A SITE LIKE DUOLINGO STORIES FOR RUSSIAN AND OTHER SLAVIC AND ASIAN LANGUAGES?
Hello friends! As of late, I have been loving Duolingo Stories! I think they really improve someone overall's grasp onto the language! I use it for Portuguese and I have to say, it has made me a lot more confident than before! That being said, my other main target languages are Russian (as well as Ukrainian) and Japanese (along with Korean) - which Stories unfortunately doesn't have yet. Do you guys happen to know any similar website (or app!) that does a similar job with any of these languages? I would be extremely grateful! Thank you!
Try the "Читальный зал" at the Pushkin Institute site (which usually loads slowly, so be patient), recommended in my comment in About audio lessons... . It's a series of graded readings w/ audio, starting at A1 level. Although for younger children whose native language is Russian, so the Russian is fluent, the stories begin fairly simply and are doable for us English speakers. There are other good suggestions scattered through the comments, too--don't miss mention of LingQ, for instance. Bookbox can be a good place to start, right after finishing the Duo course.
For Intermediate Russian, besides some of the sites mentioned in the first-listed thread above, there's Russian with Max, and you can also find many of his videos on YouTube. Several good sites are mentioned in:
and here are some good podcasts listed in MasterRussian forums, for instance школажизни.ру is very interesting, if advanced.. Look around, there are plenty more good sites.
Thank you so much! I will definitely check all of these out asap! The other threads as well - you were extremely helpful!
I'm using beelinguapp which is on android. There's quite a few free stories. Split screen 2 languages, the story is read out and you can repeat sentences.
I translated one of the Duolingo stories from Spanish into Esperanto once, and planned to do it with the rest of them... But never got around to it :/
But maybe I could set up a site where people could translate them into the other Duo languages. Of course you wouldn't get XP from reading them, but it would be a learning experience.
I am using russianpod101.com in addition to Duolingo. The site is pretty extensive but is based around audio and video lessons. It's not interactive like Duo. The site is broken into sections, absolute beginner, intermediate and so on... The more advanced sections have something similar to "stories". I am paying $10 a month and I believe it is well worth it! Anyway, check it out, they have a free membership too.
So would I, however I'm not yet at the level in Russian, I should be worried about it.
interested as well, i agree that stories are one of the best ways to learn after finishing the tree here! :)