Russian is considered to be one of the most difficult languages to learn. It has a lot of rules which must be followed, however, the good news is that there are very few exceptions to these rules. Learning them all can seem overwhelming, but by speaking with native Russian speakers you might be surprised how quickly you can internalize them.
For instance, there are 6 different cases in Russian; Nominative, Accusative, Prepositional, Genitive, Dative, and Instrumental. By contrast, German, another difficult language, has only four. These show how the words in a sentence relate to each other i.e., who is doing what to whom. These cases have largely disappeared from English, so it can be tricky for English speakers to wrap their heads around. But by practicing with a native Russian speaker you can master all 6 in no time.
While spending time in Russia would be the ideal way to learn Russian, the Internet has given us the ability to immerse ourselves in another language without having to travel to another country. There are many sites online where you can find language partners, and you can even use Skype to practice speaking with other language learners. However, you still have to deal with scheduling a time to speak, and some sites even cost money to use.
Right now on Tandem you can find thousands of Russian speakers who are looking to practice their English with a native speaker. You don’t have to schedule a time to speak, or pay to sign up. All you have to do is log on, find someone who looks interesting and give them a call. Talk for as long or as short as you like, without committing to a class or scheduling a meeting. Plus, you never know who you might meet. On Tandem, you can:
Whether you’d like to take a tour of Moscow, stroll the streets of St. Petersburg, or go on an adventure through the wilds of Siberia, you can find someone on Tandem to tell you everything you need to know before you go. It’s an all-in-one language learning community which connects you to the world at the touch of a button. Try it out today and see how easy it really is. After all, it’s totally free.