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Begin with inactive learning
If you’ve just decided to learn a foreign language (especially Russian) there are some very simple and free activities with which you can start and make your further learning much more effective.
My own learning and teaching experience proves those methods to be very useful.
I call it passive learning and I’m sure it should be done before you start active learning.
What do I have to do?
You just have to listen to or watch the Russian language! Don’t be afraid or confused, you don’t have to understand anything! Just listen or/and watch and your brain will do everything by itself. In the beginning this may make you feel uncomfortable or bored, that’s OK, all the people feel this way, don’t stop. To get results from your passive learning and make it useful, you have to do the listening and/or watching for minimum 1 month, 30 minutes every day. It’s very easy because you can do your listening anytime and anywhere: going to/from work, during your lunch, cooking or cleaning at home, doing your sport exercises, before going to sleep etc.
How it works?
With these simple exercises you will automatically:
• Train your ears to hear and recognize the sounds and words of Russian
• Get a great amount of Russian words into your inactive vocabulary (which will shift to your active vocabulary easily during further learning)
• Teach your speech organs to pronounce foreign sounds
• Prepare your brain for the quickest and the most effective learning
What can be used?
I’ve made this list especially for you:)! I choose each of them carefully so all the links and material are popular, well-known, of a good quality and simple enough.
Pay more attention to the listening, on this stage of learning it’s more important!
Radio stations (online):
(be careful – sound is automatically very loud!)
Singers and songs:
Some of the links are connected to Dropbox and some of them are connected to Google drive: