I wonder whether you offer a summer course next July for totally beginners
The answer of Vice-Rector for Academic and Methodological Affairs Marina Y. Lavrikova:
Thank you for your interest in our University. It was unclear from your letter which specific type of programs you are interested in. At the moment Saint-Petersburg State University has following summer programs for foreigners:
1. Russian language practice. Duration: from 3 weeks to 3 months, 20 hours per week. Program studies the aspects of cultureology, speech practice, grammar practice, analytical reading, writing, audition, business language.
2. Intensive courses of foreign languages (English). Duration: 1 month, 36 hours per week.
3. Artes Liberales. Duration: from 104 to 256 hours on 3 months. The program focuses on improvement of spoken and written Russian language.