Привет! Welcome to week four of Willamette University’s LLC Russian blog. Today I will show three more language learning resources. The first is WordChamp, an online vocabulary tool. Second, we have both Rosetta Stone and Tell Me More language learning software available for use. Lastly, I will show you where to find some great Russian radio!
Resource #1: WordChamp
Flashcards may arguably be the best way to learn vocabulary at any stage in the language learning process. So where can you access these great vocabulary lists online? We’ve discovered a gem of a website—WordChamp. This site does everything for your vocabulary needs. Don’t take my word for it, see for yourself! First create a username and password and then either create your own personal vocabulary flashcards, or search for existing ones available online. WordChamp also has a great website translator tool. With this tool, you can place your cursor over the word that you want to know and BAM it pops up with the translation into English. Very cool!
Resource #2: Rosetta Stone and Tell Me More
Here in the LLC, we have many options available for language self study. Rosetta Stone and Tell Me More. Software is available in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and English—just head down to the LLC and ask the lab assistant for the appropriate disk. The programs utilize exercises in listening, reading, writing and speaking. Lessons range from grammatical concepts such as verb tense or mood to specific topics such as colors, money and greetings. This software is great for language learning beginners and is also great for touching up your skills if you can’t fit another language class into your busy schedule.
Resource #3: Russian Radio
Great online radio in Russian! Go from the LLC’s homepage to the Russian page, then click on the Media tab. Here you will find a list of six different Russian radio sites. Check it out!