Learning a language through songs? Sounds too good to be true?
Music has always been an inevitable part of our life, why not use it for improving your Russian? I know a lot of people who started learning a new language just because they heard a nice song and liked the language. I’m not an exception: I began to learn Swedish just because I like how it sounds and because most of my favourite singers are from Sweden and Finland.
Let’s look at how you can use music for your language learning.
Choose the song you like. Actually, this is one of the basic principles of self-learning: learn on things you like, don’t force yourself.
Sing it. It’s great for your pronunciation. So, if you like singing in the shower, take this for a spin 🙂
Read the text while listening. Have both texts of lyrics in front of you so you can avoid misunderstanding the lyrics or memorizing them with errors.
Music is sticky. If you like the song (and even if you don’t like it:), the melody and lyrics can be stuck in your head. Be sure you will learn it forever. The famous song “It Must Have Been Love” by Roxette helped me a lot in learning modal verbs and perfect infinitives in English.
Pay attention to the stressed syllables, and how grammar works in the context.
Sometimes grammar and vocabulary can be a bit “exotic” or understandable only to native speakers, e.g. Russian rock music. Unlike its western brother, Russian rock music sounds more ‘pop’ and lyrics are much more important than deafening sounds of guitars.
So, here we are. I think learning Russian music can become a great motivator for you to learn our beautiful (but sometimes tricky language :).
And if you want to make the most of this learning: improve your vocabulary, review your grammar, and practice your speaking and writing under the supervision of a (strict) teacher, welcome to my song course.
- 10 songs
- Duration 1 month (1 song in three days)
- A lot of tasks for speaking and writing.
- All your tasks are checked by the teacher (me)
- I’m ready to answer your question on weekdays
- Quizlet links for practicing new vocabulary
Find more here
What are you favourite Russian songs?