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Russian Language House

The Russian House is one of six language houses at Colorado College. It accommodates approximately 9-11 students who are interested in learning more about Russian language and culture. They share a kitchen, dining room, living room, and study, furnished with a piano. One goal of the Russian house is to provide an environment outside of the classroom where students can practice their Russian language skills.

Every year the Russian program at Colorado College selects a Cultural Program Coordinator, who is usually a native of Russia. One of the many duties of the C.P.C. includes arranging cultural activities for the house residence and community. Holding weekly Russian teas is one of the most popular events.                                                                                                                                                                                                



We welcome Lidiia Pletneva as our 2015-16 Cultural Program Coordinator. She graduated from Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Faculty of Management) in 2012 and from Nevsky Insitute of Language and Culture as a teacher of Russian as a foreign language in 2013.

During her time as a student she also completed a specialist training course, later creating social-educational club, where she was organizing different educational events with fun like art and self-knowledge trainings, developmental table games and so on.

 For the last three years Lidiia has been working as a training and development specialist in a company. In addition to this, she has her own project, where she organizes and conducts different events such celebrations, team buildings, table games.

 In her spare time she loves to create art, painting, taking photos, singing, writing poetry, creating something new, meeting new people, exchanging views of the world. She is also interested in psychology and interactive educational technologies. Loving everything that connected with teaching, languages, people, organization, new ideas and art, Lidiia is glad to be a Russian CPC this year and looking forward to making the learning of Russian full of creativity and keeping it interactive, that is the most interesting in the international field: “The world is not merely people, but every person is the world”.

View a short video on Russia Welcome to Russia.  

Lidiia Pletneva