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NEW!!! Here's a great little table to help you learn about Russian cases. It's an Excel file that I converted to a webpage, so it has a handy 'tab' format. Check it out!!
Introduction to Russian Cases
ALSO NEW!!! Yulia has started a great new Russian lesson series with text and audio. You can download the mp3 audio files here:
Audio files for Russian Lesson 1(right click and "Save Link As...")
Russian vocabulary is best learned naturally, by reading and listening to dialogues. Limiting a dialogue to a very basic vocabulary for beginners can be challenging. Here's a look at how we 'count words' to make sure we're not progressing too quickly or not giving enough repetition. Russian Vocabulary 'control' (And for more advanced students, don't worry, we continue the concept all the way along.)
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By simply following the process of reading, listening and speaking, you physically train your body; like learning a sport or to play a musical intrument.
We have everything you need to learn Russian, and for just $10 per month, it's all yours. Are you ready to get started?
Care to read more before jumping in? My first bit of advice, which you really MUST heed, is:
Learn to Read Russian
I promise, it's NOT difficult to learn to read Russian. Do NOT waste any time learning the alphabet or studying the phonetics, simply begin reading. Listen and read. Let your intuitive mind take charge and you WILL learn, I guarantee.
Try the sample to the right, or watch this short, funny video to learn your first 3 words, while getting a glimpse into Russian culture.
Language came first, and grammar was created later by 'Those-Who-Know' to try and explain what everyone already knew. Similarly when learning a new language, focus on understanding and expressing ideas and the grammar will be sorted out later.
What's very interesting to see after you've read and listened to Lessons 1 and 2, is the vocabulary covered. Russian Lesson 2 - vocab
After reading the lessons, students feel like they've covered a lot. It feels like a lot. After all, you were 'speaking Russian' for several minutes straight.
When you look at the vocabulary covered, you think, "That's it? That's ALL the words that were used? Wow!!"
And you gain confidence. You think, "Hey, maybe I can do this."
Here's a list of words to get you going, and remember, don't waste time and effort trying to memorize words. Glance over the list quickly and let your intuitive learning ability take control.
Creating confidence is a key element in order to maximize results.
When you look at the vocabulary covered to Lesson 4 (which will be read in your very first hour ever of learning Russian) it seems manageable. You feel like you've had a serious workout, but you feel capable.
Movies are great for helping you learn Russian, even for beginners. They're fun to watch and many expressions will get locked in your memory immediately. Like when professor Dumbledore shouts "Тихо!" (Silence!). Once is all it takes to lock it in.
The most natural Russian is in Russian movies of course, and here's a wonderful film with beautiful scenery of the Crimea.
And of course, if Tarzan can learn Russian, so can you!! :) Watching movies you know with Russian audio is super since you can immediately make associations of what you hear with the action and story.