Posts by: Kim Schierke

09 Jul
2020
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= I came here to tell you that I leave These few words from Gainsbourg are the best way I found to say goodbye. After four and a half months of Russian classes and internship at Liden & Denz, I am going back to my normal life in the little French village I come from. ...
08 Jun
2020
Around 280 million people in the world speak Russian, which is very likely to be one of the reasons why also you decided to try to learn it. However, this number doesn’t include the people speaking dialects, nor all the derivative Slavic languages which are easily learnable once you acquired the basics of Russian. Therefore, ...
02 Jun
2020
Russian poet, English essayist and American citizen, Brodsky was born 80 years ago in St. Petersburg before living a unique life and leaving an important influence in international literature. CHILDHOOD Brodsky was born on the 24th of Mai 1987 in Leningrad, in a Russian family. During The Siege of Leningrad, Brodsky and his family will endure ...
22 May
2020
I remember exactly the night before I had to leave Petersburg. It was the 31st of March, the night was mild and I sat on a bench in a park with my friends, enjoying our last moments together. Overwhelmed by hard feelings, but at the same time the willingness to enjoy every second of this ...
19 May
2020
Liden & Denz has just set up a new class, and it’s for free for students: the speaking club! As I monitored the speaking club for Russian students in German back in the times when I was still in St. Petersburg, let me give you an insight of what this hour consists of and how ...
13 May
2020
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As most of the students at Liden & Denz come from a professional background, going back to school, doing homework and learning vocabulary is often a big change, but executed because of the high motivation to learn Russian. The current situation is forcing us to switch to online classes, and the group energy we could ...
12 May
2020
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As I have been a French, German and English teacher for some years, I found myself in the same situations as my students when I started learning Russian. So, as I reminder of what I always told my students to do and should do myself, and as a help for you, I decided to write ...
02 May
2020
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This Russian quote refers to Pushkin’s probably most productive time of his life, which is also the time he spent in quarantine when cholera broke out in Russia in 1830. To give us a little bit of motivation during this strange period, let’s look at which wonders Russian discipline and creativity brought to life during ...
28 Apr
2020
If I had to summarize our quarantine routine, it would be: Sleep – eat – online classes – eat again – homework- okay just another bite – crap I finished it – sleep again And on top of that, most of us are not allowed to go out and practice sports, which is not the ...
25 Apr
2020
Not many places in the world are as rich in History and culture as St. Petersburg is. If we all can’t wait to go back to one of its many museums, we can use our free time in quarantine to prepare our visits, so can enjoy our upcoming visits even more…so here is an overview ...