WEEK 9: Learning Russian in 3 Months

Speaking progress of week 9 of Russian challenge

The big challenge: Speaking Russian with a native speaker who only speaks Russian after 3 months of learning Russian! Is it possible? Can you speak Russian after 3 months?

Aurélie accepted this challenge 90 days ago and now she has her big day. In this video, you see the full conversation between Aurélie and Nastya’s (our tutor) dad.

We did not prepare anything, the two of them have never met before, and they don’t know each other. It is a real conversation in Russian. This is the honest result after 3 months of learning Russian. The goal of this challenge was to communicate in Russian and this is the ultimate test.
Do you think that Aurélie has accomplished her challenge? Is she able to speak Russian after 3 months of learning?

Consistency does not mean every day!

First of all, consistency is an essential ingredient of acquiring Russian. Everyone can learn Russian when he/she stays consistent. I have seen many talented people not making progress and many non-talented people rocking Russian because of the lack of consistency and consistency, respectively. As a result, many recommendations such as “learn Russian 10 minutes every day” or “make learning Russian a habit”. I agree with the underlying idea of these recommendations.

However, consistency does not mean every day! You also consistently learn Russian when you open your book each Sunday over the next 10 years. The “every day” principle is even counterproductive for certain because they could lose the joy of learning Russian. Consistency becomes powerful when you reached the level of feeling bad when you miss a session. When you need to force yourself each time to study, then increase the interval and take a longer break between your study sessions. As a result, you are still consistent and enjoy learning Russian again.


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