Saturday, November 27, 2010

Beginning Russian through film

Beginning Russian through film is intended for students of Russian. It's got a collection of videos, with its scripts, to improve your Russian. There are chapters of Eralash (a TV humor magazine for children from de soviet era) and films such as Crime and Punishment, Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears, The Pyatnitskaya Street Tavern, Volgograd and so on.

About this experient (from the web)

"Short digitized clips from Russian films are the primary source of language and culture in this course. We collected close to 400 clips and placed them on this Web site along with many supporting materials. You can use a Windows or Macintosh computer to take advantage of the course. No registration is necessary (or, indeed, possible), and no credit is given, unless the student is registered for first-year Russian at Cornell. (...)". Read all the text.

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Language exchange online: Russian

This is a list of people offering to teach or learn Russian. You can participate posting your message or answering someone else's posting.
  • Global language exchange (messenger, e-mail, voice, chat, skype, webcam, msn): Russian

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The top 100 language blogs

"The Top 100 Language Blogs is probably the largest language blog competition hosted annually by and Lexiophiles. It is aimed at finding the best blogs related to languages and awarding language-loving bloggers."

In Top 100 Language Blogs 2010, you can find an interesting list of 100 language blogs. It's a list of online resources to learn a foreign languages such as Korenan, English, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Thai, Dutch, etc.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Top 5 ways to learn foreign languages for free online

This is a video (from Youtube) with some tips that could be useful.

Audio Lingua - mp3 in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Portuguese

Audio Lingua is a great site to listen real native speakers and to improve listening skills of French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Portuguese.

You can search short audio files in the previous languages and listen them. All the recordings are uploaded by native speakers who talk about their interests, their countries or their lives.

In addition, you can contribute recording your own voice in your native language to help students of your language.

Audio-Lingua introduction (from the web page)
  • What is Audio-Lingua? A collaborative bank of authentic audio resources, recorded by native speakers, for a freely pedagogical or personal use.
  • Audio documents? Short, a maximum recording length of two minutes, on various subjects…
  • Collaborative? It means that any person who feels interested may contribute sending personal audio documents by filling in the form.
  • Authentic? For they are only made by native (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish) speakers ! All accents can be useful.
  • Aim? To train oral comprehension for anyone who would like to improve this language skill.
Audio Lingua:

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