From Russia With Love

23 October 1996

Melisa Ellis flew to St. Petersburg for a Russian language course. On my arrival at Liden & Denz the next morning, I was enthusiastically welcomed and introduced to everyone. I was immediately struck by the informal and friendly atmosphere. We had two hours’ study based around grammar practice followed by another two for conversation. The teaching methods were extremely varied and enjoyable, interspersed with regular coffee breaks in the canteen. Even complete beginners were encouraged to what they had done the day before, even if this involved large helpings of sign language. There was a feeling of joint involvement and achievement. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related posts
[caption id="attachment_37746" align="alignright" width="171"] 'Toasted'[/caption] Not Just Another Breakfast Cafe in Moscow The perks of ...
Read more
If you ask locals from Saint Petersburg, what comes them to mind with the Kunstkamera, they will usually tell you: “Embryos, malformations, ...
Read more
Did you ever think about volunteering in Russia? Well, you can, and you should for it can be a very rewarding experience. On Saturday, 14 May ...
Read more
This past weekend I actually flew to Kiev, Ukraine to visit a friend who invited me over for the weekend. And it was AWESOME! So cool. Having ...
Read more