Our first meeting was in the cafeteria. We met and discussed what each of us really wanted from the course. Vera was the only one who had previously done EOTO, so she didn’t require the credits from this course. We decided that we will practice discussing in Finnish with her and the rest will practice basic to intermediate Russian and basic Finnish.
The meeting was great and we had a good rapport. The Russians were glad to have Finnish teachers and us Finns liked the Russian lessons. Rulis got taught the alphabets while I had some basic vocabulary training to get my memory back from the Russian lessons I had in my previous studies four years ago.
Then we all had business elsewhere and we decided to meet again some day.