5 Ways to Continue Learning Russian while under Quarantine
We’re living in unprecedented times where face to face interaction is almost all but forbidden. If you’re like me and currently studying Russian, or planning to, your learning doesn’t have to be put on hold. Here are 5 ways you can continue learning Russian while under quarantine.
Schools are all shut down, but that doesn’t mean your studies have to end. You can join private or group classes and continue learning Russian from home.
2. Speak with Locals through Apps
One of the best ways to learn a new language is to speak with locals. And since we’re all desperate for social interaction, download apps such as Tandem where you can get to know native Russian speakers.
A lot of Netflix and Chill are happening right now, so do a quick search for films in Russian. You’ll practice listening to the language while also getting a taste of the culture.
4. Read, Read, Read
Whenever you’re learning a new language it’s helpful to pick a topic that interests you: sports, politics, fashion, history, literature, etc. Then find content to read that’s related to your topic. This will give you something to talk about with locals while also keeping you interested in the language.
5. Build up your Vocabulary
While you’re sitting at home, devote 15 to 20 minutes a day to building up your vocabulary. This can be done in the old fashion way with a pen and deck of flashcards or online through apps such as Duolingo Tinycards.
I hope you’ve found these tips helpful and continue (or start) your study from home!