Чарльзович

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Носитель английского языка, поэт, писатель, преподаватель иностранных языков, языковой консультант предлагает практику, мастерклассы по развитию навыков преподавания аглийского, французского, немецкого, итальянского и испанского языков.
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тел. 8910 196 54 90
ne-vich@mail.ru

cafepierrelanguages@gmail.com

U.S.S.R. Postal history

Wonderful Soviet postcards from my new friends at Kostroma Philatelic Club. Most with text in Russian of course. There’s a story behind each and every one of them. Fascinating! And in my opinion, works of art in their own right!

Back in the Kitchen

So last Monday, I returned to the kitchen! With a group of Superheros. OK English in Kostroma organised a ‘Master CLass’ with their young students. we cooked and prepared and ate Bread and Butter pudding.Scottish Shortbread and American Brownies.

All chatting away in English and a bit of Russian!

I was more nervous with this group than I am with the English students at Kostroma University! To be honest. But we had fun, I had fun and I didn’t  burn anyone or anything!

Watch out Jamie Oliver|!!

 

 

Cafe Pierre Languages arrives in Kostroma!

Meet in an informal atmosphere and chat in English with a native speaker about whatever takes our fancy. Good coffee, food and company, how else would you want to spend your Saturday morning?  Contact Peter for further information on VK or e mail at

cafepierrelanguages@gmail.com

See you Saturday

 

World Book Day

WORLD BOOK DAY IS TODAY! THURSDAY MARCH 7th. Go to the highlighted link.

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Some of you know already that I am reading this amazing book.

Ulysses written by James Joyce.  I have been trying to read this book for many years and I have finally got to grips with the book and I am starting, only starting ! to understand why this book is often decribed as the greatest book ever written in the English language. As a writer myself, and I can now call myself a writer! I can see how Joyce has experimented in each chapter of his masterpiece using different approaches, styles, sometimes texts and sometimes nonsense, his allusion is phenomenal and awesome, as it is now clear that in order to write, in my opinion, you have to read. Anything, read it all! Newspapers, magazines, cartoons, online, but preferably in your library. Support these amazing places.

I will celebrate World Book day in my new Library here on Sovietskaya Ulitza in Kostroma by spending a hour or two in the reference library with James Joyce.

Pick up a book and escape!

 

 

Pancakes and milk churns

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2019

Pancakes and milk churns

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The simplest things in life are often the most important and interesting.
Working away in the flat last Thursday, I was aware of a crowd gathering outside on the road.
Being a nosey bugger, I made my way down stairs to investigate.
A queue was forming around a  UAZ BUKHANKA VAN.
This van first made its appreance on the streets of Russia in the 1960s and is still everywhere,
Known affectionately as the BUKHANKA, буханка this word translates as the bread loaf, hence its shape.

It’s half past Thursday!

A language teacher that is a language learner is a special animal!

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As I struggle to get to grips with the Russian language, I am reminded of the many reasons why I love learning and teaching languages.

An empathatic teacher is surely someone who can laugh at himself!

I recently told my new Russian teacher that it was half past Thursday.

A simple mistake, she says very nicely.

I then started my assignment, to descibe a room.

I continued to tell her that we had a raspberry kitchen and a boat on the table!

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These are good signs ! As I now will remember the difference between a spoon and a boat and a raspberry and the word small!

Chainsaws, Ice sculptures, a cathedral,the end of Christmas concert, remembrance of the Lenningrad blockade and it’s only half last Thursday!

At first I wondered what was going on with piles of giant ices cubes in the middle of the city.

On my next visit I realised that the Ice blocks and piles of snow were for a festival of Ice and snow sculptures, so off they went to work with their chisels, , chainsaws, Household irons and unbeliebable skill and artistic vision.

One of the many snow sculptures

A magnifient carriage sculpted from ice and how on Earth I got that woman in the middle of the shot, I will never know!!

MORE SHOTS OF THE FINISHED SCULPTURES WILL BE ON MY BLOG AS SOON AS I HAVE TAKEN THEM!

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