Learning Russian in Russia
Does anyone have any experience of any Russian Language Schools and their intensive courses, are they any good?Having reached a reasonable level in Russian (B1). I'm thinking about making my first trip to Russia. I'm not particularly interesting in being a "tourist", but rather I want to get a feel for ordinary life and culture as well as taking the opportunity to advance my Russian. So I am thinking about how best I might do that. I will probably go to St Petersburg as this probably the cheapest destination in terms of plane tickets, and of course the city itself is a wonderful place.
Language schools are one of the options I am looking at. I do like the idea of staying with a host family, as the price is reasonable and it would mean plenty of exposure to the language. However, the lessons seem to pretty expensive.