Culture- and education center MIR (MIR means “world” in Russian) is the WORLD of children and adults who are proud to say
“We are Learning Russian!”
The main activity of Center MIR is early language development of Russian-speaking and bilingual children aged 1-15 years.
In the WORLD of kids (1-3 years) and in the WORLD of pre-schoolers (4-6 years) Russian is taught while playing, using the immersion method. In a classroom children learn letters, listen to stories and participate in them themselves, draw and crafts, sing songs and dance, play mobile and board games, and all this in Russian.
In the WORLD of school children (7 years and older) children receive the true “Bukvar” (the first book in a Russian school, ABC-book). But despite the fact that children already would like to appear older, they with great pleasure continue studying Russian in a fun, playful way.
In Center MIR has not forgotten and adults - for you, we offer a variety of courses of Russian as a foreign language.
Regardless of the age, of our main approach is active communication, which allows both children and adults "live" each new lesson and not just learn new letters, words and expressions.
Classes are taught exclusively by Russian speakers, experts in early childhood development and work with bilingual children.
Professional artist and animator, participant and a winner of many international film festivals. Teacher of fine arts.
Professional artistic gymnast, qualified coach and choreographer, experienced in teaching children in Switzerland. Teacher of rhythmic and choreography.
Primary school and foreign languages teacher with extensive working experience at primary schools in Russia and Switzerland. Teacher of the Russian language and mathematics.
Administrator responsible for organizational and financial matters.
Professional and experienced day care teacher and music teacher for pre-schoolers.
Teacher of the Russian language, preschool pedagogy and psychology, speech therapist.
Aksana NikitsenkoHead of the center responsible for organizational matters and core directions of center’s activity. Primary school teacher with professional experience in Belarus. She teaches Russian language and Mathematics.
Day care teacher, qualified babysitterin with substantial professional experience working with children in Russia and Switzerland.
Professional linguist, teacher of the Russian language.
Artist experienced in teaching bilingual children, regular participant of international exhibitions and competitions, member of Swiss Artists Association. Teacher of fine arts.
Professional musician with an experience of pedagogical work in musical institutions for children in Switzerland, in charge of the primary musical education.
Professional music instructor, daycare teacher
It is very important to provide children with an atmosphere of fairy tale wonder, creativity and play, yet simultaneously instill responsibility, integrity, and independence.
If we give children the best we have within us, they will share with us their greatest successes, let us be part of their most honest and pure emotions, and simply inspire the best of moods!
The main secret of success of Center MIR is its young, friendly and rapidly growing team. We are pleased to welcome to our ranks talented, extraordinary, bright, energetic professionals who truly love children and love what they do. If you would like to join us, please send your resume by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles about the activities of Culture and Education Center MIR in periodicals and online media.
26th August 2015Article in the regional newspaper "Schaffhauser Nachrichten" [DE]
7th July 2015Article in the regional newspaper "Schaffhauser Bock" [de]
September 2014Article in „Schaffhauser Wirtschaftsmagazin” - published by the Department of Economic Development of Canton Schaffhausen [de]
3rd March 2014Article in the "Russian Switzerland" magazine [ru]
The classes are held in the building of Rudolf Steiter Schule Schaffhausenwhich is situated five minutes away from the railway station Schaffhausen by foot, at the following address:
Vordersteig 20, CH-8200 Schaffhausen (Schule)
Vordersteig 34, CH-8200 Schaffhausen (Spielgruppe)
You can reach us by foot (from Schaffhausen trainstation):
You can reach the school from the trainstation without crossing a street if you take the underpass "Landhaus-Bahnunterführung" and take the stairs on the left side of the firm "Unilever".
Then cross the garage forecourt and take the next stairs to reach "Beckengässchen". Follow this lane in the direction South and in about 100 m take the stair on the righ hand side to reach the territory of the school. Alternatively, you can reach "Vordersteig" through the roundabout "Obertor-Kreisel" taking the stairs next to the Georg Fischer memorial.
By car:There are limited number of parking spaces on there territory of the school. They can be used only to bring and pick up children. Please follow the sign "Breite" to reach the school area. From the street "Steistrasse" turn to "Vodersteig". In appx. 100m turn left to the parking lot of the school.
Correspondence AddressKultur- und Bildungszentrum „MIR“