In August the Russian Language Summer School at PetrSU welcomed new students from Great Britain, Spain, Serbia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Iran and the USA. All the students came to Petrozavodsk to improve their skills in grammar and speech during the classes with professional teaches of the Russian language.
Each of three groups, divided by the levels, focused on various aspects of grammar, vocabulary, phraseology and stylistics. At the end of the course the students will pass a written exam to evaluate their progress in studies.
For the period of studies at the Russian Language Summer School the students are staying with host families. That helps them to learn more about the Russians, to see their everyday life from inside, to practice the language, get acquainted with culture, traditions and make new friends.
On weekends the students use every opportunity to see new places in Petrozavodsk and Karelia. Some of them have already visited Kizhi Museum, Kivach Waterfall and Martsialnye Vody, tried fishing and experienced Russian sauna at dacha. According to the students, they have been very much impressed by the beautiful northern nature and Karelian hospitality.