Russian courses for expats

For expats living in Russia, it is not easy to find enough energy and time for learning Russian before or after work, but practical knowledge of the Russian language is indispensable if you want to work or live in Russia.

Language school or freelancer?

Expats who come to Moscow or St. Petersburg almost inevitably meet freelance tutors, who they have often enough “inherited” from their predecessors. Unfortunately, freelance tutors often lack the necessary professional qualifications. But there are other reasons to turn to a professional provider of Russian courses like Liden & Denz. These include:

  • The opportunity to study Russian in a small group. The group atmosphere can be very motivating.
  • The confidence in the quality of our teaching. Liden & Denz undergoes regular on-site inspections by the accreditation agency Eaquals (
  • The desire not to have the same teacher all the time. Rotations make teaching dynamic!
  • All our teachers follow our award-winning methods. In addition, we ensure quality by observing lessons, analysing client feedback, organising training courses for teachers and individual staff interviews.
  • Convenient billing: within Russia online or by credit card. Alternatively, we can also charge the course fees to the employer, both in Russia and abroad.


Russian courses for expats and their family members

Evening Russian Course

The ideal course for after work: three weekly rendezvous with two lessons each in a small group and relaxed atmosphere!

  • Weekdays: Mon, Wed, Fri
  • Lessons per week: 6
  • Start time: 19:00 Moscow time
  • Course duration: from 2 weeks
  • Levels offered: A0-B2
  • Max group size: 8

Russian Intensive Course for Expats

Our crash course with four lessons daily in small, international groups guarantees rapid progress.

  • Weekdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
  • Lessons per week: 20
  • Course duration: from 1 week
  • Levels offered: A0-B2
  • Max group size: 8

Russian One-to-One Course for Expats

The classic Russian course for expats! Lesson objectives are determined jointly by student and teacher, as well as the intensity and the thematic focus.

  • Weekdays: daily
  • Course duration: from 1 week
  • Levels offered: A0-C2

Russian In-company Course

These courses are organised at the client’s workplace, either individually or for groups formed according to the results of a placement test. The lessons can be structured as a sequence of individual or group sessions. A session can consist of one or more Russian lessons.

Rates on request

Liden & Denz has been teaching Russian to members of the diplomatic corps since the early 1990s:


Full list of company references

Anna Kurakova
Director of the Mission Russia Post Language Program, US Embassy, Moscow
The management team is very professional and the teachers have proven to be specialists with the best expertise and full dedication. They are extremely receptive to all their students' needs and expectations, bright, conscientious, well organised and have a gift for creative thinking. The positive attitude and optimism of the whole team makes working together an extremely pleasant experience. For us, working with Liden & Denz has been a pleasure both professionally and personally. In short, I recommend this firm without any reservations; we will continue to use their services.
Ursula Holland
Embassy of Canada, Moscow
During the seven months I studied Russian at the Liden & Denz Language Centre, I was impressed by the high quality of the teaching as well as the flexibility and support shown by the school administration. Every effort was made to tailor a programme that met my professional needs. The teaching methods and materials used helped me to develop both a solid grammar base, including the specific vocabulary required for my job, and the confidence to apply all that I have learned.
Achraf Bouali
Dutch Ministry of Defense
As a diplomat, I received my language training at Liden & Denz and I enjoyed both their teaching methods and their helpfulness with practical questions the whole time. I took an intensive programme at Liden & Denz and I can now say that I feel comfortable speaking Russian. I had different teachers who taught me different aspects of the Russian language.
Robert Beddies
General Manager Russia and CIS, Lufthansa Technik AG
I was extremely impressed with the quality, service and professionalism of Liden & Denz and its language teachers. The individual approach of the teachers was exactly what I needed to break a deadlock and make tangible progress in Russian!