Reviews

Rosetta Stone Russian Review

I’m sure you have heard of this software before: Rosetta Stone. When many people think of learning a new language, they automatically think of Rosetta Stone. But is it worth the money? Does it work? Read my review to find out! 🙂 I don’t want to spoil the review for you, but my answers are… Continue reading Rosetta Stone Russian Review

Russia

Top 10 Russian rock songs

Here are my top 10 favorite Russian rock songs. I have worked hard to compile this list, and I believe I have chosen well. The music listed here ranges from mainstream rock/pop to metalcore/deathcore. Do yourself a favor and listen! Music will help you learn Russian! #1 Три полоски – Animal Джaz Watch on Youtube… Continue reading Top 10 Russian rock songs

Reviews

Take Off In Russian Review

This is a review of Take Off In Russian by Oxford University Press. I’ll begin by saying that this course is very good and unlike any other that I’ve used. What is absolutely fantastic about it is that you spend a lot of time listening, so you get to hear a lot of native Russian.… Continue reading Take Off In Russian Review

Phonology

How to pronounce Russian ‘щ’ (shch, sch)

Russian ‘щ‘ can sound a whole lot like ‘ш‘ to the untrained, newbie ear! It is important to pronounce them both correctly, because they are both unique sounds! Some resources will tell you that ‘щ‘ is pronounced as “shch”, as in “fresh cheese.” This is not correct in modern Standard Russian!

Recommendations

Do-it-yourself language immersion

I just read a great article on how to mimic immersion in a language at home, without visiting/living in the country where it’s spoken! The guy writes about French in this article, but it may be applied to any language — including Russian! So, check it out here!

Reviews

Michel Thomas Russian Foundation Course Review

I’m not a huge fan of audio courses. Whenever I’m doing nothing, I usually like to listen to music — and an audio course is impossible to listen to alongside music. There are rare times though that I get in the mood to “listen and learn.” I decided to give the “Michel Thomas Method” a… Continue reading Michel Thomas Russian Foundation Course Review

Recommendations

Learn Russian for free!

In the real world, gas and food prices continue to rise. For most of us, this means that we don’t get to spend as much money on luxury items. This may mean that you can’t go out and buy those expensive Russian books and courses that you want to! But even as prices rise, the… Continue reading Learn Russian for free!