Friday, April 29, 2016

Have a Language Immersion Strategy

Ideas for using LingQ as part of a strategy to immerse yourself in a foreign language. A five minute video by Steve Kaufmann. I'll have my first experience this coming summer immersing myself in a foreign language that I've studied at LingQ.

Colorful Custom Monogram Embroidered Floppy Beach Hats via Zazzle and Ella Winston

Choose from eight hat colors, sixteen embroidery thread colors, and six different monogram styles to create your own custom personalized floppy beach hat. "Monogram Beach Floppy Hats! Available in eight beautiful colors, these floppy hats are perfect for a day spent lounging on the beach or poolside. These monogram floppy hats also make wonderful bridesmaids gifts! Just choose your desired hat color, monogram style, thread color and enter your monogram initials in the boxes provided above. The hats are approximately 22 inches around the head and the brim is 5 inches wide."

Mint Floppy Beach Hat w/Pink Monogram
Mint Floppy Beach Hat w/Pink Monogram by EllaWinston
Check out more Monogram Floppy Hats at Zazzle

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Russian Cases - Genitive case

A playlist of videos at the Russian Grammar channel with information about how to use the Russian language Genitive case.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

RUSSIAN GRAMMAR - Perfective and Imperfective VERBS | Глаголы совершенно...

A video talking about the difference between perfective and imperfective verbs in Russian ... to buy ... купить and покупать.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Learn Russian! How to say "MY", "YOUR", "HIS", "HER", "THEIR" and "WHOM"...

Learn Russian! How to say "MY", "YOUR", "HIS", "HER", "THEIR" and "WHOM"...

A short easy to understand Russian language video featuring pronoun and noun gender agreement.

Russian language - Verbs (to eat, to drink, to sleep)

Learn new Russian verbs: to eat, to drink, to sleep ... a short video with the conjunctions of several Russian verbs in the present tense.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Russian Language - Verbs (to smile, to read, to sit)

Learn new Russian verbs in a video with the conjugations for to smile, to read, and to sit in the Russian language.

Finnish lessons (Beginner A1-A2) Playlist

A young lady that has some Russian language lessons on YouTube, also includes Finnish lessons for beginners on her channel in this playlist. Learn Finnish for beginners.

Russian Lessons Playlist for Bigeinner - Elementary A1-A2 Level

A young lady on YouTube from Russian has a playlist for beginner's to the Russian language. She goes through alphabet, basic phrases, colors and other basic words. It seems that the playlist is growing a little at a time.

Conversational Russian Playlist by Anastasia Semina

The first video in a series of Russian language lessons in Russian featuring common conversational topics with subtitles to read along. Anastasia Semina has a growing list of videos in this playlist. I find it very helpful to find videos like this that are completely in Russian (or at least nearly all in Russian).

Learn Russian: countries and capitals (part 3)

We learn name of countries and capitals in Russian. List: Morocco,
Kenya, Peru, Afghanistan, Nepal, Uzbekistan, Uganda, Venezuela, Iraq,
Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Romania, Australia, Ecuador, Chile,
Guatemala, Cuba, Dominican Republic.

Learn Russian: countries and capitals (part 2)

A video with the name of countries and capitals in Russian. The countries on this video: Ethiopia,
Turkey, Thailand, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Ukraine, South Korea,
Spain, Colombia, Poland, Sudan, Argentina, Algeria, Canada.

Learn Russian: countries and capitals (part 1)

A video with the name of countries and capitals in Russian. Countries: China, India,
United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Russia, Bangladesh, Nigeria,
Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Germany, Vietnam, and Egypt. She also pronounces the capitals of these countries.

Russian Words for Beginners \ Русские слова

The first Russian vocabulary video in a playlist featuring a collection of at least 200 videos sharing some vocab videos on YouTube. Some of the videos in the list more helpful than others.

Some people swear by flashcard programs like Anki when they are learning a language to gain words through spaced repetition. Personally, I tried creating my own flashcards with Anki, but in the end I don't use the program very often. I save it for difficult words that just aren't sticking.

To increase my vocabulary, I tend to spend more time watching videos on YouTube. Basically, in the time it took me to find just the photo for a flashcard I wanted to make on Anki, I could watch a 30 second video from this playlist and see and image and hear the pronunciation of 30 words.

My system for using YouTube to learn languages is pretty simple. I save language videos in a temporary playlist. I watch these videos several times over a period of time. When I've got what I can from the video, I remove it from that temporary playlist. Some videos I move into a permanent playlist for future review. Some videos I save here on my blog so I can find them again.

Fresh-Pins from Zazzle to Pinterest

A video lesson showing how to create a slideshow featuring products from Zazzle for Pinterest with an easy to use tool.

How to make fresh pins daily that help you earn referral commission by
showing Zazzle marketplace products. Better, they're the ones Zazzle is
pushing on the day.

The Nifty Slideshow Maker is here