Learn Russian on Skype with the elderly native speakers

If you’re learning a foreign language, I’m sure that at least once you wondered how long would it take to speak fluently or to understand all the different shades of meaning typical of each language. And especially if you’re studying Russian you have probably already thought that it would be much easier if you had… Continue reading

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Even astronauts learn Russian!

What jobs require a knowledge of the  Russian language? You might think diplomats and international buisnessmen would like to speak Russian. Astronauts might not be the first career that comes to mind. But nowadays NASA astronauts have to learn Russian. I’m going to take a look in this article at why and how these space… Continue reading

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There’s Something Fishy about Russian

I do have a soft spot for Russian proverbs and sayings, there just seems to be one for every situation that has ever existed. My previous foray into the use of porridge to jazz up your language proved how much this basic foodstuff has made its way into everyday use, and I wondered: has this… Continue reading

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All the places you can speak Russian

So, you’ve decided to learn Russian. I won’t lie, it’s not the easiest language to learn. But it is a rich and rewarding experience and gives you access to a fascinating culture. Russian has an estimated 260 million speakers worldwide. This makes it the 8th most popular language in the world! Samuel Huntington, a famous… Continue reading

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4 Ways to Memorize New Words

There’s endless debate about how many words you need to know in order to be ‘fluent’, I couldn’t try to put a number on it. When you consider learning a language, the expanse of vocabulary to learn can seem daunting but not when you consider it in increments. Here are a few ideas on how to… Continue reading

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