Author Archive | sarahbabcock

Inquiring Minds Want to Know How to Ask Questions in Russian!

It drove our parents nuts. Teachers and family friends, too. Even reduced the toughest babysitters to tears and mumbles. What could this dreaded thing be? Questions. Lots and lots of unrelenting, unending questions posed by small children. We all did …

TED Talks in Russian: An Inspirational Way to Learn Russian

Good ideas. Great ones. Who doesn’t have them? We’ve all been struck by inspiration in the shower or while daydreaming. But “ideas worth spreading”? That’s a different caliber altogether. “Ideas worth spreading” is the mantra of TED Talks, …

The Top 8 Russian MOOC Resources for Language Learners

You’re hip. You follow the trends. You know the latest meme—you might’ve even started it. So don’t let one of the hottest trends in online learning pass you by: MOOCs. Available online and open to all, MOOCs are one …

How to Learn the Cyrillic Alphabet in 4 Divine Steps

Time for a pop quiz! What’s based on Greek, originated with a couple of monks and is used by more than 250 million people worldwide? No, it’s not vodka. (But good guess!) It’s the Cyrillic alphabet! For the most …