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8 Languages Reveals Strange New Way to Learn Russian Fast Through StoryLearning
  • New StoryLearning® method for learning Russian is revealed on this page
  • Learn what others are saying about this amazing new process for learning Russian
  • StoryLearning is a completely natural way to learn Russian
  • ​This method was invented by a language expert who speaks eight languages!

Learn Russian with StoryLearning invented by speaker of eight languages Olly Richards

You’re about to discover a completely new method of learning Russian called StoryLearning... 
This new language learning method was invented by Olly Richards. He’s a language expert and author of 50+ language books.

For the first time ever, Olly is going to reveal how he used StoryLearning to learn eight languages! 

You’ll discover how StoryLearning is the only Russian learning mechanism that uses a human’s natural core learning system. Then you’ll see how to learn Russian using the StoryLearning method. 

You won’t find this anywhere else. That’s because Olly actually invented this brand-new language learning method.

This proven new method for learning Russian will shock most people… But it’s based on science. It’s also endorsed by well-known language learning experts.

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New StoryLearning Language Method Will Teach You Russian That Is Quite Literally Unforgettable!

From: Olly Richards
London, United Kingdom

From: Olly Richards
London, United Kingdom
Did you know that, with most existing Russian language courses and apps, you’re almost guaranteed to forget the Russian you learn over time?
Why? Because most courses use an old method of learning that you probably remember from school.

Let’s call it the 'Parrot Method' of teaching. 

With the old Parrot Method, you spend your time with word lists and grammar rules… and "Repeat after me!" all day long! 

You never truly learn the language. 

More on the old Parrot Method in a moment. 

But for now, let me tell you about a new (and very different) method of learning Russian called StoryLearning.
What Is StoryLearning?
As an experienced language teacher and speaker of eight languages, StoryLearning is a process I invented to teach you Russian naturally. It’s so natural, in fact, that it’s based on how human beings naturally learn their native language.

Stories are the most basic form of human communication. We've been communicating through stories for thousands of years – since we were cavemen. 

That’s why my Story Method uses the power of story to teach you Russian from the very beginning. The language truly gets implanted in your mind.

By learning through story, you learn the way that your brain naturally likes to learn. It’s the same way that children learn. 

You remember words more easily because you're so engrossed in the story. And the language makes sense to you naturally - on a deep level.

You end up learning Russian almost passively, in the same way that a native Russian speaker learns. That is the exciting result of learning through stories.
Reach Your Full Potential When You Can Speak Russian 
(One Of The World’s Most Popular Languages)
When you learn Russian through StoryLearning, you’ll find that you’re able to mix very easily and naturally with Russian-speaking people around you, and in your local community. That’s because you’ll have a deep understanding of Russian that’s come from the natural method of learning.

You’ll be able to express yourself clearly in Russian. You’ll also find it strangely easy to understand what people say when they reply. That means you can actually become part of your community rather than just parroting Russian phrases, like a tourist with a phrasebook!

• Perhaps you have Russian speaking family or friends?
• Or live in a Russian-speaking country and want to be able to to communicate with the locals?
• Maybe you just love to travel, and want to be less obviously a tourist?

Whatever your situation, if you have a desire to communicate more naturally with Russian speakers, StoryLearning will help you do that. 

Learning Russian though story will also help you deepen the relationships with the people you already know. So if you have a significant other who speaks mainly Russian, then you’ll be able to open a door to really living that relationship in Russian. 

For students, you’ll soon find yourself scoring better in tests, because you'll have a higher overall level of Russian that your classmates can’t match.

And, like many of my students who take Russian evening classes, this method is the perfect complement to any existing group class you’re taking. 

That’s because you won’t be stuck in a room with 20 other people, going at a very slow pace. Instead, you’ll be studying at home in your own time, pushing your natural learning capacity to the limits!
There’s Something You Should Know Before Learning Russian
Before we go any further, you should know that learning Russian with my StoryLearning method isn’t for everyone. 

This method is very different to how you learned at school. If you’re a person who doesn’t like new things, StoryLearning might be a shock to you. 

Here’s the thing:

If you just need a little Russian for your travels, then get a phrasebook. A few phrases is enough for you and it’s quicker than learning to freely use Russian with StoryLearning.

Also, StoryLearning doesn’t use trendy smartphone apps. There’s no flashing lights, or A.I. to ‘trick’ you into thinking that learning languages is quick and easy. 

If you only have a short attention span then I can’t teach you Russian. 

But if you want to learn to think, speak, live and even love in Russian then keep reading. StoryLearning will help you build strong relationships with Russian speakers and help you live life in Russian.

Still reading? Then read on…
The BBC Featured Me In Their Language Learning Documentary

TV & radio have featured Olly Richards' StoryLearning method that can help you learn Russian fast

My StoryLearning method has come from many years of expertise in the language learning field.

Not long ago, I appeared in a 5-part BBC documentary called ‘The Superlinguists’. It is all about how people learn languages. 

The BBC interviewed me in order to understand StoryLearning and how I’ve used it to learn eight languages. 

I explained that although I love learning languages myself, I get the most happiness from helping others achieve their dreams of learning languages.
  • The Open University asked me to partner with them to create a major course on learning languages
  • The European Commission invited me to speak on their single most important event in the calendar year
  • The British Council hired me to teach languages and train their teachers
1000s of my students use StoryLearning to successfully learn languages. So can you.
Here are some comments from language experts about my language work:

"When we wanted to create an online course on how to learn a language we asked Olly to write it with us. His experience as a language learner has been invaluable."

Dr. Tita Beaven, The Open University

"Olly’s top-notch language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work—and you will too!"

Dr. Barbara Oakley, Author Of NYT Best-seller: A Mind For Numbers 

"Olly’s advice on language learning is the real deal, and I recommend you pay attention to what he has to say!"

Benny Lewis, Fluent in 3 Months

"Learning a language is challenging, but it’s one of the best things you can do for your brain and your learning skill set… Olly Richards is doing some seriously incredible work to empower more and more people to rise to the challenge."

Jonathan Levi, Author & Learning Expert

“Olly bridges the gap between theory and practice by helping you to use scientific principles to get real results with your language learning.” 

Anthony Metivier, Magnetic Memory Method

Olly Richards' methods have been featured widely in media. You can use them to learn Russian fast!

What Other Students Are Saying About This Method...

Real comments from real students

"These courses are worth every penny!"

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"I Was Ahead Of My Peers"

"The idea of learning through stories is what interested me the most. Even from the first lessons, I felt like I got a lot of value from the pronunciation tips and the cognates review. When I started my B1 courses I had a solid foundation and I was ahead of my peers !"

- Eloy 
A Typical Student Experience
Here’s a common experience my students get from my StoryLearning method. 

Kelly came to me after trying to learn Spanish lots of times before. She was a typical case of 'stop and start' many times over the years. She never really got anywhere with her Spanish. 

After just a few lessons with my StoryLearning method, she wrote to me. She said she was amazed at how suddenly she was able to understand Spanish grammar that had mystified her for years.

Students of Olly's StoryLearning method have breakthroughs in their Spanish grammar

I've seen this over and over with hundreds of students in countless languages. 

You see, Kelly always had real trouble with grammar in particular because of the traditional Parrot Methods she found on other courses. 

But with my method, it’s different:

I don’t just give you a bunch of rules and then ask you to memorise them.

Instead, I give you a simple story in Russian to read. You read the story, and then listen to the audio. You immerse yourself in the sounds of Russian!

Then, you watch an in-depth lesson with our native Russian teacher, where she'll teach you all about the Russian in the story. In particular, the grammar that appears in the story. 

It’s unlike any grammar lesson you’ve had before! 

Instead of grammar rules, we'll show you the grammar 'in action' inside the story. That’s what makes it so easy and natural to learn! 

In fact, we almost don’t have to teach you at all… you just begin to understand the grammar intuitively! 

Because I’ve learned eight languages, I can use this experience to help you learn faster. And that’s the magic of this programme - a combination of StoryLearning plus world-class teaching! 

That’s what Kelly found from StoryLearning, and this is also a typical result! Things that have confused you for years suddenly become clear! 
The Secret Old ‘Parrot Method’ of Learning a Language That No-one is Talking About
Here’s a little language learning secret that no one really speaks about... 

Most existing Russian language courses and apps… simply don’t work! 

That’s because they use an old, outdated way of teaching Russian. It’s an old-fashioned, traditional way of teaching, based on memorisation.

You’ll remember this from school…

You’re given phrases. Then you're told to repeat them, like a parrot.

You can't remember Russian through other courses because they use the old Parrot Method of learning

But the Parrot Method is outdated. It’s not true learning that sticks in your mind forever.

(Think about it. If these old methods worked, wouldn't anybody who studied Russian for years in school be fluent?)

So with regular Russian learning courses using the Parrot Method, you might memorise some grammar rules. Maybe a few verb tables. 

You might also pick up some vocabulary, if you Parrot it enough times!

But here’s the trouble:

When you finally speak Russian with a real person, you draw a blank!

That’s because you can say some memorised phrases, but you don’t have any skill with Russian.

You can’t go 'off script'. You can’t improvise. You can’t say how you really feel. 

And you almost certainly don’t understand the replies! (Just like a parrot.) 

The result? A one-way conversation. 

Worst of all…

Because the Parrot Method is nothing more than the kind of short term memorising you did at school, you’ll soon forget everything you learned! 

I invented a new approach to language learning, based on scientific rigour and years of experience. With my StoryLearning method, you can leave the Parrot Method in the past where it belongs... and move on to something more intelligent and effective.

The Big Problem With Language Learning Companies Today 
Have you tried to learn Russian before... and failed? There is a big reason for that. And it’s not even your fault.

You see, most language learning companies are lazy. They’re big corporate companies with executive teams and investors. That means their number one focus as a big corporate entity is to make as much money as possible.

They build cheap language software and apps that use a teaching algorithm instead of real teaching.

For example:

You might see four pictures up on the screen and then you’ll hear some audio. You have to select the picture that matches the audio. 

It’s a technical, software-based process for the masses. And it allows them to sell different language learning courses for lots of languages, very quickly and very cheaply.

They just create a simple software 'shell' and fill it with multi-language content from massive databases. You're not getting real language lessons from a teacher who can really teach.
The Problem With Cheap Language Courses & Apps: You Get What You Pay For!
You can always spot mass language learning companies because they sell language learning at a cheap price and aim to get as many users as they can.

Like I said, profit comes first! But you, the customer, eventually pay for it with a poor language learning experience. You only realise months later when you’ve forgotten everything you learned! 

I mean, when did you last meet someone who said “I got fluent in Russian with an app?”

My StoryLearning method of learning Russian is different. 

There are no ‘algorithms’.

There’s no ‘mass-produced software’.

Just real teaching.

I’ve used this method to learn eight languages, and I'm the living proof that it works.

But more importantly, so are my thousands of students who I’ve helped to learn a new language. I’ll use this exact same method to help you learn Russian too. 

Olly Richards' methods help you find success with Russian & transform your life

How I Invented The StoryLearning Method to Learn Languages Quickly
I’ve been developing my StoryLearning method for over 15 years. But I first had the idea after a brush with death on top of a mountain! That was the first time I discovered the power of learning languages through story. 

I was on holiday in Argentina. I was stuck in a village on top of a mountain and I woke up at 3am and I couldn't breathe because the air was so thin. 

I was scared of dying and I didn’t want to go back to sleep. So I started to read a Spanish book that was in the hostel where I was staying. 

The book was really hard, because my Spanish wasn't very good. But I didn't want to go back to sleep so I just kept reading and reading.
Amazingly, the next day, I still remembered lots of words and phrases from the book. I wasn’t even trying to memorise anything at all! 
I thought that was quite strange. 

So I kept reading the book the next day. Even though it was hard, I kept reading. Eventually, I finished the book. 

My Spanish vocabulary went through the roof. My grammar was much more natural. And when I spoke Spanish with people later, I was more relaxed and confident. 

Not only was I speaking Spanish much better,I could understand a lot more too!

And the reason was that I’d just spent all this time immersed in the story. I had flooded my brain with Spanish. 

So, at that point, I knew I was onto something. It was clear that my traditional methods of learning Spanish before, were nothing compared to what I had found.

So that was when I started to develop the StoryLearning method for learning foreign languages naturally.

You can learn Russian fast using Olly Richards' methods, as featured in radio interviews across the world

If Not Now, Then When? 
The sooner you start learning Russian, the sooner you will be rewarded with a more fulfilling life.

If you start to learn Russian now, you can:

• Have deeper relationships in Russian
• Keep your mind sharp and learn a new useful skill
• Read Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Pushkin and other iconic writers in the original Russian
• Travel to Russian-speaking countries and experience them like a local
• Enjoy the time you spend with your significant other
• Learn more about fascinating regions of the world that are "closed off" to non-Russian speakers

Being able to speak Russian brings so much pleasure to your life. Why not start enjoying that now rather than in six months? 

Don't forget that part of my Russian StoryLearning process is… fun! 

No-one likes sitting and fiddling with an iPad app for hours on end. I’ve purposely designed my StoryLearning method for you to enjoy every minute of your learning experience.

Remember, life doesn't wait. So the sooner you start, the sooner you can change your life for the better.

Don’t have hours a day to study? No problem. It’s a common myth that you have to devote all your spare time to learning a language. That’s not true – you can also get major benefits by doing just a little bit of this course daily. 

The benefits compound over time. So if you just did 15 minutes every day, in your spare time, you could be speaking  basic Russian in just a few weeks. No matter how busy you are, you can get started now. 

With language learning, time is your best friend. That’s because practice will sharpen your Russian skills over time. You don't have to learn everything right away. 

What most people don't know is that you can learn Russian surprisingly quickly with the right method & the right approach
You might feel like it will take years to learn Russian. Or even that you've been learning Russian for 5, 10… even 20 years, and you haven't made any progress. That’s probably because you’ve been using the old Parrot Method of learning Russian.

However, you could master the fundamentals of Russian within a few short weeks with my StoryLearning approach and my specially designed lessons. 

Speaking Russian is NOT some 'far off' event you will only achieve in the distant future. You can be speaking Russian surprisingly quickly using StoryLearning. 

So, don't waste any more time. 

I can have you speaking basic Russian within the next few weeks. So, now's the time to start so you can actually start to live life on your terms… with Russian at the heart!

Am I The Right Person To Teach You Russian?

You'll be learning Olly Richards' rapid-learning methods that attract crowds around the world

My work has been featured by some of the world’s authorities on learning.

The BBC featured me in a 5-part documentary called ‘The Superlinguists’ which is all about how people learn languages

But you might also have seen me in:

• The Huffington Post
• The Independent (UK)
• El País (Spain)
• Gulf News
• BBC World Service

Or in many websites, like Fluent in 3 Months and Life Hack.

My History In Language Learning

Firstly, I have a long and detailed history of language learning and language teaching. I’ve taught languages for over 10 years.

I have a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics, and even used to train and recruit language teachers.

I have worked with institutions like The Open University and the European Commission. I have quotes and endorsements from lots of experts such as Professor Stephen Krashen (USC), Benny Lewis (Fluent in 3 Months), Dr Tita Beaven (The Open University), Jonathan Levi (Learning Expert) and even Anthony Metivier (Magnetic Memory Method).

Language Learning Books I’ve Written

I'm the author of 50+ books. 

I’m published by the famous publishers Teach Yourself for their Short Stories series of language learning books.

These books are in bookstores around the world. In fact, you might have seen them in your local bookstore!

You'll be learning Russian with author of 50+ language learning books

My Spoken Languages:
I speak eight languages. These include:

• Spanish
• English
• French
• Italian
• Portuguese
• Japanese
• Arabic
• Cantonese

(Dozens of videos of me speaking my languages are available on my YouTube channel.)

But most important are the hundreds of testimonials from successful students. That means the most to me, because it’s people who have learned a new language and changed their lives.

Language learning has been my life for 20 years, even though I had ZERO experience with languages as a kid. If I can learn eight languages, I know you can definitely learn Russian with my methods!

And don’t worry, I’ll reveal exactly how you can learn Russian with StoryLearning, in a moment.
Here’s How Olly Richards’ StoryLearning Actually Works… 
Here’s a rough idea of how StoryLearning teaches you Russian so well. 

Imagine you’re trying to solve a mystery. Here’s the mystery:
You’re on vacation in Russia. One day, you get hungry. You have a choice of three snacks: kasha, borscht and okroshka. Two of the snacks are fine. The other contains poison. But you don’t know which! How will you choose which snack to eat?
How would you solve this mystery?

Now, I don’t know how you tried to solve this mystery in your mind. But actually, that wasn’t the point! 

You see, when you read about this mystery, you automatically learned something.

You learned about three kinds of Russian foods:

• kasha
• borscht 
• okroshka

You weren’t trying to learn anything. The learning just happened naturally as you thought about the mystery. 

And because you don’t want to get poisoned, you probably thought carefully about it! 

This is how StoryLearning is designed too. You learn Russian naturally as you read and listen to the story!

I’ve become fluent in eight languages using StoryLearning. It is a completely new way of learning languages. Thousands of people across the world have used it successfully to learn Russian and other languages.

In fact, my StoryLearning method became so useful for learning Russian that I’ve now turned it into a full home study course. Now you can use StoryLearning to learn Russian too…

The Secret 'Double Activation' Trick Behind StoryLearning
The Russian learning story I’ve created is written so that beginners can start to understand things. You start by reading the story (you won’t need to actually understand too much Russian at this point). 

You just need to get your eyes and ears immersed in Russian. Your mind will begin to adapt. It’s just like learning a language naturally, when we were kids.

Next, you listen to the story. Then you read and listen to it together at the same time. The secret is just to activate your senses and get them working together. 

Your ears get used to the sounds of the Russian language. Your eyes get used to reading Russian, through the lessons.

This 'double activation' of senses is the trick to language learning through story. This is what builds the strength and flexibility in your Russian.

It’s Almost Like Learning Russian in Reverse!
You cover the Russian story first (which is the reverse of how Russian is usually taught). This lays the groundwork for the lessons. 

During the lessons you go over the story. That’s when you break down how the language works in the story that you’re already familiar with.

This is what strengthens your Russian. You get confident enough to go out and actually use the language. 

The overall idea is that you spend plenty of time immersed in Russian and this helps you learn Russian naturally.

Introducing the World’s First StoryLearning Russian Home Study Course:
 Russian Uncovered!
Level 1 (A1)

Russian Uncovered (Level 1) is an exciting new course to learn Russian with Olly Richards' StoryLearning method

The programme I built for you to learn Russian is called Russian Uncovered. It is the first course of its kind because it uses the StoryLearning method to teach you Russian naturally. 

Russian Uncovered is totally different to other Russian Language courses. 

That’s because you actually work with an experienced native teacher. Not some fake robot voice or faceless app. You'll have a trusted teacher, and she'll teach you Russian herself through video. And she'll use a proven methodology that I’ve refined over 15+ years. That’s how I know it works! 

The Russian Uncovered Course Works Through StoryLearning
You start off with full immersion in a single Russian story. I created the story myself with the help of a native Russian writer, specifically for this Russian Uncovered course.

It’s called "Улица Ленина, Дом 10", which means "No. 10, Lenin Street"

It’s not like other boring Russian lessons. This is an exciting story that will bring you back every day, because you want to find out what happens next.

Part 1 of this story is 20 chapters. 

Russian Uncovered (Level 1) is built around this story and it has 20 modules. That’s one module for each chapter in the story.

At the end of the chapter, you also get exciting video lessons, recorded by our native Russian teacher, Anastasia. 

Russian Uncovered is simple and intuitive to use on any device.

In these videos lessons, we teach you in a way that helps you understand Russian much faster than usual...

Anastasia will go through the story with you, and teach you Russian using the story you’ve just read. 

Then, she'll help you uncover Russian words and phrases from the pages of the story and show you how they work together. 

For example, in the story you will read about people travelling around Russia. And you’ll see how the characters talk when they get to Russia. In the video lessons, Anastasia will take you through everything they say and help you understand it. 

Then, it’s your turn. You’ll have quizzes and speaking exercises where you can talk about a trip to Russia yourself. 

So there's a natural 'circular process', where you learn something from the story, and then use it yourself! You’ll keep coming back to the story, but with different angles. 
StoryLearning makes the Russian you learn stronger in your mind... and much easier to remember!
There is also a professional audio recording of the story, so that you can hear it spoken by a real Russian person. 

We also have English translations of the story. A lot of students ask for translations so they feel secure and comfortable about the Russian they read in the story. (It makes sure you’re never lost or confused. You always understand what’s going on… even in Russian!)

That is the pattern for each module and then that is repeated for 20 modules throughout the entire course.
But there's much more:

1) Vocabulary and grammar quizzes so you can carefully practice the Russian you learn. 

These help you learn faster and remember it for longer. These quizzes are 100% digital and interactive.

2) Pronunciation lessons so you learn to pronounce Russian accurately. 

That means you’re much more easily understood by people when you speak. 

3) Speaking activities to help you 'activate' the Russian you learn.

These are speaking packs that are written entirely in Russian. You can literally take them and hand them to a tutor. They will instantly know what to do with you and what exercises to help you practice with, using what you've learned from the story.

By the time you’ve gone through the entire story, your brain will have learned Russian in a passive way. It’s much faster than the traditional Parrot Method.

Now, you won’t be completely fluent by the end of this course. In fact, you should be skeptical of any beginner course that claims to make you completely fluent.

You'll be able to confidently use your Russian in the real world!
Russian Uncovered (Level 1) will help you get to an upper-beginner/lower-intermediate level of Russian (known as A2).

You can continue on to Level 2 with the best possible foundation.

A Life-Changing Course & Unique Learning Experience

I've developed this beginner programme to deliver unbeatable results in your Russian, while providing a learning experience like no other.
  • Learn The Fundamentals Of Russian: You’ll be able to speak real Russian, not just parrot a few phrases. If you’re a complete beginner, you can be confident you’re learning the right things from the start. And if you’ve tried to learn Russian before, without success, you can be confident that you won’t miss anything important this time, or worry that you’re learning with the wrong method.
  • 100 Hours Of Study Time: A complete, comprehensive study course, so you can devote yourself to learning, confident you have everything you need, and don’t need to constantly worry you’re learning in the wrong way. Just devote 30 minutes a day to your learning, and the learning will take care of itself! 
  • Self-Study & Online Learning: The most flexible way to learn anything, so you can base your learning around your lifestyle, rather than working to the schedule of a rigid language school. By being able to work on your Russian in your lunch break, on your commute, in a cafe, or at home, you have the flexibility to learn at your speed, making it much easier to be successful.
  • Build A Rock-Solid Foundation In Russian: By the time you finish the course, you’ll have reached an upper-beginner/lower-intermediate level (A2 on the CEFR), and mastered the fundamentals of Russian, able to hold your own in basic conversation and make the most out of life.
  •  Learn Russian From Olly & Anastasia: This course has been designed by two people who have spent their life learning and teaching languages! With expert guidance and advice from us, you’ll be able to approach learning Russian like an expert, make the most out of your study time and avoid the pitfalls that frustrate you along the way. You’ll finish the course a better, independent language learner, able to add any new language to your skill set in the future.
  • Learn With Story: By learning with a story-first approach, you'll have a learning experience that's motivating, inspiring, and different to anything you’ve done before. You’ll have a lot of exposure to the Russian language through the story, so you'll develop into a confident learner with strong fundamentals in Russian, not just a parrot from a phrasebook without a foundation! 
  • Master The Russian Cyrillic Alphabet Naturally: At the beginning of the course, you'll learn how to read and pronounce each of the letters in the Russian Cyrillic Alphabet. Then, through practice and immersion with each chapter of the story, you'll master this alphabet naturally so you can read it comfortably, and pronounce it clearer and correctly. No rote memorisation required!
  • Learn About Russian Culture: The story follows three friends as they travel around Russia. Evan is planning to propose to Lisa, his Russian girlfriend, who lives in Moscow (at least he thinks she lives in Moscow...) By following Evan and his friends around Russia, you'll get to learn about Russian culture as you go, making the learning experience fun, fulfilling, and meaningful.  There's also a bonus Russian culture lesson in every module of the course, so you can learn about the nuances of Russian life from your native Russian teacher.
  • Learn Natural Russian: We’ve carefully crafted the story using Russian that is both natural, but also perfectly pitched to a beginner level. You’ll find it incredibly fulfilling to be able to follow a story in Russian, even as a beginner. But you'll also find the story packed full of dialogue that contains real Russian used on the street, so you learn to speak natural Russian.
  • Combined Audio & Text: This is one of the most important features of the course, as the major failing of most other courses is that they don’t ask you to spend much of your time listening to Russian. In this programme, you’ll be asked to spend a lot of time reading and listening to the story. With combined text and audio, you'll develop strong listening skills. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to understand spoken Russian far more easily, without getting lost in conversations.
  • Professional Quality Audio: All the material is the professional quality you’ve come to expect from me, and the crystal clear, professionally recorded audio is no exception, as you’ll have a great listening experience, and be able to train your ear to every sound of the Russian language.  
  • Full English Translations: Part of the learning process is making sure you have help when you need it, and that’s why you also have complete English translations of the entire story, so you’re never in a position of not understanding, or feeling that you’re getting left behind. You’ll be able to understand everything that happens, enjoy the story to the full, and be more motivated to understand Russian as a result. 
  • Visible Progress: The one-chapter, one-module approach means you'll find the course easy to follow, and have a clear sense of achievement and rhythm to your learning. This kind of visible progression will leave you excited to study hard and stick with the programme. 
  • "Virtual Classroom" Lectures: The main teaching happens in a series of video lectures, where you’ll feel like you’re in the classroom with your teacher, which makes learning fun and vibrant. In three video lessons per unit, she'll walk you through the story and explain the most important vocabulary and grammar step-by-step. The video lesson are between 5-20 minutes each, and very focused on one aspect of Russian, so it’s the perfect length to study any time, however busy you are.
Virtual Classroom Preview...
The teaching in the course happens in a virtual classroom, that makes you feel like you’re literally sitting in a classroom with your teacher. Go ahead and click the images below for a video preview...
1. Learn Words "Free" :
(because you already know them in English!)
(Video quality may be lower than usual if buffering)
2. Learn Vocabulary:
3. Learn Grammar:
The course also includes interactive quizzes, video pronunciation lessons, and much more, that will give you a learning experience so comprehensive and stimulating that it will be unlike anything you have experienced before:
  • Learn Vocabulary "Free": In each chapter of the story, you begin by looking for "cognates" - these are words that also exist in English. This is the biggest shortcut in Russian, as they’re basically words you get free!
  • Develop Your Vocabulary: After learning the "cognates", you'll learn other important words from the story, so you focus on growing your vocabulary early on. Not only can you understand more from the story itself, which makes it more satisfying, but you can also start speaking and understanding Russian from the get—go. 
  • ...Beyond The Story! Building your vocabulary is so important, though, that we teach you a lot of words that expand beyond the story, so you can learn to be as articulate as possible when you speak. 
  • Learn Accurate Grammar: By teaching you grammar as it arises in the story, we help remove the stress from learning new rules. You’ll get used to new grammar naturally by seeing it in context - in the story. Over time, verb conjugations will simply become second-nature, and you’ll be able to speak Russian with confident grammar, and lose the fear of making mistakes.
  • Perfect Your Pronunciation: Getting your Russian pronunciation accurate from the beginning - it's easier than fixing mistakes later! In each module you’ll get a high-quality video pronunciation lesson from Anastasia, who will show you how to pronounce the fundamental sounds of Russian accurately, so you feel confident about your accent whenever you open your mouth to speak!
  •  Speak Fluent Russian: Learning to express yourself fully in Russian, without freezing up, forgetting words, or taking ages to form a sentence, is a central aim of this course. That’s why, beyond all the other learning that takes place, at the end of every unit is a set of speaking tasks that help you internalise everything you’ve learnt. You’ll take the words, phrases and grammar you’ve learnt in the chapter and make them your own, by following exercises that have been carefully designed to help you practice and rehearse your new Russian. 
  • Culture Notes: Learn Russian that serves you in life, so you become an educated, informed speaker of the language, able to integrate better with local people.
  •  Memory-Boosting Quizzes: Video is fun, as is reading and listening to stories, but our simple interactive quizzes help you to practise and consolidate everything you learn. The comprehensive set of grammar and vocabualry quizzes that accompany the course allow you to deepen your learning and test yourself… all in your own time. 
  • ...With Great Variety! I know people learn differently, and it’s important to have variety, which is we have included a huge variety of practice material (homework, if you want to call it that!) that will keep you entertained and involved in your learning, so you involve different parts of your brain and learn faster. 
  • Thorough Grammar Notes: All the grammar taught in the classes is accompanied by thorough explanations and reference material. This means you’ll never be confused, you can always refer to the rules when you need to, and you’ll learn to speak Russian with accurate grammar.
Learn to fully express yourself in Russian from the beginning...
Learning to express yourself fully in Russian, without freezing up, forgetting words, or taking ages to form a sentence, is a central aim of this course. 

That’s why, beyond all the other learning that takes place, at the end of every unit is a set of speaking tasks that help you internalise everything you learn.

You’ll take the words, phrases and grammar you’ve learnt in the chapter and make them your own, with interactive quizzes that have been carefully designed to help you practice and rehearse your new Russian.

What's more, each pack also comes with a set of speaking activities for two people, with instructions written in Russian, so you can literally hand the pack to a native Russian-speaker friend, partner or tutor, and they'll instantly know how to help you practice what you’ve learnt from the module. 

With this extensive focus on speaking skills, you'll finish the course already able to speak great Russian, in full, flowing sentences, without having to slow down to remember basic words. 

30-Minute Magic!

We both know that learning a language takes time, but StoryLearning works in as little as 30 minutes a day.

Want faster results? Increase the time to 60 minutes. 

Either way, you can learn Russian in less time than it takes to watch one show on Netflix. 

The StoryLearning Experience Is Very Different
As you can see, the whole Russian Uncovered StoryLearning experience is very different. It’s not like a traditional course where all you do is grammar exercises and 'parrot' phrases over and over. 

In fact, in Russian Uncovered, I don't teach you any grammar in the traditional sense. Instead, you learn Russian in a very natural way. Through the power of the story. 

It’s the way our brains are trained to learn, like when we were kids.
There's no boring memorisation involved!
This is how your brain naturally likes to learn. Your mind absorbs Russian naturally. It’s like when a native speaker learns Russian by listening to their parents talk over and over.

You end up learning Russian in the most natural way possible. It’s a very satisfying, pleasurable way to learn Russian.

That’s the difference between memorising a few words for the short term and truly learning Russian as a tool in your life. 
By the end of the course you've read and understood an entire book in Russian. That’s a huge achievement for a beginner. 

That's why the method is so powerful. Because by the end you've spent so much time immersed in the Russian language and reading and listening. That's why you're able to understand so much. 

At this point you’ll be able to read Russian. You’ll also be able to understand people when they're speaking. And you’ll be able to speak Russian yourself. That’s because you'll have built up such a wide experience with the Russian language. 

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Meet Your Course Tutors!
In Russian Uncovered (Level 1), you'll learn from language experts with over 30 years of teaching experience between them. Both tutors share a passion for teaching languages through story, which is what brought them together to create Russian Uncovered! 

Olly Richards, Coaching

Olly Richards is a language educator, author and polyglot from the UK, who speaks 8 languages. Through his popular blog StoryLearning, Olly reaches 100,000s of language learners every month. 

He has published a best-selling series of books in sixteen languages, consulted for major institutions across Europe, and is a regular speaker at international language events.

Anastasia Semina, Course Tutor

Anastasia is a professional Russian teacher from St. Petersburg with over 15 years of teaching experience.

She has taught Russian to people from all backgrounds and from all over the world both in-person, and online through her popular YouTube channel: Russian with Anastasia.
Behind The Scenes Of Russian Uncovered:
Anastasia and Olly spent a year planning, researching, creating and recording Russian Uncovered to make it the very best it could be for you!
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Frequently Asked Questions
I'm not a complete beginner. Is this course still relevant for me?
Yes, absolutely. Although you might be covering some familiar territory in the early lessons, many people find it helpful to go over the basics more than once. The main advantage of this course is that you will be listening and reading to the story that accompanies the course from the beginning, which you will be able to enjoy even more with your existing knowledge. The speaking lessons will also enable you to consolidate the Russian you already know, which all contributes to building a strong foundation and making fast progress in the language.
What's the duration of the course?
The course is structured over 20 modules. Each module is broken down into a number of sections, including video lessons, quizzes, speaking activities and more. The time it will take you to complete the course will depend on the time you have available, and the pace at which you like to study. If you decide to study one module per week, for example, which is a reasonable pace, it would take you approximately 20 weeks to complete the course. 
Can I study at my own pace?
Yes. The course is designed for you to study at your own pace, in a time and place that suits you. The materials never expire. What's more, you get free updates to the course as they are released in the future. The course material is fully downloadable, so if you don’t have a good internet connection, you can download what you need, and access it any time, any place. 
Why is the course in US Dollars?
I have students from many countries around the world, and the US Dollar is the most widely-accepted currency. But don't worry! You can purchase the course with any debit or credit card, no matter where you live, and your bank will automatically convert the USD to your local currency at the market rate. 
How is Russian Uncovered different from the many other Russian courses out there?
When I set out to design Russian Uncovered, my main aim was to set it apart from every other Russian course. The way I've done that is to base the entire course around a story, and, in fact, the course syllabus itself emerges from the story. 

Let me explain...

Most Russian courses are structured by taking a bunch of grammar rules, putting them together in a certain order, then teaching them to you one-by-one in a series of lessons. This is dull, and ineffective. In this course, we do things differently. In this course, you learn through StoryLearning. This means you focus on relaxing, reading, and enjoying the plot of the story. The 'serious study' happens another way! 

Rather than teaching you through a process of grammar rules, followed by tests, here's what I do instead. First, I make sure you see the grammar being used naturally in the story itself. This way, you get to learn how it works in a natural way.  Second, you discover the rules by yourself... with a little help from me! Story first. Rules later.  This makes learning much more effective. 

This means you get to enjoy learning Russian first and foremost, rather than get bogged down in technicalities from the start. (Yes... it's fun!)

Doesn't that sound more exciting than your last textbook?

At every stage of the course, you’ll be immersed in real Russian - both the written story and the audiobook. This means that by the time you finish the course, not only will you have read an entire book in Russian, but you’ll have a large vocabulary, so you can handle basic Russian conversations with confidence. You will also have had many hours of listening practice, so that following spoken Russian in common daily settings will be effortless. 
Will you teach me to read the Russian alphabet in this course?
Yes! In fact, learning to read your new language confidently is a central part of this course. (We are learning through stories after all!)

In Russian Uncovered, you’ll learn the alphabet right from the very first lesson.

The Russian alphabets can seem strange and intimidating, but it's actually quite easy! (Especially when explained by a knowledgeable teacher).

At the beginning of the course you’ll complete a series of reading lessons. In these lessons, you’ll learn to recognise and pronounce each letter correctly. You’ll also practice reading simple Russian words and phrases.

Then, we’ll dive into the story… This is where the real magic happens.

As you work through each chapter, you’ll spend time reading and listening to our exciting original story. And each time you do… you’ll see the same Russian letters, words and phrases pop up over and over again.

So you’re practising your reading skills constantly - from the moment you hit play on lesson 1… until the day you complete chapter 20 of the course!

The result is that you’ll quickly learn to read Russian with speed and confidence, something that takes years if you’re studying with textbooks or apps.

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