Nowadays you can find lots of Youtube channels, mobile apps, podcasts as well as groups in socials offering free lessons for self-studying. If you're self-motivated enough and have much free time, it is possible (why not?) to memorize new words and phrases, practice with some exercises, and probably even puzzle out difficult grammar rules. If you have a friend, or maybe find a pen pal to speak with, you may improve your conversational skills. If you have time and don't have specific goals and timeframes - sure, give it a try.
According to our experience, many people come to our courses after months and years of trying to achieve some results by learning through apps and free videos. It might be a good addition to professional courses, extra homework, or a hobby, but it's very unlikely you'll reach fast results in all language aspects: grammar, reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary. In most cases, people just lose motivation, start skipping training and just reduce all the efforts and time to nothing, as the Russian language can be forgotten very soon without practicing. Everyone has his/her own preferred way of studying, and we encourage you to use all possible and affordable ways to study, as the more you practice- the more you achieve, but we just advise you to click the button below and try a short 20-minute lesson with an adept teacher to feel the difference and see how it works for you. If you really want to learn online course with Enjoy Russian language school is what you're looking for. Join us!