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More than just a language school…

Welcome to «Extra Class» language center - an international language school located in the heart of St. Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia, staffed by one of the most qualified and experienced teams of foreign language instruction in Russia.

We combine western standards of efficiency and service with a lively international atmosphere and traditional Russian hospitality. At our school you will meet Russians who are open, friendly and eager to tell you more about life in Russia and to show you the city. The personal attention which our team provides will make you feel safe and relaxed and enable you to fully enjoy your stay and classes.

Russian Group Course

Our Experience

Our instructors have taught students from The United Nations, The WTO, The International Committee of the Red Cross, The BBC, Der Spiegel, Credit Suisse, Dresdner Bank, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Motorola, foreign embassies and consulates in Russia, and leading European and American universities.

Your Course

We provide Russian courses at all levels from beginner to advanced. We have group courses with a maximum of 8 students per class and individual or two-to-one lessons. We are quite flexible in our programs and always ready to work out courses made to measure your specific needs and interests. Whether it is business, history, politics, culture, mass media or whatever you'd want to focus on, we either have or can design a goal-oriented Russian course for you.

Russian class with Stanislav Chernyshov. Russian class with Stanislav Chernyshov

We have a Russian coursebook for beginners «Poekhali!» (Let's Go!) written by our school's director Stanislav Chernyshov and adopted by universities and language centers in Russia and abroad. Besides modern coursebooks, we use up-to-date authentic materials.

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Your Teachers

We are proud of our Russian language teachers, most qualified and professional, open, friendly and enthusiastic. Our teachers are recognized by TORFL (Test of Russian as a Foreign Language) and can therefore teach preparatory courses and give tests for official State Certificates.

  Russian Teachers

Cultural and Social Life

At our language school you can not only learn Russian, but also enjoy parties, boat trips, nightlife, excursions, picnics, cultural activities and a variety of other events.

Learn Russian and enjoy St. Petersburg!

Our cultural department will provide you with tickets to theaters, concerts and shows, and assist in organizing trips to Moscow, Novgorod, or any other place in Russia, even Siberia!

Russian Language, Culture and Traditions


  • Host families, providing comfortable room and board in a safe and friendly atmosphere. The family will be selected according to your requirements. And, naturally, they speak Russian!
  • Self-catering apartments in the center of St. Petersburg are also available.
  • Hotels from economy class to *****.
Host family The dining room of a host family

So, whether you want to learn Russian, to explore the unique cultural and historical heritage of the old Russia or gain an understanding of the current situation in our new and dynamic country, "Extra Class" language center is the place to go. We are looking forward to seeing you and serving your needs.

The dining room of a host family

The truth about learning Russian with Extra Class language school: Listen to what our students say! (video)

St. Petersburg Times about our language school

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