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Russian Language Summer School

Who is it for

People of any nationality over the age of 16 who are studying or want to start studying Russian language.

When can you start

Students can arrive and start studying any time between 01 of July and 25 of  August.
Application should be sent at least 2 months prior to the start of the course.

How long can you study for

The minimum study period is 3 weeks and the maximum is 8 weeks.

How is the programme structured

Groups are formed according to students’ level of Russian language. On arrival all students should complete an entrance test and are placed in groups based on the results. Each group contains no more than 9 students. Students of Intermediate level and above study Russian language 3 days per week and, depending on the length of programme, the remaining one or two days are spent studying a seminar of the students’ choice. The available seminars are: Russian literature, history and culture; business Russian; phonetics; Russian idioms; Verbs of motion, preparation for the State Russian as a Foreign Language Proficiency Test (TRKI), etc. Students of a beginner or elementary level study Russian language on a 5-day a week intensive programme.

Where can students stay

Students can stay in Moscow State University student accommodation, for $11-13 per day .


Free excursions around Moscow are included in the programme of study.
Excursions outside of Moscow (for example to Tver’, Yasnaya Polyana and other interesting places) are offered on the weekends at an extra cost.

How to find out more

If you have any questions or wish to enroll, please contact
Mrs. Irina Maloglazova, Head of enrollment (welcome@irlc.ru)
or Mr. Valeriy Chastnykh, Director of Summer School (tchastnykh@mail.ru)

Programmes and prices

The full-time programme consists of 24 academic hours spread over 5 days and costs $215 per week.
The part-time programme consists of 20 academic  spread over 4 days and costs $190

NOTE: 1 academic hour = 45 minutes

Course dates in 2019-2020 academic year

Study period: July – August 2019.
Duration dates: July 01 – August 25.
Recommended arrival dates:
June 28 – July 01 (Application  deadline – May 15);
July 26 – July 29 (Application  deadline – 15 June).