Russian school in Riga: Liden & Denz

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
Exams
TRKI
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
35 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Germany, Italy, etc..

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
  • Airport transfer (included if accommodation booked )

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 370.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (Riga)
1
370 EUR
610 EUR
590 EUR
2
650 EUR
1130 EUR
1090 EUR
3
930 EUR
1650 EUR
1590 EUR
4
1210 EUR
2170 EUR
2090 EUR
6
1770 EUR
3210 EUR
3090 EUR
8
2090 EUR
4010 EUR
3850 EUR
12
2910 EUR
5790 EUR
5550 EUR
16
3850 EUR
7690 EUR
7370 EUR
24
4410 EUR
10170 EUR
9690 EUR
Extra week (24+)
180 EUR
420 EUR
400 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-23 weeks) (per week) (24.05-19.09.2020) 60 EUR

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site)
Your credit card details are required in case of damages to the accommodation.
200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 50 EUR
Extra night (host family) 47 EUR
Airport transfer from Riga (pick-up) 40 EUR
Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 25.05 / 15.06 / 29.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 10.08 / 24.08 / 07.09 / 28.09 / 19.10 / 16.11 / 07.12.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 14.05 / 18.11.2020
Holidays
23.12.2019 - 05.01.2020
23.06.2020 - 24.06.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet.

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

Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 810.- EUR
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (Riga)
2
810 EUR
1290 EUR
1250 EUR
3
1170 EUR
1890 EUR
1830 EUR
4
1530 EUR
2490 EUR
2410 EUR
6
2250 EUR
3690 EUR
3570 EUR
8
2690 EUR
4610 EUR
4450 EUR
12
3690 EUR
6570 EUR
6330 EUR
16
4890 EUR
8730 EUR
8410 EUR
24
5850 EUR
11610 EUR
11130 EUR
Extra week (24+)
240 EUR
480 EUR
460 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-23 weeks) (per week) (24.05-19.09.2020) 60 EUR

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site)
Your credit card details are required in case of damages to the accommodation.
200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 50 EUR
Extra night (host family) 47 EUR
Airport transfer from Riga (pick-up) 40 EUR
Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 25.05 / 15.06 / 29.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 10.08 / 24.08 / 07.09 / 28.09 / 19.10 / 16.11 / 07.12.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 14.05 / 18.11.2020
Holidays
23.12.2019 - 05.01.2020
23.06.2020 - 24.06.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet.

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

TRKI combined exam preparation course, 20+5 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 1130.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 50 minutes
+ Exam preparation (private): 5 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
years
Schedule
General (group): 10:00-13:50
Exam preparation (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (Riga)
2
1130 EUR
1610 EUR
1570 EUR
3
1650 EUR
2370 EUR
2310 EUR
4
2170 EUR
3130 EUR
3050 EUR
6
3210 EUR
4650 EUR
4530 EUR
8
4010 EUR
5930 EUR
5770 EUR
12
5790 EUR
8670 EUR
8430 EUR
16
7690 EUR
11530 EUR
11210 EUR
24
10170 EUR
15930 EUR
15450 EUR
Extra week (24+)
420 EUR
660 EUR
640 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-23 weeks) (per week) (24.05-19.09.2020) 60 EUR

Extras

TRKI exam fee (to be paid on site)
(EUR 65 EUR - EUR 110)
On request
Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site)
Your credit card details are required in case of damages to the accommodation.
200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 50 EUR
Extra night (host family) 47 EUR
Airport transfer from Riga (pick-up) 40 EUR
Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 25.05 / 15.06 / 29.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 10.08 / 24.08 / 07.09 / 28.09 / 19.10 / 16.11 / 07.12.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 14.05 / 18.11.2020
Holidays
23.12.2019 - 05.01.2020
23.06.2020 - 24.06.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet.

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

TRKI combined exam preparation course, 20+10 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 1490.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 50 minutes
+ Exam preparation (private): 10 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
years
Schedule
General (group): 10:00-13:50
Exam preparation (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (Riga)
2
1490 EUR
1970 EUR
1930 EUR
3
2190 EUR
2910 EUR
2850 EUR
4
2890 EUR
3850 EUR
3770 EUR
6
4290 EUR
5730 EUR
5610 EUR
8
5450 EUR
7370 EUR
7210 EUR
12
7950 EUR
10830 EUR
10590 EUR
16
10570 EUR
14410 EUR
14090 EUR
24
14490 EUR
20250 EUR
19770 EUR
Extra week (24+)
600 EUR
840 EUR
820 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-23 weeks) (per week) (24.05-19.09.2020) 60 EUR

Extras

TRKI exam fee (to be paid on site)
(EUR 65 EUR - EUR 110)
On request
Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site)
Your credit card details are required in case of damages to the accommodation.
200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 50 EUR
Extra night (host family) 47 EUR
Airport transfer from Riga (pick-up) 40 EUR
Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 25.05 / 15.06 / 29.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 10.08 / 24.08 / 07.09 / 28.09 / 19.10 / 16.11 / 07.12.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 14.05 / 18.11.2020
Holidays
23.12.2019 - 05.01.2020
23.06.2020 - 24.06.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet.

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

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

93% of students recommending this school

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

28 students gave their opinion about this school

20 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 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 (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
62 years old - Spain
/ 5
Escuela pequeña con buenos profesores. Ofrece pocos servicios despues de las clases. Metodo de enseñanza tradicional. Poco material de consulta y estudio. Poca promoción de las excursiones propuestas. Algunas quizás un poco caras, lo que se tradujo en la no inscripción de los alumnos. No tuve ninguna incidencia en el viaje y tampoco con la familia.
2 weeks, September 2019
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 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« He heco algun progreso. Mi estancia de 2 semanas resultó corta. »
School highlights
« Los profesores se esforzaron para que los alumnos mejorasen su nivel. »
Top tips
« Riga es una ciudad muy bonita, en especial la ciudad vieja. Es fácil moverse y el transporte funciona muy bien. Me gustó en especial asistir a la opera y el museo del motor. »
38 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 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 (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (1.3 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
59 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
1 week, July 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Do you think you've made progress?
« Yes, gained confidence and speed in speaking as well as wider use of vocabulary »
School highlights
« Individual attention. Greeting upon arrial »
19 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
2 weeks, May – June 2019
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 (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Yes. I progressed with being better able to apply the grammar I had learnt when I spoke. »
School highlights
« Friendly staffAmazing excursions Great location Good textbooks »
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
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
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. »

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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.

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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ESL – Language Studies abroad guarantees the best prices on the Swiss market ! Any price difference will be refunded 100%.
Special offers
Save on your accommodation fees in Russia and Latvia

Save on your accommodation fees in Russia and Latvia

Book your accommodation at our Liden & Denz partner school and take advantage of this incredible offer:

Moscow and St Petersburg

- Pay EUR 165 per week instead of EUR 220 per week

Riga

- Pay EUR 100 per week instead of EUR 220 per week

Conditions:

- Offer valid for new bookings received before 30.11.2019 for stays taking place between November 2019 and February 2020 (Moscow and St Petersburg)
- Offer valid for new bookings received before 15.11.2019 for stays taking place before 06.12.2020 (Riga)  
- Applies only to shared apartment accommodation
- This offer is subject to availability

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 16.10.2019