Language Resources

Russian Language Resources

Resources for Reading and Grammar

Master Russian

Master Russian offers a variety of tools for helping to learn Russian. It has full language lessons, vocabulary lists and help, a Russian word podcast, etc. The site can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate, but the number of resources means that it could be useful for almost any Russian language learner. The page on the Cyrillic alphabet is especially useful for beginning students.

Russnet

This site features free modules with Russian text and vocabulary on subjects like history and science. The site requires a free login and the module displays are outdated, but the rich content provides great practice for intermediate to advanced Russian language learners. The landing page of this website also feature suggestions for further resources.

Resources for Vocabulary

Check out the vocabulary resources on our general resources page for suggestions for learning foreign language vocabulary.

The online language learning resources reviewed on our general resources page also focus on vocabulary.

Resources for Pronunciation and Conversation

The Russian Sound System

This comprehensive guide to Russian pronunciation was prepared at Reed College. The electronic version includes audiofiles. Although this pronunciation help, especially as it connects to the Russian alphabet, is perfect for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners of Russian might also be interested in the detailed descriptions.

Russian for Everyone

Russian for Everyone was created by a professor of Russian at the University of Victoria. The appearance of the website is a bit out of date, but it includes full interactive lessons on a variety of topics. It's especially helpful for practicing conversation and pronunciation, as lessons and other modules include a lot of audio, some of which can be downloaded to use offline. This is a good source for beginning students.

Check out the pronunciation resources on the general resources page for more pronunciation help!

Chatting with a native speaker can be a great way to improve your conversational skills. Check out the language exchange options on the general resources page for suggestions on how to meet native speakers.

Resources for Writing

Записки отважного бойца язйыкового фронта

This Russian-language blog about Russian grammar and writing is both informative and entertaining. Much of it's content relates to style, punctuation, and orthography, so it's a good source for students composing in Russian. Because the blog is in Russian, it's not suitable for beginning students.