised by the school every second Monday, will highlight the city’s main sights. Visit a balm factory, a brewery or a traditional bakery and take part in guided cultural outings on various themes, including the Soviet occupation. The school will also take you to the white sand beaches of Jurmala.
Discover the treasures of the Latvian capital, stroll about the quiet little streets of the historic centre and admire the richly decorated buildings. Riga and its attractions are there for you to enjoy!

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