In December,our school reached the important milestone of one year since its inception. Along with our students, we learned a lot over the last year. We were presented with a number of great opportunities and overcame unexpected challenges.
This year we focused on taking care of our clients, doing things right the first time and making sure that promises made were kept—to our clients, our instructors, translators and one another.
We are most proud of the following accomplishments in 2013:
Launched both group-based and private Russian, Mandarin, Arabic and ESL lessons in five Chicago neighborhoods
Launched online Russian and Arabic classes for children and adults in small towns in Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Washington and Colorado who otherwise would not have had access to these languages in their hometowns
Launched ESL instruction for children and adults in Russia
Hired new teachers for four different languages all around the U.S.
Expanded globally to attract new students from Europe and Eurasia
Helped the non-profit Upwardly Global to provide jobs for two talented candidates
As you all know, Chicago is a very diverse city. It has Little Italy, Greek Town, Little India, Polish Village, Ukrainian Village, etc. However, finding some sort of Russian Village poses a much greater challenge. Sure, you have the suburbs of Buffalo Grove and Wheeling, but overall Russians don’t stick together in the city anymore. We are here to help you find everything Russian in the Windy City. So if you are interested in Russian culture and want to explore what Chi-town has to offer, keep reading!