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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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5 Reasons Why You Aren’t Fluent Yet + How to Change That!

If you’ve been grinding at a foreign language for years, but you aren’t fluent yet (whatever your definition of fluency might be), it might be a sign that it’s time to change your strategy. I’ve been studying Russian for six years, and I’ve made several critical mistakes when it came to how I was approaching […]

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central Asia

central Asia

Eurasia

Belarus

Russia

Kyrgyzstan

armenia

Moldova

Kazakhstan

EASTERN EUROPE

eastern europe

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read »

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The caucasus

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Kyrgyzstan

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Kazakhstan

central Asia

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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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