Russian Study Group

An area with study groups for various languages. Group members help each other, share resources and experience. Study groups are permanent but the members rotate and change.
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MamaPata
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby MamaPata » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:12 am

How did everyone fare in 2018? Does anyone have Russian goals for 2019?

Personally, I am very happy with my Russian studies in 2018. I graduated from my Russian degree with a very good result, and though my Russian studies have slipped since then, it remains a part of my life and I used it for a talk I gave about Russian culture. I hope that 2019 features more Russian and that I catch up a bit with my Super Challenge for Russian, but ultimately, I am happy with where I am.
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby MamaPata » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:19 pm

How is the beginning of 2019 going for everyone?

I haven't done too much Russian yet, but I have been listening to the podcast Newочём, which does short episodes - mostly translations of articles on various productivity themes (goals, resolutions, etc). I find them very easy because they're translations and I like that they are short. I also have another few podcasts downloaded, so hopefully will listen to one of them this week. I am also slowly slowly plugging away at my translated fantasy novel on LWT.

I swear I will have some native content at some point this year! But for now, this is what I have and it's working.
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby Mista » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:31 pm

MamaPata wrote:How is the beginning of 2019 going for everyone?


I've started working on The Master and Margarita daily again. Still on chapter 1 :lol:
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby IronMike » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:15 am

Mista wrote:
MamaPata wrote:How is the beginning of 2019 going for everyone?


I've started working on The Master and Margarita daily again. Still on chapter 1 :lol:

Best book ever!
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby Ogrim » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:52 pm

MamaPata wrote:How is the beginning of 2019 going for everyone?


Not too bad. As I already have mentioned in my log, I have been listening to/watching the videos on the Youtube channel Энциклоп. It is by a young Russian called Arsen Klinichev and he has made several videos about languages, a bit in the style of those Paul do over on Langfocus, but in Russian instead of English.

I'm also plugging away with my book about Classical Music, and I am tempted to try to read Crime and Punishment in the original. I now have it as an audiobook, so maybe combining listening and reading it in parallel.
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby brilliantyears » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:35 pm

Eh, not fantastic. I passed Russian A2.1 last year, but did the absolute minimum amount of work. I was completely burned out (in a general sense, not just languages) and did no more studying after the exam early December.

I'm leaving to Saint Petersburg on Monday, where we'll be having classes in the morning and hopefully plenty of opportunity to speak, but I'm feeling unprepared (at least I'm not alone in that :roll: ). Normal classes start again in February.
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby Ogrim » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:58 pm

brilliantyears wrote:Eh, not fantastic. I passed Russian A2.1 last year, but did the absolute minimum amount of work. I was completely burned out (in a general sense, not just languages) and did no more studying after the exam early December.

I'm leaving to Saint Petersburg on Monday, where we'll be having classes in the morning and hopefully plenty of opportunity to speak, but I'm feeling unprepared (at least I'm not alone in that :roll: ). Normal classes start again in February.


Lucky you, going to Saint Petersburg! It is on my list of places I really have to visit one day. Are you staying there for long?
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby brilliantyears » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:51 pm

We’ll be there for just a week :)
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby IronMike » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:33 pm

There is no truer meme on the internet, except maybe for the "Russian cursive hurts my head" meme.

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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby MamaPata » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:37 am

Terrifyingly, we are now in February. :shock: How did everyone's Russian Study go in January?

Mine was... limited. I finished reading one YA book, so I'm hoping that gets me a bit more back in the Russian habit. Definitely need to find some options for the SC though!
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