10 WAYS TO LEARN RUSSIAN
10 WAYS TO LEARN RUSSIAN
Hello our dear friends!
Our next lesson of Russian language as foreign (Русскийкакиностранный, РКИ) with online school “Lingva Dom” is here!
The Russian language is one of the most widely spoken Slavic languages and the 6th most spoken language in the world by the number of native speakers. Therefore, a lot of people would like to learn Russian for their work or career prospects, other people need to learn Russian for their study or business.
And today we will talk about different ways of memorization and learning.
Tip 1 – Start with the Easiest
The first step to learn Russian is to learn its alphabet. The Cyrillic alphabet, unlike the Latin alphabet, is based on the Greek alphabet. That is why many letters look similar but they denote different sounds, and some of them are unique. For example, the Russian letter“Р” corresponds to the English letter “R”, but the Russian “Н” is the English “N”. If you learn the alphabet and basics of phonetics from the very beginning, the further learning of other language aspects will become easier and you will go ahead much faster.
In order to learn to read in Russian you can use fairytales. You can find the list of the most popular fairytales on our website www.lingvadom.com . Usually fairytales are written in the simple language and they are easy to understand. This kind of reading will help you to go through the basics of the language, and learn to make nice and correct sentences. It’s better to leave more complicated things until later.
Tip 2 – Practice
Stick slips of paper with Russian words on furniture, electric appliances, dishes and everything that is around you in the places where you spend a lot of time: at home, in the office, in a car, etc. It will help you to always see these new words, and gradually you will remember the words without intentionally memorizing them.
Tip 3 – Write
Do not always rely on your memory. Especially if you are in a foreign country and everything that surrounds you is often new; you should always keep your notebook or mobile at hand, so that you will be able to take notes quickly. At the end of every day look through your notes – you will definitely find some stuff that is worth remembering.
Great news – we worked out unique copy-book with a lot of prompts and tasks. To order it, please contact the school stuff.
Tip 4 – Stay In Contact
Russian-speakers gladly make new friends with foreigners, which can be very useful for your language practice. For our students we have Russian speaking club every Saturday. And it is for free! Thanks to communication you can quickly improve your language and learn about Russian culture. Moreover, your new friends and acquaintances during this informal conversation can sometimes explain some phenomenon and concepts better than teachers in a formal situation.
Tip 5 – Films and Music
Some people find watching films and listening to music the most interesting way to learn a foreign language. The official channel of the cinema concern “Mosfilm” can be a great help for learning Russian. It presents old Russian films. The channel also has a special playlist with Russian films with subtitles.
“Far From Moscow”www.farfrommoscow.com is an excellent platform where you can find a lot of Russian music of all types and genres from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries. There is lots of content that you can listen to and download legally.
These resources will help you improve your language skills as well as find new topics for conversations with friends
Tip 6 – Read in Russian
Reading develops language skills quickly. Try to read in Russian as much as possible. For example, you can read news sites and our articles and blogs (www.lingvadom.com). It will help you improve your language and you will be able to better understand the Russian mentality, culture and everyday life.
Tip 7 – Do not Reject Invitations
Russian people sometimes seem unfriendly or cold, but only until you get to their place. If you are invited to a party or for a cup of tea, you can be sure that they will treat you with the best food and share the most unusual stories. This kind of lively and informal communication is an excellent way to improve your communication skills, learn about the culture and make friends.
Tip 8 – Travel to Russian-Speaking Country
Full dive into the language is the best way to start speaking Russian. The Russian language is widely used on the former USSR territory; therefore, you do not need to travel to Russia. You can find cities in other countries where Russian is one of the main languages for communication. You can find such a place in the European Union.
If there is a chance it is better to stay not at a hotel but with a Russian-speaking host family. Numerous language training programs provide this opportunity. If you dream to visit Odessa, Ukraine we are here to help you! Many Russian speaking host families are waiting for you. So, you will stay within the language environment and you will have to speak Russian all the time. You will definitely benefit from staying with a Russian-speaking host family. To arrange your trip to Odessa, contact our online- school stuff (www.lingvadom.com)
Tip 9 – Find a Conversation Partner
It is not really difficult to find a conversation partner whose mother tongue is Russian. You can use social networks, but if you are visiting a Russian-speaking country, find somebody you can spend time with. It will help you make new friends as well as get you involved into the process of learning the language.
Tip 10 – Find a New Hobby
Like cooking? Ask your new friends to teach you how to cook some traditional Russian dishes. Like music? Learn some traditional Russian songs and some modern popular Russian songs. Immerse yourself into the Russian culture.
Russian culture and the language are incredibly interesting and, therefore, they are attractive to a lot of people. We are sure that the tips we have given you will make the process of learning Russian easier and more enjoyable. If you are interested in the Russian language online sessions which combine a unique cultural experience and practice, you should study the information at our website. Do not be afraid of challenges and learn Russian!
“Russian language is yours to explore!”