Happy end of the month! 🙂 Was July a good month for your language learning efforts? I got some learning in, like going to this Russian dinner party (discovered there that Зоя is a common name for a female goat + толкучий рынок refers to the kind of market where you’ll get a толчок, push, from the crowd) and started watching a movie about WWII Russian time travelers. What kinds of new things did you try this month?
Here are a ton of good links to help you squeeze a little more Russian into your month, starting with the source of all the funny pictures below: atkritka.com (and then I’ll see you back here in 2 hours!)…
Three Videos Worth Watching
- Have you seen this fun supermarket stunt with a very familiar song?
- An episode of the YouTube series called Россия Чужой Взгляд (Russia Through Foreign Eyes).
- A five-year-old girl speaking Russian. Awww…
Three ways to learn LOTS of new words
- Take the phrase нет времени объяснять (there’s no time to explain) and run with it on Google Images.
- Are you fond of cats? Check out this site and this site and remember- котики правят интернетом (cats rule the internet).
- RusLabs has taken a famously creepy cartoon- Ёжик в Тумане (Hedgehog in the Fog)- and turned it into an awesome language exercise.
Three books you haven’t heard of yet
- Russian Swearing: 104 Swearing Russian Verbs Conjugated in All Tenses with Examples. Seriously, what else could you possibly need? 😉
- What Every Russian Knows (And You Don’t). I love the idea of this book, explaining culture and language through the films, comics, and fairy tales that all native speakers are aware of.
- Another book based around a good idea-The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Russia.
Three places to watch Russian movies online for free
- Channel: Star Media. Try the 2015 comedy Плохая Соседка with English subtitles!
- Channel: русскино+прикол.ру. Try the 2013 comedy Билет на Вегас.
- Channel: FilmRUS. Try the 2015 comedies Няньки and Выпускной.
Three good articles on language learning
- How can you measure progress when your language level is advanced? Advice from one language learner.
- If you have a little money to invest in yourself, hire a virtual assistant to make your own learning materials.
- A short article on switching out foreign languages for computer languages in American schools.
That’s it for July! Let me know what you enjoyed the most and if you have any fun links I can share in next month’s post 🙂