Russian Language Summer School
10 weeks (or 4-9 weeks), from Jun 23, 2024 to Aug 30, 2024

Yerevan, Armenia

Applications for this course are closed, check out upcoming courses.

For inquiries please contact [email protected]

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Russian Language Semester Program, from Aug 18, 2024 to Dec 06, 2024 (16 weeks)

Armenian School of Languages and Cultures - ASPIRANTUM is organizing a 16-week Russian language semester program in Yerevan, Armenia. The 16-week semester program of Russian language will start on August 18, 2024, and will last till December 6, 2024 (111 days, 300 hours of Russian language instruction).

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Come and join the Russian language summer school organized by ASPIRANTUM - Armenian School of Languages and Cultures. You can start the program on June 23, June 30 or July 7, 2024, and stay for up to 10 weeks until August 30, 2024. If you prefer a shorter program, there are options for 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 weeks. For more information and to apply, please see the details below.

The testimonials of ASPIRANTUM Russian language summer and winter school alumni are available here:

6 students have already confirmed participation in the 2024 Russian language summer school. See their profiles on ASPIRANTUM's Instagram page:

2024 Russian language summer school will help the participants master written and oral modern Russian skills, read and interpret Russian texts from different periods, and rapidly deepen their knowledge of colloquial Russian.
Below, in the application form, you may select a 4-10 weeks (80 - 200 hours) program starting from June 23, June 30, or July 7, 2024 (please ensure that you include the preferred start date in the "Other information" field of your application form below). 

10 weeks - 200 contact hours (1 hour = 60 minutes)
9 weeks - 180 contact hours
8 weeks - 160 contact hours 
7 weeks - 140 contact hours
6 weeks - 120 contact hours
5 weeks - 100 contact hours
4 weeks - 80 contact hours

The ten-week Russian language summer school offers 200 hours of intensive Russian language classes for 50 days (from Monday to Friday each week). Every day the participants will receive Russian language instruction for 4 hours and after-class lectures, and extra training. The classes start in the mornings, and the schedule is the following:

The classes start in the mornings or at noon, and the schedule is the following:

09:00 (14:00) - 10:00 (15:00) - Russian language class
10:00 (15:00) - 10:10 (15:10) - Coffee Break
10:10 (15:10) - 11:10 (16:10) - Russian language class
11:10 (16:10) - 11:20 (16:20) - Coffee Break
11:20 (16:20) - 12:20 (17:20) - Russian language class
12:20 (17:20) - 12:30 (17:30) - Coffee Break
12:30 (17:30) - 13:30 (18:30) - Russian language class (fourth and final class)

During the Russian language summer classes, the following components will be covered every day:

Grammar: Every day class will cover the main grammatical concepts of the modern Russian language.
Vocabulary: During the 4-10 weeks course, it is anticipated that the participants will learn around 700-2000 new Russian words.
Listening: The participants will learn Russian through songs and movies and watch and listen to the news and other short videos about interesting and funny topics and stories about Russian realities.
Speaking: Every day the Russian language classes will include role-plays to exercise speaking through discussions and conversations.
Writing: Each day, the Russian language class participants will have writing assignments and homework to complete for the next day.
Reading: Every day, students will read and discuss political texts, prose and poetry, conversations, and news. The corpus of texts to be read and discussed during the classes comprises different prominent Russian authors, daily conversations, and news of the day.


This Russian language school is designed for participants at least 18 years old.

The summer school 2024 will have 1 or 2 groups of up to 12 participants (the ASPIRANTUM Russian language groups during the last 8 years have usually had 2-8 students). The participants must have an upper elementary, lower-intermediate, and intermediate level of Russian language knowledge before starting the classes with ASPIRANTUM. 

We can also offer beginner classes if you request so. 


The deadline to apply to the 4-10 weeks 2024 Russian language summer school is May 15, 2024. 

To apply, please fill in the application form below.

Deadline for discounted fee:
March 21, 2024 (see discount details in the “Participation fee” section below).

Participation fee:
The participation fee is:

$6390 - 10 weeks. Below, in the application form, you may also select a 4-9 weeks program.
$5890 - 9 weeks 
$5490 - 8 weeks
$4990 - 7 weeks
$4490 - 6 weeks
Registration for the 4-week and 5-week course is now closed.
$3990 - 5 weeks
$3490 - 4 weeks

If you apply before March 15, 2024, and make the payment by March 21, 2024, the participation fee will be:
$5890 - 10 weeks
$5490 - 9 weeks
$4990 - 8 weeks 
$4490 - 7 weeks
$3990 - 6 weeks
Registration for the 4-week and 5-week course is now closed.
$3590 - 5 weeks
$2990 - 4 weeks

This price includes reading and writing materials, coffee breaks, welcome and farewell parties, transportation and meal costs during cultural trips, and some dinners with guest speakers.

We will not cover accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, visa costs, insurance, travel costs to Armenia, from Armenia, and in Armenia, or any costs of accompanying friends or family members.

To apply, please fill in the application form below.

Registered participants should send 100% of the participation fee before May 30, 2024, online or via a wire bank transfer.

Trips in Armenia
- During the eight weeks of international Russian language summer school, five trips will be organized to Armenia's most famous cultural heritage sites. On the first day, the school will start with a trip to the Garni pagan temple and Geghard Monastery. During four other weekends, the participants will have guided trips to Amberd fortress, Lake Sevan, Ejmiatsin, Tsaghkadzor, Bjni, etc. 

Accommodation in Yerevan
- Previously, our summer and winter school participants have found great accommodation deals through Airbnb. Airbnb works perfectly in Yerevan, and it is very easy to search and find a proper place. ASPIRANTUM staff is always ready to guide you and help to find the best accommodation through Airbnb. Please also check our detailed guide about how to find accommodation in Yerevan

- Several scholarships are available to participate in ASPIRANTUM’s Russian language summer school. For details on scholarships, please check our "scholarships" section.
Each summer school participant may find other sources of financial aid from their own University/School/Community or other relevant foundations.

Letter of Invitation
ASPIRANTUM will offer applicants an official invitation letter to support scholarship and travel grant applications.

For questions and inquiries, please get in touch with [email protected] or WhatsApp Dr. Khachik Gevorgyan at +374-91-557978

To apply, please fill out the application form below.


Ecem Saricayir, PhD Student, Cornell University, USA -

Willem de Mol van Otterloo, Student, Cambridge University, UK -

Chika Nweke, Khan Academy, USA -

Catherine Pasternack, Student, UCLA, USA -

Xiaochuan Yu, MA in Development Studies, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland -

Eleanor Inglin, Student, University of Birmingham, UK -

Katarzyna Swierad-Redwood, PhD Student, University of Notre Dame, USA -

Annabel Baldwinson, Student, Australian National University, Australia -


Important Notice Regarding Summer School Applications: Your Attention Required

Dear Applicants,

It has come to our attention that there might have been some oversight in communication. We understand that life gets busy, but it's crucial for us to maintain effective communication throughout the application process.

Over the past decade, we've encountered numerous instances of what we refer to as "ghost applications." These are applications from individuals who, after submitting their application, fail to respond to our subsequent emails despite multiple reminders. This pattern significantly slows down our process and creates unnecessary delays for all applicants.

We want to emphasize that our team invests significant time and effort into reviewing applications and ensuring a smooth application experience for all candidates. When applicants fail to respond to our emails, it not only disrupts our workflow but also reflects poorly on the professionalism and integrity of the application process.

To ensure fairness and transparency for all applicants, we have decided to implement a new policy. Moving forward, applicants who fail to respond to our communications without any prior notice will be listed on a dedicated page as "Ghost Applicants."

We genuinely hope that it doesn't come to this. Our aim is to foster an environment of mutual respect and understanding throughout the application process.

If, for any reason, you need more time or assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to support you and ensure a smooth application experience.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

To apply, please fill in the application form below.


  • “During my four-week Russian program with Aspriantum, my vocabulary and listening comprehension greatly improved. Learning from a native Russian speaker expanded my cultural knowledge and helped me to speak more naturally.”
    Charlotte Sarchet
    Student, Russian and Central Eurasian Studies, Wittenberg University, USA
  • “At my university, I have been participating in taking Russian for a year. A year is a long time, 365 days, and hours and hours of Russian a day. Within three weeks at the ASPIRANTUM school, I have learned more information about the Russian language than I have in an entire year.”
    Dinara Dunham
    University of Oregon, USA
  • “Not only does the ASPIRANTUM Russian language summer course provide high-class teaching, but Yerevan is one of the best places to practice Russian. Due to my ASPIRANTUM experience, I can now confidently speak and read in Russian and carry out my Ph.D. project in the history of soviet science diplomacy.”
    Gabriela Radulescu
    PhD student, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • “I am very satisfied both at a personal and a professional level. I have been to many language schools all over the world, and these two weeks in Yerevan have been outstanding.”
    Germán Moreno González
    Engineer, Spain
  • “My vocabulary increased enormously, grammatical issues were resolved and my pronunciation improved significantly.”
    Peter Cooper
    IT specialist, Netherlands
  • “I had the opportunity to improve and deepen my knowledge of Russian language, culture and literature with the help of highly qualified teachers in a friendly environment.”
    Valentina Bernardi
    MA student, University of Verona, Italy


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Alyona Shestakova-Stukun

Instructor of Russian Language

Alyona Shestakova teaches Russian and Old Slavonic in Yerevan and online in a way you love the language forever.

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Applications for this course are closed

For inquiries please contact [email protected]