Language School Moscow — Liden & Denz:
Moscow – the political, economic, scientific and cultural centre of Russia and the largest city in both the country and in Europe. The course of Russian history has been shaped by cultural upheaval. No other city in Russia reflects this history better than the capital. Get to know Russia through language study abroad in Moscow!
The most significant moments in Russian history happened in this metropolis. Even today, the most important movements in Russia start in Moscow. Here, modern life thrives against a historical backdrop – many older buildings in the city still exist, and you can learn their stories. Dive into language study abroad in Moscow with Eurocentres, feel the presence of the past all around you and learn Russian!
Tangible history – what to see and what to do
Sightseeing in Moscow
Imposing high-rises in a playful gingerbread-house style, Old World churches with colourful onion domes and gigantic functionalist buildings: The history of Russia is reflected in the architecture of the city. If you want to get even closer, start your journey back in time on the banks of the Moskva River. This is where the oldest area of the Russian capital, and the one most strongly affected by cultural changes is to be found: the Kremlin. With its origins as a medieval fortress, the complex was reconstructed as a citadel and has been the seat of power for grand dukes, tsars and the government of the Soviet Union. Since 1992, the Kremlin has been the headquarters of the President of the Russian Federation.
This prestigious complex overlooks Red Square – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that connects different symbols of Russian culture. A panoramic view of Red Square includes the State Historical Museum, Lenin’s Mausoleum and Saint Basil’s Cathedral. The latter is known around the world as a symbol of Moscow. With several colourful onion domes, the red-brick cathedral is one of the most beautiful structures in the world. According to legend, the ruling tsar who ordered its construction – Ivan the Terrible – is said to have blinded its architect so that he could never again create a building as spectacular. Today, the cathedral is a museum and contains a collection of weapons from the reign of Ivan the Terrible.
Being a world metropolis, Moscow has several airports. We recommend you fly in to Sheremetyevo or Domodedovo International Airport. Both are just 30 kilometres or so outside the city. If you’re already travelling through Europe, you can of course take a train to Moscow as well. The city has many railway stations servicing connections from Ukraine, Central and Western Europe and Latvia. Once you’ve arrived in Moscow, you can reach the language school by shared taxi or one of several bus routes. You should also experience the Moscow metro at least once. Don’t expect to find dark, narrow passageways under the ground – instead, you’ll find magnificent, well-lit halls. The Soviet government called them ‘palaces for the people’. From Belorusskaya station, it’s only a ten-minute walk to the language school.
Learn Russian in Moscow
Moscow is laid out in a series of concentric circles. The innermost ring is where historical jewels like the Kremlin or Red Square can be found. Eurocentres’ partner school Liden & Denz isn’t far from the centre – it’s within Moscow’s second ring. Here, language instructors will teach you general Russian language skills and everything you need to know to navigate the city. This lets you take charge and discover Moscow on your own – explore the Tretyakov Gallery, for example. The most famous art collection in Russia displays art from all eras of the past thousand years. It provides an artistic perspective on how the country has developed.
Day trips from Moscow
If you want to experience Moscow’s history beyond the major tourist attractions, we’ll take you to the Arbat. This district has existed since the 15th century and features the oldest surviving street in Moscow. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Arbat was home to the petty nobility and to many artists and intellectuals. Every building tells its own story about its previous occupants – one of which was Russia’s greatest poet: Alexander Pushkin. Stroll through the popular neighbourhood, listen to street musicians and buy a painting from one of the Arbat’s current artists. After all, one of them could be the next Kandinsky.
Host families in Moscow
Young couples just starting out in their careers, successful businesspeople in the prime of their lives and pensioners with moving biographies, this city is as diverse as its inhabitants. To get to know at least a sample of them, you can spend your language stay with a homestay family. Genuine Muscovites will open their doors to you and welcome you to stay with them during your language study abroad. While eating meals together or walking through the neighbourhood, you’ll find it easy to talk to the members of your host family and hear their stories. And you can put your Russian skills into practice, too.
Eurocentres’ partner school offers shared apartments. Out of all the options for accommodation, this is the closest to the language school. One apartment is even in the same building as the school; another is a 15- to 20-minute walk. You’ll share your accommodation with language students from all over the world while learning Russian and planning your free time together. During your daily routine and on day trips, you’ll build friendships, continue writing your personal ‘history’ and experience the highlights of Moscow.
Moscow’s image as a city is majestic, extravagant and dynamic. Let this city, which has seen so many changes in Russian culture, sweep you away – you may even notice changes in yourself. When you return from your language stay in the metropolis, you’ll bring back not only unique memories and a deeper understanding of Russian history, but also the ability to speak Russian. At the Liden & Denz language school in Moscow, you’ll learn Russian for everyday situations. This is the perfect way to prepare for more trips to Russia – a country steeped in history!
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