I always thought I’m not able to learn another new language. Somehow I managed to learn quite good German and Spanish.
This website has different content in different languages, you can switch to a different language at the very top of this page. I mainly use English for professional topics, Russian for traveling and culture observations, Spanish to share my tips on learning new languages.
Russian and Ukrainian
I am bilingual in Russian and Ukrainian. Primary language in my family is Russian. I went to Russian school. Nevertheless all the official documents and TV in Ukraine is in Ukrainian, so I understand it as well.
I am learning English since I was 9 years old: at school, at university, at work. I am fan of US movies and TV-shows on Netflix.
I started actively learning German since I moved to Munich in November 2013. Before that I had classes at university, but we didn’t really learn anything and I never had a goal to learn German before.
The first class of Spanish I took in Cuba in June 2017 with one Cuban Russian-speaking woman, owner of the “casa particular” where I stayed during my vacations in Havana. Since than I am learning it every day everywhere. From listening to latin music and podcasts to visiting language cafes in Munich.
Recently I wrote an article in Spanish Why and how did I learn Spanish?.
I started youtube channel Latinos en Alemania in Spanish in order to learn and practice Spanish by doing. Subscribe to this channel to see weekly interview on Mondays with people from Latin America about culture and difference between their homeland and Germany. Subtitles in Spanish, English, German and Russian.