Intensive Winter Seminar

The next Intensive Winter Seminar will very likely take place in February 2025 in Vienna. The information on this page was last updated on May 24, 2024.

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Austrian Association to Promote Russian Language and Culture
Founding members: Mag. Tatiana Stadler and Mag. Harald Loos
Address: Erne-Seder-Gasse 6/3/32, 1030 Vienna


The MERIDIAN Language Center in Vienna is a well-equipped venue that is easily accessible and located in the center of the city.

MERIDIAN Language Center
Gärtnergasse 4/1
1030 Vienna
Tel. +43-1-907-6415
In walking distance from Wien Mitte (This link leads to Googlemaps and all related data privacy issues!)

Target Group

Beginners, also without previous knowledge, and (more) advanced students of all levels who are interested in intercultural and intensive Russian classes.


Our classes focus on oral language skills and always include background knowledge about Russia and its culture. We work in small learning groups.

Our teachers are (mostly) native speakers with qualifications for teaching Russian as a foreign languare who also teach at Russian or Austrian universities or colleges of higher education. All successful participants will receive a detailed confirmation of participation in German and Russian, upon request also in English.

Probable Itinerary

09.00–11.00 Basic group (likely 4 levels, min. 3 – max. 10 people/group)
11.30–13.00Speaking practice“ – various key aspects such as grammar/colloquial language (in basic groups)
13.00–14.00Lunch Break
14.00–14.50Specialization I (across groups according to level and interests, special topics of grammar and civilization & culture of and in post-Soviet areas)
15.00–15.50Specialization II (across groups according to level and interests, special topics of grammar and civilization & culture of and in post-Soviet areas)
ab 16.00Social program (Singing, Russian folk dances, lectures, movies) – voluntary participation

Please find here an example itinerary from 2019 (in German).

Basic Groups (in the morning)

Classes are held in groups in which participants have been placed according to their language proficiency.

Specializations (спецкурсы)

Specializations such as writing and reading exercises for beginners, basic grammar, specific aspects of Russian grammar (verbs of motion, prepositions, aspects, etc.),Russian literature, business Russian, translation exercises, economic and social affairs, Russian movies, Russian folklore, modern Russian rock-and pop music, etc. are available across all groups. Participants can choose two groups according to their preference (спецкурсы).

Social Progam

Russian folk dances, movies, songs, lectures, (new) visit to a theater performance in Russian etc.

About enrolling in the Seminar

  • The seminar fee for 6 days is € XXX.00 and includes lessons, teaching material (except textbooks) and the social program (including coffee, tea and water).
  • The reduced seminar fee for eligible students (born after 01.02.1998) is € XXX.00. A valid student ID is required!
  • Upon request we can organize accommodation in a single room (for 7 nights including breakfast) in one of the nearby hotel. We can also advise when booking on your own, for example, the Suite Hotel 900 Meter zur Oper which is conveniently located in walking distance from the Russian House. Another possibility is the Hotel Post Wien, two subway stops away.
  • For lunch, there are several restaurants conveniently located in walking distance from the seminar venue.
  • A no-charge cancellation is possible until 01.02.2024, thereafter a 25 % cancellation fee is charged. There is no reimbursement in case of a no-show or cancellation after 01.02.2024. There is also no reimbursement for missed classes.

Administration and further Information

Mag. Tatiana Stadler
Phone: +43-699-1952713


You can enroll by e-mail or by mail.

Austrian Association to Promote Russian Language and Culture
c/o Ms. Tatiana Stadler
Erne-Seder-Gasse 6/3/32
1030 Vienna

There is no enrollment deadline. However, you have to take into consideration that we might be fully booked if you decide to enroll at the end of January … For enrollments on behalf of a company/public authority, please state the correct billing address.

Language Proficiency Questionnaire

We also want to ask you to fill out our language proficiency questionnaire, so we can place you in the best group for you. Please include as much information as possible when filling out the questionnaire. It is in your best interest to be placed in the right group!

If you have problems downloading or opening documents from and within our website, we shall gladly send you an information folder. In this case you will receive the questionnaire together with the invoice.

At his point it is only possible to enroll in the Intensive Winter Seminar by e-mail or mail.