Possibilities of learning Russian in Tallinn where live nearly 50% of Russian speaking people.

If you want to learn Russian, the Pushkin Institute can help you with that. We offer courses for the beginners, as well as for the people who already have basic knowledge. The courses are given in a group, as well as in form of private lessons and are held in the downtown of Tallinn.

The Pushkin Institute would be a good choice for learning language as ourteaching personnel are native speakers of Russian, who use contemporary teaching manuals published in Russia.

Also, the Pushkin Institute is one of the few Estonian centers that has the right to conduct tests on Russian as a foreign language and issue TORFL (А1-С2) certificates. The preliminary registration for such tests is needed and the price depends on the level of TORFL test.

You can choose between three learning options: Basic level, Intermediate level and Advanced level. Please note that there are differences in intermediate level when choosing either English or Russian-based courses. More precise description and prices you can find in the table below:

Price of an English-based course (40 ac.hours, does not apply to Private lesson)

Price of a Russian-based course
(40 ac.hours, does not apply to Private lesson)


We will contact you as soon as the group will be formatted.



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Please register by sending letter on courses@pushkin.ee.

In-person consultations in the office take place by appointment only!

„To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world”.

Chinese proverb


An opportunity to study Russian language in Tallinn – a city where nearly 50% of residents are Russian speakers.

If you’d like to learn Russian, the Pushkin Institute is at your service. We offer courses for all levels, whether you are a beginner, or already have some knowledge. You can choose either group courses, or private lessons; both are held in Tallinn’s downtown.

The Pushkin Institute is a perfect choice if your goal is to master Russian language, as our teachers are native Russian speakers, and they use the most innovative teaching methods.

In addition, the Pushkin Institute is one of the few Estonia-based centers that have a right to conduct language proficiency tests in Russian as a foreign language, as well as issue TORFL (А1-С2) certificates. A preliminary registration for these tests is required, and the price depends on the level of TORFL test.


The Pushkin Institute organizes Russian language courses for all levels (A1-C2) for English speaking students:

– individual lessons

The cost of individual lessons is EUR 25 per academic hour.

 Individual lessons can be organized at a time that’s convenient for you.

Just let us know when you are ready to start, and what day of the week & time work for you.


– small groups

We also offer mini-group classes which cost:

  • (2 people in a group EUR 20 per academic hour);
  • (3 people in a group EUR 18 per academic hour);
  • (4-5 people in a group EUR 15 per academic hour).


Course length and content depends on particular needs of a student or a group. We will contact you as soon as the group will be formed.


If you are beginner, but have already learned Russian in the past, you can join the beginners group, who have already started their course.
Please register by sending a letter to courses@pushkin.ee.


– course for beginners «Russian for English Speakers»

Course fee:

  • (32 academic hours) EUR 368;
  • (64 academic hours) EUR 736.

It takes from 32 to 64 academic hours to reach A1-A2 level.

Language of instruction: English
This course is designed for beginners; however, it is also suitable for those who already have some knowledge of Russian language, and wish to refresh their memories, or start using the language more actively. The focus of this course is on practical language usage in daily situations, so, we mainly concentrate on practical communication. By the end of the course a student will be able to initiate conversations with native Russian speakers and avoid any language-related issues when travelling. The main topics that will be covered are: family, seasons, days of the week, months, stationery, numbers from 1 to 1000, food products, vegetables, fruits, animals, professions, clothes, body parts, describing a person – appearance and personality, dishes, leisure time, my day, adjectives.


All our group courses start from the first week of each month. There are two classes per week, take place on either Mondays and Wednesdays, or on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Location: Pushkin Institute, Maneezi 7-2, Tallinn

Before the start of the course a student should sign a contract on payment:
Payment for full course or Payment in two installments/In case of hourly pay 8 hours need to be paid for in advance.


Please note:

The group will start after at least 5 people make a payment.
Missed classes are not refundable, neither can they be transferred.
The payment is not refundable after the start of the course.
To enter into contract, personal data is required: name, surname,
personal code (if there is none, the date of birth), address, mobile number, and

We will contact you as soon as the group will be formatted.
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