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LEARN RUSSIAN AND EXPLORE MOLDOVA
NovaMova Chisinau Center is located in the heart of the city, and there are many interesting things to see and do. So it is easy for our students to interact and learn in the friendly atmosphere of the capital of Moldova.
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Russian Language school in Chisinau

Moldova is a lovely, humble and verdant land located in the heart of South Eastern Europe. It is an exceptionally scenic country. Its lush green hills, idyllic countryside, dense forests, serene lakes, and the wonderful sunflower fields are a treat to the eye. The cultural heritage of Moldova is rich with traditions and customs.

Moldova’s charms run deep into the centuries-old tradition of winemaking. Its wines are some of the best in Europe, and the prices are among the lowest. Moldova's climate is mild and favorable for agriculture. The unusually fertile soil of the region encourages abundant harvest of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. Given the range of local natural, cultural and ethnic diversity national cuisine encompasses all of the cooking styles, traditions and recipes associated with them.

Moldovan people live in a diverse and multicultural society. One of the most visible manifestations of their openness is bilingualism. Moldovan (Romanian) is the state language. However, almost two-thirds of the population fluently speaks Russian, which is officially considered the language of intercultural and interethnic communication.

And all these are reasons why NovaMova invites everyone to join Russian language courses in Moldova. Come off “the beaten track” and visit this hidden refuge with a fascinating history, culture and people!

5 REASONS TO LEARN RUSSIAN IN CHISINAU, MOLDOVA

Language Courses and Programs

We offer a number of different Russian language course formats in order to meet the individual needs of our students. We will work with you to design a customized program to ensure that you get the most out of your experience.
Group lessons are our most popular course option. We maintain a low student-to-teacher ratio to ensure that the needs of all students are met.

Standard Group

Group lessons:
2​0 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
Beginner, A1, A2, B1, B2
Max. Class Size:
1​0
Ave. Class Size:​
6
Days and Times:
June-Aug, Mon-Fr, 10.00-13.15
from €165 per week Price calculator
If you are looking for one-on-one instruction, we’ve got you covered. These lessons will allow our instructors to focus on your specific instructional needs.

Individual

Individual lessons:
10/15/20 or 30 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1 week
Levels:​
all levels
Days and Times:
Mon-Fr, afternoons
from €200 per week Price calculator
You can combine group courses with individual lessons. This requires a minimum of five individual lessons a week in combination with a group course. In this format, you get the best of both worlds!

Mixed 20 + 5

Group lessons:
20 x 45 min per week
Individual Lessons:
5 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
Beginner, A1, A2, B1, B2
Max. Class Size:​
10
Ave. Class Size:​
6
Days and Times:
June-Aug, Mon-Fr, 9.00-13.15 and afternoons
from €265 per week Price calculator
You can combine group courses with individual lessons. This requires a minimum of five individual lessons a week in combination with a group course. In this format, you get the best of both worlds!

Mixed 20 + 10

Group lessons:
20 x 45 min per week
Individual Lessons:
10 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
Beginner, A1, A2, B1, B2
Max. Class Size:​
10
Ave. Class Size:​
6
Days and Times:
June-Aug, Mon-Fr, 9.00-13.15 and afternoons
from €365 per week Price calculator

Accommodations in Chisinau, Moldova

We are experienced in helping our students to find accommodations that would perfectly suit their needs and fit their budget. In Chisinau you could live and eat very inexpensively.

Home stay

HB
Immersion within native speaking families. Comfortable private rooms with all necessities and constant language practice. Location within 20-30 min from school. Breakfast and dinner are included.
BB
Immersion within native speaking families. Comfortable private rooms with all necessities and constant language practice. Location within 20-30 min from school. Breakfast is included.
Private Apartment
downtown
Comfortable and reasonably priced apartment for your private and relaxed stay. All apartments are located not far from school. Meals are not included, but there is a kitchen at your disposal.

Excursions and Tours

Moldova is different and unique. It is also welcoming and heart-warming. Excursions offer a great way to continue learning while escaping the classroom. The Roman legions marched on Romania (of which Moldova was a part), defeated the native tribes, and instilled their culture, their language, and their name. You will feel it. It is not nearly as grand as Rome, but it makes it closer to your soul.
Moldova is different and unique. It is also welcoming and heart-warming. Excursions offer a great way to continue learning while escaping the classroom. The Roman legions marched on Romania (of which Moldova was a part), defeated the native tribes, and instilled their culture, their language, and their name. You will feel it. It is not nearly as grand as Rome, but it makes it closer to your soul.
Old Orhei
Milestii Mici Wine Tour
Cricova Wine Cellars
Soroka Fort
Bucharest, Romania
Dracula Tour
Odessa, Ukraine
Old Orhei

Old Orhei

The ancient city Old Orhei - a natural and historical complex in the open air, located 60 kilometres north-east of Chisinau, on the Raut River. It combines beautiful natural landscape and vestiges of ancient civilizations.

Archeological excavations discovered here the cultural layers of different epochs such as the Paleolithic, Eneolithic, and Iron Age. Old Orhei contains traces of different civilizations, including the earthen and wooden fortresses (6th-1st centuries BC), a Golden Horde fort (14th century), a Moldavian fort (14th-16th centuries), and Orthodox monasteries (14th century).

There is a well maintained and still active Orthodox cave monastery and an archeological museum that we will visit. There is also a church built in neo-Russian style (neo-Russian style means it is somewhat old and not really Russian).

We will also visit a traditional 19th century peasant household, where we will see traditional handicrafts and agricultural implements of that era. We will see the remains of the Tartar baths (the Tartars being the people who came from afar to kill and rob the Moldovans). Apparently, they wanted to wash off after that. And then we are ready to sample the Moldovan cheese pies.

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Milestii Mici Wine Tour


Twenty kilometers from Chisinau there is a small town of Milestii Mici. But this small town is known worldwide because The State Enterprise for Quality Wines is located there. It stores, preserves and matures high-quality wines.

The enterprise runs underground cellars whose combined length is 200 kilometers. The limestone in the galleries maintains constant humidity (85–95%) and temperature (12 °C (54 °F) – 14 °C (57 °F)) throughout the year. The longer some specific red wines are stored in such ideal conditions, the more they improve. Some wines are cellared for several decades before being sold.

In August 2005, Milestii Mici was registered in the Guinness World Records as the biggest wine collection in the world. Overall, the complex holds nearly 2 million bottles. More than 70% of the stored wines are red, 20% are white and about 10% are dessert wines. The most valuable items of this collection, worth €480 a bottle, were produced in 1973–74; they are now exported only to Japan.

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Cricova Wine Cellars

Cricova' is a Moldovan winery, located in the town with the same name, 15 kilometers north of Chisinau. Famous wine cellars make it a popular attraction for tourists. The wine cellars of Cricova is the second largest wine cellar in Moldova, after Milestii Mici. It boasts 120 kilometers of tunnels that have existed under Cricova since the 15th century, when limestone was dug out to help build Chisinau. They were converted into an underground wine emporium in the 1950s.

Half of the roadways are used for wine storage. The roads are named by the wines they store. This "wine city" has its warehouses, tasting rooms and other facilities underground. It goes down to 100 meters below ground and holds 1.25 million bottles of rare wine. The oldest wine dates back to 1902. The temperature is maintained at about 12 °C (54 °F) all year round (which is perfect for wine).

Cricova is one of the very few wineries in the world that produce sparkling wines in accordance with the classical French method, invented centuries ago by the monk Dom Perignon. Cricova makes a unique sparkling red wine, Kodrinskoie-sparkling, made from cabernet sauvignon stocks and marketed as having a 'rich velvet texture and a blackcurrant and cherry taste'.

The "Grand Cellars of Cricova" house a remarkable collection of wines – The National Oenotec. However, the pride of the Oenotec are, first of all, the wines bearing the name "Cricova", which brought the winery a collection of national and international tasting awards. As of 2008, the collection consists of over 70 silver, gold and Grand Prix awards.

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Soroka Fort

Soroca fort is located in the modern-day city of Soroca, 160 km from Chisinau. In the medieval period this fortress was part of a Moldovan defensive system, which comprised four fortresses on the Nistru river, two on the Danube and another three in the northern part of the country. With this “stone belt of fortresses”, the country borders were well protected.

Soroca fortress was built at the Nistru river crossing, on older fortifications. In 1499, on the order of Stefan cel Mare, a square wooden fortress was built, on the site of a former Genovan fortress called as Olihonia (Alciona). Between 1543–1546 the fortress was completely rebuilt in stone, and in the shape one can see it today – a perfect circle, the diameter of which is 37,5 m and with 5 bastions situated at equal distances. Note that the walls are not built straight, but are curved to better resist the projectiles.

Soroca’s fortress is also famous for being the place where the Moldovan army, commanded by the famous statesman Dm. Cantemir, and the Russian army, led by the Tsar Petr I, consolidated their forces during the Pruth campaign against the Turks in 1711. The fortress is the only medieval monument in Moldova, which has been preserved entirely as it was designed by its builders. Above the entrance gate one can visit the small military church.

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Bucharest, Romania

Two nights excursion. There is so much to see that we discuss the options with participants and see what they want to see.

Bucharest, in southern Romania, is the country's capital and commercial center. Its most iconic structure is the massive, communist-era Palace of Parliament, which has 1,100 rooms and is the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon. Nearby, the historic Lipscani district is home to an energetic nightlife scene as well as tiny Eastern Orthodox Stavropoleos Church and 15th-century Curtea Veche palace, where Prince Vlad III (“The Impaler”) once ruled.

Calea Victoriei is Bucharest's oldest and arguably, most charming street. Built in 1692 to link the Old Princely Court to Mogosoaia Palace, it was initially paved with oak beams. The street became Calea Victoriei (Victory Street) in 1878, after the Romanian War of Independence victory. Between the two world wars, Calea Victoriei developed into one of the most fashionable streets in the city.

Stroll along this street from Piata Victoriei to Piata Natiunilor Unite to discover some of the most stunning buildings in the city, including the Cantacuzino Palace, the historical Revolution Square, the Military Club, and the National History Museum.

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Dracula Tour in Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania is a historical region in the central part of Romania. It’s well known not only for its beautiful landscapes and rich history, but also associated with vampires, mainly due to Bram Stoker's famous novel “Dracula” with Transylvania as the main site where story took place. This gothic horror work as well as numerous following screen versions present this land as mysterious and magical.

We offer you the opportunity to visit the places described in the well-known tale and feel as if you are traveling with Vlad Dracula himself.He is one of the best-known real figures of Romanian history, the ruler of Walachia (a historical and geographical region of Romania) at various times from 1456-1462, who practiced impaling his enemies and by that earned reputation of excessive cruel voivode.

During our trip we’ll visit 14th century town of Sighisoara where you can visit the house in which Vlad was born; Snagov Monastery, where, according to legend, Vlad’s remains were buried; Bran Castle, commonly known as “Dracula's Castle” (one of several locations linked to the Dracula legend, including Poenari Castle and Hunyad Castle), and some others.

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Odessa, Ukraine

Two-day trip to the “Southern capital” of Ukraine.

Odessa was founded in the beginning of the 18th century and used to be the fourth largest city of the Russian Empire, after Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Warsaw. Its historical architecture has a more Mediterranean style than Russia, due to heavy French and Italian influence. Some buildings are built in a mixture of different styles, including Art Nouveau, Renaissance and Classicist.

Today, these echoes of the past are everywhere. Many of them you will see during our tour. You will see the famous 142-metre-long Potemkin Staircase (192 steps) with the amazing view of Primorsky Bulvar at the top. The stairs were constructed in 1837–1841 as a formal entrance into the city from the direction of the sea, and today are one of the best known symbols of Odessa. Another symbol of Odessa is its Opera and Ballet Theatre, which entered the list of the most interesting sights of Eastern Europe, made by Forbes magazine in 2008.

Odessa is also a popular summer vacation destination with numerous beaches on the Black Sea Coast, seaside cafes and nightclubs.

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Testimonials

Justin Seim - USA
Best host family I could have asked for! Good location, great food, awesome people! Dina takes too much care of me. But that’s nothing really to complain about.

Justin Seim

 
USA
Natalie Budner - USA
I loved our trips to Cricova winery and Soroca fortress. I liked that other people came up to us and we were able to practice Russian a lot. I liked that the tour guide translated some concepts as well.

Natalie Budner

 
USA

Dates & Prices

Russian Group Courses Start dates 2017*

Levels June July Aug
Beginners 19 3, 17, 31 14, 28
A1, A2, B1, B2 every Monday, started from June, 19th till September, 15th, 2017
*individual courses start every Monday (available all the year round)
Standard Group Course* Price per week
group 20 x 45 min €165
* Available from May, 29th till September, 15th, 2017
Individual Course Price per week
Individual (10 x 45 min) €200
Individual (15 x 45 min) €300
Individual (20 x 45 min) €400
Mixed Course Price per week
Mixed (group + individual lessons) 20 + 5 x 45 min €265
Mixed (group + individual lessons) 20 + 10 x 45 min €365
Accommodation
Accommodation There is an accommodation finding fee - €30. This fee is non-refundable.
Homestay* week, HB €210
extra night, HB €30
week, BB €180
extra night, BB €25
Private apartment* upon request
Hotel* upon request
* Please, note: check-in - Sunday after 14.00, check-out - Saturday before 12.00. All the extra nights are to be paid additionally.
Transfers
Transfer service Price
Airport Transfer One-way €15
Two-way €30
Railway Station Transfer One-way €10
Two-way €20

Dates & Prices 2018

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