“I really enjoyed my time in St Petersburg…”

I really enjoyed my time in St Petersburg, and the family I stayed with were incredibly generous and made me feel very welcome. Everything I needed was provided, and my host also very kindly organised me tickets to the ballet as well as taking me to buy souvenirs before I left.

The school [Liden & Denz St Petersburg] also greatly helped me consolidate and improve upon my Russian speaking and writing. My lessons started with a verbal recount from each student about what they had done the day before, and this small amount of improvised speaking each day really helped me become more confident with grammar and pronunciation. Group reading was also useful to improve my speed and fluency for reading aloud.

The morning lessons were also great because this left me free for the rest of the day and allowed me plenty of time over my stay to go out and see everything I wanted to.

The afternoon intensive lessons were mainly dedicated to consolidating what we had covered during the mornings and making sure it was all fully understood.

I also enjoyed the excursions organised by the school and I learnt a lot about the history and culture of the city I was staying in.

The whole experience has most definitely made me confident in my choice of Russian as my University Degree Course. I really cannot wait to get started next September and am really looking forward to going back to Russia in the next few years.

Thank you for assisting with this trip.

Kind regards


Student of Liden & Denz St Petersburg