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Russian-speaking destinations, courses and useful information

Learn Russian abroad

The language of the world’s largest country, with over 150 million native speakers spanning two different continents, Russian is one of the world’s most important and influential languages. A Russian course abroad will open doors for you not just across Eastern Europe, but the whole world - and you’ll get to experience a unique, tantalising culture as you learn the language, too! At ESL, we’ve been helping language travel students for over 20 years, and we have the insider knowledge you need to help you create your perfect Russian course abroad. 

Russian courses abroad

We’re proud to partner with first-class language schools offering a wide range of courses. Whatever your age, goals and level, we have a course for you!

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General courses

It’s a fact: there’s no more efficient way to learn a language than using it and being exposed to it in different contexts every day over a length of time. This is precisely what our general courses offer you – the opportunity to receive outstanding language lessons as well as endless opportunities to put your new skills into practice. And that’s how you cement knowledge!

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Summer Camps

Every summer, young learners face a decision: Will they study in preparation for school, or will they go on a holiday and enjoy their freedom? Through our summer language courses, they can do both!

During a summer camp with ESL, students will travel to one of our gorgeous locations to learn a language of their choice in a safe and stimulating environment, full of other young learners from around the world.

Students will spend their mornings learning their language through immersive daily lessons and their afternoons and weekends making friends, playing sports, and exploring their surroundings on fun, supervised excursions. 

This is your chance to turn your language course into a language holiday!

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Business Language

Speaking a foreign language – or several – will advance your professional career in more ways than one. Aside from providing you with an added value that will make your CV stand out to employers, you will maximise your job-seeking possibilities by being able to work in different countries and through different languages.

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Work & Study

These programs combine a general language course with an internship, a paid job or a volunteering program. Putting your language skills to the test in a real-world situation is priceless, and you’ll be amazed at how much your fluency improves as a result!

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Blended Learning

More and more students are finding in blended learning the perfect approach towards their language learning. The reason is simple: doing an online course is a fantastic way to warm up before your departure so you’re extra prepared for the experience. Likewise, choosing to do an online course after your on-site studies will guarantee you keep up all of your newly-acquired skills!

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Frequently asked questions about studying Russian abroad

Why learn Russian? 

Russian is one of the key languages in Europe, as it’s spoken not just across Russia itself, but in many of the countries once under the influence of the Soviet Union. Russian is to this day an important language of business and trade in Israel, Armenia, and many countries across Eastern Europe. With Russia’s economic boom, a Russian course abroad is a welcome achievement on any international CV, and learning the language will allow you to experience the true Russia - a country which has long hidden behind a language barrier. 

What are the advantages of learning Russian abroad? 

  • You’ll experience full immersion, speaking and hearing Russian in an authentic environment.
  • You’ll explore the rich culture behind Russian-speaking countries and get to see it for yourself, up close.
  • Your experiences will help boost your CV while also improving your international language profile.
  • You’ll be able to communicate with people across Eastern Europe and the Russian diaspora.
  • You’ll come home with memories of a new country and culture that you’ll never forget!

Where can I learn Russian abroad? 

At ESL, we offer a wide variety of language travel destinations, and Russian is no exception. We offer courses in Russia, Latvia, and Ukraine, so you can choose from a range of cities - and cultural experiences, of course! From the world-famous cities of St Petersburg and Moscow in Russia, and the gleaming spires of Kiev, Ukraine, to the crossroads of Eastern and Northern Europe in Riga, Latvia…you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to go! Explore our Russian courses abroad and see where ESL can take you! 

How to evaluate your Russian level? 

If you wish to know your Russian level before enrolling in a language course abroad, you can take our free online Russian test. You will receive an immediate assessment of your Russian level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The final result will give you an idea of the areas where you are strongest and those where you should work on. Furthermore, it can be used to choose the right level for your Russian language course. 

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