A schoolchild from Italy who dreamed of learning Russian will celebrate New Year in Jõhvi | Ida-Viru County
Two years ago, a young Italian Matteo Battisti became interested in Russian culture and was looking for an opportunity to become an exchange student in a country where he could practice Russian in addition to learning the local language.
“I am so in love with Russian that I wanted to go where it is spoken. At home, in Bologna, few people speak Russian, especially among friends.” and Balabanov, the Kino and Civil Defense groups, – said the student on the exchange Matteo Battisti.
The 17-year-old Italian student has been studying in an Estonian-speaking class since August this year. He can already express his thoughts in Estonian, but he says that he does not understand everything.
“I study in an Estonian class and don’t understand anything.
Thanks to the Italian language, the hostess of the foster family also decided to study Estonian by enrolling in Narva College.
“I have a spoken Estonian language, and when Matteo asks where this or that word came from, I cannot tell him,” said the mother of the foster family Natalia Lobosok.
Natalia called on Russian families, in which someone already speaks a little Estonian, exchange students, which gives new sensations and new life experience.
The youth organization of YFU consists of more than 60 states. Estonia joined the exchange program in 1992. This year the maximum number of schoolchildren came here – about 50.