Russian as a Foreign Language
LEARN IMMERSE TASTE
International House Voronezh-Linguist invites everybody to enjoy the warmth of the Russian culture and to go through exciting language learning experience in Voronezh!
About the language:
BREAKING NEWS: according to a survey carried out by British researchers, Russian language has been proved to be beneficial for your self-development in particular and career growth in general!!! What’s more, the complexity of Russian grammar, its pronunciation and constantly shifting stress keep the brain stretched and flexible. That’s funny to know that many of the Cyrillic characters in comparison to the Latin ones look backwards or upside down and are seemingly switched around. What looks like a «р» is really the equivalent of a Latin «r». What looks like a «в» is really the equivalent of a Latin «v» and what looks like an «н» is really the equivalent of a Latin «n». Finally, Russian language is one of the five most spoken languages in the world and it doesn’t stop gaining its popularity. So, when it comes to learning Russian there are lots of benefits you may gain. Open the world of Russian, open the new part of yourself!
About the city:
Located about 500 km south of Moscow, Voronezh represents a typical Russian city with 400 years of history where the past and the present intertwine in aesthetic harmony. The city is particularly popular for its tranquil and peaceful lifestyle which substantially differs from hectic bright lights but sets a perfect example of Russian authentic culture. Embarking on the Russian adventure in Voronezh one definitely won’t find themselves bored as the city tends to be a big industrial and cultural centre of the country with a number of major festivals and fairs. Come to Voronezh and find out more!
About the school:
There is no better place to learn Russian than in International House Voronezh-Linguist. The school is well equipped with state-of-art facilities for studying and socialising from early in the morning until late at night. It provides the numerous students with a comfortable environment to study, work and relax. The school prides itself in highly efficient and well-grounded teaching staff. Located in a walking distance from the city centre the school enables its students to combine Russian language course with out-of-door ciltural activities. Studying in IH Voronezh-Linguist is nothing but a real pleasure!
About the course:
“Explore Russia through the language immersion” is a two-week course which perfectly combines the language learning with the culture exploration.
How much? …
What is included?
- 15 hours of Russian tuition per week
- B&B hotel accommodation or HB homestay accommodation
- Return airport transfer services
- Placement test, Study Materials, End of Course Certificate
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the school
- Leisure time activities
- Trip to Moscow
Apart from tuition the course has an absolutely fascinating programme of leisure activities to let the students get the most from their adventure:
- Break the ice, get to know each other and dance to Russian songs of all the time at the welcoming party.
- Dive into cooking traditional Russian dishes which will make your mouth water at the culinary evening.
- Create your own amateur performance based on the most popular Russian stereotypes at the Drama evening.
- Find out more about Russian humour and traditions while watching one of the traditional Russian comedies at the cinema evening.
- Have a picnic in one of the most fantastic places and immerse in the atmosphere of Russian fairy-tales and
- Explore the history and the culture of the country embarking on a sightseeing tour.
- Visit the very heart of the country — Moscow!
|Sunday||Arrival in Voronezh||Welcoming party: break the ice, get to know each other and dance to Russian songs of all the times.|
|Free time activities||Sightseeing tour: explore a historical part of the country and Voronezh in particular (a visit to Museum of Local History and a guided city tour) or explore a cultural part of the country and Voronezh in particular (a visit to Voronezh Regional Art Museum named after I.N. Kramskoy).|
|Free time activities||Culinary evening: dive into cooking traditional Russian dishes which will make your mouth watering.|
|Free time activities||Drama evening: create your own amateur performance based on the most popular Russian stereotypes.|
|Free time activities||Cinema evening: find out more about Russian humour and traditions while watching one of the traditional Russian comedies.|
|Free time activities||Out of town activities: Taste Russian cuisine in Skornyakovo-Arkhangelskoye Estate and see the way Russian noble people lived or have a picnic in one of the most fantastic places and immerse in the atmosphere of Russian fairy-tales and bylinas (a visit to Kudykina Gora).|
|Trip to Moscow|
NB: This is a sample programme and all elements are subject to change.
* Transfer from Moscow to Voronezh is optional and at additional cost.
Get around to exhilarating Russian language experience in IH Voronezh-Linguist and make a valuable contribution to your self-development!
To find out your level of Russian, please click here
No need to worry: make yourself at home
It goes without saying that integration into new social and cultural environment takes time and might be uneasy to deal with. Let alone a cultural shock every foreigner experiences while trying to settle in a country which is worlds apart from their own one. The lack of language skills makes the integration process even tougher. To make you feel at ease and blend in with the natives IH Voronezh-Linguist has launched a special course on General Russian.
About the “General Russian” course:
The aim of the course is to facilitate the integration of the international students and the city guests into the Russian culture and make them feel comfortable at social interaction with the natives.
Communication, activities and best practices are the main principles the course is based on. During the classes the students find out more about the structure of the Russian language and its grammar, boost up their vocabulary, practise speaking naturally and focus on the cultural side of the country and its traditions as well.
The course caters for all tastes, levels and ages!
About the “Academic Russian” course:
You might be aware that Voronezh is a home to many international students who do their Master’s degree as well as Postgraduate programmes here. To those who struggle with academic writing and speaking skills IH Voronezh-Linguist offers a special course called “Russian for academic purposes”. Improve your Russian language skills you need for studies!
About the teachers:
The course is run by highly efficient teachers of Russian language who stick to the highest standards in language education and constantly upgrade their professional skills by participating in numerous educational workshops, fairs and conferences to keep us with the modern teaching methodologies and techniques.
Director of Studies, Project Developer and Manager, Teens/Adults Teacher
Teacher of Russian language
“This course is an absolutely unique opportunity for our guests to be involved completely in Russian language and culture. It can be really hard to adapt and some foreigners may feel like aliens here. We are trying to help our students to understand Russia and not to feel alone. I’m really happy to be a part of this project and to inspire people to discover more about my country.”
Teacher of Russian language
“I believe I understood the necessity of learning Russian when I started teaching it to Spanish speakers in Spain. And in the first time in my life it came to my mind that I’m a native speaker of the fantastic language in the world! This language is so beautiful and unique, and it is useful even when you don’t live in Russia. In our days Russian language gains a lot of popularity outside of Russian speaking country, you can find any Russian native speaker all over the world! So for me, teaching Russian language helps me to learn more about my own culture and it also helps me to share my life experience through Russian with my students.”
Teacher of Russian language
“I was interested in teaching Russian as a foreign language long before I entered the university. To my mind, there is nothing more fascinating than to teach your own language to foreign students, to open its new horizons and to feel excited about the discoveries you’ve made all together! This course gives me an excellent opportunity for self- and professional development.”
Teacher of Russian language
“When I started teaching Russian as a foreign language I opened an absolutely new world of my own language. This world is rich and has its own rules. Besides, the course proved that a cultural exchange can take place even in our city. That was a real eye-opener for me! What’s more, I made a lot of friends all over the world due to the course. I am absolutely sure that Voronezh is a home to many students and that it is ready to host students not only from neighbouring cities and towns but also from various countries!”
TIMETABLE (General Russian)