Time to forget about grammar books and vocabularies and consider learning Russian by popular TV-shows!
Where do I find Russian for life if I can’t head to Moscow or St. Petersburg right now? The answer is pretty obvious: try out watching some popular Russian TV-shows. First of all, they help to improve your listening skills and catch the flow faster. Secondly, you practice words and phrases in context. And finally, it’s just funny and never as tiresome as basic Russian drills. Here is the advice from the Russian Podcast creator Tatiana Klimova ( Enjoy Russian school highly recommends you to check out her blog with numerous useful tips and materials). Read, choose and start watching your first Russian TV-show:
1. Как я стал русским?
Alex Wilson, an American journalist, came to Russia in order to study its people, their life and traditions. This joyful and colorful series contain lots of useful vocabulary. Don’t be scared by some cute anti-Americanism in the beginning. 20 series.
Maxim dreams of becoming a famous chef. He was lucky enough to find a place in a posh Moscow restaurant. But not so easy, there are many obstacles on his way to success. Modern speaking vocabulary, humor. 6 seasons, 120 series.
3. Бедная Настя
He loves her, she loves him, but he thinks that she doesn’t love him, and she thinks that he loves another one. And this through 127 series. When we watch such series in our mother tongue, we don’t always like them. Foreign language is another matter. All means are good to study Russian. In addition to that, actors and costumes are really beautiful.