Category Archives: Learning Russian

25 Jun
2020
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There is a ton of information on the internet about Russian punctuation, and it can be overwhelming, to say the least. Thankfully, when I was scouring the web, reading up on all the rules, I found a great video that summarizes the major ones and used it as a basis for this article. I hope ...
18 Jun
2020
For those who thought this situation would never come to an end, here some exciting news from Latvia: Liden & Denz Campus in Riga is reopening soon! And it’s really just a matter of two weeks now. The reopening is scheduled for the 29th June! Still not convinced? Here some reasons that will make you want ...
15 Jun
2020
Hello everyone, it’s me again! Maybe some of you will remember me from last year, but for those who don’t, I’ll reintroduce myself. My name is Bianca, and I come from the most beautiful country in the world (which is, of course, Italy, although Russia is a close second). I am currently in the final ...
10 Jun
2020
Everything is upside down and nothing is the same. Such is the fact of life at this time. But we can try to make the best of it. For me, this means to keep improving my Russian. Times like these force us to adapt and Liden & Denz has brought all their lessons online, so ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
23 Apr
2020
Let me guess. For some reason, you decided to learn Russian, maybe for work, maybe as a new hobby, maybe to impress your friends. Whatever it might be, I have no doubt you found yourself at some point in a bookstore, surrounded by books trying to convince you of how easy it is to learn ...
01 Apr
2020
(Click for Italian version) Exactly today, one week ago, I was sitting in a classroom at Liden & Denz Institute in Saint Petersburg. I was taking the first two parts of the Russian Certificate TRKI-2. Let’s say that these last weeks have not been easy for me, as for most foreign students who were attending ...