четверг, 28 февраля 2013 г.

CALL FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS
from GREAT BRITAIN (native speakers)
 
We are looking for creative teacher of English for children, students and adults. The duration of staying is 4 months from September 1 till December 22 2013.
The approximate time sheet is 12-20 academic hours per month. The place of work is language center «Initiative», Petrozavodsk, Russia.
The Center provides teachers with a free accommodation in the apartment and offers free Russian language course (40 ac. hours). Suggested payment is 800 euro (80 ac. hours per month).
The candidate teacher should have education and some experience in teaching English as a foreign language.
 
The deadline for applications is April 1 2013.
Please send your CV to centr.init@gmail.com
 
 

вторник, 26 февраля 2013 г.

The National Library of Karelia is not only one of the oldest and the largest libraries in the North-west of Russia but it is also equipped with modern technologies, like online catalogue, online library and electronic database of clients. Today you can find in the library more than 1 600 000 pieces of documents like books, magazines etc.  
 
Nevertheless, reading is not the only thing you can do in this place. The National Library can also offer to its readers different cultural events. These events include book exhibitions, presentations of new books, different excursions, musical events, meetings with writers and watching video materials. In the near future, i.e. 24th of February, there will be special exhibition called “We are from the Soviet Union”, where you will be able to see recreated atmosphere of everyday life of the Soviet Union. Moreover, there are 2 interest clubs which belong to the library – club “Kraeved” and club, dedicated to the music and poetry of V. Vysotsky.

 

пятница, 22 февраля 2013 г.

This week our dear students continue working with their Russian! They  are making good progress!
As for their free time it is also very efficient!  Guys have visited Opera, Organ Concert,  now they are getting ready for the volunteering project – meeting in a café  with Russians who are interested in learning  foreign languages!  Such meetings are usually very interesting and useful for both sides. It is a usual practice that our foreign guests participate in the volunteer activities for Russian children and adolescents, aimed to explore the European countries, languages, cross-cultural differences in the continuous social project "Language Club."  Moreover participation in volunteer projects it is a successful way to learn Russian.
 
Tomorrow   Russians celebrate Defender of the Fatherland Day. The holiday marks the date in 1918 during the Russian Civil War when the first mass draft into the Red Army occurred in Petrograd and Moscow. It was originally known as Red Army Day.  In 1949, it was renamed Soviet Army and Navy Day. Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the holiday was given its current name.
Officially, as the name suggests, the holiday  is celebrated by people who are serving or were serving the Russian Armed Forces (both men and women), but unofficially, nationally it has also more recently come to include the celebration of men as a whole, and to act as a counterpart of International Women's Day on March 8
Russian Language School Enjoy Russian congratulate all men in Russia and all over the world and warmly invite all to join us  in Spring to celebrate Easter all together!!!

вторник, 19 февраля 2013 г.

Sled dog team
There are lots of things to see in Karelia and this is definitely one of them. Who doesn't like dogs, especially if they are Husky? And these friendly beautiful animals are eager to pull the sled with you over snow. 


 


Group: 2 persons and more
Duration: 2-3 hours.
Leaving the town: 09:00; 12:00; 14:00
The program includes:
- Meeting in Petrozavodsk with the guests
- Transfer to the guest home (it is situated 32 km away from Petrozavodsk, in Martosi)
- Meeting of the guest on the territory of the guest home
- Meeting with the dogteam drivers and kennels
- Participation in all preparations to the ride and briefing
- A 2 km ride with a sled dog team on a prepared road
- A picnic
The menu includes traditional dishes of the North folks - a fish soup, slices of sausage, cheese, pickled tomatoes and cucumbers, bread, fruit drink, vodka, tea prepared over the fire, cookies.
- Transfer back to Petrozavodsk
The price includes:
- A picnic
- Rent of the special equipment
- A course on how to ride a sled dog team
- Follow-through, instructor
- Transportational service (Petrozavodsk - Matrosi; Matrosi - Petrozavodsk)
Additional services (for extra price):
- Snowmobile riding with an instructor
- Bathhouse
- An opportunity to rent a room (breakfact is included)

If you feel interested in such a wintry journey, we wait for your request!!!

пятница, 15 февраля 2013 г.

Our latest news!!!

Today was a sad day for some of our students – they finished their education in our language school “Enjoy Russian”. They enjoyed their last class today and received certificates, which show that they have completed course of the Russian language. Ex-students will leave for home late at night.
 
 
While they were living in Petrozavodsk they visited museums of Petrozavodsk, spent some time in night clubs and had some entertainment playing bowling.
This is a little pity that they are leaving Petrozavodsk today, because an interesting event will happen tomorrow in our town – International winter festival Hyperborea 2013. The program of festival is very rich and includes the contest of ice sculptures built by young sculptors from different countries, tournament of fishermen, etc. The festival is conducted every year and always attracts a lot of citizens.


четверг, 14 февраля 2013 г.

'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all"
Happy Valentines Day!!!


Scholarships for Learning Russian in Russia!!!

Useful info for you , Dear Students!!!

National museum of Karelia Republic is one of the oldest museum in the North-west Russia. It was founded in 1871. You can find there more than 200 thousand museum pieces, which represent the nature, archeology, history of Karelia and Petrozavodsk as well as traditional culture of russian, Karelian and Veps people. National museum of Karelia is an unique museum, there is no other one that has such a great collection of pieces which can show the nature and culture of Karelia. The museum is situated at Lenina square, 1.
 
 

 Museum of art in Petrozavodsk was established in 1960 in an old famous building in the middle of the city, previously gymnasium and public library. Although it is only 50 years old, the collection of museum has been creating since the first half of the 19th century. There are many different collections, which are represented: the art of ancient Russia, Russian art from 18th up to 20th century, Russian art of 20th century, Karelian art of 20th century, epic "Kalevala", foreign art, applied art. The museum is situated at Karl Marks avenue, 8.

 
Creative association "Malen'kaya Strana" can offer you different activities with traditional russian dolls. You can watch different perfomances with dolls or even participate in a master class on making rag dolls.
 

пятница, 8 февраля 2013 г.


Our latest news!
Our new students began studying Russian this Monday!  Now we have three groups of different  levels. Guys are doing their best in order to improve their knowledge of Russian!


During their free time they are having different activities! This week they had already Welcome-party, Presentations-meeting , where everyone  presents his own country, and today they are having National Food Party! This is the most interesting  action because students cook some traditional meal of their country and our volunteers cook some Russian meal! Then all together they taste those chef-d'oeuvres!!! It’s a great opportunity to taste Wienerschnitzel or Fondue.

At the weekend some of students are having an exciting excursion to the Waterfull Kivach, the Martial Waters and Uspenskaja Church. Guys, don’t forget warm clothes!


On Sunday there will be a winter holiday concerning the skiing! Many people who are fond of skiing gather at the main ski base called Kurgan, playing different active outdoor games, skiing, drinking hot tea near the fireplace. We are pleased to invite all interested in sport to join this exciting outdoor activity!

We warmly invite you to join our Russian Language Course too in order to fulfill your life with new knowledge, with new friends, with new impressions!!!






четверг, 7 февраля 2013 г.



On February 8, 2011, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev issued a decree that Russia would observe year-round DST. Under the decree, all clocks in Russia were advanced one hour on 27 March 2011 as usual, but are not to change back the following October, effectively making Moscow Time UTC+4 permanently.

Nowadays the Russian Government decided to return the Russians hour of sleep, moving the clock back  for one hour. Government has taken the positive decision, and the  initiative will be introduced in the State Duma soon. As the official source in the Kremlin said the Resolution was  adopted. Until the end of the year Russia will fix a permanent winter time, and there won’t be a transition to the summer time. The decision was announced by the official source of the Government. It was also mentioned that the Government has been working on the issues for a long time. Discussion relates to whether to return the old system, when the hands were transferred twice a year, or once transferred into winter. Won, apparently, the latest version - the official said.   

среда, 6 февраля 2013 г.


“Help yourself, please!” or Where to have lunch?!

When students come to our Russian Language School, they usually have intensive time-table! And of course a hearty lunch must be!
In this article we decided to help our students to find out where to go for a lunch!
Since Russian Language School is situated in the building of Pedagogical College, we have a canteen! This is the best place for public catering!!! But sometimes it happens that the canteen is closed! For example when the students are on holidays! That’s why we offer our students to have lunch in different cafes, restaurants, pancake-cafes.

The nearest one is called “Deja-vue”. This is a great little cafe directly opposite to the Severnaya Hotel. The main attraction is the fact that you can get a REAL coffee J . With milk and sugar! It is so tasty!
The menu offers a huge number of different meals from soups and salads to meat and fish! The Staff are pleasant and very understanding .


The next restaurant is situated not far from Lenin Avenue! It is called “Karelskaja Gornitsa” ("Karelian chamber"). This is the only place on the Earth where you can try traditional Karelian dishes in unique interior, which imitates the traditional hut of Karelian peasant.  It is worth just opening the menu so that to feel a conquering atmosphere of traditional eating ritual. Bear's meat, elk's meat, venison, tender fish, berries, mushrooms . All of the foodstuff is being lain in a stock at our local hunters, fishermen and reliable farmers. Modern equipment helps to recreate an oven effect so that to bring a maximum reachable level of basis taste and wholesomeness. The portions are really big - so that leaving the restaurant you feel like you've just visited your grandmom, who only dream was to feed you for the rest of your life! But be ready to pay for the delicacy!

“Kivach” is located right in the center of Petrozavodsk, on the other side of the State University, it is one of the favorite places of visiting by youth and tourists. It offers good food, good serving and nice music. The atmosphere is very comfortable.


Kaffe Haus was opened not very long ago and located right in the center near Severnaya Hotel. It is very cozy inside. Different tasty desserts, ice-cream, cocktails are for you here.


If you want to have a snack and to get acquainted with a typical Russian dish ''Bliny'' (Pancakes), it is the best place to drop in! ''Chainaja lozhka'' (''Tea spoon") is located in the center of the town, at the Lenin avenue, not far away from the University. It is the favorite meeting point of students and other people. Here you can drink a cup of tea and choose among the different arts of Bliny: with honey, jam, chicken, champignons and others...Fast service and nice stuff! All Blinys are worth of tasting! Dont stop, try more! You will like it for sure:-)

Parizhanka  The most popular is “La Parisienne” («Парижанка»). Its cafes spread in all over Petrozavodsk. The one is situated not from our school! The menu offers you European and Eastern cuisine. The atmosphere is very warm and romantic. This place is very popular among students. But there is one thing to know about this café – the stuff is rather slowly! You’ll have to wait about 20min just for the cup of coffee!


So dear friends, do not starve!!! You need forces to study well :)





пятница, 1 февраля 2013 г.


This week was fed up by different activities!

Our students with Russian Volunteers  attended indoor rock-climbing center where everyone had a chance to crawl the wall of 5 meters height. The activity was absolutely safe, the instructor gave guys all the information needed and the insurance outfit. So the result of such a thing is just  high spirits that everyone had!!!




During the whole week our students from UK were talking about Marty Ray’s Day! Have you ever heard about this holiday?!  It turns out that this holiday was “invent” in Russia! Can you imagine!!! J It usually celebrated two times a year, on the last Thursday of June and in winter, on the last Thursday of January! These days  all the fans of Marty Ray gather together, sing the Marty Rays hymn.  So, if you want to join us next time, apply for the summer course! And believe –once you celebrate it, you won’t forget this day!!!


Today Helen and Jamie got their certificates! They had upgraded  their level of Russian Language to the Basic! Now guys we are waiting for you in Summer 2013 ;)In the evening they are having farewell café! 


Students are leaving, students are coming! On Monday 8 students will join our Russian Language course!  They are from Switzerland, Austria, Holland!!! Dear friends, Welcome!!!

We warmly invite you to join our Russian Language Course too in order to fulfill your life with new knowledge, with new friends,  with new impressions!!!