During the weekend I've been looping two Russian movies and listening to Vocabulearn
I am learning vocabulary out of context, Sir Richard Burton way (or maybe better since he didn’t have an iPod). Then again he also had more gray matter under the hood... I am thinking of a strategy to tackle Japanese.
One of the movies is Skazka o poteryannom vremeni (The Tale of Time Lost) which is appropriate punishment for my laziness. I have only yesterday discovered that the DVD also has Russian subtitles, which is of great help.
I've also signed up for Steve Kaufman’s LingQ
It’s a sort of an online vocabulary learning application. The Russian section has some interesting audio stuff and I signed up for the free account so what the heck. I've listened to four fairy tales so far.
I am thinking of joining Moscowflix. They seem to have a few interesting Russian children’s movies and cartoons and things like Asterix and Howl’s Moving Castle but there’s no information about the language track. You see I’m awfully cheap. I do believe I’ll sign up for that or Russian DVD.com once my Russian is at a level where I can quickly watch and flip movies back to the store. Right now playing the same old movies over and over again makes more cents.