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Spell Your Name … in Pancake – Part 2

Practice your spelling while making pancakes for yourslef or your family – your kids will love it! We were spelling in Russian and had fun!

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Russian Humor Explained

In order to understand the humor in the joke, especially if a joke is too closely linked to a specific […]

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Spell Your Name in Russian

I love coming up with activities that will be multifaceted and fun for my 3 year-old. This week we were […]

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Are your #Kids #Learning #Russian this #Summer?

Amanda Boyarshinov  from The Educator’s Spin On It reviewed a couple of our books as part of her Summer Language Learning post […]

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Difference between Chto eto? and Chto eto takoje?

Что это? = What is this? vs. Что это такое? = What is this? What is the difference between these 2 […]

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I Spy With My Little Eyes: Russian Around You

On our latest trip down to San Diego we decided to go without any electronic entertainment for my 3 year […]

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Do Cartoons in Russian Help Teach Russian to Kids?

As a child my parents were always trying to limit my screen time (that pretty much was TV time) in […]

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What Is Your Language Learning Cocktail? Some Useful Language Learning Ideas

Whether you are studying yourself, teaching students or making sure your kids are multilingual, you need to know a little bit about the learner to make the best out of the process.

Try to find what works. Most likely it is not one thing but a combination: a potent cocktail that will unleash the learning powers of each individual 🙂

For example when I study foreign languages (I am a native Russian speaker and have English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese under my belt with various degrees of fluency), I know that my combination is:

consistency/routine – audio/listening – keeping notes – short and logical – social engagement – have a goal

What is yours?

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