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Time to Speak Russian!

Time to Speak Russian!

Projects

Since 2007 we have been making various language teaching projects, and over these years we have created a lot of material over many different platforms. We decided to bring them all together on this website. We are always coming up with new projects, so be sure to check back regularly!

“Time to Speak Russian!”         On-line Course

The beginner courses «Чемодан» (Suitcase) (А1) and «Московские каникулы» (Moscow Holidays) (А2) are available as videos with subtitles for many languages (and growing). The course is based on everyday situations. Alongside every video on the website there are grammar guides and various types of exercises. An introductory course on phonetics «Букварь» that's part of this course will help those who don’t know the Russian alphabet and can’t even read.

Moscow by Alphabet


Episodic educational videos on Russian culture and history based on the concept of guided walks, with Anna as a guide, around Moscow. Aimed at those who already have some grasp of the Russian language (level A2 and above).

The videos are a good fit for improving all aspects of language skills: speaking and listening, reading and writing. All the videos have or will have subtitles in Russian and English. The episodes and attached materials are available here on this website, but you can also watch the videos separately on our YouTube channel.

Video Projects


Video Projects on our site include various materials on the culture and history of our country: "Russian Poetry", "Around the Country", "Traditions and History" and "Miscellaneous".

The material is most suitable for when you are already somewhat proficient in Russian (level B1 and above). To help you understand these videos there are Russian subtitles. It is also possible to download the texts in PDF in Russian and in English.


“Time to Speak Russian!” YouTube Channel

On you YouTube Channel you can watch the videos from all our projects:

Talk2Russia APP


The mobile app Talk2Russia is for beginners who are just starting to learn Russian as a foreign language. It includes a course on phonetics and videoclips for levels A1 and A2. As well as exercises it contains a brief grammar reference guide. The app is available (!NOT available at the moment) to download for free from the App Store and Google Play Store. This project has been realised through a grant given by MAPRYAL and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. As authors and creators of the app, we continue to support it on a technical level.

News


Find out about all our project updates, new learning materials, translations, as well as changes on our Telegram page, as well as here on our blog. Subscribe, comment, and give suggestions on our YouTube channel or subscribe to our newsletter here.

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About The Authors of The “Time to Speak Russian” Project

The authors of this website and courses are graduates of the philological department at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Following on from that we have worked there for many years in the Department of Russian Studies at the university’s Institute of Russian Language and Culture.

As well having experience working in Russia, we also have extensive experience teaching at universities and private language schools in Japan, Italy, Tajikistan, and China.

From working with students of different ages, nationalities, cultures and professions, we began to incorporate more and more modern methodologies and technologies in our teaching. Eventually we developed our own educational materials such as various distance learning courses and projects. In this way we form a creative team for the development of multifaceted learning content for anyone who likes the Russian language and wants to learn more about Russia.

Anna Petanova

(Education: PhD in Philology, Lomonosov Moscow State University)
Anna Petanova

author

Anna is interested in a wide range of humanities subjects — cultural studies, history, literature and culture of Russia — as well as the more narrow domain of Russian as a foreign language: the creation of and working with educational texts, application of information technology to the field of foreign language study, and the methodology of teaching within this domain.

The learning materials and texts made by Anna are posted on websites ‘Tekstoteka’ and ‘Website for Enthusiasts of Russian as a Foreign Language’.
Anna Petanova is the author of popular books and language manuals about Russian as a foreign language:

Anna Petanova

author

Yulia Kovalenko

(Education: Philology degree, Lomonosov Moscow State University)
Yulia Kovalenko

author and technical support

Yulia’s sphere of interests includes languages, linguistics, and information technology.

Yulia has her own YouTube channel,
as well as rusclass — a website that contains online exercises, dictionaries, presentations, and more.

She is the author and creator of General and Specialised learning resources catalogues for Russian as a foreign language.

Yulia Kovalenko

author and technical support