Russian Roundup- June 2016
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  In just a few days, classes will start in the summer Russian Language program at Nizhny Novgorod!! You can read more about it here. I’ll try to blog a few times during July with new words and funny stories. … Read More

Russian roundup- May 2016
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  Hooray, almost summer! It’s supposed to be 90 F / 32 C today here in Portland. By the way, I’m four months into this “get used to Celsius” experiment and it’s finally starting to sink in. Just in time … Read More

Russian Roundup- April 2016
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This is totally crazy, but I’m trying to get a visa to study in a Russian language school this summer. If all goes well, I’ll share more about it here. In the meantime, it’s been delightful to get reacquainted with … Read More

Russian Roundup- March 2016
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Overall this March was a language-learning slowdown. It started off strong- meetups, relatives, a new book- and then…. nothing. Last month’s Russian gaming company (passed that test, hooray!) inquired about a project to translate 1200 words in rhyme. Ughhhhhhh….. I … Read More

Russian Roundup- February 2016
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  As short and gloomy as February is, this turned out to to be a super-productive month when it came to studying!!   Here are 6 things that I did in the past few weeks to work on Russian:   … Read More

Russian Roundup- January 2016
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Happy end of January! 🙂 If you haven’t outlined your language goals for 2016 yet, here’s a good idea: The One-Page Language Plan. I’d come up with a semi-official ‘Russian Study Plan’ in November (below) and then got distracted in … Read More

Russian Roundup- December 2015
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  Can you believe the new year is just a few days away? Russia is filled with scenes like this one… 😉   Since you’re probably busy making plans for the new year, this month’s roundup is super-short:   Looking … Read More

Russian Roundup- November 2015
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  Despite November’s frantic time-to-start-holidaying-EVERYTHING feel, my efforts returned to Russian this month. Finally! 🙂   D and I watched a новогодний мюзикл called Новые приключения Аладдина (The New Adventures of Aladdin) that featured all the bigwigs of entertainment: Verka … Read More

Russian Roundup – October 2015
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There’s been a trend going on this month, a no-Russian trend 🙁 Unless… does eating борщ count? Because if so, then it’s all good! We’re all fall leaves and huge pots of borsch around here.     I did get … Read More

Russian Roundup- September 2015
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  Мне так стыдно- I didn’t study Russian at all this month. Did you? There’s only one solution for this: let’s just wait for October to start 😉   In the meantime, I’m pretty sure these videos at least count … Read More

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