How can I speak Russian in 10 days?
What is the best way to improve your Russian in 10 days?
It is possible to start to speak Russian in 10 days. How? Through full language immersion. Russian immersion program means that you stay in Russia, learn Russian with professional native speaking teachers, live with a Russian host family and practice Russian with locals as much as possible. It is the fastest and the most effective way to break the language barrier and start to speak, understand and sound clear in the Russian language.
Where can I participate in the Russian immersion program?
Welcome to Petrozavodsk, a safe and green town located on the shores of a picturesque Onega lake. Location is perfect: on the one hand, you will stay in a town where you can feel the spirit of Russia, because Petrozavodsk is not a tourist center and here you can see real Russia and feel yourself Russian. The town is surrounded by endless forests and thousands of lakes and rivers so you will be able to travel, camp, relax, enjoy the nature and fresh air. On the other hand, Petrozavodsk is really easy to get to: it’s situated close to St. Petersburg, from where you can take a daily bus or train, and not far from Moscow: you can reach Petrozavodsk by plane or a night train. Travelling from Finland my bus and a mini-bus is also possible.
How will I speak Russian in 10 days?
Of course, your result after 10 days of full Russian immersion will depend on many factors, the main of which is your starting level. Let’s clarify what you will learn and be able to speak after 10 days depending on your current level which you can determine by filling in our free Russian language test. In general, in 2 weeks of Russian immersion program with Enjoy Russian school you’ll get 40 group Russian lessons. Lessons take place from Monday to Friday, 4 lessons a day in a group. You are always welcome to take extra individual classes to practice more, focus on certain vocabulary or to work on a certain grammar rule if you need to.
Learn Russian in 10 days from scratch
Let’s see what results you’ll get in 2 weeks if you come to Russia with an absolute no knowledge of the Russian language. The course will lead you from the alphabet up to the level, when you can have simple conversations with Russian native speakers.
During your first week you’ll cover the following topics:
- Meeting people
- Daily routine
As for grammar and vocabulary, after the first week you will know Cyrillic alphabet, how to use constructions «Кто это?», «Что это?», «Это…», count to 100, time and parts of a day, professions, personal pronouns and verbs conjugation. You will learn to meet people, introduce yourself and others, tell time, talk about your everyday activities and jobs, ask for a phone number and make an appointment.
On your second week you will study topics:
- Our lesson
- Personal things
- My plans
- My city
The study program will cover the following: possessive adjectives, family members, imperative form of verbs, activities at the lesson, gender of nouns, construction «У меня есть…», personal things, numbers 100-1000, nouns in plural, days of week, adjectives, places in a city. After your 10-day course you will talk about your family, understand your teacher’s instructions, talk about what you have and ask people if they have something, set a meeting, talk about your plans for a week, about your city, ask where to go, understand signs in a city, etc. After you lessons you will be able to practice all that you’ll have learned with locals – your host family, Russian volunteers, people in the streets and organizations. So, as you can see, in just 10 days you will learn quite a lot of the Russian language, and the speaking practice will make your progress better and faster.
Learn Russian in 10 days for elementary and higher levels
Many Russian language learners find it easy to do Russian grammar exercises, read and write in Russian, while speaking and understanding of Russian fluent speech is much more difficult, especially if you don’t have an opportunity to practice Russian with native speakers. To feel confident in communication in Russian, live language practice in the language environment is essential. Just check your Russian language level and our study program to see what topics you’ll learn in just 2 weeks in Petrozavodsk. Being able to practice Russian with locals 24 hours a day will make you break the language barrier and start to speak Russian fast. It’s easy to participate: the school coordinators will help you with each step from getting Russian visa to choosing the most suitable host family for you.
Learn Russian in 10 days at home
If for some reason you can’t go to Russia to improve your Russian skills fast, there are several options for you to study at home. Online Russian course with native speakers is one of the most effective, convenient and affordable ways to learn Russian effectively. Our professional teachers will be glad to help you to reveal secrets of learning Russian, clarify the rules and broaden target vocabulary fast, and creative teaching methods will make the study process enjoyable and motivating. The study program will be almost the same, but worked out individually according to your specific wishes, goals and interests. The result will depend on the frequency of classes and your self-involvement. You will not achieve the same results so fast as you would do studying in Russia, but a well-structured online course with a professional and experienced tutor will keep you highly motivated in learning, and you will be able to estimate your progress from lesson to lesson. For example, if you take 10 online lessons during 2 weeks and prepare accordingly for each lesson, you will successfully pass one module of Russian in 10 days.
10 useful tips to study Russian at home
For self-study, there are many mobile apps and online resources – you can choose what suits you best, the main difficulty here is to keep yourself motivated in learning, as well as a lack of language practice.
Here are several useful tips to help you with Russian learning:
- Make friends with a Russian (it may be a pen or e-mail friend)
- Read books with marked stress position
- Make flashcards (they must be in the Russian language)
- Use pictures while studying. To memorize a Russian word faster, google the picture of it in Russian
- Create a personal link: for example, memorize appearance vocabulary by describing your favorite actor, or furniture vocabulary by sticking sticky notes everywhere at home
- Start to think in Russian: walking down the street, describe everything you see to activate your receptive vocabulary
- Listen to the Russian speech in your way: watch sitcoms, films or listen to music, podcasts etc.
- Learn everyday Russian expressions by reading news, articles and forums in Russian
- Put realistic goals: starting even with just 5 new words a day is a great idea, it means 150 words a month. Make it 10 a day and double your learning speed
- Don’t worry about mistakes, try to guess when you don’t know the meaning, develop your linguistic feeling
We hope these simple tips will be useful for you. Good luck with learning Russian and welcome to Petrozavodsk!
Enjoy Russian language school organizes effective program of full Russian immersion in Petrozavodsk, the Republic of Karelia. We’ve been hosting foreign students learning Russian since 2004 and have more than 1500 graduates. The programs include intensive communicative Russian course, Russian homestay, eventful cultural program and support of Russian volunteers – team of young enthusiastic people willing to help our foreign guests to explore Russian and learn the Russian language and culture.