Who said that in Russia you can only learn about Russia?
Today we would like to introduce you to some activities at our school “Enjoy Russian”. As you probably already know, our school is a perfect place to learn Russian language in the most fun and exciting way: through socialising with host families, attending cultural events, and, of course, taking part in classes full of communication. However, there are even more benefits you can get from studying here, such as meeting people from all over the world!
Our school welcomes people from different countries who share the same goal: to get an unforgettable experience. This goal brings them together in a very short time, so our students easily make a lot of new friends from different corners of the world. Isn’t it great? While learning about Russian culture you also get familiar to other countries, their lifestyles, languages, national characteristics through the best studying tool – live communication! That is why a couple days ago we held a special event to let our students learn something new about each other’s countries – National Food party! Everyone likes food, right? Well, it turns out that food tastes even better when it introduces a whole new culture to us!
Different countries at one place
As you can see in the picture, at our National Food party the table was full of dishes! Of course, all our students could try some national Russian foods, such as very popular Olivye and bliny that were cooked by our volunteers Lilia and Sasha. Olivye is an essential part of celebrating New Year in Russia, and bliny (pancakes) with different fillings are traditionally eaten during Maslenitsa, a holiday celebrated in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.Also everyone could try oatcakes, a traditional British breakfast which is sometimes confused with pancakes because they look very similar, as our students from the UK told. There were also such sweet dishes as scones with jam cooked by our student Hannah from the UK. For those who wanted to try a full meal our Italian students suggested lasagna, and our Spanish student cooked chistorra, kind of small fried sausages.Each student introduced their national dish in Russian, so they could, as usually, practice their speaking and listening skills.
You’re always welcome to join us!
National Food party is just one of the examples that show our vision of working with exchange students. We are convinced that learning about Russian culture is only a part of the experience our students can get here, another important part is learning from each other.
If you are also passionate about exploring the world, join our school “Enjoy Russian”. Let’s go through this journey together!