Enjoy Russian school answers one of the most frequently asked questions from Russian learners
Everyone knows there are no limits for learning foreign languages. Actually, any foreigner can participate in the Russian language programs at our school. We are always ready to provide you with the high-quality studies notwithstanding your age, country of origin or professional skills. It also refers to your Russian level as well.
1. Enjoy Russian welcomes students of any age
“Am I too young/old to learn Russian?”. Of course, not! For example, in the summer of 2018, the youngest participant of the program was the 11-year girl from Finland, and the eldest was an 80-year student from the USA. Both of them stayed in Russian host families, learned Russian and enjoyed the beauty of Karelia. Of course, we have certain requirements regarding age to ensure safety and comfort of our students.
Thus, students under 16 travel with an adult or in groups with supervising teachers. If you’re a parent, you can take the Russian course yourself or just relax during your Russian vacation and participate in the cultural activities arranged by the school if you wish. Students of 16-17 years old can travel unsupervised, but we’ll organize a private transfer. “Enjoy Russian” school driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you directly to your Russian host family. If you worry that you’re “too old” for participation, you can always choose a program most suitable for you: for example, take a one-to-one course or special course “Russian 50+” to learn at your own pace and get individual attention of the teacher. Regarding cultural program – choose the activities you’re interested in, and just don’t do extreme sports 🙂
2. We’ll help you with any type of accommodation here in Petrozavodsk
One of the most important parts of our Russian immersion program is Russian homestay. It’s the best way to practice Russian with native speakers, learn about Russian culture and traditions from within, get everyday care and support, eat tasty homemade meals and make long-life friends. That’s why we highly recommend staying in the Russian host family while studying at “Enjoy Russian” school. It’s up to you to choose accommodation with 1 or 2 meals a day. You can come with a friend or relative and stay on one host family in separate rooms or in different host families who live close.
If you prefer to live independently, we’ll assist you in finding an apartment. You can book any hotel on any online resource. The “Enjoy Russian” school is situated in the very center of Petrozavodsk, so you won’t face any problems with booking accommodation. For groups of students, we will be glad to book a dormitory room in our partner hostels.
3. We have a variety of courses so you’ll definitely find the one for you
You are welcome to study in a standard group. In this case, you’ll study according to a certain timetable 4 lessons a day from Monday to Friday. We form groups according to the test results of the students. In a group, there is a large variety of study activities like games, discussions and dialogs.
Individual one-to-one course means that you can choose any duration and intensity of the course, you can start and finish your program on any date. The timetable is more flexible, and you study according to an individual study plan which your teacher will prepare specially for you according to your wishes, topics of interests, learning speed etc.
Besides, there are many special courses to choose from: one-to-two course, Russian 50+, a Russian summer camp for teenagers and others. If you hesitate please just contact the school coordinator who will be glad to recommend you the most suitable program and answer all your questions in details.
4. We offer Russian courses for any levels
If you’re a beginner and don’t know even Russian alphabet, don’t worry and come to “Enjoy Russian” school to learn the basic aspects in a short period of time. In 2 weeks you’ll already have A0+ level which will enable you to speak with your host family in Russian about general topics. Don’t be afraid – we will be glad to arrange a transfer for you from the airport and choose a host family who speak the second language. It is always possible the take a Skype Russian course before your arrival to feel more secure about your trip.
If you speak Russian fluently and have B2 language level, we can offer you groups during the summer or individual course to focus on certain rules and topics where you need to. Russian homestay and practicing Russian with the volunteers will ensure your natural speaking.
5. We offer an individual approach to your cultural activities
Even if you’ve been in Petrozavodsk for many times there’s always lots of places to visit and activities to do. The coordinators of “Enjoy Russian” school will be glad to give you recommendations whether you want to try boat fishing, hiking or off-road driving. Explore Petrozavodsk and Karelia with “Enjoy Russian” school!