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    Learning the Russian language...

    Does anyone know of a good program or set of books that would work well for learning Russian? I intend to apply myself and become an advanced reader of the language. Reasonably priced systems would be appreciated, but please recommend all.

    I am pursuing this field of study due to the fact that I generally cannot stand translated literature. Also, I'm new to the forums and I would simply like to say hello to everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by < James Joyce View Post
    Does anyone know of a good program or set of books that would work well for learning Russian? I intend to apply myself and become an advanced reader of the language. Reasonably priced systems would be appreciated, but please recommend all.

    I am pursuing this field of study due to the fact that I generally cannot stand translated literature. Also, I'm new to the forums and I would simply like to say hello to everyone!
    Actually I need to know too. I will be traveling to a former USSR country in the near future and they mostly speak Russian there. How do I learn the basics fast?
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    Holy smokes dude, you've been here forever!
    I'm glad to see that I am not the only one in need of some insight.
    Last edited by < James Joyce; 06-03-2009 at 07:05 PM.

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    I recommend How To Learn Any Language.

    And the forum on that website is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eryk View Post
    I recommend How To Learn Any Language.

    And the forum on that website is excellent.
    Thank you. I will check it out.
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    Of course, the best option is to immerse yourself in the culture, surround yourself with people who are native speakers or who also wish to learn and communicate with them. Another inexpensive option is to go to the video store and pick up some foreign films with Russian dialogue. A friend of mine from Romania, when he came to this country, and in particular, when he came to this state (New Mexico), which has very, very few people who speak Romanian, had no one to speak with. He told me that he spent his days in the movie theatre watching American movies over and over again, and learned to speak the language in this way. Another friend of mine was in love with Japanese culture and language, made some pen friends in Japan (again, very inexpensive), and began her correspondence with them, which lead to a three month tour of Japan.

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    ... or you can do what I have done, and pop into the local library, and check out some of their books on tape and listen to them in your car and when you're at the gym. Or you can try the 2nd hand store and see what they have, you'll likely find a Russian-English dictionary at the very least.

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