"My week of private tuition was extremely beneficial. It enabled me to 'resurrect' much latent knowledge and greatly helped improve my fluency. For a learner who does not study regularly, such a solution is ideal. My teacher was able to design the lessons specifically to help me fill in 'gaps' in my knowledge which are the result of erratic study in the past.
It was an exciting and interesting week. Never before had I experienced such perfectly structured and informative language lessons. The teachers are extremely helpful and patient and every minute of each lesson was used effectively. The location of the school is just great; In the centre of Riga, yet calm enough to study without any interruptions. What I liked most was the atmosphere and that everybody at Durbe RLA is so friendly and helpful. For me, Riga is the perfect location to study Russian. Thank you so much!
"I am very pleased with my 3 weeks at Durbe RLA, especially the high-quality education provided during lessons. The teacher was knowledgeable and able to adapt her teaching to the level and needs of the group. "
"I really liked the course, in particular because of our teacher Michail. I can say he is one of the best teachers. I can tell that because I have already attended courses similar to this one (in London, in Dublin…). Here, we covered a lot of useful material that I will put into practice immediately in September. Every kind of material and source was excellent! Thank you to everyone who works in Durbe RLA. And thank to my host Ljudmila, who hosted me for these weeks; we talked a lot; she is a host per excellence."
"Dear Durbe RLA team,
I would like to thank you for all your help during my Russian language course in Riga. Today I’ve received my exam result - I passed it on first try. I couldn’t have done that without you all, so Thank You! I also would like to send my greetings to my Russian host mom – Nina, I hope she’s doing well.
With warm regards,
Your student David (Malta)"
I really love the school - it’s personal and very individual. I am a beginner and the only thing that I had to do before coming here was to learn the Cyrillic alphabet, which we repeated the first day of lessons. Of course, I need to be focused on Russian and I have to study words everyday but it’s great, because it is the only way to study a new language.
I believe that during my week I improved, especially the listening skill. In class we do a lot of exercises and now I am much more confident in my listening. Riga is a beautiful city and I didn’t expect it to be like that, in some ways it reminds me of Berlin and I was very surprised because it’s similar to other European cities but, at the same time, it has beautiful differences. I do like the parks! In Riga, there are many parks and my favorite one is located just in front of the school, where you can enjoy a nice walk.
Giulia: "Credo che il mio periodo di studio presso Durbe sia stato assai utile. Grazie al basso numero di studenti per classe sei subito coinvolto nello spirito della scuola con gli altri studenti, con cui in poco tempo formi una piccola ma grande famiglia.
La scuola ha un ottimo programma di insegnamento che aiuta a sviluppare tutti gli aspetti della lingua e per studenti italiani, che di solito hanno poche possibilita’ di parlare russo anche nei centri accademici, risulta definitivamente d’aiuto."
Giulia: "What I liked the most of studying at Durbe was the welcoming and comfortable environment of this school. Our teacher was very friendly, comprehensive, helpful and motivating. Moreover the Russian course in a group of just 4 people gave me the opportunity to improve a lot my language skills, above all the speaking part. Riga turned out to be the perfect place to study Russian not far from home!"