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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 back Lidiia Pletneva as our 2017-18 Cultural Program Coordinator. She graduated from Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Faculty of Management) in 2012 and finished the instructor of Russian as a Foreign Language  program at Nevsky Insitute of Language and Culture in 2013.

During her time as a student she also completed a specialist training program, later creating extracurricular club, where she was organizing different educational events incorporating art, self-knowledge trainings, developmental board games and so on.

For the last three years before arriving at Colorado College Lidiia worked as a Staff Development Specialist in a company. In addition to this, she started up her own project, where she organized and conducted different events such as celebrations, team buildings, and board games.

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

View a short video on Russia Welcome to Russia.  

Lidiia Pletneva