All posts by Toni Cross

The 3 Best Sites for Online Russian Classes

Once upon a time, it was really hard to learn a new language. If you were an average (not poor, not rich) person living in a rural area, you might have been limited to whatever couple of languages your

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3 Ways to Improve Your Russian Listening Skills

There are four skills associated with language acquisition: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. A lot of learners spend all their time working on their speaking skills, but struggle with the listening

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6 Unexpected Ways I Practice My Russian Conversational Skills

I’ve had the good fortune of learning languages on my own and with the guidance of instructors. Both have their advantages, but there is something special about embracing the independence that comes

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Decoding the 6 Russian Cases: A Beginner’s Guide

When I started learning Russian, I had never even heard of cases and I definitely didn’t know that Russian had six essential ones. Looking back, I’m glad that I came in blind because I might have been

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4 Most Important Tips for Beginners Learning Russian

When it comes to learning Russian, there are two types of people: those who are kind of interested and those who really want to learn.There is nothing wrong with either group. I can’t even count all

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The 12 Best Youtube Channels For Learning Russian

Language learning in the 21st century is a gift and a curse. On the one hand, the internet can connect you to native speakers and show you new and innovative ways to learn your target language.On the other

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How to Learn and Master Russian Past Tense Verbs

At this point, I don’t need to tell you that Russian grammar is complicated. Verbs are no exception, but fortunately conjugating in the past tense is rather simple.Whereas some languages have compound

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5 Hidden Gems I Found in Moscow and Kazan

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Moscow?​Red Square.The Kremlin.​The Tretyakov Gallery.Have you ever heard of Kazan?​  A few months ago, I would have bet money

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