Saturday, September 24, 2005

Teacher got help!

Большое спасибо to Angela, who was kind enough to create a short tutorial for me to change the banner on this site. Kudos to my multi-talanted listener!


Larry said...


I recently found your podcast and am very thankful to you and for the show. I recently married a wonderful woman from Ukraine and I am interested in learning Russian. She speaks English well. I'm the one who needs help. So, keep teaching and I'll keep listening and learning.


Anonymous said...

Found this podcast on Adam Curry's podfinder and thought it was wonderful. I had wanted to learn some Russian but had always encountered people saying it's too difficult to learn.

Anyway about the banner, you can seek your template for 'tictac_blue/top_div_blue.gif' replace it your image about the same size: 847px wide; 240px height. The width is probably the most important.

Looking forward to listening to more of your podcast.

Natalia said...

Thanks, Jerry. Let's see if I can change that banner:)

Tony H said...

Hi Natalia

find the line that begins: "#header div" in the /*--layout--*/part of your template, and change it to this:

#header div {background: transparent url( bottom left no-repeat;}


Sophie said...

Натальна, прнвет!
I just found out about your blog. I took some evening classes 2 years ago but health issues prevented me for pursuing. Как жал! The grammar drove me crazy indeed, but what a beautiful language...
I'll certainly listen to your podcasts and try to get in the swing of it again. Hope things are all right now despite the Katrina disaster.

Всего хорошего !
(Ahem. Is that the right spelling?? ;-)

Natalia said...

София, привет! Спасибо за комментарий. I wish I could teach more grammar, but I don't think the format of a podcast would allow that. It's hard to get the students to 'hand in' their homework:) And everyone knows that doing homework is part of a total success in mastering a foreign language.

Всего хорошего to you as well. I am looking forward to serving you and others via this podcast!

Beverlye Tighe said...

I took some conversational Russian classes about 15 years ago before our children were born and am very interested in reminding myself what I had learned and moving forward with it. I've been able to get Lessons 2 and 3 in podcast (loaded automatically when I subscribed) but 1 and 4 haven't loaded, for some reason. Do you have any ideas why or suggestions for a newbie to podcasting?
Bev in Oklahoma

Natalia said...

Bev, I've heard of this problem with downloads of individual episodes. Don't know why this happens but you might try:

1) Reboot your cable/dsl modem
2) Reboot your router
3) Reboot your mac/pc

For some reason this works. Don't know why it gets stuck in the first place, but this will fix it.

Glad to have you onboard!

Natalia said...

Oh, and Bev, if you still don't succeed via iTunes, just download mp3 files off of my blog. Just click on the title of the blog entry.


Zac Cohan said...

Dobri dyen Natalia.

Hey just out of interest, what is the red bowl in the banner full of?



ziggy said...

I think it's caviar (икра). I personaly don't like the stuff that much.

Natalia said...

Ziggy's right. It's red caviar. I am not a big fan of it either, but it's one of the symbols of Russia:)

takuro :-D said...

Здравствуйте. I love Икра красная because it's top of sushi. In japanese, it's also called "Ikra" adopted from russian. Икра черная , we call just "caviar", yum, yum, yum...

actually some russian became usual japanese like интеллигенция, кампания, норма etc. and vice versa, from japanese to russian, иваси, караоке,etc. \(^o^)/