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As a language teacher and learner myself, I understand the struggles that people face when trying to acquire a new language. It is a vulnerable, long-term process that challenges you to break out of your comfort zone every step of the way. Yet, millions of people around the world study foreign languages because the reward is undeniably sweet. Read below for tips and tricks in the acquisition of a foreign language - particularly Russian - and how you can start speaking a foreign language with ease and confidence!

I'm on a mission to visit all 15 former Soviet countries and improve my Russian language skills along the way. Join me #onthebloc! 

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What is a Language Pledge?

Have you ever heard of a language pledge? Maybe you’ve been exploring academic programs and encountered this term, but you’re not entirely sure what it actually entails. The purpose of this article is to help illuminate what a language pledge actually is and to clear up any questions you might have so that you can […]

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central Asia

central Asia

Eurasia

Belarus

Russia

Kyrgyzstan

armenia

Moldova

Kazakhstan

EASTERN EUROPE

eastern europe

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read »

read »

The caucasus

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Kazakhstan

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Belarus

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Armenia

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Pssst - Where are the rest?

As of right now, I have not hit my goal of traveling to all 15 former Soviet republics - I'm a working girl, cut me some slack! In the meantime, however, I am doing a ton of research to plan these future trips. Interested in seeing what online resources I use to create an itinerary to ensure my travels are educational, thorough, and, most important of all, safe?

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