Russian Level 1
- Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs
- Narrated by: Pimsleur
- Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
- Release date: 04-01-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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In the next 10 lessons, you'll build on what you've learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations, and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You'll understand more of what you hear and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
In the final 10 lessons of phase 1, you'll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You'll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.
Reading lessons are included at the end of unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Russian alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Russian pronunciation and accent. A reading booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Patrick Waugh on 05-08-14
Would you listen to Russian Phase 1, Units 1-30 again? Why?
I have listened to most lessons more than once, to get better and better at pronunciation. I listen each day during my drive to and from work.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Russian Phase 1, Units 1-30?
The method is so effective you do not realize how much you are really learning it until before you know it, you are understanding complete conversations. I was utterly astonished when suddenly I realized I was just understanding EVERYTHING with no internal translation or effort! It was as if I was speaking English!!!!
Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
The audiobook uses a male and female voice, and both are used to give you a better opportunity to pick up the exact pronunciation, and to understand the differences in gender. It also keeps things interesting as you get to participate in "real" conversations.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I had tried and loved Rosetta Stone... it seemed to me to be the best way since the books I had studied in the military. And, Rosetta Stone is cool in that you can chat online with live people if you do the online thing, and in that it also teaches you without translating. So, I was skeptical of Pimsleur, but now I know it is the ONLY way to go. If you really want to learn Russian, this is it!!!
Any additional comments?
I am so unbelievably thrilled with the Pimsleur method. I studied French for 5 long years, and I am already speaking Russian more fluently, and with greater confidence and with NO internal translation at all!!!!! It blows my mind.
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