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!
After first application run and accepting license agreement you entering main window where you see chapter list. Please first read chapter "Read first"
Three dots menu contains item "Help", that open this page in browser
Tap on chapter for entering to the lesson list:
Its three dots menu also has "Help" item. Tap on lesson to start learning the lesson.
Text in 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 exercise slide to get new variant of the same exercise.
Use Play/Pause button in bottom toolbar to stop or continue playing. Navigate to 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 Play button to replay lesson from selected slide to the end of lesson.
When playing exercise both English and Russian text is displayed. You can turn English off with "CC" (Closed Caption) button if you would like to test your knowledge first.
Return to lesson list with regular Android Back button or left arrow on Title bar.
Here is menu with following options, which you may turn on and off:
Auto pause - pause lesson after each new words or exercise slide. You can re-read or replay (double tap) previous slides, regenerate exercises (triple tap), and continue with Play button starting from 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 voice you hear and recognize better, or on the contrary, more difficult one for better training. We recommend you leave default setting - random voice.
Show English - the same as "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 support page with contact us details.