Textbook review: Russian Tutor

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Here’s the final verdict on the Russian Tutor Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook that I bought last winter: IT’S WORTH IT. If you’re still exhausted from the last time you took on a Russian grammar book (hello, Schaum’s Russian Grammar), don’t worry. This … Read More

Russian Roundup – May 2018

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Here’s something unusual: our local symphony is preparing for a Tchaikovsky v. Drake concert. (The concert’s disclaimer reads Neither Tchaikovsky nor Drake will perform at this concert.) Aside from that info, I don’t have many internet links to share with you … Read More

20 Interesting Facts about Russian

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I recently dug up a bunch of papers from summer school in Nizhny Novgorod. One page was a double-sided list titled 20 занимательных фактов о русском языке (20 interesting facts about the Russian language) that our teacher handed out during class … Read More

Job ideas for Russian speakers

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Do you dream of speaking Russian at work someday? Here are 10 ideas to start your job search!   1. AATSEEL American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Sample job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, University of Pittsburgh … Read More

Improve your Russian: yat

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Have you ever wondered why the Russian word есть means both to be and to eat? When writing this month’s Street Russian newsletter, I found out! Most of the time I write about an entire word or phrase (for example, March … Read More

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