Hey guys. Just wondering if anyone has some helpful tips. I'm going to be taking my third semester of Russian this fall. I don't feel too confident but I have worked really hard to get good grades and I feel like I know more Russian than I think. I'm an American girl so I do have a pretty terrible accent but I think I can work on it. Russian is a pretty hard language to pick up so any tips or good strategies to learn the language would be awesome. Thanks :)
Hey there! Not really a tip or a strategy because I'm a fairly new Russian learner too, but I've been using Lingvist to expand my Russian vocab. I've been using it since a while for both French and Russian and it works wonders in terms of vocab. This website is also one of the best I've seen though I haven't been using it much, it has pretty much everything you want: audio, lessons, grammar tables, and more.
Best of luck in your studies :)
I highly recommend this youtube channel if your studying Russian. The channel goes over various aspects of Russian while giving easy to understand explanations ( often with visuals ). The channel has made learning conjugations and cases much easier than any other source I've used. Hope this helps ( it helped me ).
I second the recommendation to look at Lingvist - very helpful in building vocabulary.
There is another Youtube channel I like a lot, search for "be fluent in russian." Lots of mostly short presentations with limited scope. Some will be too basic for you, but the topics are well identified and easy to sift through. Realistic and enthusiastic presentation of material that complements Duolingo, as well as some cultural info and a few slow speaking segments.