What is RusLan?

The main idea of RusLan (Russian Language) that  difficult  language (and Russian  certainly  is  difficult  one) could not be  learnt  in the meaning of reading and memorizing set of rules, but should be  trained , i.e. we need learning tool that supplies a lot of examples and  exercises  to student's brain,  together  with simple, but focused explanations.

Existing tools or aids fail in two categories - they are whether have complicated  university  level syllabus with a many  difficult  thing to memorize, or tools with no explanation and limit number of examples and exercises, that are not enough to  acquire  ability of recognizing real foreign language  speech . Put attention - speech. It's very different from reading and writing, as your brain has no time to recall learnt rules and apply them. So it's better to practice with as much exercises as possible.

Look at what we are meaning. Imagine someone learning simple English construction like " The fox is red ". Depending on object we should use IS, or ARE, or AM. Usually a book or a computer tool gives you the rule and a few examples like  "Boy is smart", "The cats are fast", "I am a student".  That's all. You need to remember when use IS, or ARE, or AM and apply this rule.

This is not the case with RusLan. It combines various words and generate virtually unlimited numbers of examples, probably a bit strange, but correct from  language  point of  view: "The fox is a student", "The students are green", "I am a cat" and so on.

It allows you to "absorb", "assimilate", " acquire ", "make  acquisition " without hard and boring drill.

You always can open help page  by choosing Help item from tree dots menu.

So let's go!

Main window

After the first-time application run and acceptance of the license agreement, you enter the main window where you see the chapter list. Please first read chapter "Read first"

Three dots menu contains the item "Help", which opens this page in a browser

 Tap on any chapter title to enter a list of the lessons:

Its three dots menu also has "Help" item. Tap on the lesson title to start

Lesson window

Text in the frame is called "slide" and is whether explanations (light-gray-blue) or new words (light-green) or exercise (pinkie). Double-tap on any slide to replay it. Triple tap on the exercise slide to get a new variant of the same exercise.

Use the Play/Pause button in the bottom toolbar to stop or continue playing. Navigate to the next or previous lesson with buttons in the same toolbar.

When play is paused you can tap on any slide to select it and press the Play button to replay the lesson from the selected slide to the end of the lesson.

When playing exercise both English and Russian text are displayed. If you would like to test your knowledge turn English text OFF with the "CC" (Closed Caption) button.

Return to the lesson list with the regular Android Back button or left arrow on the Title bar.

Here is a menu with the following options, which you may turn ON and OFF:

Auto pause - pause the lesson after each new word or exercise slide. You can re-read or replay (double tap) previous slides, regenerate exercises (triple tap), and continue with the Play button starting from the selected slide.

Voice: both/female/male  -  - voice for dubbing Russian text in exercises (light-pink) slides. It cab male, female, or both randomly. You choose a voice you hear and recognize better, or on the contrary, a more difficult one for better training. We recommend you leave the default setting - random voice.

Show English  - the same as the "CC" button described above (show/hide English translation of exercises).

Play English  - play  English dubbing in words and exercise slides. You may turn it off to save time and just read the text.

Mute - completely turn all sounds off.

Help - open this page.

Support  - open the support page with contact us details.