Testimonial by Katarzyna Swierad-Redwood

PhD Student, University of Notre Dame, USA

10 weeks (or 4-9 weeks) 2024 Russian Language Summer School

Come to learn Russian at ASPIRANTUM to find out why one of my most cherished souvenirs from Yerevan is a wine cork; you won’t be disappointed!

The Russian language program at ASPIRANTUM has been invaluable to my development as a confident speaker and reader of Russian. The classes are conducted entirely in Russian, which means that every time you don’t know a word, you have to use other Russian words to explain what you’re trying to say! As a result, you’re constantly improving both your vocabulary and speaking skills. 

Most importantly, Alyona is not only an expert in the language but also a kind and generous mentor who will bring you on a language-learning journey that feels like a gentle walk but yields results like a grueling hike. Trust me: I came to ASPIRANTUM too shy to introduce myself to my flatmates, and I’m leaving confidently screaming at speeding cars in Russian—language gains right here. And, on a more serious note, I can now read Russian texts with only occasional dictionary help, and I am comfortable having debates on issues ranging from the amateur dentistry of Peter the Great to the merits of lowering the retirement age. 

As a bonus, Armenia is truly beautiful, and ASPIRANTUM will give you the chance to explore it. 

Thanks for having me! I had such a great time these past eight weeks.

Interested? Check Upcoming Russian Language Courses!

Russian language courses will help participants to become skillful in written and oral modern Russian. During the Russian classes students will read and interpret Russian texts, engage in role plays and travel a lot in Armenia. As a post-Soviet country Armenia is an excellent place to practice Russian.

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