Learn Russian With Me

Learn Russian With Me

The best ways to learn Russian.

on October 5, 2016

If you don’t have Russian friends to practice your skills in Russian language and you don’t have much time to study with the teacher you can use the following ways:
1. Read books together with audio books.
Beginners can start from this amazing book  “Рассказ-сенсация” for Elementary & Pre-Intermediate levels. It contains approximately 800 words that are required for everyday communication. Every word appears in the text several times so that the learner can become accustomed to its meaning in the context. The author tried to include words from such topics as clothes, food, politics, office, sports and gym, transport and business. He also tried to use some common Russian set expressions and proverbs and quotes from famous songs. There are many dialogues in the story. There are lists of new words in every chapter. No translation is provided so that the learner can make a note of the meanings in their own language. At the end of the book, one can find a concise Russian-English dictionary. The story is written in slightly simplified Russian. Thus, the learner will find it easier to recognise and memorise grammar structures. At the end of each chapter there are questions and/or grammar exercises. Here you can buy audio book.
If you have children you can read and listen Russian traditional fairy-tales.

2. Watch Russian films with Russian and English subtitles.

If you fed up switching subtitles from Russian into English and back you can try to watch films with English subtitles or only with Russian subtitles.

Totally beginners can start from these films and video lessons (they are old, but very helpful):


До свидания, лето!

Some educational cartoons

Video lessons “Russian World”

If you have children you can watch Russian children films and cartoons.

3. Listen to the songs with lyrics and without. You can find them here.

4. Read and listen Russian poems. You can find them here.

5. For more advices and tips how to learn Russian I recommend to visit Katherine’s web-site “Street Russian”.

russian films with english subtitles

best ways to leatn russiuan





6 responses to “The best ways to learn Russian.

  1. Nabil says:

    Спасиба большой, эта карашо.

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  2. Olga Leonidovna says:

    Спасибо огромное за замечательные материалы! Моим бывшим студентам это бы понравилось. Жаль что не познакомилась с вашим сайтом раньше. Все посты очень полезные и актуальные. Желаю успехов!


  3. Спасибо большое for the shout out, Valentina 🙂

    I love that you included the Начало videos in here. The first Russian class I ever took was based around those videos, so they bring back some good memories. I can still remember how hard it was to say здравствуйте in the beginning… that “zdr” sound was a tough one!

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    • Valentina says:

      Пожалуйста! Я только недавно увидела фильм “Начало”, и мне он понравился. Я стараюсь очень тщательно отбирать материал для своих студентов. Рада, что Вы поделились своими впечатлениями об этом фильме.

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