Learn a language: Can I learn Polish, Czech, French, Russian & Portuguese on YouTube?
Today, I’d like to see if we can improve our language skills via YouTube channels. I hope to inspire you to use some free resources that are available online. I’ll first focus on the languages that I’m familiar with (Polish, Czech, French and Russian) or plan to learn (Portuguese). Yes,...Read more
Series review: Better Than Us (Russian: Лучше, чем люди), Netflix
Better Than Us is set in Russia, in the near-future, where humanoid robots are being used to serve humans as cleaners and manual workers. A Chinese company creates a “bot” called Arisa (played by Paulina Andreeva), a bot which can understand human emotion – but also doesn’t follow the Three...Read more
I moved to Russia with my family for 6 months. Interview with BLS Russian Tutor, Natalia
Natalia is one of BLS’s Russian language tutors, who moved to Russia last year to live there with her family for 6 months. I interviewed her to find out more about her experience of living abroad. The interview is available on YouTube. We had great fun recording it (or actually...Read more
Learning a Language: Learn Russian with BLS online & FREE!
As you remember, we introduced a new series of blog posts (see Spanish, French & German) where we teach you some useful phrases in different languages. Sounds amazing? And it’s RUSSIAN today! Are you planning your ski holiday in Sochi? Do you travel frequently to St Petersburg? Do you dream...Read more
On Languages: Russian
What do we know about the Russian language? Russian is the 5th most widely spoken language in the world with 277 million speakers. Russia itself has 142 million native speakers and is the world’s largest country. Russian is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Due to...Read more