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Russian, Conversational: Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs

Overview

Russian is the official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Krygystan. Pimsleur's Russian uses speakers from Moscow and St. Petersburg, which accounts for slight pronunciation differences between speakers, but accurately depicts contemporary spoken Russian.

Russian, Conversational

  • Sixteen 30-minute lessons of spoken Russian language instruction. These sixteen ...
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Overview

Russian is the official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Krygystan. Pimsleur's Russian uses speakers from Moscow and St. Petersburg, which accounts for slight pronunciation differences between speakers, but accurately depicts contemporary spoken Russian.

Russian, Conversational

  • Sixteen 30-minute lessons of spoken Russian language instruction. These sixteen lessons are the same as the first sixteen lesson of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Comprehensive Program.
  • Each lesson includes an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures and includes practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations.
  • Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
  • Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.
Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." — AudioFile Magazine

"EXTREMELY ACCESSIBLE...each section within the lessons is short enough to hold our attention, and there is enough repetition to teach even those who consider themselves slow learners...Pimsleur [programs] are extremely thorough and easy to use — quite lively!" — Boston Herald

"Learn French while commuting, German while jogging, Spanish (or Russian, Italian, and Japanese) while cooking all with NO WRITTEN MATERIALS!" — New York Daily News

"Designed for the ear and not the eye...the lessons provide PERFECT 30-minute bites of work." — St Louis Post-Dispatch

"Learn to habla español or parlez français before your next trip aboard. The interactive LESSONS CHALLENGE STUDENTS to use new words in conversation instead of memorize them." — American Way (American Airlines inflight magazine)

"I tried other language programs with little success...This is the best by far!" — Pamela A. Mitchell, Pilot, International Society of Women Airline Pilots

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743550505
  • Publisher: Pimsleur
  • Publication date: 12/26/2005
  • Series: Conversational Series , #1
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition, 16 Lessons
  • Edition number: 3
  • Sales rank: 940,115
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Paul Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and testing and was one of the world’s leading experts in applied linguistics. After years of experience and research, Dr. Pimsleur developed The Pimsleur Method based on two key principles: the Principle of Anticipation and a scientific principle of memory training that he called “Graduated Interval Recall.” This Method has been applied to the many levels and languages of the Pimsleur Programs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2008

    Good approach, but limited

    I completed all three Pimslur series for Russian - a total of 90 30 minutes lessons. The course builds vocabulary well and covers a reasonable amount of real life situations. There are two material drawbacks to the approach. First, it does not EXPLAIN grammer. Rather, it expects that you can infer the quite complicated rules. This seriously impedes ones ability to construct new sentences. Second, it does not build listening skills. While I recognize about 20% - 25% of word on Russian radio, I can only occassionally understand a full sentence.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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