Blog and Student Reviews

Three weeks learning Russian in Moscow

Jo Hubbard 3 weeks Russian course in Moscow I studied at the Russian language school with CESA before and the first time round I was pleasantly surprised by the class size, central location and the friendliness I experienced. Frankly I was amazed by how much Russian I understood from the teachers from the beginning (I […]

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Gap Year in St Petersburg

Alex Mackula   Russian course: 12 weeks   Gap Year    Before my arrival in St Petersburg I expected to gain a lot from the course.  During my basic learning of Russian before the course began I realised just how complicated the language was. I assumed that the actual course would be equally challenging but as I would be […]

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Summer School in Moscow

Sarah : 2 wks Standard Course I knew it would be a short course, so I didn’t expect to learn more than some basic grammar and words, just enough to make simple sentences.  In general, I didn’t really know what to expect apart from what the CESA Briefing Pack said about Moscow itself.

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Learn Russian in St Petersburg pre Uni

Claire Jones   10 weeks    Intensive Russian course   I expected to get basic grounding in the Russian language, understand more about grammar, and be able to speak conversationally. I hoped to experience various aspects of Russian culture, Russian history etc. to set me up prior to reading Russian at Uni. The amount of language […]

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Gino: Intensive Russian Course

Two weeks course.   I was a touch unsure what to expect, yet the pre-arrival information I received gave an impression of a well organised school.  Linguistically the school was excellent. The teaching was robust and the improvements I made in merely two weeks were marked. The school was very well organised. I have no […]

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Kathryn: Russian Gap Year course

10 week course. I decided to learn Russian for pleasure! I thought it was a beautiful language and like nothing I’d ever studied before and I really wanted to get a good grasp of it; and where better to do that than in Russia? I found the Russian language school staff really friendly and learning was […]

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James Appell: 16 week Russian Gap Year Course

In the first month of my gap year, while I was still at home wondering what to do with myself (my gap year was unplanned, forced upon me after the whole A-level exams cock-up – a story for another time), I got sick of hearing everyone talking about Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and all the other […]

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