Everything at the school and Riga was really great and I have a fun time. It was more than everything I expected. Thank you, Russian Language Academy BORN so much for everything you’ve done, this entire experience was super! ”
Valerie, Canada, December 2022
My 1-week course with the Academy was highly rewarding and a great opportunity to solidify my knowledge. Especially if you are interested in something more topical, a combination of a general Russian course and one of the Academy’s specialised courses is ideal. The very friendly and competent teachers will take their time to explain complicated aspects of the language and to train real-life communication skills. Moreover, the small size of learning groups and the option for individual lessons allow you to get support and challenges that are really appropriate for your level. Overall it was a great motivation to keep on learning Russian more intensely in the future.”
-Kai, Germany, September 2022
Studying in a Russian language program in Riga has many advantages. For example, full immersion is one of the greatest benefits. If you force yourself to only speak Russian, you will find plenty of opportunities to practice in everyday situations. Class gives you opportunities to follow your interests in Russian studies. For instance, I enjoy researching a new word’s etymology. Additionally, it’s rewarding to use that new vocabulary in a conversation or essay.
I love listening to other students’ experiences. A Russian language program is a wonderful way to meet people from around the world too. In-class conversations on topics like ваша семья, свободное время and культура allow you to learn from your classmates while practicing Russian.
Read more about my experience here.
-Anna, USA, July 2022
Riga truly offers a terrific immersion experience. So many people here choose to speak Russian conversationally. There’s never been a shortage of people to talk to! Whether I am at the Central Market, a restaurant, or even the movie theater, I’m able to practice and develop my Russian skills. I enjoy engaging with the local community.
I love how much we speak in class. In class in the US, I’d done a lot of reading and writing but not as much speaking. Every day in class we have natural conversations. This helped me to develop confidence in my Russian skills. It’s also made thinking in Russian a more natural process for me.
Read more about my experience here.
-Catherine, USA, July 2022
It was a great experience to study at the Russian Language Academy BORN. This was my first fully immersive language experience. The teachers at the school made a big impact. My teachers were patient and gave positive and constructive corrections. Also, I really appreciate the pace of the classes. We covered many important concepts, and teachers ensured they were appropriately challenging. Overall, I enjoyed all aspects of studying and staying in Riga. In addition, I built a better background through this experience. Subsequently, I learned the skills I need to move forward with my studies.
– Nick, USA, June 2022
I wanted to spend the summer in one of the Baltic nations, and Latvia just called to me. That’s why I chose to study Russian in Riga. Riga has been a great place to live and study. And of course, studying Russian is a rewarding pursuit.
Learning Russian is like aolving a 50,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. It’s a slow, laborious process to put together, but once you have a section done it’s very rewarding. Also, class is beneficial because I’m forced to talk. Before coming here, my confidence in speaking was pretty low. Now, even if my sentences aren’t perfect, I can communicate what I want in a way that people can better understand. You can read more about how studying Russian can be rewarding here.
-Ben, UK, July 2022