Russian for foreigners
For those of you who may ask: “Why would I decide to study Russian in Kazakhstan and not in Russia” we will give you three main reasons.
Firstly, Russian is official language in Kazakhstan due to formerly being a part of Soviet Union and 90% of the population speak it as a first language.
Secondly, we offer high quality courses for more competitive price when compared to Moscow or Saint Petersburg.
Thirdly, Kazakhstan is a home to more than 120 nationalities which has certainly affected the country’s confession policy. To be more precise, it does not matter if you are a Muslim, a Christian, a Catholic or a Buddhist – you will easily find suitable community and will not feel discriminated or alienated.
On top of that, Kazakh people are famous for their great hospitality so you will always be welcome here and feel at home! As a result, you get excellent value for less money.
Capital Education is located in the capital city of Kazakhstan – Astana. This is a city that has been transformed completely over the last couple of decades from a small provincial town into a fast growing city with many futuristic buildings and luxury hotels. Astana is a place where EXPO 2017 takes place, meaning that it will transform and develop more and more over the next years. Any person will be able to find something for his/her own interest here: cinemas equipped with the latest technologies, spacious shopping centres, modern sports centres and gyms, as well as a good number of theatres including Astana Opera and Ballet Theatre built a couple of years ago and giving Astana citizens the opportunity to enjoy such world – known masterpieces as the ballets “Nutcracker” and “Swan Lake”, operas “Traviata” and “Tosca” and many others.
Astana is a place where you get unique opportunity to enjoy beach all year round in a shopping centre Khan Shatyr. The sand of the beach has been flown out from the Maldives and under floor heating gives the natural beach feeling when walking on the sand. One more important feature of the city of Astana is the fact that its citizens in the most of the cases speak English decently, which means you will not feel lost or isolated here as you will always be able to ask by passers for directions or catch a taxi until the moment you can speak Russian at a certain level.
Capital Education – is a fast developing company situated in the old centre of Astana. It will take no more than 20 – 25 minutes to reach hotels, shopping malls, grocery stores, banks, cafes and restaurants. Capital Education is an international company that has been providing educational services for more than 8 years and has more than 150 partners abroad. Capital Education consists of a language school and international department. All of the teachers working at Capital Education undergo professional trainings on a weekly basis and more than a half of them have international certificates.
Lot of those who are going to start studying Russian language wonder which learning format is preferred. If you want to make the right choice, we offer to get acquainted with the format of the group Russian course at Capital Education.
As practice shows, in a group it is easier to work out spoken language, so if you have never studied a foreign language, you will be easy and fun to overcome all the difficulties of learning the language with people who are also just starting to engage in a foreign language. Group lessons are also entertaining and effective for overcoming language barrier because the typical language situations are practiced in the numerous dialogues and role-playing games. This form of learning will also suit the audience with higher level of proficiency in a foreign language because in our classes you can discuss important topics for you in the language.
You will also have the opportunity to discuss different (sometimes polar) points of view on the issues and problems that you may face in a natural language environment. In this case you will find yourself prepared, both psychologically and in terms of your existing assets of functional language material. In fact, language first of all is a communication tool and communication skills can be developed in the group. At all levels we use the communicative method which means that a lot of attention is given to speaking and listening, as we learn to have hearing foreign speech and make our thoughts in a foreign language correctly, so our group lessons are always full of different discussions, role-playing games, anecdotes.
Thus group lessons are held in an atmosphere of easy communication. We also use tongue twisters for making the foreign pronunciation and working out complex sounds. In order to our listeners were fun and easy to learn we sing well-known songs that helps to learn any grammar phenomenon or vocabulary of the subject quickly and effectively, watch educational and feature films, do exercises and discuss the content of the story.
Comprehensive approach to learning allows including in the program text reading on various subjects, problem solving, project design and writing friendly and formal letters. Therefore teachers achieve the maximum absorption of information on the lessons allowing you to spend not much time for self-training.
In our groups the optimal number of students is up to 8 people, and lesson duration is 4 academic hours (3 astronomical hours), so each student in our group gets maximum attention from the teacher during the lesson, no issue remains unanswered.