This week I’ve decided to keep things short and sweet.
First off, no partner in crime as of yet. I’m still working on that front, but I have a few leads to keep me occupied for the present. Continue reading
After last week’s little hiatus from conventional language learning, this week I decided to bring back the books, which got me thinking about how I spend my time learning Russian.
For the most part it’s been divided between grammar books, films/TV and textbooks. Most days I try to do half an hour, which may not sound like a lot but as I’ve said before, it quickly adds up. But is half an hour too little, and should I be doing more? Continue reading
I’ve mentioned before that TV can be a great way to learn a language, so this week I decided to delve further into Russian TV than I’ve ever ventured before. The programmes in question are, purely down to the fact that they could be found on YouTube: Continue reading
Learning a language can be a daunting endeavour, particularly when there’s lots of conflicting advice about the best way to do it. Having studied German and Old Norse before I moved on to Russian, you could say that I’ve picked up a few tips along the way. So without further ado, here they are:
Recently I’ve been thinking a lot. Not just about how far I’ve come with my Russian, but where I want to be and how to get there. At the end of the day, a book can only take me so far -there isn’t a comparable substitute for actually speaking and interacting with someone else in a foreign language.
So, what’s to be done? Continue reading