Over 4 weeks I was able to improve my knowledge of the Russian language and gain confidence in my speaking abilities. The staff at the school is very helpful and my teacher was helpful, patient, and good at adjusting her lessons to our level of Russian. For example, some of us had forgotten grammar so she found material for us to go over grammar. I would recommend this course to other people.
Excellent course with well-prepared teachers (all 3 of them). All my needs were taken into account and every lesson was tailored to my needs. The teachers took my progress into account and were ready to change lessons and objectives of classes as new questions came up. Extremely well organized.
I enjoyed a lot my time in Riga as well as in Durbe Language Centre. All arrangements were fine and I received first-class Russian language lessons. Thanks a lot! Most probably you'll see me again on your excellent courses.
I liked the course very much. Our teacher was helpful and understanding. She was well organized and prepared, but also let us participate in the preparations of further classes. I learned a lot, and felt progress especially in my speaking capabilities.
"Meine Zeit bei EC Durbe war wirklich toll. Der Anfängerkurs war sehr gut strukturiert und der beste Start, um Russisch zu lernen. Mein Lehrer war ausgezeichnet. Ruhig und geduldig. Der Kurs war sehr intensiv, aber genau das richtige Tempo! Ebenfalls habe ich die freundliche und entspannte Atmosphäre in der Schule geschätzt."
The teacher Mihail is a very nice and competent teacher. Excellent knowledge of society and Russian way of living helps to understand Russian language. Also the easygoing atmosphere helped in learning. I certainly would recommend him as a teacher.
"Der Einzelunterricht war perfekt für mich, um meine Sprachkompetenz zu verbessern. Meine Lehrer waren sehr hilfsbereit und sehr gut darin, komplexe Situationen zu erklären. Meine Gastfamilie war sehr gastfreundlich und ich habe neben Russisch auch viel über Lettland gelernt."
I think the Durbe program is great. I like the class size and the pace was good - not too fast or too slow. Daria explained grammar well and also took time to discuss interesting cultural facts about Russia and Latvia with us. I'm glad that we actually got to speak spontaneously and push ourselves to express ideas. Many classes only do grammar and never speaking - this class excellently balances both!