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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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The Saga of Funny Feedbacks About Russian Studies: Episode 2018

20.12.2018
As traditions go, we here at RLA Durbe put together funny comments from students’ feedback that we’ve received throughout this year. We divided those into 2 parts: “Original out-of-the-blue answers” and replies to the question “What didn’t you like?”. Now, this should be interesting to read more about – take a look! Paul, USA: I didn’t like that the course had to end! (ed: and that’s after 24 weeks of studies!) Lenka, Czech Republic: What didn’t I like? – Tests...
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Top Preference: High Quality and Safe Environment

04.10.2018
Riga is a very versatile city for people of all ages, even for high school students. So why do parents choose Russian Language Academy Durbe for their children? The main factors being the high-quality courses, the safe environment of the city, and the confidence in the wellbeing of their children during their studies and their stays with their host families.   Noam – a student from Sweden, who initially booked 3 weeks of Russian studies and then extended his stay with us....
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Study Russian and Celebrate the New Year in Riga!

06.11.2018
We prepared an exclusive festive offer and a special holiday present for you to improve your Russian skills and to spend an amazing New Year holiday in romantic Riga, full of Christmas lights with the anxious expectation of the New Year's miracle! New Year package includes: 1) Shared Flat accommodation from December 26, 2018, until January 5, 2019 (10 nights), single room, self-catering (residence, en-suite rooms accommodation upon request, ask for the price) 2) 20 Individual lessons, taken over 5 study days (December 27,...
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How to afford studying abroad

09.08.2018
Hello guys! It’s me again, Marianne. I am the summer intern at the Russian Language Academy Durbe in Riga, Latvia. I am French but I study in the UK and I just spent one year in Granada, Spain. I am conscious that travelling for your studies or to do an internship might seem complicated and costly. So here are my tips on how to obtain funding for your studies/internship abroad! Erasmus+ You probably heard about Erasmus+, the EU's programme to...
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Why on earth would you study Russian?

01.08.2018
 And other questions that need to be answered about learning languages... When I meet people, they often quickly find out that I am a language freak. Their reactions vary but follow a predictable pattern. Those questions, no matter how cliché, actually arise from legitimate concern or curiosity. If you study or speak more than one language, or if you are planning to do so, here are a couple of questions that people most probably will ask you, and that you...
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