Russian Language for Business Communication

Summer School - Online/Hybrid
August 2 - August 13, 2021

The course will be held online but 3 participation options are available for certain individuals:

Option 1 - online.

Option 2 - hybrid. Due to massive and continuous vaccination in Russia and resuming international air and railway service with 29 countries we offer a hybrid online/on-campus summer school option to students holding citizenship of:

the United Kingdom, Tanzania, Turkey, Switzerland, Egypt, Maldives, the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Korea, Cuba, Serbia, Japan, the Seychelles, Ethiopia, Vietnam, India, Qatar, Finland, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Greece, Singapore, Venezuela, Germany, Syria, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka.

You can join the online course for 270 euro (+4000 Rub for reg. fee) but come to St. Petersburg to take touristic advantages for the duration of the program and attend online classes at your dormitory/hostel.

If you choose Option 2, just apply for the online course here and inform us on your choice via email to get further instructions.

Option 3 – tailor-made. We may also arrange a tailor-made on-campus program for a group of minimum 10 students holding nationality of the countries Russia resumed international air and railway service with.

Would you like to learn how to use Russian language in professional life and understand how Russian business works?

Join this Summer School!

Intensive Russian Language and Culture
Intensive Russian Language and Culture
Intensive Russian Language and Culture

Russia is one of the key players in the major world industries, so learning Russian language for business communication is a smart investment in your future success.

During the program you will increase your business-related vocabulary, improve your speaking, reading and writing skills and learn how to efficiently put those into practice during negotiations, presentations etc.

Apart from the intensive language study, you will develop understanding of the Russian business culture, work relationships and business practices in Russia, attitudes towards foreign partners and gender aspects.

Duration: 2 weeks

ECTS credits (total): 4.0*

*The students who are interested in achieving better progress in Russian language or receiving more credits can combine this program with any other module in Russian Studies.

  • Course description

    Russian Language for Business Communication: 3 ECTS

    In the end of the course, students will be able to conduct business conversations both by telephone and in person; to listen and to understand conversation of business partners, business phone calls, speeches at meetings, advertisements, to write business letters, announcements; to fill out document templates and forms, to read the business texts etc. Lexical and grammatical objectives: grammatical and lexical units, specific for business style.

    Russian Business Culture: 1 ECTS

    Key concepts of the Russian business culture are considered together with structure and hierarchy in Russian companies, working relationships in Russia, business practices in Russia, attitude towards foreign partners, gender aspects etc. Such partial issues as business dress code, meals and business etiquette, gifts are also taken into consideration.

  • Entrance requirements
    • - Good command of English language
    • - Level of Russian language not lower than A2

Participation fee:

Online format: 270 Euro

Hybrid format: 270 Euro + 4000 Rub (non-refundable registration fee for the Letter of Invitation)

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, field trips and cultural program.

Upon successful completion of the course students will receive hard copies of certificates with ECTS credits (mailed by post in case of the online format of the Summer School).


  • Cultural program

    Online format:*

    • - Online Interactive Russian Culture & Traditions event
    • - Online broadcasting of excursion to the Hermitage museum
    • - Online Interactive Campus Tour

    Cultural program in the Hybrid format is discussed with participants individually.

    *All of the listed above activities are planned to take place but in case any of those will have to be cancelled, an alternative event will be offered to participants.


Provided only for the Hybrid or the Tailor-made formats:

  • on campus at the university dormitory
  • accommodation in host Russian families

Details of the options and booking procedures will be discussed with each applicant individually.


Deadline for registration

Online format: July 15, 2021

Hybrid format:

  • for EU- or visa-free countries nationals: June 30, 2021
  • for non-EU nationals: May 25, 2021




Head of International Short-term Programs
Dept. Russian Language & Russian Studies
Higher School of International Educational Programs


Summer and Winter Schools Team