How will you determine my level of Russian?
For those who wish to take a language course the school offers an entry test, which gives us an idea of the student’s level. This test consists of two steps. First we ask our students to take an online test to determine their level of fluency. Next step is an oral examination with an instructor to confirm the level of fluency.
For the examination of fluency in Russian as a foreign language the school uses typical Tests for Russian as a Foreign Language from the Russian state testing system in Russian language for foreign citizens.
Evaluation is made according to a 100-point system and includes an assessment of lexical and grammatical knowledge as well as skills and abilities in reading, speaking, writing, and listening.
How many levels do you have?
We offer language programs for all levels of knowledge of the language. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, we'll find the course that is right for you.
How is the student’s progress being monitored?
Every week, students are given weekly tests. Upon completion of a given unit, a review is made to evaluate progress, correct mistakes, and optimize further study.
At the end of the course the student completes a final test, which includes an evaluation of knowledge in all lexical/grammatical and communicatory topics of the program, as well as an assessment of skills and abilities in reading, speaking, writing, and listening.
What if the level of the class is too low or too high?
If during the initial lessons a student feels that a program being offered is too easy or too difficult, our program managers will offer a more suitable option.
Will I receive a Certificate at the end of the course?
If the final test is passed successfully, the Certificate of Completion is presented to the student. The Certificate indicates the name of the course, dates when the course was taken, the level, and the number of academic hours. The Certificate is issued in the language being learned. On the other side of the Certificate there is a description of student’s language achievements.
Who will be my teacher?
A team of highly qualified teachers will be working with you whether you choose a school in Kiev, Batumi, or Chisinau. All of our teachers have strong linguistic background and more than five years of teaching experience.
Do I need to buy a course book?
NovaMova provides students with all necessary materials, so you don't need to worry about this.
Is there internet on site?
Yes, all NovaMova schools have a free access to wi-fi.
How many students are in the classes?
The average number of students in our classes is 6. It can vary, but it is never more than 10. It allows each student to get personal attention of the teacher.
Who are the students?
Studying at NovaMova you could meet people who come from over than 20 countries, and ranged in age from 16 to 80. They are scholars, teachers, translators, diplomats, businessmen, etc. Everyone feels at home here.
What happens if there are bank holidays? Will I have lessons during this period?
Usually during bank holidays school is closed, no classes are held, and students are not charged.
What kind of activities will students participate in?
Language comes to life during social situations. It is important to apply the skills learned in the classroom to real-life situations. NovaMova gives you an opportunity to use your skills outside of class.You may have conversational practice with a peer coach or in a speaking club, visit guest lectures, or take part in our cooking, movie, or singing clubs.
Do you arrange any excursions?
Yes. We offer to our students an extensive travel and cultural program. Depending on where you are studying, you can visit interesting places in Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova. You can also take a short tour to nearby countries: Turkey, Romania, and Armenia. These trips and excursions will let you visit ancient monasteries, famous wineries, historic castles, and museums.
What kind of accommodations do you offer?
NovaMova provides several options based on student preference. Whether you prefer to maximize your language practice staying with local hosts, prefer to have your own place, or live in the hotel, every type of accommodation is available.
Where are the accommodations located?
Depending on your preferences, we can assist you in locating either a host family, private or shared apartment in various areas. All our schools are located in the center of the city.
How do I register for a course?
How far in advance do I have to complete my enrolment?
We recommend to register no later than 4 weeks before the start of classes. If registration occurs after that time, we will do everything possible to accommodate you but can give no guarantees.
How and when should I pay?
No later than the first day of studies in cash or by card.
What happens if I cancel my course?
We do not refund payments for the course under any circumstances.
Should I bring cash with me or can I use an ATM card?
There are lots of banks in Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova as well as ATMs where you can withdraw national currency: Hryvnia in Ukraine, Lari in Georgia, and Leu in Moldova.
Is it safe in Kiev, Batumi, or Chisinau?
Yes, we choose only safest places for our schools. Kiev is the one of the most peaceful places in Eastern Europe. Batumi is also safe. Chisinau is a safe as well. But it is highly recommended to follow general safety rules.
Do I need a visa to go to Ukraine, Georgia or Moldova?
USA and EU citizens can stay in these countries for 90 day period visa-free.