Major upgrade for Liden & Denz St. Petersburg!

The Liden & Denz Language Centre St.Petersburg will move to a new, even more central location in the heart of St.Petersburg before the start of the summer! Liden & Denz has signed a long term lease agreement with a well-known commercial developer and has managed to secure a prime spot between the Philharmonia and the… Continue reading

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Что такое для иностранца бизнес по-русски

Interview with Walter Denz at Fontanka TV from 3. February 2015 focusing on the current business climate and the need to speak foreign languages.    

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Expats – brush up your Russian!

I love being back in school. It was high time to do something radical about my admittedly poor writing skills, wrongly applied cases, genders and aspects. This time I would not give up so fast. Writing: I vaguely remember some of the purely orthographic principles (жы- is a no-no etc.) but dictations are a wonderful… Continue reading

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First Survival Russian Workshop at Liden & Denz

Specifically designed for Russia newcomers, last Friday saw the first tailor made Russian language training session for newly arrived non-working spouses in our St.Petersburg centre. Jointly set up with the International Women’s Club (IWC), the aim of the three-hour session was to overcome the language barrier and empower participants to adopt simple expressions helping them… Continue reading

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Walter Denz on inbound travel to St.Petersburg

On the 16th October 2014, Russian TV Channel St.Petersburg aired a feature on current issues around tourism to St.Petersburg. Liden & Denz owner Walter Denz contributed to the feature reflecting on seasonality, accessibility and transport issues (in Russian):  

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Legal framework for native English teachers

The demand for native teachers of English, German and other foreign languages is still high in Russia. While the majority of young expat teachers opt for a warmer place to teach (Spain comes top), there are still enough candidates looking for a teaching position in Russia. A couple of things native foreign language teachers need… Continue reading

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Liden & Denz becomes telc examination centre

The Liden & Denz Language Centres in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Riga have all been granted licenses to become the first telc examination centres for Russian in Russia and Latvia. Language tests by the Frankfurt/Germany based not-for-profit organisation are used in over 2000 examination centres spread across 20 countries. telc language tests are popular as… Continue reading

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Liden & Denz live at the Moscow FM Breakfast Club

This week, Julia Voevodina and Walter Denz were guests at the Breakfast Club of the english speaking radio station Moscow FM, debating the various linguistic challenges Moscow expats are exposed to if they don’t master the Russian language. The discussion closed in on different learning strategies that might or might not work for Moscow expatriates… Continue reading

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