9 Reasons why Riga should be your next L&D destination

Did you know we have a language school in Riga? Liden & Denz may have started off in St Petersburg over 20 years ago, but since then we have expanded east and west to Moscow, Irkutsk, and the Latvian capital of Riga. The rich history of the Russian language goes far past the borders of… Continue reading

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Russian Vocabulary Lessons

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Learn Russian words quickly with help from memory research One of the biggest challenges of learning a language is the sheer amount of information you have to memorize. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming. So today I’m here to help. We’re going to look at some educational memory research  and talk about how you can use… Continue reading

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Russian music for language learning, why not?

Russian music for dummies

Believe it or not, listening to some Russian music will help you a lot with your understanding of the language and its grammar structures. I can tell it to you since I’ve experienced it first hand. Though you may feel a little bit overwhelmed at the beginning because of the river of new words, it’ll… Continue reading

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The colourful world of Russian sayings

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Safe to say that Russian is a “filthy” rich language, with an insanely wide range of different proverbs and sayings that fit every situation and can be used to convey your message in a very punctual way. What’s more learning them and their origin will give you a wider cultural understanding, that’s why I decided… Continue reading

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Learn Russian from Zero (Skills from Scratch)

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All the language skills you need & how to improve them The four main language skills you need to master to seek proficiency in every language are: Speaking Listening Reading Writing It makes a major difference when learning languages, if you’re at least familiar with the alphabet and don’t have to learn it from scratch.… Continue reading

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Useful phrases for your night out

This post is for your first weekend out in Russia. It will help you in restaurants, bars and clubs. It’s worth learning these phrases so you can practice ordering in Russian and you don’t seem like a complete foreigner. If you can speak some more conversational Russian it will also increase your chances of finding… Continue reading

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5 TV shows to improve your Russian

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Everybody knows what it’s like when you’re learning a new language, you aren’t that motivated and the only thing you want to do is lie down, watch a TV series and relax. Here are a few TV shows that are fun to watch and will also improve your Russian skills. There’ll be the perfect way… Continue reading

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Russian Lessons – Alphabet

АБВ? Understand the Russian alphabet It’s always hard learning a new language, particularly when it has a completely different alphabet! If you’re from Europe you’re used to Latin letters and so things can certainly get a little challenging when you make the transition to Cyrillic. But, don’t worry! With the following hints you’ll be able… Continue reading

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