By providing Russian language online course in San Francisco we know that it is important for non-natives who hope to truly learn and speak the Russian language to immerse themselves in conversational dialogues. On this page we will explain why it is so difficult for non-natives to master the spoken Russian language, as well as give practical recommendations on how to engage in dialogues in Russian language classes.
Conversational Russian for non-natives
Non-natives often find themselves in a position where they are able to interpret the meaning in a conversation, but have difficulty responding back; they cannot support the dialogue, and cannot express their thoughts – they do not speak Russian.
Why is this happening?
Typical Russian lessons go something like this: we read – we translate the text, do grammar exercises, and answer a small number of questions on the text. This puts a persons brain into a mode that is necessary for this type of activity, but this is not how people naturally learn a language.
With such a study of the Russian language, non-natives learn to perform tests, but this does not mean that they learn to SPEAK in Russian.