Week 5 and 6: Talking about languages

This week you’ll learn how to describe your language skills and talk about the languages you know.   Language Worksheet: CR About Languages

Week 4: Where people live and work, Prepositional Case

This week you’ll be adding more to your description of your family. You should be able to: Come up with new adjectives to describe members of your family (and change them for gender) Tell where people live and work Understand… Continue Reading →

Week 3: “To Have”, Gender of Adjectives and Plurals

This week your goals are to: Talk about things you have Describe yourself and your clothing Understand how to make plurals in Russian and memorize the 7 Letters in the “7 Letter spelling rule”   Here is your vocab list… Continue Reading →

Week 2: Gender of Nouns and Nationalities

You made it! You didn’t let the alphabet discourage and you’re ready to keep learning. Here is what we’ll be covering this week: Lesson 1: The Three Genders in Russian, plus a brief intro to the Plural Here is the… Continue Reading →

College Russian Online Classroom: Week 1

Here are your goals for Week 1!  Here is the worksheet you’ll need to go with the Alphabet Videos: COLLEGE RUSSIAN-Alphabet Worksheet: Use this to accompany my three part introduction to the alphabet. It’s what I give it out to… Continue Reading →

Reading Practice: Pushkin’s Fairytales

If you’re just learning to read Russian you probably need help HEARING how the words are supposed to sound. The problem is when you’re first learning to read, you need it slowed down, like, REALLY slowed down. That’s what this… Continue Reading →

Review of the Cases: 1st Year Basics

The summer has come and gone and you probably had a great time, but I’m assuming you haven’t done much in the way of reviewing Russian grammar. Mainly because you’re lazy and horrible, but also because the human brain tends… Continue Reading →

Learn To Read Russian

Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start! Below you will find a play list with my videos that I use in my classroom to teach students the alphabet. I start with the most familiar letters… Continue Reading →

College Russian: Strategies for Learning Cases

So you’ve decided to get serious about learning the cases! МОЛОДЕЦ! Did I ever tell you about that time in the early months of my Russian learning where I decided that the cases were too hard and I was just… Continue Reading →

Seven Tips for Improving Pronunciation in a Foreign Language

It’s a dreaded phenomenon that happens to the best of us–a foreign accent. No one, no matter how rich, privileged or educated is immune. It happens to world leaders:   It happens to even the most creative and brilliant of us:… Continue Reading →

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