Полоцкий государственный университет


Welcome to summer school «Learn Russian in the heart of Belarus»

People choose us because

  • Russian is one of the state languages in Belarus
  • we are in historical and cultural centre of Belarus and geographical centre of Europe
  • our educational traditions go back to 1581
  • we use only intensive teaching methods
  • Russian is taught by native speakers

Summer school of Russian is a workshop program on spoken Russian, acquaintance with Russian literature and Belarusian culture!

School is for those who want to

  • study and improve spoken Russian language
  • try yourself as an actor in the production of plays of Russian authors
  • develop their musical abilities and sing popular Russian songs
  • get acquainted with the oldest city of Belarus
  • study the basics of Russian language
  • learn how to dance traditional Belarusian dances and sing folk songs
  • learn about Belarusian crafts

We offer:

interactive lectures and seminars on spoken Russian language – 4 hours per day, staging of plays of Russian literature, master-classes in traditional culture, excursions-classes around the city-museum of Polotsk

The program includes:

  • improvement of spoken language and situational communication skills
  • active vocabulary expansion
  • phonetic training and speech gymnastics
  • overcoming the language barrier in a short time
  • teaching the art of reading poems of Russian authors
  • staging of folklore works and fragments of classical works of Russian literature
  • learning the famous Russian songs of the Soviet and modern periods;
  • making postcards with elements of vytinanka
  • acquaintance with Russian and Belarusian cuisine
  • learning folk songs, dances, games
  • tours around interesting historical and cultural places of the city museum Polotsk

You also get

  • excursion to university campus – former Polotsk college – visiting the exhibition exposition “The reconstruction of Gabriel Gruber’s project “The Mechanical Head”
  • master-classes with traditional singing band “Vargan” and live music
  • thematic tours around interesting historical and cultural places of the city museum Polotsk
  • flyer-exhibition of Russian and Belarusian recipes “Cook at home by yourself”
  • shopping walk “Made in Belarus”
  • participation certificate
  • cheerful mood, freedom of creativity and communication, great impressions


groups are formed according to the language level: А1–А2/ В1–В2/ С1–С2/

Applying for the school you need to specify your language level of language proficiency


6-30 August 2019 (15 or 25 days)

pdf small Programme of School «Learn Russian in the heart of Belarus» (English)

pdf small Programme of School «Learn Russian in the heart of Belarus» (Russian)


The cost depends on the number of days (15-25 days) and the number of participants.

Extra paid

  • flight
  • transfer services (Minsk National Airport – Polotsk, Polotsk - Minsk National Airport)
  • registration fee (12 $)
  • consular fee
  • medical insurance (25 $)
  • meal, museum tickets

To become School Participant

An application form is to be sent to one of the e-mail addresses listed below. Indicate, please:

  • Surname
  • First name
  • Age
  • Country
  • Russian Language Proficiency