Believe it or not, learning Russian (and other languages) while driving in your car is a common and time-saving way of learning. It’s actually a “thing” among language learners.
(Scroll down to see Russian learning programs for driving.)
Well… for those of us with cars.
So, why learn Russian while driving?
- It’s smart. You put “wasted” time to use by listening while you drive.
- Meaning that’s extra opportunity for you to learn Russian.
- You can multitask here: drive, while listening.
- Lessons can be downloaded in Audio form & listened to like music.
But, this means you need a certain kind of Russian learning program. Not books. Not Apps. Using these “active” and “engaging” ways in a car doesn’t make sense.
These only make sense when you’re at home or have your hands free.
You need something with a passive learning style. There are 2 learning styles: active & passive. Active requires you to focus 100%, write, think and analyze. But consider the context. You’re in a car. A piece of metal hurdling at 40 miles per hour.
If you want to learn in this case…
You need to take advantage of passive learning. Passive learning is learning that doesn’t require you to be 100% engaged. Does it work? Oh, yes. The method works well enough given your context: being occupied with the steering wheel.
So what can you use? The best learning tools to learn while driving are…
- Audio MP3 Lessons: Real conversational lessons that teach you phrases
- CD Programs
- Audiobooks: These are books read out loud so you can listen.
- Basically, anything Audio that you can already fit on your smartphone.
Recommendations: What can you use?
This is an online Russian learning system that gives you tons of Audio & Video lessons. All available via their App or website. You can download and play while you’re on the go. You learn real conversation as they 1) break down the phrases 2) translate them all and 3) ask you to repeat.
Enough lessons to take you from knowing nothing to an intermediate level. They have over 140+ hours of lessons and new ones coming out all the time. Very useful to listen to while you’re driving.
Definitely the biggest Russian online course and a great way to learn Russian in your car.
- Cheap. Lots of of discounts and free lessons too.
- Fun and easy to understand and listen to. Great for beginners.
- Tons of Audio & Video lessons & new lessons all the time.
- Learning guidance from one lesson to the next. You’re never lost.
- Apps that give you your lessons on the go.
Click below to check a sample lesson & click here to visit RussianPod101 to learn Russian.
Basically, this is an Audio course with CDs. Perfect if you want to stick it into your player and drive. Pimsleur is well known and famous for their Audio programs… especially among the older crowd.
You can say RussianPod101 is its younger version.
If you want to learn Russian while driving your car, this is also good. It is completely audio and gives you 6 hours of lessons. You hear the English first, then the Russian, two or three times times, then you repeat it. Then another sentence. And so on.
Pimsleur is sold on Amazon so click here to check it out.
How about you?
Have you tried to learn Russian in your car?
Do you use any other Russian lessons/programs while you drive?
Any ones you liked or didn’t like?
Let me know and I’ll add it to the list so other learners can have a good selection to choose from.