St. Petersburg, Russia

A gilded city built atop an interconnected group of small islands, St. Petersburg is home to bridges and palaces, art and ballet.  Its bold elegance and flare for the extravagant puts the city in a difficult position of juggling two identities – too European to be Russian, and too Russian to be European.  Because of its many bridges and canals, St. Petersburg is also known as “Venice of the North.” 

Many tourists like to visit during the famous White Nights of June, when the sun only briefly sets in the wee hours of the morning, and activity fills the streets around the clock, but St. Petersburg is actually a very lovely city to experience year round.  Winters are dark and cold, but, as a result, are a great time to avoid the tourists and visit the city’s wonderful assortment of museums and galleries, see an opera or ballet, or dance into the early morning in one of the city’s dozens of lavish nightclubs. With Russia’s economy emerging as one of the strongest and fastest growing in the world, thousands of English teaching opportunities abound throughout the country.  There’s never been a better time than now to inquire about earning your TEFL certificate in St. Petersburg.  Find out more today!


Course Location

In St Petersburg the TEFL courses are run in cooperation with the Benedict School - the biggest and most popular language school in the city. Survival Russian Lessons are also provided as part of the package, as well as airport greeting and transfer, all course materials and social program.

Alternatively, you could be placed with a Russian family (single room with breakfast for the same price)

Course Fees

$500 deposit + €950 balance due upon arrival (not including accommodations)


Via Lingua is able to provide accommodation for teacher trainees at a very low price at the Benedict School Hostel. This will typically consist of a 3 room apartment shared with 2 or 3 other trainees. Whilst it should be stated that the standards of accommodation are considerably more basic than those found in Western Europe & Northern America, apartments are always clean and spacious and conveniently located near the metro. Alternatively, you could be placed with a Russian family (single room with breakfast).


Course Dates

  • Oct 7 - Nov 1, 2013
  • February 3 - 28, 2014
  • May 26 - June 20, 2014
  • July 28 - August 22, 2014
  • September 1 - 26, 2014
  • October 6 - 31, 2014