We have been teaching since 2003 and know everything about cordial Russian welcome and can transmit it through the screen. Back to the pre-pandemic time, the school organized immersive trips for 200 foreign students each year. Men and women from Kenya, Norway, Australia, and other countries were lucky to spend from 1 to 12 weeks in Petrozavodsk and along with intensive Russian courses they got familiar with cuisine (tasting famous borsch, pelmeni, and syrniki), went to datchas in summer with their host families, met volunteers, had fun on Karelian folk dancing classes and outdoor traditional games, got impressed with the beauty of monasteries, waterfalls, and snowy landscapes. Therefore, teachers are fully aware of what could be of high interest for you and your groupmates and do best for you not to feel social restrictions pressure. The School is a part of one bigger language center based in Petrozavodsk in the northwest of the country. Kids, students and adults learn many languages and the significant advantage here is that managers and tutors know how to work with people of all ages, create engaging lessons and teach efficiently.
You learn with native professionals. Not every native speaker is a talented teacher who may answer all questions and elicit students' potential. Our teachers are experienced professionals who constantly improve the study process by adding new materials to the self-developed interactive library. When learning the language, no matter if you teach yourself Russian online or study Chinese or Swedish students should not sound old-fashioned. The language itself is a personality that gives birth to new words and phrases, patterns of communicating. Each lesson with our tutors is based on modern and up-to-date vocabulary locals use on daily basis.
Students can see where they go and can plan their future. The clear study program is divided into several modules with each one touching upon the most important topics to survive even in a small village where no one speaks English. You acquire not just communicative skills you make useful phrases stick into your mind and this active vocabulary allows you to order food, buy tickets, read news, and understand political announcements. The course's participants can always see into the plan and find the topic they are at now. As for the level, it takes the precise number of 96 academic hours to reach a new level. Once you come to the School you immediately understand that the learning process here Is not a sprint, this is a marathon that can last up to 4, 5 years depending on your goal.
Studying with us is simple. All you need to study the Russian language online is a laptop, camera, and basic computer knowledge. School's coordinator sends instructions on how to use the platform to each group member. If you already have everything from the list, you can study the language at a comfortable pace step by step in a small group of people who share your interests. All classes are held in the week according to the timetable (Moscow time which is UTC/GMT +3 hours, without any clock change during the year) previously discussed with School's coordinator, this is why students are never worried about time zones and place they live. Even if for some reason a student cannot join the group, each lesson is recorded and available to watch and keep up with other students.