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Our students say:

(Contact e-mails available upon request)

  Russian is the fifth foreign language I'm having a go at. Despite it being the most difficult one out of the lot my progress was the fastest and most comprehensive by comparison.
It's quite apparent that teaching is not just bread and butter to Stanislav, but a mission and passion.
I found, without exception, all staff friendly, lively and helpful and therefore wish all of them the best of luck!!

Kalle Kaub
BBC Moscow

  To all at Extra Class!!
This was such an awesome wonderful experience - I'm sure it won't be my last! Already I have been here twice and each time I experience Russians at their best-kind, welcoming, open, and soulful!!! I love the atmosphere, the culture, and the language! Thank you all for making this time in St. Petersburg especially wonderful and especially to Raissa Pavlovna for her excitement, energy, and enthusiasm for teaching Russian in such a way - nobody could complain. This school deserves the best of luck and success!
Thank you.

Cazzie Broun
California, USA

  An alle Extra Class!
Ich kam nach St. Petersburg ohne jegliche Kentnisse des russischen Sprache. Stanislav habe geschafft, mit immer 8 Wohen eine Basis zu geben, auf der ich aufbauen kann. Ich glaube, ich kann mich jetzt auf eigene Faust durch den Welden-Osten schlagen. Noch nie habe ich so schnell und mit soviel Spass eine Fremdsprache erlernt.

Knut Kibbel
Schleswig-Holstein, Deutchland

  "EH SI, NON APPENA MI SARA' POSSIBILE, TORNERO' ALL' "EXTRA CLASS" PER PROGREDIRE NELLA MIA CONOSCENZA DELLA LINGUA RUSSA..." COSI' PENSAI, IL 4 SETTEMBRE DELLO SCORSO ANNO, SEDUTO SULL'AEREO CHE MI AVREBBE RICONDOTTO A MILANO.
TUTTO IL PERSONALE PRESSO LA SCUOLA "EXTRA CLASS" UNISCE A UNA GRANDE PREPARAZIONE E PROFESSIONALITA' NELL'INSEGNAMENTO UNA INCREDIBILE DISPONIBILITA' E ATTENZIONE VERSO LE DIVERSE ESIGENZE E DIFFICOLTA' AVVERTITE DAGLI STUDENTI NEL CORSO DEL LORO SOGGIORNO.
INOLTRE, DURANTE LE LEZIONI VENGONO ANCHE FORNITE INFORMAZIONI ESTREMAMENTE IMPORTANTI AI FINI DELLA COMPRENSIONE NON SOLO DELLA LINGUA, MA ANCHE DELLA STORIA E DELLA MENTALITA' DI UNA NAZIONE, LA RUSSIA, PROTAGONISTA DELLA CULTURA MONDIALE. IL MIO VIAGGIO DI RITORNO FU ANIMATO DA TANTI MERAVIGLIOSI RICORDI CHE MI ACCOMPAGNANO ANCORA OGGI...

  ON "EXTRA CLASS" SCHOOL "MMMH YES, I'LL CAME BACK TO "EXTRA CLASS" AS SOON AS IT IS POSSIBLE TO IMPROVE MY RUSSIAN ..." I THOUGHT ON 4 SEPTEMBER 2002, SITS ON PLANE FOR MILAN.
ALL PEOPLE AT "EXTRA CLASS" HAVE A GREAT PREPARATION FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERING AND A LARGE OPEN-MINDEDNESS FOR NEEDS AND DIFFICULTIES OF STUDENTS.
MOREOVER, DURING LESSONS, THEY PROVIDE VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS ABOUT THE HISTORY AND MIND OF RUSSIA, A NATION THAT IS A PROTAGONIST OF WORD-WIDE CULTURE.
TODAY I STILL HAVE WONDERFUL MEMORIES ABOUT "EXTRA CLASS"...

Stefano Massironi
Italy

  Thank you for a very enjoyable week studying Russian at Extra-Class in a sunny St. Petersburg. As well as doing a great deal to develop my fluency we have solved most of the worlds major problems. Time well spent. Best of luck with the school, you deserve to do well.

Best wishes,
Adrian Greer
Director
British Council Russia

  Ich danke euch allen für diesen kurzweiligen und abwechslungsreichen Aufenthalt in der Schule und auch in St. Petersburg. Für mich war es jeden Tag von neuem eine Freude so viele liebe und gastfreundliche Leute zu sehen und kennenzulernen.
  Ich wünsche euch allen alles Gute und freue mich auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen im nächsten Jahr!

Carol Aschwanden, Switzerland

To all at Extra-Class

  Thank you all for making my week here so productive and for your excellent hospitality. I feel I have not only learnt some more Russian, but made more friends and experienced more in a week than I do in six months in Moscow. Good luck to the school I hope to be able to return next year.

Simon Evans
British Embassy
Moscow

To my friends at Extra-Class

  I really enjoyed my stay in Russia and at Extra-Class. I think that Ive improved my language skills more than I could have done in one year at university. On top of that, I had the opportunity to live with Russians intensely. It was an experience I will never forget. Special thanks to Stas for the conversations on Russian history and politics, to Raissa for her excellent lessons, to Sasha for the warm home she provided me with and, last but not least, to Lena for her companionship.

Maarten Groothuizen, The Netherlands

An alle sprachbegeisterten Schüler von Extra-Class!

  Ich war angenehm überrascht von der Hilfsbereitschaft der Extra-Class-Mitarbeiter. Zwar kannte ich die Stadt schon von einem früheren Aufenthalt, doch fand ich, Dank der mich begleitenden Mitarbeiter von Extra-Class, immer neue interessante Aussichten dieser schönen Stadt. Leider waren zwei Wochen Aufenthalt ein wenig zu kurz, doch kann ich alle Interessierten zur Nachahmung auffordern. Dabei sei besonders zum Besuch einer russischen Sauna aufgefordert. Ganz besonders möchte ich natürlich auf die Resultate beim Erlernen der russischen Sprache hinweisen. Gesamturteil: Sehr gut! und Macht Lust auf mehr!

Martin Kühn,
Germany

Dear Extra-Class!

  I had a wonderful time in St. Petersburg and enjoyed my lessons at Extra-Class very much! It would be easy to fill the page with compliments to the school and its teachers. Suffice to say that I will come back to St. Petersburg, and I wouldnt want to go to any other school!

Thank you!
Caspar Mayr, Oxford

To all at Extra-Class; past, present and future!

  Thank you for wonderful four weeks Im so glad I managed to stay for the extra two weeks I got addicted and could have stayed for two more!
  Special thanks to Raissa Pavlovna who was a wonderful teacher the 80 hours just flew by and I enjoyed every minute.
  And of course Im grateful to Stas, Elena and Sasha for getting my visa in just a week!
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Mark McCrory, London

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International Committee of the Red Cross

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  Extra-Class is an excellent example of Perestroika which does not turn into Katastroika ambitious Russian staff building its own school instead of working for a foreigner-owned one. Director Stanislav Chernyshov and his crew combine high-level language expertise in Russian with what youd suppose to be more Central-European assets: professional preparation of the lessons, reliability and friendliness of the staff, extensive caretaking even far beyond the lessons. I especially appreciated the willingness to adopt to special needs of the student.
  Kompliment an Extra-Class!

Walter Mayr Der Spiegel

  In dieser kurzen Zeit bin ich sehr gefordert worden. Stas entdeckte sehr schnell meine Schwächen und erklärte mir mit vielen Beispielen und Geduld die Regeln der Sprache. Ich habe sehr profitieren können und habe viele neue Ausdrücke gelernt.
  Stas, vielen Dank für den guten, abwechslungreichen Unterricht.

Ueli Spoerri aus Zürich