Winter Words

winter words

Winter Words As winter arrived and snow began to fall, I realised that I lacked the vocab that is most needed right now – words to help me describe the weather! I don’t mean any old weather, I mean the words to describe more specifically how the conditions on the street are making your commute… Continue reading

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Tips for studying foreign languages

Tips for studying foreign languages

Tips for studying foreign languages In the following article I want to give you some useful advice about how to approach language learning. In the last years did a lot of research and checked out different approaches from people who succeeded in this area. Here is a short summary:   You need a willingness to… Continue reading

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Reading in Russian: Where to Start

Reading Russian

Reading in Russian: Where to Start In today’s classes, the topic of reading in Russian came up. Most teachers would agree that reading is the best way to consolidate the grammar and vocab that you’ve learnt, but this shouldn’t be restricted to reading texts and hand-outs from your teachers. To get a real feel for… Continue reading

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Case Study: Order, Order!

case study aid

Case Study: Order, Order! Recently in Russian class, I was going through the case declensions of a particularly tricky noun and my teacher stared at me as if I was mad. “You don’t know the order of the cases… and you’re in B2?!” she said. Well of course I do know. I know the order… Continue reading

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Grunt and Squeak and Squawk with the Animals

russian animal names

Grunt and Squeak and Squawk with the Animals There are always some vocab lists that get neglected, and it isn’t until you really need a word that you realize you just don’t know it! One of those lists for me was animal vocab. Despite being an animal lover, many words slipped under my Russian radar… Continue reading

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