ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Russian Language Courses

Updated on February 28, 2016
Gloriousconfusion profile image

I am Engish, learned Latin and Afrikaans at school and a smattering of other languages as needed. Different cultures and words fascinate me

Russian Stacking Dolls

Source

Learn Russian at home with Russian language software

Russia has been very much in the news for the last few weeks. Now would be a good time to brush up your Russian, or learn Russian from scratch.

I've always felt an affinity for Russians because my grandfather was Russian, well, my step-father actually, but he was all the grandfather a child could ever wish for. He was good natured and affectionate, and used to take me swimming. He had a junk shop, and would show me how he made gloves with his Singer treadle machine, to sell in the shop.

Like many second generation immigrants, I was accustomed to hearing my grandparents speak with foreign accents, and felt quite comfortable about this; as a child, I would sometimes correct their English, and they would thank me seriously, although I expect they were really laughing.

Some of the best literature in the world is Russian, and, as well as showing you some of the best Russian language courses, I am going to remind you about some of the best Russian books and plays, and show you some Russian photographs, videos on YouTube, and you can even take part in a poll.

The Kremlin - I bought this watercolor from a street artist in Moscow

Source

Below are 2 Russian Language Courses, Russian/English Dictionaries and videos of 2 Famous Russian songs

Check out the Russian language software on this page

I hope you find what you want in your quest to gain another language skill!

I'm showing you several different Russian courses here, but there are other language programs on Amazon as well.

If you can't see the language courses you were looking for, you can just point and click on any of the Amazon language software products shown below and you will be transported to the Amazon.com website, where you can browse for the language course of your choice.

Do you like this painting of St Basil's Church at the Kremlin? It's just a small picture I bought from the artist when I was visiting Moscow. It hangs in a corner of my lounge, and reminds me of my trip which must be, oh, twenty years ago. It was so interesting, and very different from anywhere I had been to before in Europe.

Russian Art: Wasily Kandinsky - Weiches Hart

Source

Now some Russian Language Courses: Rosetta Stone Russian Language Course Levels 1 - 5

Learn Russian: Rosetta Stone Russian - Level 1-5 Set
Learn Russian: Rosetta Stone Russian - Level 1-5 Set

This is a very substantial and in-depth course, and when you've completed it, you will be able to converse and do business in Russian, and enter into discussions, watch Russian films, and generally make out like a Russian. You might even be tempted to like Russian food.

 

Rosetta Stone Russian Language Course - Level 1 - 3 Set

Learn Russian: Rosetta Stone Russian - Level 1-3 Set
Learn Russian: Rosetta Stone Russian - Level 1-3 Set

You will have online one-to-one training, games, and general interaction to help you to learn Russian.

You will be able to learn basic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping and much more.

 

Russia on YouTube - But I'm not showing anything political or controversial here - there is life beyond that for the ordinary people

Are you planning to learn or brush up your Russian? - Let's see what you all say

Russian Doll
Russian Doll

Will you be able to master the Cyrillic Alphabet? It takes a bit of getting used to. Take the Poll Below:

Why Russian?

See results

This is my Guestbook, where you can leave comments - I love to hear from people around the world

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      @poutine: No, it's not, but it's reputed (like English) to be one of the most expressive languages - perhaps that's why there are so many exceptional Russian authors.

    • profile image

      poutine 

      5 years ago

      Russian is not an easy language to learn, that's for sure.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)