Rhyme or Reason: Why I Study Russian As I come to the end of my stay in Russia and I look ahead to what my future may hold, I can’t help but ask the question: why do I and so many others study Russian? I am not the only one that asks that question, either… ...
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 ...
A Different Kind of Language Barrier All of us language students and lovers know the difficulties of trying to communicate across a language barrier. In many ways, overcoming this is our mission: we learn languages in order to break down the wall that can so often be found between people from different countries and cultures. But ...