What's the best way to learn Russian?

  • Most importantly, you need physical practice, and this is especially necessary in order to develop good speaking skills.
  • It's also important to start with something simple and progress from there.
  • Everything you learn needs to be 'built upon', reinforced and strengthened by seeing it repeatedly in new material that introduces new words and concepts.
  • You need to have full control of your learning speed and not waste time waiting impatiently or being pushed forward too quickly.
  • The sample on the right illustrates how we apply these philosophies to learning Russian.

'ExpressWay Languages' is a new project based on the success of our other language learning websites, including eLearnRussian.com. To get a complete description of our program for learning Russian, please visit that site directly.

What's the best way to learn Russian?

The BEST steps to begin learning Russian

  • First, don't start by learning the alphabet. I don't understand why so many programs start with learning the alphabet. Does learning the English alphabet help someone learn to say "What do you want to do?"? And does it help them understand a native speaker when they say "Waddya wanna do?"? And can you remember 33 new things in one go? I can't.

  • Second, start simple, with words like 'кто' (who) and 'что' (what), not with long, difficult words like 'здравствуйте' (formal greeting; hello).
    Starting with simple words and expressions, helps beginners master the basics very quickly. This is also the best, fastest and easiest way to learn the Russian alphabet and learn to read Russian.

  • And it's not about words and grammar rules. It's about expressing ideas. "Не надо." [No need.] (Don't. / Stop it/that. / That's enough. ; No need.) Many simple expressions can be used to express various ideas and 'feelings' that are easy to learn with good examples, and difficult to figure out on your own if not pointed out in your language program.

  • And you have to learn to understand things the way they're normally spoken and learn to express yourself in the same way. This is more of a 'physical' process than a 'mental' process. Memorization is the wrong method for learning any language. You need physical practice to develop the 'physical ability' to hear and say things properly.
learning guide and sample material for beginners

As a member at eLearnRussian.com, you automatically become a member of ExpressWay Languages and will enjoy all the benefits that go with it.

For a complete description of these benefits and of our new project in general, please continue reading.


Membership = Ownership

  • As a member of 'ExpressWay Languages', you are effectively an owner.
  • We're bringing the real meaning of community, cooperation and friendship to the internet.
  • People everywhere love to get things for free and take things for granted. That's okay but as a group we can get so much more!
  • "Culture matters" and we believe the future of the internet is not giving things for free and treating your members as 'products' to sell to advertisers.
  • We intend to nuture a culture where people collaborate, trust, and rely on one another, and with that, there's nothing we can't do, together.
  

Basic Membership

  • For a simple, one time fee of $20, you gain all the benefits of a basic membership.
  • Full access to all basic language learning material, including audio files, exercises, etc. Everything you need to learn a language.
  • Perfect for self-motivated learners who are on a tight budget.
  • Tell others and you can easily earn hundreds and even thousands of dollars. (More on member rewards.)
sign up now

Active Monthly Membership

  • The ideal solution for most language learners and very affordable at just $10 per month.
  • Full access to all language learning material and interactive learning material.
  • Whenever you're having trouble or you have some questions simply email any question and get it answered.
  • Join weekly meetings to practice your English and get help from teachers.
  • Tell others and you can easily build up to an ongoing monthly income of hundreds and even thousands of dollars. (More on member rewards.)
sign up now

Premium Monthly Membership

  • This is the ideal solution for those of you who want to maximize your learning.
  • Get focused attention from a teacher for just $50 per month.
  • The key benefit of this membership is the opportunity to get help as you try to activate what you're learning.
  • Write as much as you like and get your mistakes corrected. This then also becomes sample material for others to learn from.
  • Premium access to all language learning material and interactive learning material.
  • Personalized assistance with your speaking skills and pronunciation. Send us short recordings and we'll give you pointers to work on.
  • Discount pricing on all Skype lessons.
  • Join weekly meetings to practice your English and get help from teachers.
  • Tell others and you can easily build up to an ongoing monthly income of hundreds and even thousands of dollars. (More on member rewards.)
sign up now