The Russian language is a bit difficult, but definitely possible to learn
One of our best students, Roberta from Italy, proved how well a foreigner might know the Russian language! Usually, even intermediate and advanced students make rude grammar mistakes while speaking Russian, but Roberta almost sounded like she is a Russian native speaker.
Roberta came to Petrozavodsk's “Enjoy Russian” Language School in August 2017, and her major goal was to improve her Russian up to the level that will allow her to enter the master's degree program
at The University of Bologna
. This program is for those students, who want to become interpreters, and Roberta is one of them. She entered the program after the Russian summer course in Petrozavodsk. We asked her to answer a few questions about the role of Russian in her life, and here is what she said:1. How long have you been learning the Russian language?
I have been studying Russian for 3 years.2. Why are you learning it?
I’m learning it because the Russian language fascinates me and I think that, even if it’s a really difficult language, it is worth it.3. What are your latest achievements in Russian learning?
Now I feel more comfortable when I speak Russian and I understand people better than before.4. How do you estimate your Russian language course in “Enjoy Russian” Language School in Petrozavodsk? Was it useful? Did it help you to enter the master's degree program?
It was a great experience! I had the opportunity to know the Russian culture and tradition and I knew amazing people. My Russian family was simply the best family I could have asked for. I’m really satisfied with the month that I’ve spent in Russia and yes, I think that it helped me to enter a master's degree program.Congratulations, Roberta! We are sure you’ll become a great professional interpreter!