Learn Russian Online
Want to learn Russian online for free? Interactive, online Russian language lessons are a reality today with the advent of programs such as Skype and Paltalk. Both are free downloadable programs that enable real-time voice and text chat.
1. To learn Russian online for free, you first need headphones and a microphone for your computer. Then you need to download one of the recommended programs. Click on the following links for free installation of Skype and/or Paltalk.
2. Once you have installed Skype or Paltalk, you can start searching for a Russian language exchange partner who is interested in learning your native language.
- One of the best resources for finding language exchange partners can be found at MyLanguageExchange.com.
- Another good resource is the Skype Forums. Search for "Russian" under the forum Learn languages and more.
- Find Russian friends and pen pals at EnglishRussianChat.com
- A fourth option is to join a Russian Chat Group at Paltalk. (It's also easy to create and name your own private Chat Group in Paltalk).
3. Arrange to meet your partner(s) at a certain time on Skype or in a Paltalk chat room.
4. Review the tips and guidelines on How to do a language exchange.
- #1. Judge Your Level is very important.
- If you are still a beginner, you should concentrate on learning the Russian alphabet, vocabulary and grammar, while putting it to practice with Russian Chat companions or Penpals.
- If you're not sure about your level of Russian proficiency, you can still sit in on a voice chat session in Paltalk and just listen or try talking a little if you feel like it.
5. At the time of your practice session (Russian language lesson)...
- with Paltalk, meet your partner online in a designated chat room.
- with Skype, once you have entered your language exchange partner as a Skype contact, simply "call" like you would on a regular telephone (or wait for their call).
Other great ways to learn Russian online and off.
- You can also try singing along to your favorite Russian music.
- Or contact real Russian Speakers in your own region or city.
- Find a Russian teacher online: Language-School-Teachers.com