How to learn Russian

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One year. This is how much time you need to learn a new language. In one year from now, you will be able to have a simple conversation with your Russian-speaking coworker, or understand that “secret language” your Russian-speaking wife talking to your child sometimes.

This plan consist of 3 parts:

  1. Why?
  2. What?
  3. How?

Why learn Russian?

Is Russian a big challenge for your brain and quite an exotic hobby? Is it the language your partner speaks and you want get to know them deeper through their culture? Are you trying impress someone with your “Privet” and “Ya lublu tebya”? Do you want to read Dostoevsky in original? You just like how it sounds?

Be honest with yourself and write down your big reason to learn Russian. It will help you stay motivated and enjoy the process.

Why not learn Russian?

The following step is very important to find out the obstacles on your learning path. Obviously, as any new language, Russian is difficult. And it can be boring sometimes. And you won’t always have time for practicing. Or you are lacking a personal contact with native speakers to be able practicing? Why bother when artificial intelligence tools are becoming so advanced that soon you will be able to translate any foreign language in your mind directly?

Write down any of your thoughts.

From our side, we are trying to make learning simple, leaving all the complicated terms aside. And as fun and relatable as possible, so you consider it as a pleasure. On top of that we are building a community of people like you and provide the support during the course.

What to learn?

Here is step-by-step guide for learning Russian from zero:

  1. You start with an alphabet and learning how to read in Russian. Actually, here are all the letters: А, Б, В, Г… Just kidding. It’s almost impossible to memorise all the letters and to start reading immediately. That is why in our reading course “How to read Russian” you learn all the letters with visual associations and visualisations in the context that resonates in you.
  2. After being able to read your first texts, you should learn some frequently used Russian words. Collect your first 100 Russian words and start practicing!
  3. Now you can finally deep into the language structures, so you can use the words in different combinations to express different thoughts and intensions.

How to learn?

We love achievement. Learning a language can take a lifetime. But we want to feel and celebrate every step we make on the way. That’s why we break down the process into small modules. After each one you achieve clear results and know the point when you actually can speak Russian language.

Here is your time table for the first three months:

TimeYour actionResult
First monthLearn to read RussianYou can read and write in Russian
Week 1Memorise 16 lettersYou know the most common letters
Week 2Memorise 17 more lettersYou know the whole Russian alphabet
Week 3Practice readingYou can read any Russian word
Week 4Practice reading and writingYou can read and write any Russian word
Second monthLearn your first 100 Russian wordsYou know 100 common words and phrases
Week 5Learn 25 words in dialoguesYou know 25 words and phrases
Week 6Learn 25 more words in dialoguesYou know 50 words and phrases
Week 7Learn 25 more words in dialoguesYou know 75 words and phrases
Week 8Learn 25 more words in dialoguesYou know 100 words and phrases
Third monthLearn simple language structuresYou can say simple phrases and ask.
Week 9Learn “I am. Are you?”You can introduce and describe yourself.
Week 10Learn “Can I? May I”You can order.
Week 11Learn “I do. Do you?”You can say what you do.
Week 12Learn “It is. It can. It does”You can talk about others.

Are you ready?

Your first mini course is about to start! Learn to read Russian:

This Russian course is for you

Learn to read Russian | Russian Yazik

Learn to read Russian in one day

Cyrillic Alphabet with visual associations, pronunciation, and your first Russian words. In just one day, you will be able to read and understand this:

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