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5 Ways to Continue Learning Russian while under Quarantine

25 March, 2020

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.

1. Take Online Courses

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.

Learn Russian Online

 

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.

Speak with local Russians

3. Watch Films and Shows in Russian with English Subtitles

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.

Watch Russian movies and shows

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. 

Read in Russian

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

Study Russian vocabulary

I hope you’ve found these tips helpful and continue (or start) your study from home!

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