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Book a Russian course for beginners!
07.08.2018
Join one of our Russian language courses for beginners starting on 27 August, 10 and 24 September and start speaking Russian from the very moment you step into the classroom! During your course, the teachers will use the communicative approach - the most effective teaching method in order to start speaking Russian immediately. It is based on constant interaction and aims to boost your self-confidence and to greatly develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. As a beginner, you...
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Assessment test with a joy
01.08.2018
We can all agree that learning languages is a fascinating experience. But, as in every learning process, assessment is unavoidable! We have all been through endless grammar tests full of traps and the typical “write about your hobbies” essay for the 20th time. Fear not! The Russian Language Academy Durbe aims at establishing a positive and relaxed environment from the very moment you step in the school and, for this reason, your first day of studies does not start with...
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Old Riga through Marianne's eyes!
25.07.2018
Всем привет! My name is Marianne and I am the new summer intern at the Russian Language Academy Durbe. I come from France but I study in the UK. On my first day as an intern, I took part in a walking tour offered to all the students of the Academy for them to discover Riga. If you want to find out about the most ancient part of the capital of Latvia and do not fear heat, follow our guide,...
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“Spectacular Russian – the challenge makes it interesting!”
14.06.2018
From favorite words in Russian to hardworking locals of Latvia – Michael from Hong Kong talks about his Russian language study experience in Riga:   Durbe: What makes Russian an interesting language in your opinion? Michael: For me, the Russian language is spectacular - quite difficult to learn, but the challenge makes it super interesting!   Durbe: What are 3 most difficult words for you in the Russian language? Michael: Oh! That’s easy! 1) Здравствуйте [zdrávstvujte] – formal „hello” 2)...
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Best reasons to stay at Shared Flat for your summer Russian course!
30.05.2018
Thinking about what accommodation option to choose for this summer’s Russian language course? Why should you choose the Shared Flat? It’s affordable, it’s centrally located, it’s fully equipped and a perfect place for you to make new exciting acquaintances among your fellow Russian language students! Located in the heart of Riga city centre, the Shared Flat offers modern facilities and an excellent living environment to help you focus on studies and relax after classes. Of course, the best part is...
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„My Russian has improved enormously!”
18.05.2018
Our student Eugenia from Italy has been studying at Russian Language Academy Durbe for about six weeks. We had a little chat about her experience of studying Russian in Riga. Q: What inspired you to study Russian in the first place? I was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, but as I grew up in Italy I didn't speak Russian. I have always felt connected to the country as well as the language and it was an old dream of mine...
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