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3 Reasons Why Playing Games Helps You Learn Russian Faster

Discover 3 ways that Russian learning games and video games can help you learn and master Russian faster, retain more, and enhance your language skills.

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Can You Learn Russian Using Games?

Yes, Russian learning games and even video games can help you learn and master Russian faster and improve overall comprehension. Research studies have concluded that video games enhance traditional learning methods and make mastering a new language like Russian fun and exciting. Without the firm foundation in grammar and vocabulary provided by conventional learning programs, however, you will not be able to learn Russian with games alone. But when you combine the solid educational foundation like you’ll get at RussianPod101 with the benefits of Russian learning games, you learn faster and retain more than with traditional learning alone.

Let’s now take a look at three of the biggest benefits of using video games to learn Russian:

Video Games Help Improve Linguistic Skills and Cognitive Development

When combined with a solid foundation in vocabulary and grammar, video games help students improve reading, comprehension, and even speaking skills. The results are even more pronounced in struggling students. According to a recent national survey, more than 78% of teachers noted that learning games, even video games, were effective in helping struggling students compensate for learning gaps in their traditional studies.

So how do Russian learning games, or even video games, help students improve their linguistic skills and cognitive development? The key is practice, practice, and more practice!
Learning games and video games naturally require the integration of several linguistic skills including reading, listening, speaking, and even writing in some games. And by removing the fear of making mistakes so common in students in traditional classroom settings, students are free to practice the language and further develop their linguistic and cognitive abilities in the process.

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Learning Games/Video Games Provide In-Context Learning

Students naturally learn faster and comprehend more when they are forced to use the information often and in real-world situations, even the fake ones created by Russian learning games and video games. Essentially, this is immersion-based learning or contextual learning very similar to what one experiences when living abroad and being forced to interact with people in another language. So by providing both context and constant feedback, video games allow students to actually use the knowledge they gain in classrooms or conventional study to learn and master Russian or any new language faster.

Russian Learning Games Make Studying Fun and Alleviate Stress

Homework, quizzes, tests, and even in-class assignments can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety in students, particularly those who may be struggling to keep up. This stress and anxiety can actually derail a student’s progress and cause them to feel isolated from their more successful peers. But video games and even most learning games are the great equalizer because they help alleviate stress, increase social engagement, and yes, even help students have fun while learning Russian or any new language.
In fact, research recently published in The Washington Post shows a wide range of health benefits from video games and learning games including the fact that they:

  • Help Reduce or Alleviate Symptoms of Depression
  • Help Reduce or Alleviate Symptoms of Insomnia
  • Help Alleviate Transitory Stress Symptoms
  • Scientists have indeed discovered that not only can you learn Russian or any new language faster thanks to video games, they can also provide a wide range of potential health benefits as well. However, learning languages through video games alone is not really a feasible alternative to progressive, structured learning like you find in classrooms or programs like RussianPod101.

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    The Limitations of Learning Languages Through Video Games

    While great supplemental learning tools, video games and even more formal learning games are simply no substitute for structured learning programs for two reasons:

  • Learning Games Not Designed to Provide a Foundation in Grammar or Vocabulary: Without the foundation provided by structured Russian learning (classroom or online), video games or even language learning games only teach specific phrases and concepts. Now within the context of the video game, these phrases and concepts make sense but most would have little practical value in the real world.
  • Lessons Are Not Structured or Progressive in Nature: Structured learning requires students to be provided with basic building blocks of knowledge (like grammar or vocab lessons) that are then expanded upon in a progressive fashion until mastery. Video games and even many language learning games really only quiz and reinforce what students already know instead of providing structured lessons that can be built upon for future learning.
  • Russian learning games and even video games are great supplemental tools to help students learn and master a language faster. Scientific studies and recent research reveal that video games can help contextualize formal lessons from structured learning, enhance linguistic skills, alleviate stress, and even provide a wide range of potential health benefits. However, learning languages through video games (even learning games) has limitations and is no substitute for structured lessons that provide a firm foundation in vocabulary and grammar.

    RussianPod101 is the world’s most advanced online learning system with more than 2500+ HD video lessons created by real Russian instructors. With more than 500 million lesson downloads and 10,000’s of success stories, RussianPod101 can provide you with a world-class foundation in vocabulary and grammar.

    Combined with Russian learning games, our cutting edge online language system can propel you to mastering the language faster, more easily, and at far less expense than traditional classroom instruction.

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    4 Reasons Why Russian Slang Words Will Make You Fluent

    Learn 4 honest reasons you need Russian slang words and why they are so vital to truly learning and mastering the language.

    Teachers may normally cringe at the thought of their students learning Russian slang words. After all, slang words and phrases are typically defined as being grammatically incorrect. So why would your teacher want you to spend time learning the “wrong way” to speak Russian? Here are 4 of the top reasons why you should study slang words and expressions when learning Russian or any new language.

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    1. Native Speakers Use Slang Expressions in Everyday Conversation

    If you are going to study a foreign language and plan to use it to speak with native speakers, then you have to learn slang words and expressions. Otherwise, just using formal expressions and grammar may alienate you from native speakers and make it more difficult to establish a real connection. So it is best to at least learn some common slang words and expressions if you’re planning to meet or speak socially with someone.

    2. Slang Words Are Used All Throughout Russian Culture

    If you turn on any popular Russian TV show, listen to any song, or watch any movie, you are quickly going to see the value of learning Russian slang phrases. Just like everyday conversations between native speakers, Russian culture is filled with slang phrases and expressions. Without at least some knowledge of the more common slang phrases, popular culture and most conversations will be very confusing and potentially alienating.

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    3. Slang Expressions Help You Better Express Your True Thoughts and Feelings

    Only relying on formal grammar and vocabulary is very limiting, especially in social situations. Just like in your native language, using the appropriate Russian slang words can help you express a broader range of emotions, thoughts, and feelings.

    4. Proper Use of Slang Makes You Sound More Natural

    We’ve all met foreigners who technically used formal language perfectly but still sounded odd and well….foreign. But when you use the right slang words and expressions, you will sound more natural and like a true native speaker. If you notice, even most politicians include a sprinkling of slang expressions and words throughout their speeches to help them sound more natural and to better connect with the audience.

    The Dark Side of Slang Expressions

    Learning Russian slang words can indeed help you sound more natural, better understand the people and culture, and make integration much easier. However, there is a dark side: using the wrong slang expressions can also make you look foolish, uneducated, and potentially disrespectful.

    But how do you know which slang words or phrases to use and when?

    The truth is that you can’t learn the most modern and appropriate slang words in textbooks or formal classroom settings. By the time the information gets incorporated into a formal curriculum, it’s already outdated and no longer in use by actual Russian people. And while you can learn current slang expressions from Russian TV shows, movies, songs, and games, you may not understand the context. If that happens, you may use the right Russian slang words but in the wrong situation and still look like a fool or possibly even offend someone.

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    So where can you learn current slang expressions and the right context in which to use them?

    At RussianPod101, native speaking instructors create audio and video lessons that can include slang expressions and words. Our instructors provide context and examples for all the Russian slang words used in any lesson to make sure students understand the right time and place to use them.

    Russian slang words and expressions may be grammatically incorrect but they are vital to truly understanding and immersing yourself in the culture. In fact, it will be very difficult to fully understand any movie, TV show, song, game, or even 1-on-1 conversation without knowing a few of the more common slang expressions.

    However, it is important to learn the proper context and use of even popular slang expressions or you may come across as confusing, disrespectful, or uneducated.
    At RussianPod101, you’ll learn how to use slang phrases and words to draw the right attention and avoid these problems.

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    What’s a Free Lifetime Account?
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    Top 20 Russian Words and Phrases you need to survive the Apocalypse

    Zombies are coming, and they speak Russian! Do you have what it takes to survive? No?
    How lucky you are, we have exactly what you need. Here is the Top 20 Words and Phrases you need to survive this Apocalypse!

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    инфекция (n)
    infektsiya
    infection

    жуткий (adj)
    zhutkiy
    scary

    череп (n)
    cherep
    skull

    могила (n)
    mogila
    grave

    Какой Ваш любимый фильм про зомби?
    Kakoy vash lyubimyy fil’m pra zombi?
    What’s your favorite zombie movie?

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    Апокалипсис (n)
    Apakalipsis
    apocalypse

    Подняться из могилы.
    Padnyatsa iz magily
    rise from the grave

    Зомби! Бежим!
    Zombi! Bezhim!
    Zombies! Run!

    Если был случилась атака зомби, куда бы Вы отправились?
    Esli by sluchilas’ ataka zombi, kuda by vy atpravilis’?
    If there was a zombie attack, where would you go?

    Сверхъестественное (adj)
    Sverkh-estestvenae
    supernatural

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    Запасы продовольствия (n)
    Zapasy pradavol’stviya
    food supply

    Ходячие мертвецы
    Khadyachie mertvetsy
    walking dead

    Мурашки(n)
    Murashki
    goose bumps

    Воображение (n)
    Vaabrazhenie
    imagination

    Поп-культура (n)
    Pop-kul’tura
    pop culture

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    Пресная вода (n)
    Presnaya vada
    fresh water

    Труп (n)
    Trup
    corpse

    Жуткий (adj)
    Zhutkiy
    gruesome

    Прятаться (v)
    Pryatatsa
    hide

    Кладбище (n)
    Kladbishche
    graveyard

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    How to Learn Russian in Your Car?

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    Stuck in traffic? Losing time in your car? Have you ever felt that in all this wasted time, you could have watched the 750 episodes of One Piece, finished the last Super Mario ten times, or even better…you could have learned Russian? Between family, friends and work, in addition to this time-consuming commute, it can become difficult to find time to properly learn Russian.

    Fortunately, every problem has a solution, and what could be a better solution than turning that commute time into learning time? Stop passing the time mindlessly listening to the radio and try some of our best tips for mastering Russian in your car!

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    You can learn Russian in your car, hands free
    While driving, it’s important that you keep your focus on the road, so this is why our top tips won’t require you to use your hands!

    Listening to Russian audio content in the car is a good way to learn
    This is because it is a fun and efficient way to learn. With RussianPod101.com podcasts, you will be able to discover Russian culture through topics about everyday life. Instead of the radio, listen to a Russian podcast adapted to your level, from Absolute Beginner to Advanced, and you will make progress sooner that you would expect!

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    You can listen to Russian music in the car
    Did you know that you can learn Russian by singing while driving? Listen to songs from cartoon or drama and try to identify some words you learned.

    Challenge yourself! Use the Russian you’ve studied up to this point and see how much you understand! Making the jump to real-life Russian is a scary one, but friendly children’s songs are a great place to start!

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    You can learn alone in your car
    When you’re driving alone, you can be as loud as you want – there is nothing better for remembering your Russian lessons than repeating loudly, again and again. Next time you see a driver who seems to be talking alone, you will know he or she is just learning Russian!

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    You can learn through repetition with your passengers
    If there are passengers in the car, it can be more stimulating to learn together. You can set a role play with Russian dialogues. With RussianPod101.com, you can download all the lessons transcript including the dialogues, as a PDF. Print it out and have some fun speaking in Russian!

    One of the passengers can answer the quiz available on each of our lessons, while another can correct that person. Listening to someone at a more advanced level of Russian or a better accent is positive and helps you improve.

    You can learn Russian offline
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    You can learn every day at your own pace
    One of the best approaches for learning a language is little by little and often. It’s not efficient to take in a huge amount of information at one time. What you need is to study on a regular basis – a little bit of Russian every day. You commute several days a week, and that is all time you can take advantage of!

    You have the freedom to choose the lessons and podcasts you want to focus on, at your own rhythm. You may want to do a little revision or discover how to talk about a new topic. And if you’re wondering what to learn next, you can use the new Learning Paths, which is our customized pathway feature that gives you a step-by-step way to learn Russian without getting lost!

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    If you don’t have a car and commute by another method, these tips are still valid! Learning Russian is no longer limited to the classroom or your house; there are so many benefits to learning in your car or elsewhere. Reaching a conversational level will take you less time than you could ever have imagined! Don’t forget to sign up for your Free Lifetime Account and enjoy our content!

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    Hello Listener,

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    Choose Your Learning Level on the Top Left Side of the Page.

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    10 Monthly Goals to become fluent in Russian

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    Hey Russian Learner!

    Shortcuts for learning and tips to remember Russian words are useful but it’s even also important to fix objectives to reach every month! What Is Your Language Learning Goal for the Month?
    In your journey to become fluent and conversational here are 10 monthly goals you can go after!

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    1) I’ll finish Survival Phrases series on RussianPod101.com by listening to two lesson a day.

    2) I’ll give a 3 minute introductory speech in Russian to my Russian friends.

    3) I’ll finish reading one Russian book by reading 10 pages a day.

    4) I’ll pass my Russian test.

    5) I’ll write 10 postcards in Russian to my Russian friends.

    6) I’ll memorize 5 Russian songs.

    7) I’ll finish memorizing 350 words with Flashcards on RussianPod101.com.

    8 ) I’ll fully understand one Russian movie by watching it every day.

    9) I’ll learn how to talk about past, present and future events.

    10) I’ll master 150 words by memorizing 5 words a day.

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    How to be a Good Lover in Russia

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    - Ты так много значишь для меня.
    Ty tak mnoga znachish` dlya menya
    You mean so much to me.

    - Будешь ли ты моим Валентином?
    Budesh` li ty maim Valentinom?
    Will you be my Valentine?

    - Ты такая красивая.
    Ty takaya krasivaya.
    You’re so beautiful.

    - Ты для меня больше чем друг
    Ty dlya menya bol`she chem drug
    I think of you as more than a friend.

    - Даже 100 сердец будет слишком мало чтобы выразить всю мою любовь к тебя.
    Dazhe 100 serdets budet slishkam malo chtoby vyrazit` vsyu mayu lyubov` k tebe.
    A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

    - Любовь, это просто любовь. Её никогда нельзя объяснить.
    Lyubov’, eto prosto lyubov’. Yeyo nikagda nel`zya ob`yasnit`
    Love is just love. It can never be explained.

    - Ты так красив.
    Ty tak krasiv.
    You’re so handsome.

    - Ты мне нравишься.
    Ty mne nravish`say.
    I’ve got a crush on you.

    - Tы заставляешь меня быть лучшим мужчиной.
    ty zastavlyaesh` menya byt` luchshim muzhchinai.
    You make me want to be a better man.

    - Пусть всё что ты делаешь, будет сделано в любви.
    Pust` vsyo chto ty delaesh`, budet sdelana v lyubvi.
    Let all that you do be done in love.

    - Ты моё солнце, моя любовь.
    Ty mayo solntse, maya lubov`.
    You are my sunshine, my love.

    - Слова не могут описать мою любовь к тебе.
    Slava ne mogut apisat’ mayu lyubov’ k tebe.
    Words can’t describe my love for you.

    - Мы встретились чтобы быть вместе.
    My vstretilis` chtoby byt` vmeste.
    We were meant to be together.

    - Если вы думаете о ком-то, читая это, Вы определённо влюблены.
    Yesli vy dumaete a kom-to chitaya eta, vy apredelyona vlyubleny.
    If you were thinking about someone while reading this, you’re definitely in love.

    - Я люблю тебя.
    Ya lyublyu tebya.
    I love you.

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    6 Reasons to Learn a Language Before You Travel!

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    There are plenty of destinations where you can get by with English, but sometimes you want to do better than just ‘get by’. Here are 6 reasons you should learn the basics of the language of your next trip destination.

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    1. You will be able to discover your destination better than other tourists.

    Getting by is one thing, but actually experiencing a trip abroad is quite another. No amount of guidebooks and online research can compensate for a basic lack of language ability. Speaking the language of your destination permits you to explore that destination beyond the regular tourist traps. Your language skills will not only allow you to dig into all the hidden gems of your destination, but they will also allow you to mingle with the locals to get a true experience on your holiday. Think of it this way: you’re not restricted to talking to the people at the tourist desk anymore.

    2. Knowing how to communicate with local police or medical personnel can be life-saving.

    Before you leave for your destination, make sure you learn how to ask for help in that destination’s local tongue. Do you know how to ask the waiter if this dish has peanuts in it? Or tell your host family that you’re allergic to fish? Can you tell the local doctor where it hurts? Moreover, an awareness of an environment improves your chance of remaining safe inside it. For example, walking around a busy marketplace, dazzled by an unfamiliar language, signs and accents will instantly render any tourist a more attractive mark for pickpockets. Communicating with other people, asking questions and looking confident will make you look like a semi-local yourself, and will ward off potential thieves.

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    3. It helps you relax.

    Traveling is much less stressful when you understand what that announcement at the airport was saying, or if this bus line reaches your hotel. These things stress you out when traveling and they disappear when you understand the language. This allows you to focus on planning your trip in a better, easier way.

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    4. Speaking the language can provide you with a way to get to know people you’d never otherwise have the opportunity to speak with.

    Sometimes those relationships turn into friendships, and other times they’re nothing more than a lively conversation. Either way, as Nelson Mandela said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” When you approach someone – even staff at a store or restaurant – with English, rather than their own language, an invisible divide has already been erected. Making even a small effort to communicate in the language of the place you’re visiting can go a long way and you’ll find many more doors open up to you as a result.

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    5. You’ll be a better ambassador for your country.

    If we’re honest with ourselves, we know very little about other countries and cultures, especially the local politics. And what we do know is often filtered to us by the media, which tends to represent only certain interests. When you can speak the local language, you’re able to answer questions that curious locals have about your country and culture. Are you frustrated with how your country is presented in global news? Are you embarrassed by your country’s leaders and want to make it clear that not everyone is like that where you’re from? This is a very good opportunity to share your story with people who have no one else to ask. We all have a responsibility to be representatives of the place we come from.

    6. Learning another language can fend off Alzheimer’s, keep your brain healthy and generally make you smarter.

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