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Learn Russian in Novosibirsk 

Location of Exlinguo Novosibirsk Russian language school on a map of Russia
Come to learn Russian in Novosibirsk, the third largest city in Russia and the capital of Siberia. A guaranteed change of scenery and a full immersion experience!

A modern, friendly school in the heart of the city

Modern language classroom - Russian language school Exlinguo Novosibirsk, Russia Mini-group Russian lesson in Novosibirsk for improving speaking and listening Russian skills fast
Language centre founded in 2008.
Fully dedicated to Russian language teaching.
Limited to only 20 participants at the same time.
Courses start any Monday of the year.
  • 4 bright and spacious classrooms, each equipped with a digital interactive board Smartboard©
  • 2 additional classrooms for 1-to-1 lessons
  • High-speed Wifi internet in all the centre
  • Support and personalized advice at the reception desk (city excursions, concert/opera tickets, etc.)
  • Imac computers available for your use
  • Self-study library with Russian books, dictionaries and films for consultation on site or to borrow
  • Kitchen with fridge and microwave
  • Tea, coffee, fresh water, and biscuits available throughout the day

Facing Novosibirsk Central Park, 5 minutes walk from the opera

Location of the Russian language school in Russia Exlinguo Novosibirsk
  • On the second floor of a modern business centre built in 2006
  • Windows look out to Novosibirsk Central Park
  • A 5-minute walk from the opera and from the main square of the city (Lenin Square)
  • Many cafes and restaurants, theatres, cinemas around

Study Russian in the capital city of Siberia 

Founded in 1893, Novosibirsk is today the third largest city in Russia. It is a young and dynamic city away from tourist routes. Total language immersion is guaranteed!
  • 1,500,000 inhabitants
  • A university city, with 32 universities, institutes, and academies
  • Home of the renowned science research centre, Academgorodok
  • Famous for the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre
  • 4 hours by plane from Moscow (Tolmachevo International Airport was completely renovated in 2006)
See Novosibirsk in winter »

Cultural activities focusing on Novosibirsk and Siberia

Visit of the Novosibirsk museum of ethnography and its collection of shaman costumes, concert of a Siberian traditional ensemble, presentation on Siberia and its history, weekend to Krasnoyarsk and hiking in the Stolby: each week, we offer varied activities and excursions for you to discover Novosibirsk and Siberia while learning Russian at our language school. All the events taking place at our centre are free of charge.

On the right you can see an example of a cultural programme (week from August 31st to September 6th), as well as a video of a presentation given recently at our Novosibirsk centre.

Examples of excursions / Weekend ideas

> Visit of the Siberian Birch Bark Museum
> Excursion to Akademgorodok
> Trip to Tomsk and visit of its wooden houses
> Excursion to Irkutsk and the Baikal lake

Weekend trip to Tomsk - Exlinguo Novosibirsk Siberian Birch Bark Museum - Exlinguo Novosibirsk Weekend to Baikal lake - Exlinguo Novosibirsk

Immersion with a local host family 

Cultural immersion with a Russian host family in Russia, Exlinguo Novossibirsk

We have different types of host families: families with children, young couples, single persons, students, retired people, families who speak foreign languages, families that do not, etc.

Our families are used to welcome adult participants and they understand your need for independence.

When you register for the course, we will ask your preferences so that we can find the most appropriate option for your stay.

  • Accommodation in a private room
  • Breakfast and evening dinner provided during the week. All meals are available during weekends. Accommodation is also available with breakfast only on request.
  • An apartment key provided upon arrival
  • Internet access in the host family
  • Bed linen and bath towels are changed once per week
  • Access to the family's washing machine for your laundry
A Russian host family selected to match your preferences

Families selected for their hospitality and generosity

There is no better way to experience the hospitality and generosity of Russian people than to live with a local family. All our host families have been selected for accommodation quality and commitment. They are always happy to share their culture and way of life with our participants.

Russian host families who like to communicate

Warm families who like to communicate and exchange

All our host families like to talk, share, and exchange. They will introduce you to Russian traditions and way of life, while helping you to practice your Russian daily. They know that you are in Russia to improve your Russian, and therefore that it is important for you to communicate in Russian, whatever your level may be.

Location of our host families

Easy access to the city centre

We try to host our participants close to the city centre. Most of our host families are located less than 20 minutes by transport (walk, metro, or bus) from our centre; the farthest away are located at 30–40 minutes, but always with easy access to the city centre.

Other accommodation options in Novosibirsk

We have a special agreement with a good apart'hotel located 20 minute walk from our centre. You can also find other accommodation options on Booking and Airbnb (see the links on the right). Contact us for more information.


Dates & Prices - Exlinguo Russian courses 

Course and dates for Exlinguo intensive Russian courses

You can join our communication course on any Monday throughout the year and study Russian in Novosibirsk for a duration of one to eight weeks (after eight weeks, assimilation slows down, and we recommend you take a break for at least a month before resuming classes).


Upcoming cultural events at Exlinguo Novosibirsk

St. Petersburg
Administrative fees




Communication course
Price per week
Standard course




With 5 additional private lessons per week




With 10 additional private lessons per week




Accommodation with a Russian host family (half board)




Long stay offer »
4-8 week courses
15% discount off course fees
Student offer » 10% additional discount off course and accommodation fees

Included in the administrative fees

  • Visa invitation and registration on your arrival
  • Return taxi transfers
  • Welcome package and guided tour of the city
  • Wi-Fi Internet access at our centre
  • Tea, coffee, fresh water, and biscuits at our centre

Included in the course fees

  • 20 mini-group communication classes per week
  • 5 self-study sessions with personalised support per week
  • Optional: 5 or 10 private lessons per week
  • Cultural workshops and programme of social activities after class
  • Initial assessment test and regular monitoring of progress
  • Learning materials
  • Final proficiency report with detailed recommendations
  • End of course certificate of attendance

Winter Special Rate*

Take advantage of our winter rate, and get a 25% discount off your lesson fees on all course weeks between November and April!

* Not combinable with our long-stay offer


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Our participants talk about Exlinguo Novosibirsk

US participant giving a review of Exlinguo intensive Russian courses

I love studying languages and have foreign language majors at a university. With that as a beginning I can honestly say that the level of instruction, pedagogy, and personal interest of the teachers at Exlinguo is better than the university experience. The courses at Exlinguo are interesting and modern, the handouts and supporting materials are professional, and the interactions with the instructors are dynamic and fun. Instructors make or break a language school; they set the tone, pull you through your tired moments, and motivate you to push harder to achieve your goals. The wonderful instructors at Exlinguo are better than the rest and exceed all expectations. They are highly trained in the craft of Russian as a Second Language and take great interest in their students. I was in Novosibirsk for four (short) weeks and enjoyed every minute at the language school. At the end of every class I was amazed that time passed so easily. While I had clear goals in mind for this trip, I can see myself coming back next January just for the fun of it. To my teachers, the staff, and everyone at Exlinguo, Thank You!

Brian B. (January 2015)

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