Time to Speak Russian::About the Program
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About the Program

Our program will allow you

  • to learn Russian on the elementary level Russian (State programm Test System ТЭУ).You can take the exam in special language test centers not only in Russia, but also abroad.
  • -to know the minimum basic vocabulary
  • to read adopted texts about everyday russian lives
  • to read and understand place names and advertisments
  • -to understand the language by ear (80-100 words) and-participate in simple discussions and conversations in Russian
  • to express your feelings and requests in Russian
  • to know the overall structure of the Russian language
  • -become acquainted with the Russian traditions and find out very useful details of everyday Russian life

If you are interested in Russian because

  • -you are going to Russia to work, to study or just as a tourist,
  • -you think that knowing Russian can be useful for you in the future,
  • -you know and like Russian culture and literature,
  • -you like to study at the computer,
  • -you knew Russian a long time ago, forgot it and would like to remember it,
  • -you live in Russia and it is difficult to live there without knowing the language (and you don’t have time to take a Russian class),
  • -it is easier for you to learn a foreign language using an internet version of study rather than a traditional way,
  • -you hope to know more about the Russian life,

then our program is for you! We try to make our program easy to understand, interesting, dynamic, funny and not overwhelming with terminology and grammar.

How the program works.

Right now you are on the second page. This means that you were able to pass the first page without our help! Make sure, however, you understand that when you choose a flag, you choose the language for all the explanations of the forthcoming work (grammatical commentary, exercises, translations, etc.) of the program.

The second page shows the overall structure of the program consisting of several parts.

The introductory-phonetic course will introduce you to the Russian phonetics and the basic rules of reading and pronunciation. We recommend the students who never had any previous experience with Russian to start with this section. During the work with the main course you can always go back to this section if you are experiencing problems with reading or pronouncing Russian words or expressions.

The main course consists of lessons in a structured order. This is the main part of the program. The material of the course is presented as a cartoon consisting of characters made of clay. The clay characters imitate real life and create a game-like atmosphere. The “clay reality” allows the student to treat the cartoon characters in a fun and humorous way. You can laugh at them once in a while. This use of humor helps to overcome the language barrier psychologically. This is the most important first step in learning a foreign language.

You will learn more about the structure of the main course when you open it. Right now we will continue with the overall form of the program.

The vocabulary section includes all the necessary vocabulary that you will need to know in the first stage of learning the language. It will also include all the words you will need to know for the forthcoming material of the main course.

The tests are located after every 5th lesson and it is highly recommended that the student take them after working on a certain lexical and grammatical theme. The tests are important for the student to find out which aspects of the language needs more studying.

he grammar section contains the necessary rules of grammar for a basic level of Russian. In every lesson you will find a grammatical comment for that particular lesson. If a student has a grammatical question not related to this particular lesson, it should be easy to find the answer in the grammar section.

The section of cultural information is constructed in a similar way. You can learn all the information at once or learn about it gradually in every lesson. In this section we will learn about the Russian culture, tradition, customs, interesting and historical places of Moscow, etc.

The library and media-library are also not connected directly to the main course. However, they widen the basic vocabulary and help to make the process of learning more interesting and fun.

In the library we collected a number of texts that a student with a basic knowledge of the language may find very enjoyable. The choice of texts was based on their simplicity, intrigue, and humor. Here you can find funny short stories, anecdotes, and stories from real life.

The media-library is a section where you will find songs (folk songs as well as modern popular songs), excerpts from famous Russian films, games, crossword puzzles and other intensive, interactive exercises. This section was created for the student to be able to understand everyday speech and widen their basic vocabulary.

If you are a curious person and would like to meet the authors of this program, you can look into the section “Team.” If you would like to make the program better, you can always leave a commentary in the evaluation section.

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