Most high school or regular Russian courses start by teaching you dull grammar rules and complex language notions. There has to be a better way! We, at Mondly - the language app loved by millions of people worldwide, take an opposite approach. Our language experts care deeply about your ability to have real conversations in Russian as fast as possible. That's why, rather than bombarding you with complex notions in the beginning of your course, we start by involving you in a real conversation. Through this approach, you will be able to have your first Russian conversation after only 5 minutes of using our app. Encouraging, right?
Our linguists have also identified one of the major secrets of how to speak Russian: listening to native speakers in a natural setting. Because our brain is wired to absorb the information we hear, our experts made listening an essential part of learning Russian. As a result, during all our lessons you will hear natives speak in Russian clearly, correctly and in context. This way, you will pick up the natural Russian pronunciation of core words effortlessly.
The most important part of learning Russian is getting a chance to practice what you learned by speaking the language. Otherwise, it’s all lost, like most of what we’ve learned in school. That’s exactly why our language experts have included Russian speaking exercises in every lesson. No need to find a Russian friend to help you rehearse. No need to go to a Russian speaking country. How can this be possible? We have created a high-tech computer program you can use to have a smart conversation with (really!). We call it the Mondly Chatbot. Sit back and it engages in a conversation with you using a friendly, native Russian voice. Don’t be shy: respond to its questions or even ask it one. Like magic, it will understand what you are saying and respond like a regular person would. No wonder millions of people around the world have already tried our Chatbot to learn how to speak Russian.
The great minds of our time consider Virtual Reality (VR) to be the future of technology. Acknowledging the tremendous potential of this technology, we worked with our world class linguists to shape the future of language learning through Virtual Reality.
Meet Mondly VR, the first virtual reality application that helps you learn to speak Russian. Put your VR headset on and feel immersed in a world of languages. Order some Russian pancakes in a restaurant in Moscow, have an exciting Russian conversation in a train going to Kiev or check into a hotel in Saint Petersburg. It’s the closest thing to being there and that’s exactly what makes it so effective in learning Russian.
Remember that deer in the headlights feeling when someone asks you a question and you desperately dig through your memory trying to figure out what to say in response? In VR, you learn how to speak Russian by practicing the same situations in the comfort of your own home. Practice as many times as you like in a safe environment and get instant feedback until you get it right. As a result, you’ll gain the confidence to apply what you have learned in the real world. Ultimately, Mondly is all about teaching you how to speak Russian so you can have real life conversations with natives. No doubt about it, Mondly VR supercharges your learning and makes learning to speak Russian extremely effective.
Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? You might be one step closer to becoming one by knowing Russian! Why? Russian is the international language of space because, in case of an emergency, instructions are given to astronauts in Russian. This is because to reach the International Space Station you need to take a Soyuz, a Russian spaceship. That’s why learning Russian is part of the training of every aspiring astronaut. Some even go to Moscow for a short period of time to immerse themselves in the language.
Coming down to Earth, Russian is spoken in countries all over the world, especially in countries around Russia that have been part of the former USSR such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Estonia, Moldova, Latvia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. But it doesn’t stop here. As a lot of Russians emigrated over the last century, there are Russian speaking communities in the United States, Canada and Israel.
Russian is the 7th most spoken language worldwide, so you'll definitely have a lot to gain by learning conversational Russian. For example, you'll be able to interact with people anytime you visit Russia or Ukraine
Wherever you plan to travel to Moscow or Kiev, speaking Russian will enhance your experience significantly. You will be able to experience Russian speaking countries like a native and have an authentic experience in the process.
Being able to speak Russian increases your employability significantly and makes you stand out from the crowd. This means that you will have better chances of getting a well paid job in the first place, better chances of getting promoted or getting a better job in a Russian speaking country.
Studies indicate that being bilingual or a polyglot increase the grey matter in your brain. This means that speaking Russian makes you smarter than you currently are. So, what are you waiting for?
"The drag-and-drop and visuals make it a lot more fun and easy than just reading flashcards."
"Mondly uses games and gestures to help you learn new languages."
"On Mondly, users can interact using both text input or speech."
"Mondly encourages its users to practice in everyday scenarios, such as ordering food and drinks in a restaurant."