NETHERLANDS, 06.08-17.08.2018

I spend two weeks at the Russian language school Privet! in Kaliningrad. Its a very small school, I was in a class with at most 3 students being teached by 2 teachers. The lessons were excellent, given by professionsl teachers who spoke either English or German. The manager of the school took care of the needs of the students and provided me with in app (on my smartphone) with which I could easily find my way around in the city and region. That came in very handy as I had arranged accommodation on my own in a hotel which was far away from the school. She also arranged excursions and the like in which I took part. What surprised me during the excursions and in the museums I visited was that the Russians seemed to be so interested in the old German history of Kaliningrad and its region.

I enjoyed my stay in Kaliningrad very much and at the school I have received a profound basis on which to continue my study of the Russian language in my home country, the Netherlands.