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

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

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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

Overview

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.

Tech Talk
- 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743550765
Publisher:
Pimsleur
Publication date:
12/05/2005
Series:
Basic Series, #1
Edition description:
3rd Edition, 10 Lessons
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
308,023
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 2.10(d)

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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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Russian: Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.