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Funny Feedbacks About Russian Studies

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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Join in on the Centenary Celebrations of Latvia’s 100th Birthday!

16.11.2018
In 2018 Latvia celebrates its 100th birthday! On November 18th, 1918, the Republic of Latvia proclaimed its statehood. On this day, Latvians lay flowers at the Freedom Monument and spend time with their loved ones. This year, Riga’s streets and cafes will be particularly buzzing with a special atmosphere around the city for Latvia's birthday! In the evening, the president will address the nation followed by celebratory fireworks, enriched with concerts and other events all around Riga. But not just Latvia will...
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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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Bonding Experience with the Host Family

25.10.2018
Hi everyone! We have a host-family focused interview with our sunny student from the UK – Natasha, to share with you today!   Natasha, why did you choose to stay with the Russian HF? I wanted to be able to practise my Russian in a real-life situation. Also, I hadn’t been to a foreign country alone before and I felt that staying with a host family would be more ‘homely’. Please describe your experience with them. Very positive! Elena was...
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Voulez-vous étudier le russe gratuitement?

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'm French but I study in the UK and I just spent one year in Granada, Spain. I am conscious that traveling 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 program to support...
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