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Learn from flash cards. MosaLingua breaks learning down into simple flash cards, usually a word or phrase at a time.
Explore other topics. You'll be prompted to choose where you want your learning to begin. However, you can also explore other topics to customize your curriculum
Learn the Cyrillic alphabet. One of the most daunting parts of learning Russian is the new alphabet, but MosaLingua has an excellent tutorial on Cyrillic. Unfortunately, you have to hunt for it.
What is it about?
The basic premise of learning Russian with MosaLingua is the use of flash cards. This is a tried and true method that language learners have been utilizing for years, and it makes sense. In the Learn to speak Russian quickly with MosaLingua app, you choose the first thing you'd like to do in Russian, like traveling, speaking and socializing, working and doing business, and so on. You can also choose to work on improving your grades, passing an exam, or getting ready to study abroad.
Why we love it
Frustrated with the flash card quizzes encouraging me to spell words using an alphabet I didn't know, I set out to locate some help with the Cyrillic alphabet. I found it, but I had to dig far deeper than I really should have. To get help with the alphabet, you tap Explore, then Lessons. From there, choose Russian Lessons and then The Russian Alphabet. Just my opinion here, but this is something that should have been at the forefront of the app's curriculum, not buried in a list of mostly locked lessons. Once you find it, though, the tutorial on the Cyrillic alphabet is quite handy and easy to follow. It explains how the alphabet is comprised, including key differences between the Russian alphabet and the English one. The lesson begins with describing the letters that are identical between our Latin alphabet and the Cyrillic one. It provides you with a few words using those letters, so you can quickly pick up the alphabet. Next, the app talks about "the false friends." These are letters that look like ours, but are pronounced differently. Again, you're provided with words using those letters, so you can see them and hear them pronounced. Finally, the tutorial breaks down the letters totally different from our alphabet, including Greek characters and the "mirror letters," characters that appear to be mirror images of common Latin letters. Following the same pattern as previously, MosaLingua gives you the list of letters along with words using those characters.
App Store Description
Is it possible to brush up on your Russian, or even learn the language starting at zero, if you don't have much time on your hands? With MosaLingua it is!
MosaLingua's method, designed by a team of polyglots from over 5 continents with the help of our specialized Russian teacher, is based on proven scientific research.
Check out a video demo on http://mosalingua.com
You'll learn and review the essential 20% of the language that will apply 80% of the time and allow you to travel and communicate with native speakers!
MosaLingua adapts to your needs, and your schedule: it's like having your own personal Russian teacher right in your pocket!
After just 10 minutes of practice a day for 2 months, you will have memorized 600 words and kew phrases (and that's just the beginning - there are over 2000 words in the app, for beginner through intermediate students).
THE PERFECT APP FOR BEGINNERS AND "FALSE BEGINNERS"
MosaLingua Russian targets two groups of people:
You want to learn Russian from scratch: you will get the basics needed for traveling or meeting Russian friends, and start speaking basic sentences in no time
You already know some Russian (e.g. you can read Cyrillic and hold a basic conversation): you will develop a stronger vocabulary and learn useful expressions for improving conversation skills.
UNIQUE APPROACH 100% FOCUSED ON SPEAKING, AND SHORTCUTS FOR RAPID LEARNING
Lessons developed by our team of teachers will help you...
► Learn to read Cyrillic in under 3 hours
► Concentrate on the easy aspects of the Russian language
► Memorize common sentences and words to start communicating quickly
► Learn some grammar (only what is really necessary for speaking and understanding Russian)
► Pronounce Russian words correctly
► 2000+ vocabulary and expression flashcards, including audio pronunciation by native Russian speakers
► 14 diverse categories (e.g. accommodation, transportation, shopping, tourism, social, emergencies...)
► over 100 sub-categories (e.g. at a restaurant, at a hotel, buying and negotiating, sports, partying, flirting...)
► up to 9 levels to complete, from the basics to more specialized vocabulary
► Russian lessons and learning tips from our team of polyglots
► 100+ bonuses to unlock as you progress
► Russian dictionary
► transcription for every word in Latin characters
► create your own cards (exclusively for MosaLingua premium users)
HIGHLY EFFICIENT AND SCIENTIFICALLY-PROVEN LEARNING METHOD:
MosaLingua's Russian learning method is based on the Spaced Repetition System (SRS), the product of several years of scientific research. (Learn more on our website.) Our method is more effective than the Leitner method, used by most other language learning apps.
► calculates a personalized review schedule for each Russian flashcard according to difficulty, to encourage efficient and sustainable (long-term) memorization
► spend time learning what you find useful, not what you already know
► MosaLingua constantly adapts to your needs and pace
► use both auditory and visual memory
► starting with your very first lesson, learn the most useful and common Russian words
LEARN RUSSIAN ON THE GO
► you decide how long each Russian learning session will last (whether you have 2 minutes, or 30 minutes to spend learning)
► pause a lesson and pick up where you left off when you have time
► no need for an internet connection; all Russian lessons and content are available offline
FUN AND ADDICTIVE
► unlock bonuses as you progress (dialogues, jokes, fun facts, sayings, tips)
► quickly memorizing new words makes the learning process addictive
► track your progress and get the motivation you need to succeed
If you have a suggestion or need assistance, click on the customer support link, or visit http://mosalingua.com.
Note: No subscription fee or required purchases. With MosaLingua, you pay once and the app is yours forever!