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Why are the audio lessons so effective? They're short and to the point - 25 eight-minute lessons make them the perfect length. You'll receive a syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase, so that you can say every word and phrase instantly. You'll repeat after the professional teacher, so that you can practice proper pronunciation. Quick cultural tips in each lesson will help you navigate your way even better. And above all, this is a fun and relaxed approach to grasping a lot of information quickly and easily. You'll effortlessly learn from a bi-lingual and bi-cultural host as they guide you through pitfalls and pleasures of Russian.
You see, unlike other audiobooks, we actually teach both Russian and Russian culture. With each lesson, you will master a target phrase and key vocabulary. This is a complete lesson taught by a professional, bi-lingual teacher! Listen to the preview now! This is NOT a vocabulary audiobook with just words and their translations. These 25 short and effective audio lessons will allow you to:
Speak Russian within minutes of your first lesson
Understand the culture, customs, and people of Russia
Order the food you want in restaurants
Travel in taxis, trains, buses, and cars with confidence
Master manners, etiquette, and customs
Learn surprise phrases and tips that will leave your guests wondering where you learned them.
This audiobook comes with downloadable lesson notes totaling over 100+ pages. Start speaking Russian now!
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By Elizabeth on 07-17-11
Beware - no pdf notes can be downloaded
I have tried many forms of learning Russian - mostly from books, without the native Russian conversational exchange. Many 'learn to speak Russian' audio components of books (if there are some), are slower than native Russian conversations, (where little differences -some colloquial slip in.)
This audiobook of 25 lessons at 'Beginner' level assumes that you have already mastered the cyrillic alphabet and some basic Russian words. It proceeds at a reasonable pace (this is subjective of course).
The best part is that you will learn how Russian is spoken by a native Russian language speaker and an American 'student' learning. Not just individual words, but day-to-day sentence length conversations from the start. Translation into English and some explanations, plus repetition at slower and then at normal speed again really help with listening out for the individual words of the sentence as Russian words can be long and it can be difficult at times to separate the elements of sentences.
What annoyed me, and something to be aware of, is that this edition from the "Innovative Language Learning" company, says that downloadable pdf notes to accompany the lessons, can be obtained from the web address given at the start. Unfortunately this just leads to a 'Sign Up' for another company who wish to extract money from you (a lot of money) for the same course as part of a longer course (Intermediate, Advanced ).
I have tried and tried to see how I could obtain the promised notes (which are essential for spelling and further lessons), but each time I am led back to the same alternative company.
If you have an iPad (unfortunately not iPod ) there are some similar audiobooks to learn Russian with the same Innovative Learning Company that has produced this - and the written notes come too.
If it were possible to obtain the pdf downloads to accompany the lessons, I would have given 5 stars.