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Hey!

I know this is meant to be for degree-level languages but I couldn't find the right area for this post...

I have a passion for languages and so I've started learning Italian, Russian, Romanian and Mandarin Chinese as well as A2 French. I know it sounds like a lot but I have dyslexia and since I started (about 2 months ago) I've noticed huge improvements in my phonological processing and other areas so please don't tell me to give any of them up.

I have no idea how to start with Russian. I tried online courses like memrise.com but I can't type russian and the typing help websites won't work. I've decided to try learning without online courses but have no idea where to start. Please help! Are there any good websites explaining grammar or textbooks I could buy? I can read the cryllic alphabet pretty well but the only word I know is 'привет'. Or if anyone knows of ways I could get cheap/free tutoring? None of my teachers at school can help, they don't speak Russian.

Thanks so much!
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anyone?? please please help
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Hi nverjvlev,

I would really recommend looking at https://tutortap.co.uk/tutors/russian/

There are 21 affordable Russian tutors that you can contact directly and you can learn online from the comfort of your own home using their online classroom.

Hope that helps!
James
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I haven't really yet started self-teaching Russian, but here are some ideas if this is your only option.

Learn alphabet.
Buy a book to self-teach Russian
Use linqapp (app), and stackexhange (website) for questions.
Constantly get reviewed.
Buy a Oxford Essentials Russian Dictionary (those essentials dictionaries seem to be good)
Get anki (desktop program version/web version/app version), and create three decks, irregular verbs, expressing yourself, and reading
add any irregular verbs to irregular, in expressing yourself first write about a certain topic (start off really basic), make a list of words, then add words and all similar words. e.g. if you add predict, add predictable, predictability and prediction. In reading (start off really basic) add new words you come across (and any of their variants).

Hopefully that's understandable . Feel free to ask questions. This seems to be the best way to tackle languages (for me) and I wish I had known this sooner.

Paper dictionaries I find are more useful than online dictionaries.

As that is kinda messy, I'll summarise it into:
1) Learn alphabet
2) Buy a self-teach Russian book
3) Get linqapp
4) Get stackexchange account
5) Get anki
Create three decks:
- irregular verbs
- expressing yourself
- reading
Add all words in a meaning-based word family.

(Original post by Tutortap)
Hi nverjvlev,

I would really recommend looking at https://tutortap.co.uk/tutors/russian/

There are 21 affordable Russian tutors that you can contact directly and you can learn online from the comfort of your own home using their online classroom.

Hope that helps!
James
Very affordable...
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Drop me a message if you are struggling with anything, I've done A2 Russian so should be able to help you out! Good Luck!
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I've tagged a member who knows Russian
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(Original post by nverjvlev)
Hey!

I know this is meant to be for degree-level languages but I couldn't find the right area for this post...

I have a passion for languages and so I've started learning Italian, Russian, Romanian and Mandarin Chinese as well as A2 French. I know it sounds like a lot but I have dyslexia and since I started (about 2 months ago) I've noticed huge improvements in my phonological processing and other areas so please don't tell me to give any of them up.

I have no idea how to start with Russian. I tried online courses like memrise.com but I can't type russian and the typing help websites won't work. I've decided to try learning without online courses but have no idea where to start. Please help! Are there any good websites explaining grammar or textbooks I could buy? I can read the cryllic alphabet pretty well but the only word I know is 'привет'. Or if anyone knows of ways I could get cheap/free tutoring? None of my teachers at school can help, they don't speak Russian.

Thanks so much!
i can help with russian
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(Original post by 09sstinson)
Drop me a message if you are struggling with anything, I've done A2 Russian so should be able to help you out! Good Luck!
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I've tagged a member who knows Russian
(Original post by candycaneland500)
i can help with russian
We can create a Russian Soc (if there isn't already one.)(There probably is though.)
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Yes! A Russian society would be so good...
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Thanks so much to everyone who said they can help if I'm struggling, I really appreciate it.

(Original post by XcitingStuart)
I haven't really yet started self-teaching Russian, but here are some ideas if this is your only option.

Learn alphabet.
Buy a book to self-teach Russian
Use linqapp (app), and stackexhange (website) for questions.
Constantly get reviewed.
Buy a Oxford Essentials Russian Dictionary (those essentials dictionaries seem to be good)
Get anki (desktop program version/web version/app version), and create three decks, irregular verbs, expressing yourself, and reading
add any irregular verbs to irregular, in expressing yourself first write about a certain topic (start off really basic), make a list of words, then add words and all similar words. e.g. if you add predict, add predictable, predictability and prediction. In reading (start off really basic) add new words you come across (and any of their variants).

Hopefully that's understandable . Feel free to ask questions. This seems to be the best way to tackle languages (for me) and I wish I had known this sooner.

Paper dictionaries I find are more useful than online dictionaries.

As that is kinda messy, I'll summarise it into:
1) Learn alphabet
2) Buy a self-teach Russian book
3) Get linqapp
4) Get stackexchange account
5) Get anki
Create three decks:
- irregular verbs
- expressing yourself
- reading
Add all words in a meaning-based word family.



Very affordable...
^^^ this is so helpful, thanks! Do you have any recommendations for self-teach books?
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Thanks so much to everyone who said they can help if I'm struggling, I really appreciate it.



^^^ this is so helpful, thanks! Do you have any recommendations for self-teach books?
I haven't really started, but from a quick glance this book looked good; http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-New-Peng.../dp/0140120416 (The New Penguin Russian book). I doubt it would be sufficient by itself, but if you apprach it with a plan and use it in conjunction with other things, I reckon it's quite possible. (Perhaps set a timetable?)
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(Original post by XcitingStuart)
I haven't really started, but from a quick glance this book looked good; http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-New-Peng.../dp/0140120416 (The New Penguin Russian book). I doubt it would be sufficient by itself, but if you apprach it with a plan and use it in conjunction with other things, I reckon it's quite possible. (Perhaps set a timetable?)
I've been looking at other forums and people seem to really like that book so I may give it a try... Making a timetable is a good idea, esp as it's not the only language I'm learning!
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