United Kingdom
14th of September - 06th of October 2009

The overall experience was excellent and I would thoroughly recommend the Privet school to anyone seeking to learn Russian in a local setting.

All email exchanges with the school to process the application and official invitation were dealt with promptly and ensured a smooth visa application process. On arrival, in keeping with the best traditions of Russian hospitality I was made to feel very welcome and there was a real sense of attention to detail and engagement with my needs as a student in a foreign country and in a city I had never been to before. The school’s own flat is very comfortable and as an added bonus has a range of classic Russian films available on DVD.

I would like to pay special thanks to my teacher Marina who really focussed her expert attention on my many weaknesses and provided me with a level of understanding regarding points of grammar, phonetics and other topics that surpassed my expectations. I attended classes for just over 3 weeks as part of a study holiday and Marina’s classes were superbly tailored to meet my needs for this period along with the excellent course books and materials.
Combined with this there was the opportunity to take advantage of a number of excursions, social events and to make contact through the school with local Russians who are learning English. From my time there I can understand why the school enjoys repeat business from its students and I think this very much reflects the dedicated approach to Russian language learning that the team at Privet provides.