https://www.duolingo.com/broca23

Free Mid/Upper-Beginner Russian 'Immersion' Resources

This is a list of resources that get away from the traditional lessons and focus more on Russian in a more natural form. Some of these tools aren't aimed at beginners but I chose them because they use slower speech, have texts with audio (or audio with transcripts), and/or have English translations. Note, I am a lower beginner so I haven't been really able to test most of these out, they're just on my to-do list once I learn more.

http://www.russianforfree.com/
Texts, dialogues, cartoons, comics, and music with English translations

http://www.tasteofrussian.com/ Podcasts with transcripts

http://nclrc.org/webcasts/russian/ Archive of news summaries in slow, simplified Russian (with activities).

http://english.franklang.ru/ Texts with sentence by sentence literal translations

Tools to learn vocabulary, in context, from reading

https://bliubliu.com/

http://readlang.com/

https://lingua.ly/

http://lwt.sourceforge.net/

http://lwtfi3m.co/

ДО СВИДАНИЯ, ЛЕТО (Goodbye, Summer) A Russian teaching film from the BBC
https://newmedia.humnet.ucla.edu/depts/slavic/goodbyesummer/
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9F404DBCADFBB65E

Podcasts about the Russian language in Russian. The lessons might not be for beginners but spoken Russian is slower
http://ochenporusski.com/
http://russianpodcast.eu/podcasts.html

Easy Russian- mini street interviews with Russians. Subtitled in both Russian and English
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5UIoabheFNOmTYF_LDqbO42p8Ng0LLa

Read along children's stories
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0E2603C29E209394
and here's a Memrise course based on these stories
http://www.memrise.com/course/86069/intermediate-russian-bookbox-stories/

Russian Dialogues and Audio Texts 1
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDwLEdIqR-fibgqxbCDzlMWfSj0D4-HBb

Cornell University has several online multimedia resources for Russian students, such as Beginning Russian through film http://russian.dmll.cornell.edu/brtf/index.htm and others you can find a list of here https://russianportal.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/cornell-university-on-line-course-materials/

Leveled reading and listening exercises from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (be warned, they have higher expectations of each level than most language learning tools)
https://gloss.dliflc.edu/

LingQ has texts with audio at all different levels that you can access for free, you just can't get the full benefit of this system without paying
https://www.lingq.com/

RusPod dialogues on iTunes

I hope this is helpful. Does anyone have any similar resources that could be added?

November 16, 2015

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Lydusha

Thank you for the great resources! MasterRussian is a good website to check out as well (http://masterrussian.com/)

November 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Triptollemus

Parallel articles in English hand Russian http://engrusworld.ru - older version of the site - http://engrusworld.ru/old/

November 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/choeisa

Tomo News Russian Language Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TomoNewsRU/videos

November 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/muzzyvonmaine

Great post, thanks!

November 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lkspnnnplts

With regard to learning to speak and write within somewhat of an immersive way, I use iTalki (http://www.italki.com/) for conversing with natives and getting my writings corrected. Tandem (iOS only, http://www.tandemapp.me/) is basically like a language-learning social network where you can chat (voice or im) with others online. Probably rolling out to other platforms soon, highly recommend.

November 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sophiesix-

Thank you!

November 20, 2015
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