Our most popular program is based on our tried and tested open group system with continuous enrolment and student intake every second week throughout the year (some restrictions for beginners apply). As our students arrive from all over the world, our groups tend to be very international. This is a perfect occasion to establish new friendships but it also means that teaching will be in Russian only with no explanations given in any other language. 20 weekly lessons are taken Monday-Friday with 4 lessons per day.
For students not requiring a visa to Russia or Latvia, the booking deadline is 1 week prior to arrival. For students requiring a visa to Russia: for all short–term courses (up to 4 weeks) the booking deadline is 3 weeks prior to arrival. For all long-term courses in Russia (5 weeks and more) bookings should reach us at least 8 weeks prior to arrival. For students requiring a visa to Latvia: the booking deadline is 3 weeks prior to arrival for courses in our Riga centre.
We do all we can to ensure that students’ requirements are met. However, if the language centres cannot provide the preferred type of accommodation, that does not constitute a case for reimbursement.
Host families: Liden & Denz confirms home stay and shared flat accommodation three weeks prior to the course start date (immediately - if enrolling later). If required, host-family change can be organised after arrival, but only on weekends. If a change is required immediately, extra fees will apply (equivalent to one week accommodation costs).
For home-stay and shared flat bookings arrival transfer is provided free of charge (from any airport or railway station).
Shared flats: Please note that an arrival transfer is compulsory (required for key handover and instructions).
Damage deposit: A deposit of €200 is secured on arrival at the school, by freezing that amount in your account. On your departure, followed by an inspection of your apartment, we will unblock the deposit money the next working day. Costs incurred by damage, breakage or loss will be deducted from your deposit.
Private apartments: Apartments are selected prior to arrival according to the information sent by mail. If necessary, an apartment can be changed after arrival but not earlier than one full week after arrival date. The apartment change handling fee is €200. In case of cancellation less than two weeks prior to the arrival date we will charge a cancellation fee of up to €500.