Feedback 2020-2022


A retired teacher of German, Spanish and English, I find myself at Language School PRIVET, Kaliningrad. Study abroad experiences both as student and teacher have been some of the most rewarding of my career. I therefore wanted to report that the professionalism of the staff, quality of instruction and hospitality of my Russian hosts greatly exceed expectations. With one foot in its Prussian past, "Koenigsberg" is perhaps the perfect point of entry for Germanophiles and historians. As a Floridian, I appreciate the beautiful Baltic beaches . In short, I highly recommend Kaliningrad to all seeking to immerse themselves in Russian language and culture. Respectfully, Michael Melicia

I originally booked two weeks with a guest family at PRIVET with group lessons. Unfortunately, because of the current situation there were not many students at the school and so we were only 2 students in my class. However, the teachers made the best out of it and the lessons were fun and instructive. I already have been to other language schools in Russia and can say that this schools teachers really stand out. Not only the teachers, but also the managers. They are always very friendly and accommodating. After the initial week I decided to stay another 3 weeks with individual lessons. During my whole stay the school organised excursions around Kaliningrad for the weekends, and also always helped me with any problems like my registration. I am looking forward to my next trip to Kaliningrad and PRIVET and recommend this school to anyone, who wants to learn russian while enjoying the beautiful Kaliningrad region.

I spent a thoroughly enjoyable and beneficial two weeks at the Privet Language School in September 2022. The manager, Olga Levitskaya, did an exceptionally good job assisting me with my visa application, insurance, travel arrangements and transfer so that everything ran smoothly. My lessons were tailored to my specific requirements, i.e. to improve my conversational Russian. My three teachers (Inga, Olga and Marina) provided a range of classroom activities. This was complemented by Olga and myself taking a one-day trip by train to the seaside resort of Svetlogorsk allowing me to practice Russian in real-life situations. I stayed in a flat on Prospect Mira, where my wonderful host, Galina, cooked excellent meals and was able to provide some additional Russian conversational practice. Highly recommended and looking forward to returning in 2023!

I had booked for 14 days, but unfortunately had to leave Kaliningrad after 9 days because of Corona. I liked the school very much. The teachers, the manager, the headmistress are extremely nice, friendly, helpful. I had private lessons, at this time of the year there is less activity than in the warmer months. The lessons have helped me a lot in my understanding of the Russian language. My accommodation with an elderly lady, Gallina, was very pleasant, she cooks well, my room was bright, warm, tidy; talking to Gallina was a bit difficult because my Russian language skills are very limited.

Very friendly people and atmosphere, professional teachers from whom you will, besides grammar, learn a lot about the history of the language and of the region. The schedule is flexible and if you have some plans they always find a solution; also, they give you lots of advice on what to do in and around Kaliningrad (a very interesting city btw!), including a map and discount on tours booked at various agencies. I can really recommend this school and I hope to come again soon! Thanks for everything!