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"Although I was the only student due to the poor weather, I was made to feel very welcome and given a..."
Lee
05/08/2013
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Course title: General Russian
Course hours: 09:00 - 12:30
Minimum age: 16
€262.50
€280.00
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Days of the course: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Maximum class size: 8
School admin. fee: €90.00 tooltip Average number of students: 5
Lesson duration: 45 minutes Course materials: Included
Course certificate: Yes  
Qualifications: TRKI Test of Russian as a Foreign Language
Levels: Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1
The course covers all aspects of the language and aims to develop students' communicative efficiency in the shortest possible time. During this course students will acquire all 4 language skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening and the use of grammar. Teachers will use reading or listening to stimulate discussion and writing to consolidate the language practice.
Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet. There are set dates when beginners can start a course.
Its possible to book a course from 1 to 36 weeks.
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Course title: Intensive Russian
Course hours: 09:00 - 15:15
Minimum age: 16
€365.62
€390.00
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Days of the course: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Maximum class size: 8
School admin. fee: €90.00 tooltip Average number of students: 5
Lesson duration: 50 minutes Course materials: Included
Course certificate: Yes  
Levels: Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1
The intensive course is designed for the motivated students who wish to maximize their time spent in Latvia as effectively as possible. In addition to General Russian, students will master situational language, discussions, role play and social language in order to develop and improve all the skills necessary for confident communication. Complete beginners can start every second week (please ask for dates).
Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet.
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Course title: Combined Russian
Course hours: 09:00 - 12:30
Minimum age: 16
€337.50
€360.00
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Days of the course: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Maximum class size: 8
School admin. fee: €90.00 tooltip Average number of students: 4
Lesson duration: 50 minutes Course materials: Included
Course certificate: Yes  
Levels: Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1
The course covers all aspects of the language and aims to develop students' communicative efficiency in the shortest possible time. During this course students will acquire all 4 language skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening and the use of grammar. Teachers will use reading or listening to stimulate discussion and writing to consolidate the language practice.
Beginners should be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet.
2 times per week lessons will end at 15.10;
High season prices as valid from May 26 till September 14.
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Course title: Individual Russian
Course hours: 09:00 - 10:30
Minimum age: 16
€300.00
€320.00
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Days of the course: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Maximum class size: 1
School admin. fee: €50.00 tooltip Average number of students: 1
Lesson duration: 45 minutes Course materials: Included
Course certificate: Yes  
Levels: Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1
Individual Russian. The course is designed for those students who need to make rapid progress or who wish to concentrate on particular areas of language. Student can take any individual lessons number and any duration (1 to 36 weeks).Levels: Beginners to Advanced; Minimum enrolment: 10 lessons per week; Starting dates: upon request. Student can have any lessons number per week.

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Course title: Academic TRKI
Course hours: 09:00 - 14:45
Minimum age: 16
Available dates: 28/04/14 - 05/05/14
€1,884.38
€2,010.00
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Days of the course: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Maximum class size: 8
School admin. fee: €50.00 tooltip Average number of students: 3
Lesson duration: 45 minutes Course materials: Included
Course certificate: Yes  
Qualifications: TRKI Test of Russian as a Foreign Language
Levels: Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1
A challenging Russian language course prepares for studies at a Russian speaking university both in Latvia and outside.The Course will develop overall Russian language knowledge and skills by reaching the necessary language level at the same time preparing for TRKI exam.The excellently structured exam program and small classes with a tutor's personal approach will ensure you to continue studies at the chosen university or school and our staff can assist to find the suitable institution.
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Course title: Teacher Development Course
Course hours: 09:00 - 15:15
Minimum age: 20
Available dates: 14/07/14 - 21/07/14 - 01/09/14 - 08/09/14 - 03/11/14 - 10/11/14
€337.50
€360.00
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Days of the course: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Maximum class size: 12
School admin. fee: €90.00 tooltip Average number of students: 5
Lesson duration: 50 minutes Course materials: Included
Course certificate: Yes  
Levels: Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1
COURSE 1. Russian as a Foreign Language Teacher Development Course (for Teachers at A1, A2, B1 and B2 levels).
The course is for: non-native and native speakers of Russian teaching at primary, secondary, vocational schools, colleges and universities or language centres for adults at Beginners and Elementary level. It is recommended that participants have a level of Russian at CEF level B1+ (minimum B1).

Methodology topics to be covered:

Week 1: * Methods in teaching Russian as a foreign language; * Specific features in teaching Russian as a foreign language for beginners (alphabet, teaching aids, linguistic games etc.); * Elements of game in developing grammar awareness; * Phonetic exercises for developing listening skills; * Use of interactive methods and internet sources teaching Russian as a foreign language;

Week 2: * Student books and workbooks available for teaching Russian as a foreign language; * Electronic resources in teaching Russian as a foreign language; * Different possibilities in vocabulary supplementation; * Phonetic exercises for developing listening skills; * Use of interactive methods and internet sources teaching Russian as a foreign language;

COURSE 2. Russian as a Foreign Language Teacher Development Course (for Teachers at B1 and B2 level).

The course is for: non-native and native speakers of Russian teaching at primary, secondary, vocational schools, colleges and universities or language centres for adults at Pre-intermediate, Intermediate level.It is recommended that participants have a level of Russian at CEF level B2 (minimum B1+).

Methodology topics to be covered:

Week 1: * Methods in teaching Russian as a foreign language; * Use of interactive methods and internet sources in teaching Russian as a foreign language; * How to make work with texts exciting! * Original way of using TV news in the teaching process; * Tips in making Russian as a foreign language tests;

Week 2: * Student books and workbooks available for teaching Russian as a foreign language; * Different possibilities in vocabulary supplementation; * Elements of game in developing grammar awareness; * Phonetic exercises for developing listening skills; * Use of interactive methods and internet sources teaching Russian as a foreign language;
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Russian standart Host family - Single Room B&B
Students per room: 1
Board: Breakfast
Minimum age: 16
Accommodation type: Host Family

Total price

€180.00
There are places available
Distance from school: 10 - 40 minutes in public transport
Facilities: Every day cleaning not included, Iron , Keys given on arrival, Laundry, Public transport near, Seating Area, Tea/Coffee Maker, Towels, TV, Washing Machine, Work Desk
This is an ideal choice for students who wish to experience Russian daily life and practise the language in an informal atmosphere. Host families live within easy access to the school and city centre and are usually located either in Riga or Jurmala (seaside). Distance from the school is 10 - 20 minutes by publick transport (Jurmala 30 - 40 minutes by train). Student will have single room with breakfast.
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Russian Standard Host family - Single Room Halfboard
Students per room: 1
Board: Half Board
Minimum age: 16
Accommodation type: Host Family

Total price

€240.00
There are places available
Distance from school: 10 -40 minutes in public transport
Facilities: Bed linen, Every day cleaning not included, Hairdryer, Heating, Iron , Keys given on arrival, Laundry, Maid service weekly, Public transport near, Radio, Refrigerator, Seating Area, Tea/Coffee Maker, Towels, Washing Machine, Work Desk
This is an ideal choice for students who wish to experience Russian daily life and practise the language in an informal atmosphere. Host families live within easy access to the school and city centre and are usually located either in Riga or Jurmala (seaside). Distance from the school is 10 - 20 minutes by publick transport (Jurmala 30 - 40 minutes by train). Student will have single room with breakfast.
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Executive Host Family - Single Room B&B
Students per room: 1
Board: Breakfast
Minimum age: 16
Accommodation type: Host Family

Total price

€250.00
There are places available
Distance from school: 10 - 15 minutes in public transport
Facilities: Central location, Close to local amenities, Furnished to the highest standards, Heating, Iron , Keys given on arrival, Laundry, Near the School, Phone , Public transport near, Seating Area, Towels, TV, Washing Machine, Work Desk
This is an ideal choice for students who wish to experience Russian daily life and practise the language in an informal atmosphere. Host families live within easy access to the school and city centre (5-20 minutes walking distance) and are usually located either in Riga or Jurmala (seaside). Families, living in Jurmala (seaside resort) are about 30-40 minutes away by train from Riga.
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Executive Host Family - Single Room Halfboard
Students per room: 1
Board: Half Board
Minimum age: 16
Accommodation type: Host Family

Total price

€310.00
There are places available
Distance from school: 10 - 15 minutes in public transport
Facilities: Bed linen, Central location, Close to local amenities, Furnished to the highest standards, Heating, Keys given on arrival, Laundry, Near the School, Phone , Public transport near, Seating Area, Towels, TV, Washing Machine
This is an ideal choice for students who wish to experience Russian daily life and practise the language in an informal atmosphere. Host families live within easy access to the school and city centre (5-20 minutes walking distance or a short publick transport ride) and are usually located either in Riga or Jurmala (seaside).
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HoteI ''Irina'' - Single Room
Students per room: 1
Board: Breakfast
Minimum age: 18
Accommodation type: Hotel 3 star

Total price

€260.00
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Distance from school: 0.5 Km
Facilities: 24-Hour Front Desk, Air Conditioning, Bed linen, Cable TV, Central location, Close to local amenities, Elevator, Hairdryer, Heating, Keys given on arrival, Maid service weekly, Near the School, Phone , Public transport near, Satellite TV, Seating Area, Towels, TV, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Wireless (WIFI) Internet, Work Desk
Hotel Irina is situated in the heart of the Riga City, just 2 minutes away from our school. Central Railway Terminal is located right opposite to the hotel. Old Riga is at 5 minutes walking distance. The building of the hotel is the treasure of architecture, built in the late 19th century. In 2005 the building of hotel was restored and now it is a very cosy and nice hotel to stay in during your stay in Riga.
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School Residence, single room.
Students per room: 1
Board: Self Service
Minimum age: 18
Accommodation type: School Residence

Total price

€220.00
There are places available
Distance from school: 0.1 Km
Facilities: Bed linen, Central location, Close to local amenities, Deposit requiered upon arrival, Heating, Iron , Keys given on arrival, Kitchen, Laundry, Maid service weekly, Microwave, Public transport near, Radio, Refrigerator, Tea/Coffee Maker, Towels, Washing Machine, Wireless (WIFI) Internet, Work Desk
For our students use we can offer our own cosy students residence with 2 bedrooms (single or double/twin) and shared kitchen facilities. A kitchen has mircowave, refrigerator and everyday kitchen and tableware. The residence is conveniently located in the city centre, in the same building as the school, on the 3rd floor. The building offers a cosy inner garden for outdoor activities. Each room has its own WC and a shower. WiFi is provided. Cleaning and change of linen is done once a week;
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School Residence, twin room
Students per room: 2
Board: Self Service
Minimum age: 18
Accommodation type: School Residence

Total price

€170.00
There are places available
Distance from school: 0.1 Km
Facilities: Bed linen, Central location, Close to local amenities, Deposit requiered upon arrival, Heating, Iron , Keys given on arrival, Kitchen, Laundry, Maid service weekly, Microwave, Near the School, Public transport near, Radio, Refrigerator, Tea/Coffee Maker, Towels, Washing Machine
For our students use we can offer our own cosy students residence with 2 bedrooms (single or double/twin) and shared kitchen facilities. A kitchen has mircowave, refrigerator and everyday kitchen and tableware. The residence is conveniently located in the city centre, in the same building as the school, on the 3rd floor. The building offers a cosy inner garden for outdoor activities. Each room has its own WC and a shower. WiFi is provided. Cleaning and change of linen is done once a week;
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General information: Education Centre DURBE

Number of classrooms: 10

Average nº of student per classroom: 5

Minimum student age: 16

Level test on first day:

Distance from the airport: 25 km.

Closest airport: RIX

Year school opened: 1996

School opening times: 8:30 - 20:45

School close dates: Show

Facilities

After class/extra curricular seminars
Computer room
Cultural trips
Eating area
Free internet access
Internet WIFI
Library
Self study material
Social activities
Student room
Study room
Tea / Coffee
Television room

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The Russian Language School DURBE from 1st May 2009 moved to new premises in the heart of the capital of Latvia

• RIGA, just across the street there is the National Opera House in one direction and the central train and bus station in another, just a block away is the central building of the Latvia University, across the park is the Old City. The School has 10 bright classrooms, all are fully equipped with the latest in learning technology, including computers with the Internet access.

Terms & Conditions: Education Centre DURBE

- Services must be paid in full 10 days before the course starts in order to complete the enrolment and secure a place in the course and/or accommodation.
- Bank charges are payable by students
- Students must be 16 years of age or over

Cancellation policy

- The cancellation needs to be communicated in writing to the school by the person who booked the course.
- Where a cancellation is received 7 days after enrolment there will be no refund.
- The deposit is non-refundable.
- Accommodation booking fee is non-refundable.
- No refund will be made for shortening the course duration after the payment.
- There is no refund for any cancellation once the course has commenced.
- No tuition refunds are given for late arrivals, early departures or absences, for whatever reason, from classes during any course.

Refund policy

- If a course is cancelled more than 7 days before the start date, the following charges will apply:
- 1 week tuition
- If a course is cancelled between 1 and 7 days before the start date the following charges will apply:
- 1 week tuition
- 1 week accommodation

Visa refusal

- In case a visa is refused to the student, the school will charge 40 EUR + 200 EUR deposit Euro and the remaining balance will be refunded to the student upon receipt of an original VISA refusal letter.

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You can book and take the Placement test either directly on our website by clicking here or through our agent. We do ask to fill in on-line pre-arrival If the enrollment is cancelled, the deposit of 200 EUR will not be returned, and if the enrollment is cancelled less than 1 week before the course starting date, the payment for the first week will not be returned. Please refer to school's website for more info.

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