Attentive coordinators. Shelby from Canada saw the post about courses on Facebook and noticed a lot of positive feedback. «I decided to learn Russian language and contacted the school. Once I did, I was really impressed by the services. The staff was very attentive and kind». Yes, we did everything for students to apply easily using Instagram, Facebook, or simply website. It takes a maximum of 2 days to answer but only because a school coordinator recollects energy to be even more attentive and has her days off (Saturday and Sunday). «You always did answer my questions fast», said our student Anna from Finland. Of course, you should pass the entry test first, then we offer you a group with the most comfortable timetable, arrange a trial lesson if needed. Even after the course, students stay in contact with tutors and the coordinator.
Lots of life. Not everyone knows but before Enjoy Russian school started online courses and speaking clubs its tiny office in Petrozavodsk was home to about 200 people each year. Besides Russian lessons, traditional food workshops, ballet, local embankment excursions, meeting with locals in pubs and cafés were the brightest moments of that precious time. Since then, we have got lots of pictures and videos posted on social networks and here in the blog. Stefano from Italy: «First, what attracted me was that on the website I saw many pictures from the school life, I watched some interviews from students, and it was appearing to me as an active and well-organized school». Angel from Holland: «The fact that the school is in Petrozavodsk, and that they have all the other in-person courses helps to believe that Enjoy Russian is not just a school organizing courses for students that only use the language learning as an excuse for holidays». So we do hope that all the restrictions will be eliminated soon, and we will meet all students in person again.
Lots of communication. «The variety of different online Russian language courses for each level is unique», said Nicole from Canada. But the courses are always useless if there is no real-life practice and live communication with natives. According to our tutors, this is the key to mastering Russian at absolutely each level. Fred from the USA told us that he was looking not for an academic course but for one which helped to communicate with family and friends in Russia. An online format serves as an additional advantage here, because people like Fred (he does travel a lot) can join the class and immerse in an intensive practice wherever he currently stays.
Price and timetable. Private classes with a tutor are always a Russian roulette (even if you learn Chinese). You might have two classes, then skip 4, then be on a break for 2 months losing your motivation to study day by day. With this School, students always know when they have to join the lesson and what is the frequency. «I prefer study groups which don't change every week. 2 online Russian classes a week is perfect for me. I only want to have a little knowledge of your language and no need to study fast», said Ruth from Austria. As for the price, currently, students pay just 80 euro per month and study at a comfortable pace. «Many schools offer courses with more hours in the week and some schools are quite expensive», said Ruth.
You feel that you are welcomed no matter what. One of the main advantages mentioned by students. Even if the schedule is busy, even if the plans change fast or at the very last moment, School's coordinator has something to offer. «It was my dream to take lessons in person in Petrozavodsk last year, but unfortunately a Virus came along and put everything on hold. But again, the School came up immediately with great alternative courses online! And here I am, learn Russian twice a week with lovely international classmates and a great, knowledgeable teacher», said Nicole from Canada. The individual approach is a cliché that comes on the front page of all online schools, but sometimes students do not feel it at all. The teachers keep in touch with students far beyond lessons. They share pictures of pets and family news, listen to music together, and congratulate each other on international holidays.