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Located in the centre of a huge megalopolis, our school provides two sites for learning. One of them, a spacious classroom, is situated in a building within the Moscow City Complex, a magnificent modern business center in the heart of Moscow. Started at the beginning of the 2000s, the complex boasts Europe's second and third highest buildings and has become a popular spot for visitors and one of the city`s great symbols. The other site, a cozy comfortable classroom, is only a 5-minute walk from the Moskva River and Gorki Park, a beautiful recreational area that is popular with both tourists and Muscovites. Both sites are easy to get to as they are situated within a short walk of a metro station.
Our school in Moscow does not provide its own accommodation. However, you can choose to rent a room or a whole apartment or stay in a local hostel or hotel. Prices for accommodation vary depending on size, quality and location. For example, a stay in a comfortable hostel close to the training center starts from around ₽1200 per night. If you would prefer to stay in a private apartment we recommend using Airbnb.com.
Examples of accommodation options in Moscow
1. Loft with a Fireplace: Luxury Area
A great studio apartment in the central area of Moscow suitable for both travelers and businessmen. It is fully equipped with all you might need and freshly renovated.
This grand attic is located in a fundamental building in one of the oldest Moscow avenues. The history of the building goes back to 1955 when it was erected for the Soviet Research Institute. In 2012 the Institute moved to another location and the empire-style building was renovated to become hi-end apartments.
You will be delighted with the 4.5 meter (15 feet) ceilings, thick walls, weighty oak doors and beautiful corridors. But most likely is that you will love the atmosphere of the 1950's in the avenue and inside the building.
Like my other listings this open-space apartment was built without any savings on work and materials: beautiful oak floors, ceramics from Italy and Spain, hand-made English red bricks and a gorgeous stove from France. You will also find all you need for living: fresh towels and bed linen, big and comfortable pull-out sofa, a real bed on the upper level, additional bed for 1 person, teas, coffees etc. For security reasons the building is guarded 24/7 and has a reception desk inside.
It will take you 15 minutes to get to the Kremlin by trolley-bus if the traffic is low (my parents and grandparents did this for more than 50 years getting to work and back). Alternatively take a tube: it is only 7 minutes walk and 3 stations (7-10 minutes) to find yourself in the heart of the historic centre.
Please look at the map with all the conveniences around to make sure that you will find everything within a 5-minute walk: nice restaurants, 24/7 supermarkets and bars.
To make your stay comfortable, please read the HOUSE RULES carefully before booking! I will be happy to answer any questions you have and see you in Moscow!
COST: 46$ per night/per room
2. Room 10 min walking distance from the Kremlin!
Apartment with European style in the heart of Moscow. It is located on Petrovka Street. 10 minutes walk to the Kremlin, 5 minutes to the Bolshoi Theater, 5-7 minutes to many subway stations, supermarkets, bars, and there is a restaurant downstairs. The apartment has a large living room, fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, as well as heated floors, air conditioning, washing machine, cable TV, and internet. The bedroom has a rack with hangers and shelves for clothes, a single bed, and a table for working with a computer.
COST: 40$ per night/per room with private bathroom
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Moscow and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.
Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Moscow itself.
The balance of your course fees is payable in cash or by credit/debit card. The balance is due before your course begins. Once you have been in touch with the Moscow center and have made your accommodation and course package selections, an invoice will be emailed to you with additional payment instructions.
What are my accommodation options?Close
There is a wide range of accommodation options to choose from in Moscow. As the city center is only about 15 minutes from the school on foot, you can choose to stay at one of the many youth hostels or hotels located there. Accommodation in Moscow is normally very clean so the differences in price generally reflect the size and quality of the room. We also recommend you take a look at the variety of accommodation options available on AirBNB.
What is the course schedule?Close
Classes generally begin at 9:30 a.m. with a mid morning break and run until 7:30 p.m. You will start teaching on the second day of class. By the end of the first week you will have taught your first complete one hour lessons. You will be provided with the exact schedule upon commencement of the course.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Close
Our Moscow center provides a cozy atmosphere, professional trainers, modern design, and plenty of positive memories. Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will receive expert guidance from your course trainer throughout the lesson planning stage and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.
Who usually attends the course?Close
On average we have around 10-12 students for each program. They come from all over the world and are typically aged between 20 and 55 years old.
Is there a dress code?Close
During trainees’ lessons casual attire is allowed, however, during teaching practice you will need to follow the dress code. Men need collared shirts, while women need to wear conservative tops that cover their shoulders. Men also need to shave or keep facial hair neatly trimmed.
What should I bring for course studies?Close
Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a great mood! We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. Let’s get connected!
What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?Close
If you are able to secure a job in Russia or another country, you will need original copies of your birth certificate, college degree(s), and any other certificates or diplomas you feel may be relevant, along with relevant transcripts.
What’s the climate like? What kind of clothing will I need to bring?Close
Wondering what to wear in Moscow all year round? Dress by weather. dressbyweather.com