I’ve now been living in Kiev for two weeks, having relocated from Sevastopol. It’s a bustling metropolis, with something always going on and lots of friendly people to talk to at every turn.
Or is there?
As anyone who’s been abroad knows, lots of people talk funny, making strange sounds and wave their hands around in ways unlike people back home. If they do speak English, they speak it in a strange way you’re not used to and also see the world in a different way. In a situation like this, there are two choices. First of all, you can let the friendly minority of people keep talking to you in English and keep you own views of the world. Or, you can immerse yourself in the local language and culture and speak to the friendly majority, opening a whole new world of possibilities.
My approach to language learning has always been based on 100% immersion (including no English on weekend if I can help it). Going out and talking to anyone and everyone, making new friends and learning about new ways of like. Because of this, I’ve been very successful with language learning.
It’s this idea of immersion that I now want to implement with others who are interested in learning but find it difficult to do so.
Why am I doing this? I’ve never met anyone who is as determined and passionate about language learning as me and I want to prove that my approach is transferable to others.
How can you do this? If you are a foreigner living in Kiev and want to learn Russian in a socialable and interactive way, not by sitting in a classroom then get in touch and I’ll show you it’s possible!