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Russian language: no more bullshit
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RE: Russian language: no more bullshit
(02-10-2018 10:25 AM)Arado Wrote:  
(02-10-2018 08:03 AM)Constitution45 Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 08:28 PM)sterlingarcher Wrote:  For me, podcasts are really good. You can download them to your phone and it's a good way to use deadtime. Also, I find there's no point trying to learn Russian from books, as the pronounciation/written blows your mind and you learn it wrong nyway.

Here are some links;


Also online tutors. They're pretty cheap ($10)


I find most online courses plateu out at beginner/intermediate level though. Can anyone make any good recommendations for intermediate+, as podcasts alone aren't enough)

Good advice, I'll be careful with the cheap ones though. Some of them really won't help you at all unless you are least high A2 level; or able to have regular conversation. Which of course takes time in Russian.

I had a couple of 'cheap' tutors before, and they ended up being a waste of money.

My favorites so far are голос америки - it's a news podcast with video so you can follow along with the main news stories of the day. Another is and Australian podcast - SBS Russian radio - they have discussions on a wide variety of topics - from health, to culture, to politics. Just scroll through the episodes and listen to whatever you are interested in. For these you have to be at least intermediate level.

I've posted about https://russianpodcast.eu/ before and I love it. She speaks slowly and goes over the new vocabulary and everything is in Russian. Good for cultural insight as well.

голос америки is great with the subtitles. Otherwise it's waaay too fast for me to understand anything more than the general gist. I'd say it's native level, not intermediate.
02-10-2018 03:20 PM
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Russian language: no more bullshit - Roosh - 04-14-2013, 06:51 PM
RE: Russian language: no more bullshit - edlefou - 02-10-2018 03:20 PM

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