Language

Free Online TORFL Practice Test: Reading Comprehension

The following TORFL reading comprehension practice test has been developed by SRAS based on the official TORFL test to help you gauge your knowledge of the Russian language! Anyone interested in gaining more knowledge should check out the the resources under “language” on our main menu including especially our Resources for Students of Russian and […]

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The Talking Punjabi Phrasebook

Free Online TORFL Practice Test: Grammar and Vocabulary

Recipes

Echpochmak: Tatar Triangular Meat Pie

A symbol of Tatar culture and a pride of that nation, echpochmak is easily one of most recognizable foods from Tatar cuisine. This savory meat pie has its origins in the nomadic days of the Tatars but the crisp outside and juicy meat filling of the pie have guaranteed echpochmak’s timeless popularity. Today, echpochmak is […]

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Khachapuri: The Big Georgian Cheese!

Kattama, Qatlama: Central Asia’s Swirled Buttery Pastry

Student Observations

Ramadan and Eid in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Ramadan is the Muslim holy month when followers are expected to fast, not drinking or eating from sunrise to sunset. During this month, daily life is molded around the fast. Ramadan ends with Eid al-Fitr, a feast and celebration. Kyrgyzstan is a majority Muslim nation and Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr are major parts of the […]

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International Women’s Day: Local Culture and Celebrations

Horse Trekking in Kyrgyzstan – Student Observations

Talking Phrasebooks

The Talking Polish Phrasebook

The Talking Phrasebook Series presents useful phrases and words in side-by-side translation and with audio files specifically geared to help students work on listening skills and pronunciation. Each entry below, divided by category, features an English word or phrase in the left column and its Polish translation in the right. In the center column for […]

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The Talking Yakut (Sakha) Phrasebook

The Talking Buryat Phrasebook