School of Russian Language Leader
On the Russian courses we use the communicative method of study. During the process of commiunication between teachers and students the real situations are modelled and you have the possibility to train unprepared speech.
New topics in the communicative method is divided into the following stages. 1) Introduction of new topics by listening comprehension imitation. 2)Explanation of these functions in a context, learning the new phrases. 3) The usage of learned material in the typical situations. 4) The usage in new situations.
Group study - you will study 5 times a week 4 hours in the group up to 6 people. In case we do not have group of your level, you would study individually 2 hours 5 times per week for the same price.
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||16 years old and older|
|Average||23 years old|
The School of Russian Leader is the part of the biggest private centre Leader for adults in Belarus. We work in 25 cities of Belarus and Russia, use modern technologies and have experienced teachers.Our school is located in the heart of Belarus, Minsk - the centre of all activities. We can arrange transfers from the airport to the accommodation with a return for a very reasonable fee. We are open all year round from Monday to Friday except on public holidays. However, lessons missed on holidays will be made up for during the week. We are one of the centres that invite foreigners to study Russian to a safe and beautiful country, where everyone speaks Russian.
We collaborate with different companies and more than 1000 companies trust us to teach their employers many courses and Russian as a foreign language for foreign partners, as well.
Our teachers – professionals and experts with great experience, who are devoted to their jobs.
On the completion of the course, we give our students the documents that help them to find a better job or to make promotion in their careers.
We give the opportunity to have practiced, give recommendations and offer vacancies in different companies.
The nationality and age mix at School of Russian Language Leader varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 23. In the summer, the average age is 23.
Leader teaches students from all over the world, including:
Leader does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
Our school is located in the heart of Belarus, Minsk - the centre of all activities. We can arrange transfers from the airport to the accommodation with a return for a very reasonable fee. We are open all year round from Monday to Friday except on public holidays. However, lessons missed on holidays will be made up during the week. Nowadays the Educational centre Leader is the biggest private centre for adults in Belarus. We work in 25 cities of Belarus and Russia, use modern technologies and have experienced teachers. We are one of the centres that invite foreigners to study Russian to a safe and beautiful country, where everyone speaks Russian. Only now we can offer our special social projects: the courses of massage, design, visage, language, and IT-courses. You can enjoy practicing Russian and gaining some professional skills.
Very good experiences with this school. From the start there was a pleasant atmosphere right away, everybody is very friendly and helpful and the school also organizes activities outside from school. That way you get to meet other people from other groups of students as well. They also organized that I could partner up with students who wanted to learn English so that the students could help each other with their respective language. That helped me a lot.
The classes themselves were quite intensive, especially in the beginning. The classes were mainly focused on grammar, but also a lot of opportunity to actually speak and use the language. Every day there was of course homework in order to keep on learning even after classes. The teacher gave me also a lot of additional exercises and information in order for me to continue studying. This is very useful. I will maybe do another course with this school next year.
Dear Kevin, thank you so much for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed our courses. We are looking forward to seeing you some time again in our school! :)
The teacher Elena was really good,
she knows how to teach and she brought us around also after school helping us in many ways!
People at the reception were not so friendly
Dear Marco! Thank you for your review! it is nice to hear that you enjoyed your lessons! We will do all our best to improve our services! And we are looking forward to see you again in our school!
The lessons with teacher Elena was very good and I learned a lot.
The teachers are very professional.
On the other site the organisation from the top and the front office, they are very unprofessional, disorganized and posh .
The Customer care, Business to customer need to be briefed and trained.
Thanks. BR, Roberto
Dear Roberto! Thank you for your review! We are very glad that you enjoyed your lessons with Elena! Thank you so much for your remarks , which help us to become better and go ahead! We will be glad to see you again in our school!
The location of the school is very central. Classes are very friendly and not so full so I got enough time and attention from the teacher. Also the last day the school arrange a little city tour which was really nice experience. Definitely will join the next course when I'm back in Minsk :)Show details » Read more...
We are happy that you enjoyed your staying in our school! Thank you for your review!
We are waiting for you again in our school!
Overall a good course with great teacher. The location is very centralized and surrounded by cafes and restaurants. Only few minutes walk from all the main areas. Study material was provided and the teacher tailored the course based on my needs. I feel I improved my comprehension of the cases and my listening/speaking.
Pros: good location, good teachers, easy to book the course and easy payment, good support staff.
Cons: The school house and classrooms are too small. The address provided by language international puts the schoolhouse in a different location in the city. Language international never informed me the starting time of day one. These two issues happened to my classmate as well.
Cons for being in Belarus:
- You need to register within 5 days with immigration and the process is not simple unless you are staying in a hotel.
- I wanted to buy a course book but the schoolhouse cannot accept payment directly, you must go pay at a bank. In my case I couldn't buy the book because the bank couldn't process the $21.00 payment.
Overall: The course was good and will do it again next year if the government makes the registration process easier (via online). I wanted to extend my course one more week but did not want to go through the difficult registration process again.
Thank you for your positive review! Your tips about the registration are very useful. Unfortunately, we do not provide the payments in the office directly, all our payments are going through the bank. We hope that when you return the next year the situation with the registration and payments will be simplified! Any way, we will be happy to see you again in our school!
I really had a fantastic time at the school in Minsk.
The classes were difficult, but I felt i did improve in the time, education wise it is well worth a longer stay if you can afford at least a month would be better. Everyone at the school was easy to deal with and tried their best to help out.
I met some really kind and postive students at the school also, which helps a lot---if you are a social person, it is great to have likeminded people to go out and explore the city with and just have fun hanging out.
We also did a Bielorussian cooking class which was really great fun and now I can make some draniki, borsch and bliny. It was so much fun and educational
Also, the school is really centrally located and easy to get to.
If you want to have a positive, fun, learning experience in all aspects, I would highly recommend this school in this city.
The only negative was leaving too soon!
Thank you for your wonderful review! It is a great pleasure for us to have such a positive, friendly and motivated students! We are looking forward to see you again in our school!
It was a very nice experience, my level of Russian was 0, I learned something but Russian is very difficult, surely the school is very useful. I felt good with everything.Show details » Read more...
Thank you for your feedback and we hope that you return to study russian in the future! We will be happy to help you with it!
My teacher Elena was highly motivated and friendlyShow details » Read more...
Thank you for your feedback! it is nice to hear that you liked our teacher. We are looking forward to see you again in our school!
The classes were good. There were not many student in the class, just four. The teacher was very helpful and provided me with useful material, on paper and electronic format, for keeping on studying Russian after the course.
The Secretariat of the school was very helpful in solving the foreigner’s registration at the Police station in Minsk and other administrative questions.
The activities for Sunday were interesting, albeit there was only one day in the week of extra school activities.
The School is well situated, in the centre of the town.
The accommodation was good, and the landlord was helpful, albeit I would have preferred to live with a family, with breakfast and dinner included at home; not just because of the meals, but to have somebody at home with whom to speak and practice some Russian.
The prices in town were cheap and the house was well communicated with the school.
Thank you for your review!
We are very glad, that you enjoyed your staying in our school and in the city of Minsk!
We are waiting for you again in Leader school!
It was good, could be better and cheaper.Show details » Read more...
Thank you for your review! We are glad that you have chosen us and hope to see you again in our school!
The main asset of the school is their teachers which helped me not only during the classes, but also after. The school is located at the city center, so everything was accessible. Also this school is a part of big Educational Center Leader, that is why we were able to have events together with students who want to learn foreign languages. It helped me to find new local friends pretty fast.Show details » Read more...
Thank you for your review! We will be happy to see you again among our students.
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying Russian in Minsk. These homes are often between 5 - 30 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 16+. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Student residences often do not include any meal plan. Learn more about student residence accommodation
It is possible to live in a rented apartment during your study in Minsk, but this tends to be more expensive. Leader provides some assistance with apartment rentals or you can rent an apartment on your own. Learn more about apartment housing
Leader provides some assistance with hotel or hostel reservations or you can reserve a room on your own. Learn more about hostel housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged 50 € when you register.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Minsk based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.