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The University of many names

01.08.2018
Have a look at the University of Latvia’s main building. It is only three minutes away from the Russian Language Academy Durbe, on the same boulevard, Raiņa bulvāris! If you go for a walk along the canal, take a rest and have a look at the students coming in and out of the main entrance. Did you notice? They all avoid the central stairs and take either the left or right stairs. The reason behind it? A superstition! Taking the...
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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 - follow our guide, Natasha! She will tell...
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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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Your LIGO Linguistic Survival Kit!

21.06.2018
Are you ready for the most beloved national holiday by everybody in Latvia - LIGO (summer solstice celebration)? We sure are! In fact, our marketing manager Jelena has prepared a special Russian words list for the occasion - LIGO Top 10! Here is your LIGO survival linguistic kit: 1. Пиво [pívo] - beer 2. Сыр [syr] - cheese 3. Венок [venók] – wreath 4. Костер [kostjór] - bonfire 5. Шашлык [šašlýk] - skewered meat 6. Танцы [táncy] - dancing 7....
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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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Put Yourself On the Map With an International Summer Internship!

14.05.2018
Do you know that in many cases, experience counts more than qualifications in today’s society? An Internship at Russian Language Academy Durbe provides a great opportunity to gain invaluable work experience during your college break or summer vacation. Distinguish yourself from your peers! Learn real-world skills, gain Russian language proficiency, and immerse yourself in Russian and Latvian cultures to help make your resumé really stand out. Take your Russian language and professional skills to a whole new level by applying...
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