Non-Degree / Dates: 8-19 January 2024

It is a well-established fact that the best way to learn a foreign language is to connect with a country where it is spoken. Estonia is on the threshold of the Russian Federation and the school takes advantage of this proximity. Estonia’s historical connection provides students with one of the best opportunities to learn Russian in the region.

Our close ties with our neighbour allow us to take full advantage of resources from Russia – the teachers in the course are all native speakers of Russian, and they all use the most up-to-date teaching materials published in Russia. Furthermore, the course offers a real opportunity for genuine communication in Russian – while at the same time offering European standards of service.

This programme differs from other winter or summer schools located in other places since it offers a unique bridge to the Russian language and culture.

After a short written test, students will be divided into groups based on their initial proficiency in the Russian language. The number of groups depends on the number of participants. Please note that participants in one group might have slightly different levels. More advanced students can ask for additional tasks.

Why take this online course?

  • Our connections with the universities and publishing houses in Russia provide us with the most up-to-date methods and materials for teaching Russian as a foreign language.

  • We combine the traditional approach to teaching Russian with the latest trends in this area. This allows us to make the studies as fruitful as possible for every single participant.


All the teachers are native speakers of Russian. Some of them have been teaching at Tallinn Winter School and Tallinn Summer School for more than 10 years.


Real time video classes in Zoom (Ensure you have a stable and reliable internet connection).
Time Zone:  UTC/GMT +2 hours (Check the time difference to your location)

From Monday to Friday:
10:00 – 11:30 Language lessons
11:30 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 13:30 Language lessons


The course is suitable for beginners in Russian.

It is ideal for students of political science majoring in the countries of the former Soviet Union since it offers one of the best possibilities to compare two former Soviet countries and learn Russian. It is also perfect for anyone interested in the Russian language and culture.

The primary communication language is English.

Credit points

The number of classes equals 40 academic hours (10 days of classes, 3 ECTS). Students are expected to attend 4 lessons a day. In order to get the winter school certificate, students have to participate in at least 75% of the classes and pass an exam at the end of the course.

Course fee

400 EUR

"The teacher was very good and patient, and the atmosphere in the digital classroom was great. It was nice that the class size was quite small."

Verena, the Netherlands
Russian Language (Online edition)

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