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Learning Russian Online for Free

06.06.2019
Do you want to learn Russian but have no idea where to start or how to improve it? We did the research for you and recommend these free sites online: Master Russian teaches all the basics, in addition to proverbs and Russian culture. Russian for Everyone follows more of an organized lesson plan approach to learning the language if you prefer more of a traditional setting. RT offers lessons, phonetics, and tests. You would have to create a free account...
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Tour of the Central Market

04.06.2019
Let's Go to the Central Market! After a day at RLA Durbe in the capital of Latvia - Riga, students (and interns) can relax by going on a tour of the Riga Central Market. Our tour guide Natasha was a sweet lady, she told us all about the history of the market and the importance of the Daugava River. She told us how barges would transport fresh produce from the provinces of Latvia to Riga and dock workers would laboriously...
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Russian for Politics Now Available for Booking!

14.03.2019
 Exciting News! Individual courses on Russian for Politics are now live and available for booking! Do you study Russian as a foreign language or for international relations? Do you see yourself in the world political arena? Perhaps your passion lies in Russian economics or sociology? If the answer is YES – a new exclusive course will be just right for you! Everything you wanted to know about Russian for Politics is now at an arm’s length with 6 main course modules...
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Your Best Weekend at Lielborne Manor!

26.02.2019
Do you love the weekends as much as we do? Join us on an escape from Riga and surround yourself with nature in total peace and tranquility. Why not book a unique program that allows you to explore 2 cities – Kraslava and Daugavpils! You can spend your weekend at the historical Lielborne Manor and enjoy a well-deserved relaxing weekend from Friday to Sunday. Practice your Russian in an informal environment while enjoying a multitude of amazing free time activities....
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Focus on Speaking Russian and Get Ready to Chat

29.01.2019
Hi everyone, I am the intern at the Russian Language Academy Durbe (RLA Durbe), located in Latvia, Riga. Because I am aware that it can be a bit tricky to pick a course without knowing what actually happens in the classroom, I attended an advanced (B2) Russian class at the Russian Language Academy Durbe in order to give you feedback based on my experience as a linguist. So let me tell you more about the most important part of your...
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Latvian in 3 weeks – a challenge, but possible!

28.01.2019
Read the interview below with our talented student from the Netherlands - Ande Oey. Find out why he decided to learn Latvian at RLA Durbe in Riga. Nowadays, the constantly growing popularity of the Latvian language as one of the official languages of the EU attracts an increasing number of students coming to Riga to study it. "The reason why I decided to study Latvian is that I’m planning to study medicine here, at Rīga Stradiņš University. The university requires...
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