четверг, 19 декабря 2013 г.

Dear friends, we are happy to introduce you our Teacher Olga Eliseeva!
Many of our students had already chance to get acquainted with her during enthralling and effective lessons that she organizes each time for the students! Guys, am I right?! Please, tell us your impressions!
 Please, follow the task  You have to feel, understand and pronounce (write) your version to us;)  be creative!!!!  as we are ;)

 

понедельник, 16 декабря 2013 г.

Почему русские не улыбаются?

Известный лингвист раскрыл тайны знаменитой русской неулыбчивости.

Иностранцы постоянно говорят о том, что русские — на удивление неулыбчивый народ, об этом пишут в блогах и путеводителях, спрашивают при личных встречах, рассказывают всем друзьям и знакомым. Действительно, мы улыбаемся гораздо реже представителей других национальностей, но, как выяснилось, у нас на это есть свои причины.


Известный ученый, профессор Иосиф Стернин называет одной из особенностей русского характера бытовую неулыбчивость и объясняет ее несколькими факторами. Приводим выдержки из статьи лингвиста, которая проливает свет на некоторые странности загадочной русской души.

1. Улыбка в русском общении не является сигналом вежливости. Западные улыбки во время приветствия означают чистую вежливость. Чем больше человек улыбается, тем больше дружелюбия он хочет продемонстрировать своему партнеру. Постоянная вежливая улыбка называется у русских «дежурной улыбкой» и считается плохим признаком человека, проявлением его неискренности, скрытности, нежелания обнаружить истинные чувства. Русская улыбка — это знак личной симпатии, а не вежливость.

2. Русские не улыбаются незнакомым. Улыбка в русском общении адресуется в основном знакомым. Именно поэтому продавщицы не улыбаются покупателям — они же их не знают. Если покупатель знаком продавщице, она ему обязательно улыбнётся!

3. Для русских нетипично улыбаться в ответ. Если русский видит улыбающегося ему/ей незнакомого человека, он, несомненно, будет искать причину веселья. Может, что-то в его/её одежде или причёске заставило этого типа так веселиться.

4. Чтобы русский улыбался, у него должна быть для этого достаточная причина, очевидная для других. Это даёт человеку право улыбаться — с точки зрения других. В русском языке появилась уникальная поговорка, которой нет в других языках: «Смех без причины — признак дурачины».

5. Неулыбчивость русского человека (именно неулыбчивость, а не мрачность — русские в своем большинстве веселые, жизнерадостные и остроумные) поддерживается и русским фольклором, где мы находим массу поговорок и пословиц «против» смеха и шуток. Из словаря Владимира Даля «Пословицы русского народа»: — Шутка до добра не доводит. — И смех наводит на грех. — И смех, и грех. — Иной смех плачем отзывается. — В шутках правды не бывает. — Шутка к добру не приведет.

6. У русских не принято улыбаться при исполнении служебных обязанностей, при выполнении какого-либо серьезного дела. Например, таможенники в аэропортах никогда не улыбаются, поскольку заняты серьезным делом. Эта особенность русской улыбки уникальна.

7. Русская улыбка призвана быть только искренней, она рассматривается как искреннее выражение хорошего настроения или расположения к собеседнику.

Итак, если вам улыбнулся иностранец — это еще ничего не значит, его учили улыбаться каждому, а если улыбнулся русский, то лишь потому, что действительно этого захотел.

По материалам статьи И.А.Стернина «Особенности русской улыбки»
http://sternin.adeptis.ru/articles2_rus.html#f

четверг, 12 декабря 2013 г.

Volunteering – is great! It teaches you and it gives you friends!

This week we’ve managed to carry through another very sapid and useful workshop with our student Jessica! The project was named “Italian-Russian. Skills exchange!”. Jessica, our student from Italy, and Elena, Russian student who is whiling to learn about Italy as much as she only can, met in a cozy room to drink coffee and to teach each other languages through traditions and culture. The first topic was devoted to “Italian- Russian Cuisines” and the last – to “Stereotypes: what Italians think about Russians”. Time has passed very fast! Hope Girls found out a lot of pithy info and became friends, although in facebook ;)
 

Tomorrow Jessica leaves! She has been here for 5 weeks and the teacher says she made a real progress! The first day she came – she could neither speak nor understand. Now she speaks, understands and feel the Russian!

And you?! Do you want to learn Russian?! We will teach you! For SURE!!!
 
 
 
 
“Volunteering at the English language summer camp was a great experience. I was working with children aged 7-10 and they were very enthusiastic about being able to practice their English language skills. We played games, did crafts and went on excursions. My favorite excursions involved sand painting and making “kalitki” at a local restaurant. I think I had just as much fun as the children did!!" Victoria Lee

Challenge yourself and
LEARN FOR FREE with us! 
 

 
 

понедельник, 9 декабря 2013 г.

News! 09.12 2013
Today we again say good bye to one of our students! But we are not disappointed at all! Because Alex is coming back in the very beginning of January 2014 to upgrade his Russian! He is going to stay with us 3 months! Such a diligent student!!!

In winter we offer a special program that includes a wonderful possibility to immerse into a Russian severe wintry culture! Bird's-eye Kizhi covered with snow! Unique excursion by helicopter is offered http://enjoyrussian.com/3686_programs/3691_winter_russian_courses/


Don’t waste time! Learn Russian and immerse into Russian day life with Russian Language School “Enjoy Russian”!



пятница, 29 ноября 2013 г.

 News!!!

Yesterday our students were having National Food Party! It was very cozy and nice indeed! Did you know that in Europe its ok to eat chees with a JAM?! Have you ever tried Russian Kalitki with Italian red wine?! )) A lot of enthralling facts surround those who are involved in Russian Language School Activities! Join us!

Today we say "See You" to some of our students – Claude and Richard!

Claude had a very intensive course of Russian Language. He studied 6 hours a day for 3 weeks! Such an encouraged student!
Claude, we hope you liked our course and you will come back one day to upgrade Russian ;)
 

Richard, we will be waiting for you in January! We believe that our methods of teaching, our work will help you in your Russian daylife!

Few students continue studying in the School! We all are getting ready for the winter! Christmas.. New Year.. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE!!!

Dear Friends! Its high time to apply for the winter 2014! Wintry Kizhi, Russian Language course, cultural programs and FRIENDS are waiting for you!
 

 

It’s so pleasant to refer to the summer review left by Stuart about his stay in Russian Language School “Enjoy Russian”! Would you like to read?! ;)
 
 

вторник, 26 ноября 2013 г.

Thanks a lot for all our Alumnus who left us such warm, pleasant words in Evaluations!

At the end of the season we are happy to announce – from all 83 reviews 77 are very-very positive! Dear Students, thank you very much!

Thanks to your rating “Excellent” in most cases – we realize that our courses are really helpful, that our work is well done!

 Helen English, Ireland
         Everything was excellent. I visited Кижи island – we had an excellent guide and the trip was excellent. Маша was the most helpful volunteer. Petrozavodsk is a lovely, small city. I felt at home here. The atmosphere in the school is very positive and intercultural.

Kubra Demir, Turkey
         Everything was good. I went to Kizhi, it was beautiful. I recommend my excursion to other students. Volunteers are not bad, but Maria is my favorite volunteer, because she helped me when I had some questions.
         I would recommend program, because Petrosavodsk is small city and you can learn easily, you can live here. Everyone is very helpful. They helped us for everything.

 
Simone  Widhalm, Austria
         Content of the language course was excellent. There were interesting topics for different levels of knowledge. Александра Павлова is the best teacher I’ve ever had. Teaching materials were excellent. I’d like to add that organization and administration of program were excellent. Thank you for the great support before and during our stay. Everything worked out perfectly. It was a great experience. I’ll recommend it to other people. The course helped me a lot to lose my fear of speaking and to gain practice in speaking. I got a lot of information about Russia. The quality of handouts was very good. We had some additional texts. I hope that I could improve my Russian skills. Thank you very much!

понедельник, 25 ноября 2013 г.

Would you like to taste Russian severe winter in our friendly warm company?!

Dear friends! We invite you to feel deeply our winter atmosphere, to be surrounded by snow-crowned trees, by songs of winter bullfinches. In winter Karelia provides great opportunities for active entertainment.


You can enjoy wonderful relaxing rest in Russian banya – the best way of time-passing one frosty day. From times immemorial it has been believed that Russian sauna brings health, recovery and life-giving forces. Sauna lovers live longer, look and feel better. Can you imagine!! !! You take a birch brunch , you sit on an aspen bench and you breath in a hot dry steam filled with flavor of birch, aspen or needles.. And then you shoot out and jump into the snowdrift!!! Yes! It’s the main part of winter banya! After such a rite you’ll be full of health and forces and will be ready to start more exciting activities!!!

 
 
Would you like to try a real arctic riding a snowmobile on the frozen lake of Onega through the surreal beauty of frozen desert covered with fluffy Russian snow?! And there will be plenty of it, for sure!
 
 
And what about the unique and unforgettable experience of a journey along the frozen lakes and snowy taiga on dogsledges. You will love the pristine wilderness, the thrill of being surrounded by abundant wildlife and the majestic winter scenery. The clear air and the endless snowy forest will transport you to the world from a winter fairy- tale. Karelia offers you breath-taking and challenging adventures in the Russian North.
 
 
For hardier people we can offer different cross-country ski routes that run along the woodlands, the frozen lakes and through old traditional villages, where beautiful treasures of Russian wooden architecture can be found. Enjoy the quiet beauty of the Karelia and plenty of snow!
 

For those who prefer short-time activities we can offer skating. Our stadium, which is situated in the center of Petrozavodsk, gives you a possibility to rent the skates! Cheerful music, bright lights on the ice – all for an excellent way of rest!
 
 
As for the guests who come in February we are glad to offer you to visit or even to participate in another winter magic! International Winter Festival of the North "Hyperborea" held in Petrozavodsk each February. This is a Festival of Snow and Ice sculptures, where different music & dance societies take part in a great concert, where you can see masterpiece sculptures made of ice and snow! Usually the holiday ends by gorgeous fireworks!!! If you feel interested in taking part in this completion – let us know! We will be happy to help you with organization process!
 

As for the guests who come in February we are glad to offer you to visit or even to participate in another winter magic! International Winter Festival of the North "Hyperborea" held in Petrozavodsk each February. This is a Festival of Snow and Ice sculptures, where different music & dance societies take part in a great concert, where you can see masterpiece sculptures made of ice and snow! Usually the holiday ends by gorgeous fireworks!!! If you feel interested in taking part in this completion – let us know! We will be happy to help you with organization process!

Karelia in winter attracts you by enormous ways of spending time! Winter in Karelia - time of unimaginable beauty. A ringing crystal frosty air, the crunch of pure snow, which for many people large cities have become a distant childhood memory, sparkling snow caps of giant pines and firs, and even the northern lights - a real winter kingdom!


пятница, 15 ноября 2013 г.

Do you want to plunge into a warm amicable atnosphere during the cold severe winter?! ))) So, very WELCOME!!! http://enjoyrussian.com/3686_programs/3691_winter_russian_courses/ 
 
Here you may read our students reviews from last winter))

Caroline Engl, Austria

I was studying here from February till March. I think that the courses are excellent. The courses are really useful things. I learnt a lot of words and did many exercises for grammar. There were good texts in Russian. Living conditions were excellent. I didn’t miss anything, I had my freedom and host mum cared about me like my own mum too. Cultural program was good. There was the possibility to do something every day. In my case, I need no help, but I’m sure if I had needed help, volunteers would help me. They were really nice and friendly. I’m really happy that I was there, I learned so much and I felt welcomed and not on my own (if you need anything you always get help). Study rooms were comfortable. Everything was fine. I learnt a lot, more than the half of Grammar, I learnt (I counted) about 1000 new words. The teachers always prepare materials for lessons. Мне очень понравилось! Удачи, здоровья и успеха!


Nicholas Lone, United Kingdom

I was studying here from January till February. Content of the language course was perfect. There was a great variety of interesting topics. I liked some topics particularly on СМИ and Education. Our teachers were excellent. Two very helpful teachers were patient, interesting and understanding. I’m very thankful to them. My living conditions were perfect. Rock climbing was very fun. We went bowling, which was also nice. Volunteers were excellent as always. They are very kind, helpful and friendly people. Organization of program was very good. Ася and Алевтина – СПАСИБО! I really enjoyed the course and I would come back again. The teacher’s work was perfect. We studied many interesting topics, which were well structured and logical. Sometimes it was difficult to understand but our teachers Настя and Саша helped us by giving explanations. The methods of teaching were always interesting. Both teachers had a wide knowledge and prepared good materials for us. Study rooms were always comfortable. Using of audio and video materials helped us to understand Russian better. It is fantastic. I think that I improved my knowledge of Russian language.
 
 


вторник, 12 ноября 2013 г.

We continue interviewing our students while their staying in Petrozavodsk!
Today we are glad to introduce you Martina!
 
 
Where are you from?
I am from Austria. It's kind of a small town, where I live. There are 9000 habitants and it's quite weird for me to live in such a big city like Pertozavodsk now. Of course we have Graz, which is the second biggest city in Austria but it has the same number of habitants like Petrozavodsk – about 300 000. Petrozavodsk is very big for Austria and for Russia it's rather small I think.
 
Why have you decided to study Russian?
I have decided to study Russian because I like the project I am working in here. I am being a volunteer service here and the project is about attending school classes, cafes and helping organizing different events. Actually I applied to many different countries so I wasn't at first really sure where to go. But then Russia suggested me to come and  so I had decided that I needed to study Russian. I like Russian because my grandparents speak Russian since they had this language at school. Apart from that I like the sound of Russian. From one hand it is so fluent and from the other hand – so aggressive and I like it. I like this mix.
 
Why have you decided to come to Petrozavodsk?
It was actually project who invited me here. And it was also more interesting for me to be a volunteer in a small town because it isn't such a touristic place so I could see what people do in usual life. And because it is hard to imagine any other situation when I would have a chance to visit this place. And now I am really glad that I am here.
 
What was the most difficult part of coming here? Were there any difficulties?
Yeah! It started when I came to Saint-Petersburg and my suitcase didn't. And I couldn't speak Russian at all, only English. But the woman from airport service didn't speak English so she couldn't explain anything to me. Luckily there was a girl who was sitting in the plane next to me and she helped me then. But it took two hours and I had only one hour left to catch the train. That girl helped me again — she took me to the train station, and I was very grateful to her. I think if I had this situation somewhere in Europe I would be able to communicate with people but here it's impossible because just a very few people can speak English and it's a problem for foreigners.
And one situation happened to me in the supermarket. I couldn't read the names of the products and could only guess what that or other thing was. And when I have decided to buy some milk and took something that was looking like milk it turned to be kefir.
 
 
Was there anything strange for you when you came here?
Actually quite a lot of things.. Better to say they were unusual.  One of those things is paying at the bus when you are out of it. And all those holes in the streets and people just drive through them. That is just weird! People are very friendly here and even when they realize you are a stranger they still are very very friendly. In Austria many people are racists and behave very impolite with foreigners. So I wasn't expecting such a good attitude from Russians. And everyone here has a water boiler because everyone drink tea all the time – no matter what occasion. When I came here I've bought this little pack of tea and I thought that would be enough for three months. But after one week it was gone! Now I got used to drinking tea, I even like it, but in the very beginning it was strange.
 
Is there any difference between people in Austria and people in Russia?
This difference is really big. People in Austria make a huge problem out of a little thing and here when there is a little problem people prefer to ignore it if they don't know how to deal with it. It's one of those things I like about Russians – they stay calm no matter what.
 
Tell me about your volunteer activity.
I attend classes at schools and play with children. For example sometimes I split the class in some groups and ask them different questions like "funny facts about Europe" or other topics. In one class I had to talk about studying in Austria so I needed to sum up the information and present it to those children. Actually it's not only children. Sometimes I have classes with adult people who have started learning English not long ago. We also organize some events in those cafes in "Begemot" or "Time Shop", where we discuss different problems or watch movies.
 
What was your main goal when you came here? Have you reached it?
I just wanted to see something completely different from school. And I did it.

понедельник, 11 ноября 2013 г.

Russian + Volunteering
Volunteering – is a way of Learning Russian!

You are willing to learn Russian but your budget is limited?!
You want to achieve the fast progress in Russian but don’t want to follow usual classes?!
You want to immerse into a Russian lifestyle and find new friends?!

Than the program “Russian + Volunteering” is exactly for you! This project is targeted at people willing to spend more time in Russia to achieve the proper level of the Russian Language and learn how Russians do really live in Russia))

Thanks to this program you will be occupied by implementing different projects with a help of Russian Volunteers. Discussion clubs in cafes, different workshops for kids, students, adults, thematic shows and meetings – all these projects give you a great possibility to plunge into Russian way of life.

Thanks to it you’ll find friends, you’ll meet interesting people, you’ll learn to be sociable, and learn to find a language with each person. You’ll interact with people of different cultures, ages, religions and philosophies!

Isn’t it a way of immersion into a culture and learning the language?! Yes, it is! For sure!
So hurry up and apply for the program!

During 2 months you will learn Russian 4 hours per day, 5 days per week and develop and implement volunteering projects!

All levels are offered: from beginner to the third certificate level.

Course fees:
Tuition fee is 1040 euro for 160 hour course + 460 euro two months accommodation (incl. breakfast).


 

 

 

 

пятница, 8 ноября 2013 г.

Our news))
This week we welcome our new brave students from Italy and France! Jessica is new in the Russian language and it is really interesting to evaluate the progress that she will attain in her knowledge during her stay!!! And Claude has a very high level of Russian. He applied for the Business course! He will study 3 weeks, 6 hours a day!

November is going to be an interesting month full of different interesting project to realize and to visit! Two girls-volunteers, Martina from Austria and Jade from England, came to our Centre!
Their plan is full of different workshops in English and Russian, different lessons for kids and students in schools and University, exciting thematic meetings with citizens and guests of Petrozavodsk!  

 
And the main announcement – we are getting a lot of applications for the next year! Guys, don’t miss a chance to join our friendly company! We have a program for each for you and a SCHOLARSHIP!!!!!

понедельник, 21 октября 2013 г.

The relay of the Olympic Flame is a large sports related celebration, which precedes the Winter Olympic Games 2014. Thousands of torchbearers over the course of several months carry the Olympic Flame across the territory of Russia, the host country of the future Games, symbolizing the approaching Olympics.

Karelia is a well-known sports region, the main specialization of which is winter sports. During Soviet times, Karelian Sortavala made "Karelia" skis known to the whole country. Famous skier Larisa Lazutina and Evgenya Medvedeva were born in Karelia.

 So, tomorrow our town meets the Olympic Flame!!! Our citizens and guests of the town are invited to the festival! It will be held on Kirov square! start at 18:00!

The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, are scheduled to take place 7 to 23 February 2014, in Sochi,[2] Russia, with some events held in the resort town of Krasnaya Polyana. Ninety-eight events in fifteen winter sports will be held. Both the Olympics and 2014 Winter Paralympics are being organized by the Sochi Organizing Committee (SOC).
 

 
Hi everybody! The sun is shining in Petrozavodsk, but it’s really frosty today +4! Only one student, Emma from UK, continue studying Russian language in our school! She has improved Russian very much! We cannot allow her to be bored. She spends her free time taking part in different events, where she tells Russian people about UK, about the culture of UK, they watch movies!!  

 You can also come to our Russian language school. We offer various programs. You can choose individual or group tuition. For organized groups (from 2 people) we offer special prices! Find your perfect course here.
You can spend here 2 weeks (language course in a mini-group + homestay with breakfast) for 400 € only!
Come to “Enjoy Russian” and you won’t regret!!!
 
 

 
 

четверг, 26 сентября 2013 г.

Yesterday our students could see first snowflakes!!! Yep! I’m not kidding! In the end of September! It is unusual even for us! The weather is really poor this year. The summer was only in June (Victor, do you remember our +36C outdoor and lessons in cafes ?! ), July and August were changeable!

But however we had a great season full of interesting meetings, exciting moments and sad partings. More than 100 students came to our school! Hope to improve this number next season)
We are waiting for new and old friends 

Did you know that today it is the European Day of Languages!!! Next few weeks we are going to visit some of our Petrozavodsks’ school s, to present our project “Colorful Europe”. Our international students Emma and Arend are going to amuse kids, to quiz them, to tell some interesting facts about Europe!
 
 

In fact, we are always ready to such projects! If you want to join us (as a creator, participant, volunteer) – we are very welcome!!!!
 

среда, 18 сентября 2013 г.

Этим летом в центре "Инициатива" проходил детский лагерь. Иностранные студенты, обучающиеся в центре, принимали участие в различных мероприятиях с детьми. Это был очень полезный опыт как для иностранцев, так и для детей. Ведь и те, и другие получили уникальную возможность пообщаться на иностранном языке. Иностранные ребята смогли попрактиковать свои навыки русского языка, который они изучают в центре, а русские дети разных возрастов (от 7 до 16 лет) смогли собственными глазами увидеть иностранцев и пообщаться с ними на английском.

Первую половину дня русские ребята были заняты уроками английского, на которых так же присутствовали иностранцы, выступающие в качестве волонтеров. Вторая же часть дня представляла собой разнообразную развлекательную программу. Дети рисовали на футболках, ходили на скалодром, рисовали на песке - иными словами, эти дни были невероятно насыщенными и интересными. Что касается детей постарше, старшеклассников, то с ними проводились занятия по профессиональной ориентации. Профессиональные психологи и журналисты приходили для того, чтобы помочь ребятам понять, чего они хотят в жизни.

В общем и целом, время пролетело интересно и с пользой как для иностранцев, так и для русских учеников!!!





 

пятница, 13 сентября 2013 г.

Last week was the 10th anniversary of Center “Initiative” and celebration party, which was held on this occasion, was just perfect for our staff, students and guest and we thank everybody for coming and participation in games and contests. It was one in a lifetime event and we are glad we could share this moment with such a great number of people who cares about our center and wants to be a part of it.
 
Today, the 13th of September, our students will have a National food party, which turns out to be a Goodbye party for some them=( Students will present some food common for their countries. We will be able to taste national food from all across the Europe – Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium, Italy, etc. We hope this will be an unforgettable experience for students, who leave our country this weekend.  But while some of our students are leaving us, we are waiting for new ones, who will arrive this weekend too. This time our school meets two students, one of them is Thomas from Austria, another – Armin from Estonia. We are looking forward to see you guys!
 
Another event, which we are looking forward to have in the near future, is the European Day of Language, celebrated on 26th of September. During the week of this holiday our foreign volunteers will visit different schools in Petrozavodsk and conduct various entertainment events in English language which will be both, fun and helpful for Petrozavodsk pupils and volunteers. 
 
 
 
 

среда, 4 сентября 2013 г.

Creative young people made a video about night life in Petrozavodsk! Very cute one! Enjoy!!!


 
our latest news) 

Yesterday, the 3rd of September, was the day of arrival of a new group of students to our language school "Enjoy Russian". This time our school will be represented by wide range of countries like, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Slovakia, Great Britain, Czech Republic, etc.
During next two weeks they will have various cultural and entertainment events apart from different education courses. Yesterday students had Welcome party conducted by our volunteers where they had a chance to get know each other while playing different games. After that, they had walking tour around the city and were able to see main historical and cultural sights of Petrozavodsk.
Tomorrow our newcomers are the only group which can become a witness of the greatest event in history of Centre "Initiative" and our language school "Enjoy Russian" - our 10-year jubilee. This event will be celebrated in restaurant "Begemot" and all members of staff and students are invited. Everybody will have a chance to participate in entertainment program hosted by Russian language school team. 

These weekends our students will be able to attend major musical event in Karelia - an open-air festival of Russian rock music called "Vozduh (i.e. "air" in Russian) 2013. This festival wasn't held since 2009 and this was an upsetting fact for fans of russian rock. But this year everyone can see a revival of this event. Guests of our country will have a chance to see performances of bands which are regarded as classic bands of Russian rock, like "Alica", "Aria", "Lyapis Trubetskoy", etc. This festival will be held on the beach of Konchezero Lake on the camp site "Aviaretro", students will be able to lend a house or a room there. More information about accommodation and tickets can be found in the office!

Join us! we always have a lot to see! a lot to do!!!! 

понедельник, 26 августа 2013 г.

our news!
 
Nearing the end of the last week of summer. The previous week was fun as always. Despite the weather, we were going with our friendly company on the lake and have picnics. Some of the bravest guys swam in Lake Onega. Four students attended a real Russian Banya. They liked it so much that instead of the two hours they were there for five hours. Unfortunately we’ve said goodbye to some of our friends! we wish you all best and good luck in learning Russian! But of course we have some more students from Holland, Turkey, Finland, Spain, Austria, France  and Germany.
Despite everything, we continue to study the Russian language and have fun, despite the cold weather, our company is always very warm.
Very soon the anniversary of our school and we are happy to see everyone!
 
 

понедельник, 19 августа 2013 г.

our news!
Summer is going to an end, the weather isn’t very delightful! It rains and it’s about 14C! Two students from Germany Julia and Felix have chosen volunteering program in the summer camp. Some others have their last lessons, but before that they will join us on the National Food Party and karaoke in the club.
At the beginning of next week we are looking forward to our old-new students Arend and Alma! Guys, hope you will bring us warm and sunny weather from Holland!
Soon autumn and soon 10th birthday of our school! We warmly invite you to join us in September. You will find a lot of surprises, gifts and fun activities! JOIN US
 
 

пятница, 16 августа 2013 г.

понедельник, 12 августа 2013 г.

Russian Language School “Enjoy Russian” welcomes new students, who came from France, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, USA, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, and Spain and even from Ireland. Now we have international students’ team!
The whole previous week Russian volunteers implemented different activities for our guys: welcome party for the newcomers, Petrozavodsk’s presentation with its amazing places. Last Friday our guys went to karaoke, at the Sigmund Freud club to celebrate Stuart’s last day. Artxon, Albert and Janin are performed songs for us and the Russian audience! It was really fun! Administration of SF gave guys a bottle of Karelian balsam as a surprise because of Stuart’s departure. At the weekend the students visited the famous Valaam monastery on the Ladoga Lake and went to the open air museum Kizhi on the Onega Lake. Unfortunately along with Stuart left Robin. We had very long and great time together. We also wish you all the best in your way home!))
Nevertheless, a lot of new and exciting activities such as rafting, rock climbing and museums are waiting for our friends next week. We hope you are satisfied with your time spent in Russia.