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Your best weekend at Lielborne Manor!
Do you adore weekends as we do? We invite you to escape from Riga and immerse yourself in the amazing world of nature and tranquility. Take a chance to book a unique program that allows you to explore 2 cities – Kraslava and Daugavpils. You will enjoy the desired relaxing weekend at Lielborne Manor from Friday to Sunday. What is more - you will practise your Russian speaking skills in an informal environment. Additionally, you have an option to make your weekend more intense by...
Plan your best summer in Latvia
Summer Russian language course in Latvia is a story not only about Russian grammar or pronunciation. It's a story about a fountain of joyful emotions, about the sweet aroma of strawberry and salty waves of the Baltic Sea. What is more, your summer in Latvia is a thousand joyful moments spent with friends from all over the world. In other words, expect sparkling trips to the most beautiful places of Latvia and spicy clean air of the Latvian nature. It's...
The saga of funny feedbacks about Russian studies: episode 2018
As traditions go, we at RLA Durbe put together funny comments from the students’ feedback 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 :)...
Join in Centenary celebrations of Latvia’s 100!
On November 18th the Republic of Latvia celebrates 100 years since the proclamation of statehood. This anniversary will be a grand occasion! On this day every year locals lay flowers at the Freedom Monument and spend time with the loved ones. This year Riga’s streets and cafes will be particularly buzzing with a special atmosphere around the city! In the evening, the president will address the nation followed by celebratory fireworks, enriched with concerts and other events all around Riga....
My day trip to Sigulda
Riga, Sunday morning. I feel like exploring Latvia and start asking around: where can I go for an afternoon trip? I was unanimously advised to go to Sigulda and explore Gauja National park. I ran to the train station and 1h15 later, I arrived in Sigulda. This is probably the greenest place you can imagine, and the cleanest air you can breathe! Sigulda is ideal for those who wish to take a small break away from the city. I liked...
The University of many names
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 central...