The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat!
This course includes Lessons 1-10 from the Russian Level 1 program - 5 hours of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. Get a chance to test drive the incredibly effective and efficient, world-famous Pimsleur Level 1 Program. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Russian.
The Russian Language
Russian, one of the six official languages of the United Nations, is the official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Krygystan, with an estimated 150 million native speakers around the world. Pimsleur's Russian uses speakers from Moscow and St. Petersburg, which accounts for slight pronunciation differences between speakers, but accurately depicts contemporary spoken Russian.
- CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.
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The paperless audio give-and-take of the Pimsleur system is very effective at instilling new vocabulary and structure into the learner's brain -- that part lives up to the hype. However, the author assumed the person using these tapes is male. They use the masculine ending for adjectives without even MENTIONING that a female user will need a different word ending -- meaning that later on women using these tapes will have to unlearn and relearn most of the phrases they are so painstakingly memorizing. Grammatical gender is a core concept both in the language and in courtesy, and not mentioning it right off the bat is just sloppy. As a supplement to a written course these are fine for extra practice on the go, but I would not recommend them as the core of your self-teaching program. Get yourself a Living Language program or the equivalent.