Useful tips for those who are planning to start Russian online-learning
Would you like to save money and time and switch to e-learning? This is a great idea. But for many people lessons by Skype might be way more nervous than usual learning. Enjoy Russian school gives 5 important tips on how to calm yourself down before you have your first Russian lesson online.
- Be on time! “Я вижу, ты уже готов начать!” These are the best words you may hear from the Russian tutor. Make sure you’ve got everything you need – notebooks, teaching books, pens etc. Nothing should disturb you from the main goal – learning Russian!
- Check your wifi. Of course, the lesson can be postponed, but it means you will spend so much time on matching the timetables. So make sure the Internet works well.
- Start with a joke. Do not be so serious, it’s not a job interview! A person sitting in front of you is first of all a… Human! And then your Russian teacher. Break the ice with a question КАК ДЕЛА? (how are you?) or tell a joke, that would be the best start for an intensive class.
- Ask your pet to stay somewhere close – on your knees, by your feet or behind the screen. Introduce your fluffy friend to a teacher and touch every time you feel anxious.
- Don’t be afraid to take pauses and just think. Spending a couple of minutes in silence doesn’t mean you are stupid. Russian learning is difficult and the teacher knows it for sure!
How does it work? The full Russian lesson by Skype with Alina
If you want to take the best out of this Skype lesson find Russian TV-show КУХНЯ (season 1, episode 2) and learn Russian phrases and grammar rules with Alina and her student: