Farida, UK: "The school is well organised and courses structure is well designed. I particulaly enjoyed the variety of teaching techniques and materials used to promote our progress in learning the Russian language during lesson".

The Education Centre DURBE (DURBE) has more than 20 years experience in the international language tourism. The EC DURBE is the only private language school recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia. To be a member of such international organisation as EAQUALS allows us to be up- to -date with the latest field trends and guarantees the highest possible quality. 

Nora Poisa, director/owner:  Quite a few students choose EC Durbe because of its convenient location, no need for visa or cheap direct flights but then constantly return back because of the quality of teaching and friendly and safe environment of the school and Riga. You are always welcome to your first or further Russian language and cultural experience at EC Durbe!

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Yohan Guillemot, FRANCE: "Great experience here at Durbe, very good organisation, great teaching skills and learning materials. The school is in ideal position in the city centre with a lot to do outside the school. Thank you!".


The school is located on the second floor of a historical building. It has got 10 bright classrooms, all equipped with necessary learning technology. We have a computer room, a library and free Wi-Fi for students; in the student lounge there is hot beverages drink machine to have a cup of coffee, tea or even hot chocolate and a water dispenser. Students are welcomed to use the Computer room and the library for learning purposes and social communication.


Hannah, USA: "Thank you for your hospitality and flexibility during my trip. Your staff was excellent. I really enjoyed the excursions and my Russian improved".

You will be met by our friendly, welcoming staff ready to help and assist you. We at DURBE highly evaluate quality, responsibility and reliability. All our teachers are native speakers who have got the highest degree in education, philology, applied linguistics and pedagogy. Our teachers– experienced professionals specialized to teach Russian as a foreign language with additional qualifications in culture studies, business, science, law etc. They are like actors who invite you to join a performance, at the same time motivating you to master Russian grammar through games and songs. At the end of the course you will be happy with the acquired knowledge and will have great memories of the time you have enjoyed with your new friends. 


We are proud to be an official partner of the publishing house Zlatoust, St.Petersburg, Russia, specialized in the materials on teaching Russian as a foreign language.  They let our teachers make the learning process gradual, corresponding to your interests, desires or special purposes. Such unique books as “Грамматика в анекдотах” /Grammar in jokes/ and “Сказки на уроке русского языка” /Fairy tales during the Russian lesson/ get you acquainted with everyday life, traditions and characters of Russian people but “Россия сегодня” /Russia today/ through texts from Russian newspapers informs about youth culture, attitude to work, ways of entertainment and social problems in contemporary Russia. 

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