What we're about

Want to practice speaking Russian, meet other Russian language enthusiasts, practice writing in Russian, or talk to other Russian students about a language problem you're having?

We can't promise to answer all your problems, but we can work through them with you. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month from 7–9pm at Cultivate Coffee and Tap House in Ypsilanti. Organizers will bring Russian language resources. You bring yourself and a drive to learn Russian.

Our Meetup welcomes all language levels. Whether you're just beginning or a native speaker, we would love for you to come take part! The only requirement is that everyone be ready for actual language learning so that we all get the most out of our practice time.

Upcoming events (4+)

Russian Language Practice on Skype

Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse

We are meeting via Skype until the Covid-19 crisis has passed.

If you would like to join our Skype call, please message me your username and I will add you to the group.

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Join us for our Russian language session! I'll be bringing a stack of my own Russian language books and textbooks for anyone who wants to reference them during our time. Come to practice speaking Russian, or for help with any Russian language problems you're currently experiencing. We can't promise to have all the solutions, but hopefully we can connect you to the right resources!

• Our Agenda
Our meetups usually follow this rough pattern:
7–7:15—Members arrive.
7:15–7:30—Introductions. We go around the table and say a little about ourselves, how long we've been studying Russian, and how we became interested in the language and culture. We encourage members to make their introductions in Russian, but if you're a beginner, it is fine to speak in English.
7:30–8:30—Discussion on our week's topic. We have a short break at 8:00.
8:30–9:00—Informal conversation and housekeeping.

During conversations, we take turns translating for the group. This helps everyone follow the conversation (even if their Russian skills aren't very developed), and keeps us all focused on building our comprehension skills. It also gives positive feedback to the speaker that they were speaking intelligibly to the group.

• What to bring
Anything to help you with Russian: a textbook, paper, notepad, laptop, or just yourself! If you would like to write a few paragraphs on the week's theme, you are welcome to bring that along. If you can't stay for the whole session, it's perfectly acceptable to come for what you can. If that means arriving a little late or leaving a little early, don't worry about it.

• Important to know
Cultivate can sometimes get busy, so be sure to check the beer garden out back. There will be a "Russian Language Meetup" sign on the table. Parking can get a little complicated on busy nights as well.

Russian Language Practice at Cultivate

Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse

Join us for our Russian language session! We will bring a stack of Russian language books and study materials for anyone who wants to reference them during our time. Come to practice speaking Russian or for help with any Russian language problems you're currently experiencing. We can't promise to have all the solutions, but hopefully we can connect you to the right resources!

• Our Agenda
Our meetups usually follow this rough pattern:
7–7:15—Members arrive.
7:15–7:30—Introductions. We go around the table and say a little about ourselves, how long we've been studying Russian, and how we became interested in the language and culture. We encourage members to make their introductions in Russian, but if you're a beginner, it is fine to speak in English.
7:30–8:30—Discussion on our week's topic: space. Locative case, verbs of motion, and cosmonautics. We have a short break at 8:00.
8:30–9:00—Informal conversation and housekeeping.

During conversations, we take turns translating for the group. This helps everyone follow the conversation (even if their Russian skills aren't very developed), and keeps us all focused on building our comprehension skills. It also gives positive feedback to the speaker that they were speaking intelligibly to the group.

• What to bring
Anything to help you with Russian: a textbook, paper, notepad, laptop, or just yourself! If you would like to write a few paragraphs on the week's theme, you are welcome to bring that along. If you can't stay for the whole session, it's perfectly acceptable to come for what you can. If that means arriving a little late or leaving a little early, don't worry about it.

• Important to know
Cultivate can sometimes get busy, so be sure to check the beer garden out back. There will be a "Russian Language Meetup" sign on the table. Parking can get a little complicated on busy nights as well.

Russian Language Practice on Skype

Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse

We are meeting via Skype until the Covid-19 crisis has passed.

If you would like to join our Skype call, please message me your username and I will add you to the group.

***

Join us for our Russian language session! I'll be bringing a stack of my own Russian language books and textbooks for anyone who wants to reference them during our time. Come to practice speaking Russian, or for help with any Russian language problems you're currently experiencing. We can't promise to have all the solutions, but hopefully we can connect you to the right resources!

• Our Agenda
Our meetups usually follow this rough pattern:
7–7:15—Members arrive.
7:15–7:30—Introductions. We go around the table and say a little about ourselves, how long we've been studying Russian, and how we became interested in the language and culture. We encourage members to make their introductions in Russian, but if you're a beginner, it is fine to speak in English.
7:30–8:30—Discussion on our week's topic. We have a short break at 8:00.
8:30–9:00—Informal conversation and housekeeping.

During conversations, we take turns translating for the group. This helps everyone follow the conversation (even if their Russian skills aren't very developed), and keeps us all focused on building our comprehension skills. It also gives positive feedback to the speaker that they were speaking intelligibly to the group.

• What to bring
Anything to help you with Russian: a textbook, paper, notepad, laptop, or just yourself! If you would like to write a few paragraphs on the week's theme, you are welcome to bring that along. If you can't stay for the whole session, it's perfectly acceptable to come for what you can. If that means arriving a little late or leaving a little early, don't worry about it.

• Important to know
Cultivate can sometimes get busy, so be sure to check the beer garden out back. There will be a "Russian Language Meetup" sign on the table. Parking can get a little complicated on busy nights as well.

Russian Language Practice on Skype

Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse

We are meeting via Skype until the Covid-19 crisis has passed.

If you would like to join our Skype call, please message me your username and I will add you to the group.

***

Join us for our Russian language session! I'll be bringing a stack of my own Russian language books and textbooks for anyone who wants to reference them during our time. Come to practice speaking Russian, or for help with any Russian language problems you're currently experiencing. We can't promise to have all the solutions, but hopefully we can connect you to the right resources!

• Our Agenda
Our meetups usually follow this rough pattern:
7–7:15—Members arrive.
7:15–7:30—Introductions. We go around the table and say a little about ourselves, how long we've been studying Russian, and how we became interested in the language and culture. We encourage members to make their introductions in Russian, but if you're a beginner, it is fine to speak in English.
7:30–8:30—Discussion on our week's topic. We have a short break at 8:00.
8:30–9:00—Informal conversation and housekeeping.

During conversations, we take turns translating for the group. This helps everyone follow the conversation (even if their Russian skills aren't very developed), and keeps us all focused on building our comprehension skills. It also gives positive feedback to the speaker that they were speaking intelligibly to the group.

• What to bring
Anything to help you with Russian: a textbook, paper, notepad, laptop, or just yourself! If you would like to write a few paragraphs on the week's theme, you are welcome to bring that along. If you can't stay for the whole session, it's perfectly acceptable to come for what you can. If that means arriving a little late or leaving a little early, don't worry about it.

• Important to know
Cultivate can sometimes get busy, so be sure to check the beer garden out back. There will be a "Russian Language Meetup" sign on the table. Parking can get a little complicated on busy nights as well.

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Fall planning meeting

Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse

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