Liden & Denz
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Judging by the fact you're even reading this the chances are you're one brave cooky! Some might say that going to Russia as a tourist requires a bit of backbone, but trying to master the language - that's surely the preserve of the downright foolhardy! Mind you learning Russian does have its selling points. Try speaking French and if you don't get it perfect the garcon spits in your soup, try speaking German and the bartender answers in English, and try speaking Spanish in Spain and you find that everyone speaks in their own regional dialect - so what was the point of that then? If you try speaking Russian the worse can that happen is you get plied with vodka... And who knows, you might even get lucky!
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I've been studying at Liden&Denz for more than 3 months and I'm fully satisfied of my experience. The staff is always ready to help and the teachers do their best to meet all your needs. Classrooms are composed by no more than 10 people in order to create the right environment to practice and to develop your language skills. My russian improved a lot and I met fantastic people from all over the world. I can say that this school is like a second home for me now and would definitely recommend it to anyone that wants to come to study russian in Moscow!!
I spent 4 weeks with this school and would strongly recommend it! Great atmosphere and bright tutors. Administrative staff are helpful and have sorted out all of my queries and problems.
This school has the great advantage of being run as a western business and not as a public educational institution.
Over in Moscow for work and am tackling the language here for a few weeks, the lessons here are really good. Definitely recommended
After having visited several language schools for different languages, I claim to have some experiences in differing teaching methods and quality of teaching.
The language course itself was of high quality: the teacher explained the contents of the lessons very well, was patient and took time for the students' questions and problems. Due to that a sustainable progress in my language skills was reached.
What made the stay at Liden&Denz a little learning paradise was the fact, that the atmosphere was fantastic. The highly motivated and skilled team was always kind and willing to help, when I had questions. All in all the organisation was perfect.
My host family was really sweet and was offering delicious Russian food.
To sum up and make the point, I already booked for my next stay at Liden&Denz and I am pretty sure that my good impressions will be reinforced by the teams!
After reviewing all the schools available to me to study Russian in St Petersburg I decided to choose Liden & Denz after learning of the schools facilities, experience and reputation, and, I am happy to say, the school completely met my expectations and more.
I was slightly nervous and apprehensive about heading to Russian and felt that a school with a strong international intake of students would ease my transition and it was. The school is well furbished and equipped and has its own canteen which is a great place to meet with other students and socialize and reflect on the agonizing process of studying Russian.
At the beginning of my course, the prospect of successfully studying Russian seemed daunting and unobtainable but the classes, whilst being demanding, were engaging and supportive and ensured that I progressed rapidly. Living with a friendly host family who were more than happy to tolerate my clumsy, messy Russian has further helped my linguistic development.
In addition to the classes, the school organizes numerous cultural and social events every week, which ensure that when you first take plunge into the city you will be able to do so with other people in the same position as you. It also offers an opportunity to be fairly dependant on the school until you have enough confidence, or Russian competency, to boldly strut the streets of St Petersburg independently.
I thoroughly recommend Liden & Denz to anyone studying in St Petersburg, the city is a sumptuous slice of European culture and the school has complemented and enhanced my entire experience.
A respectable and well-run language school