Russian Language Winter School
4 weeks, from Dec 05, 2022 to Dec 30, 2022

Yerevan, Armenia

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

For inquiries please contact [email protected]

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Russian Language Summer School, from Jul 02, 2023 to Aug 26, 2023 (8 weeks (or 4-7 weeks))

Armenian School of Languages and Cultures - ASPIRANTUM is organizing a Russian language summer school in Yerevan, Armenia. The 8-week summer school will start on July 2, 2023, and will last until August 26, 2023. Applicants may also choose to participate in the 4, 5, 6, or 7 weeks program. READ THE DETAILS AND APPLY BELOW.

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We invite international participants to participate in our 2022 Russian language winter school. We value classroom experience, networking opportunities, one-to-one tutoring, academic conversations, good food, and traveling to wonderful destinations during our Russian summer and winter courses. The 4-week Russian language winter school will start on December 5, 2022, and will last till December 30, 2022. We appreciate your time and your commitment to learning Russian and promise to organize an unforgettable Russian language course for you. And this is why we ask and encourage you to apply and participate. Thank you.

ASPIRANTUM - School of languages and cultures invites international participants to participate in the Russian language winter school organized from December 5 till December 30, 2022, in Yerevan, Armenia.

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

2022 Russian language 28 days of winter school will help the participants to master skills in written and oral modern Russian skills, read and interpret Russian texts from different periods, and rapidly deepen their knowledge of colloquial Russian.

The Russian language winter school offers 80 hours of intensive Russian language classes during 20 days of teaching (from Monday till Friday each week). Every day the participants will receive Russian language instruction for 4 hours. 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)

The Russian language winter classes will cover the following components every day to foster the Russian language knowledge of participants at a rapid pace:

Grammar: Every day class will cover the main grammatical concepts of the modern Russian language.

Vocabulary: During the 4 weeks course it is anticipated that the participants will learn around 1000 new Russian words from literary language as well as words used in everyday life.

Listening: The classes are scheduled in a way that participants with the guidance of an experienced instructor learn the Russian language through songs and movies as well as watching and listening to news and other short videos about interesting and sometimes funny topics and stories about Russian realities.

Speaking: Every day the Russian language classes will push the students to exercise their speaking abilities through discussions, conversations, and interpretations about different texts and topics. As nearly everyone speaks Russian fluently in Yerevan the speaking skills of participants may be advanced during everyday conversations in the streets, shops, and other places of Yerevan.

Writing: Each day the participants of the Russian language class will have assignments and homework to complete for the next day. The homework will primarily involve writing assignments and those will be assessed by the teacher and discussed the next day’s Russian language class.

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, who want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Russian language and deepen their knowledge of Russian grammar, colloquial speech, and literary language.

The Russian language winter school 2021 will have 1 group of up to 12 participants (previously, the ASPIRANTUM Russian language groups have usually had 2-8 students). The participants must have an upper elementary level of Russian language knowledge before starting the classes with ASPIRANTUM. We do not offer beginner classes or intermediate/advanced classes in the Russian language. Below are the descriptions of mentioned levels:

Upper elementary level (A1-A2) :
You know the alphabet and can read words and expressions sometimes with difficulties; You can write words, expressions, and sentences in Russian; You master certain typical phrases in Russian and know how to write them; You barely understand everyday Russian language

ASPIRANTUM’s Russian language schools are organized so that undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, professors, and anyone interested in learning Russian benefit from it the most. So everyone with upper elementary level of Russian is welcome to apply and participate in ASPIRANTUM’s Russian language winter school from December 5 till December 30 in Yerevan.

Regular Deadline:

The deadline to apply to the 2022 Russian language winter school is October 25, 2022.

To apply, please fill in the application form below.

Deadline for discounted fee:

September 10, 2022 (see discount details in the “Participation fee” section below).

Participation fee:
The participation fee is: 
$2390 - 4 weeks. 


If you apply before September 10 and make the payment before September 12 the participation fee will be:
$2090 - 4 weeks. 

As soon as you apply, you will receive an email and asked to make a non-refundable $90 pre-payment. Only after the pre-payment will you have your spot booked for the winter school.,

This price includes reading and writing materials, coffee breaks, and cultural trips to Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavor.

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

Each participant of the winter school may find other sources of financial aid from their own University/School/Community or other relevant foundations.

ASPIRANTUM will provide applicants with an official letter of invitation to support scholarship and travel grant applications.

For questions and inquiries, please contact k[email protected] or whatsapp Dr. Khachik Gevorgyan +374-91-557978

To apply, please fill in the application form below.


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

Applications for this course are closed

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