Russian Language Intensive Courses
An Opportunity for Beginners and Intermediate Students
24 June 2021 – 22 July 2021
(2 groups at different times during the day)
In summer 2021 we are offering intensive Russian Language courses at Beginner and Intermediate levels. The month-long courses will be held at Orion Children’s Community, within a small, intimate community giving plenty of opportunity to practice conversation and interact with the members and their children. Maximum five people in each group.
*** If travel to Russia is restricted we will offer 40 hours of online lessons from 28 June to 9 July with a break over the weekend.
How is this different from all the other Russian Language Courses on offer?
Two weeks of Intensive Lessons, 4 hours per day. Overall you receive 40 hours of lessons with a highly skilled and enthusiastic teacher who has been a member of the Kitezh-Orion communities for several years. Your teacher, Yulya Lyubimtseva is a philologist, specialised in Russian Language and Literature. She is also committed to working with children at Orion. She will give you individual attention and expert tuition in Russian Grammar, Language and Literature.
Lessons are followed by 10 days of integration: living with families in the community. You can join in the daily activities in Orion, working alongside Russian speakers to improve your language skills. You can spend time playing with the children, helping out in the kitchen or garden and working on the ongoing building projects. In the summer, students from around the world come to volunteer at Orion so there is a fun and active group of young people there. Evenings are bound to include singing around a bonfire, Russian style.
The Russian Language Course was definitely the highlight. Yulya is an exceptional teacher – very kind, patient, intelligent, and extremely knowledgeable, and really good at explaining the complicated grammar rules. The classes were very well structured, including the grammar tuition which we needed but also many exercises which expanded our vocabulary, practiced our speaking and also enhanced our translation skills. And the fact that the groups were really small is very good for fast learning since it allowed us to speak a lot and to get a lot of attention from the teacher.
3 days in Moscow at the end of your stay is an option.
If you wish to stay on for up to 2 months longer as a volunteer, either at Orion or at Kitezh, you can easily do so. In that case, you can arrive few days earlier to acclimatise.
4 weeks course: £1295*
This includes 42 hours tuition, accommodation with full board, transfer from Moscow and back, and visa support.
Additional month(s) as a volunteer are charged at £170 per month plus £75 for an extended visa.
*This does not include the Russian Consular visa fee, nor does it include travel insurance or airfare to Moscow.
24 June Wednesday: arrive at Domodedovo airport, met by driver who will take you to Orion, approx 2 hours drive
25 – 27 June: introduction to Orion families and community
28 June – 2 July: Breakfast 9-9.30; lunch 2-2.30pm; supper 6.30 – 7pm
Beginners 9.30 to 11.30 Intermediate 12.00 to 2.00pm;
Beginners 3.00 to 4.30 Intermediate 5.00 to 6.30
3/4 July Weekend: rest and relax
5 July – 9 July: Russian lessons as above
10 – 20 July: Integration time! Practice your Russian, live with families, join in with community
20-22 July: optional independent days in Moscow
22 July: depart from Moscow (end of 30 days tourist visa)