• Russian Level 1 Lessons 1-5

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Series: Pimsleur Russian, Book 1
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Speech
  • Release date: 04-01-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (207 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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!
Each lesson in Russian Level 1 Lessons 1-5 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. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Russian.
©2001 Simon & Schuster (P)2010 Simon & Schuster
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Critic Reviews

"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)
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By Justin on 03-28-13


Is there anything you would change about this book?

Make it a bit less repetitive and give more time to answer back.

Would you be willing to try another book from Pimsleur? Why or why not?

Yes! I have tried other learning tools but only Pimsleur teaches me the language to a point where I can impress native speakers and have functional conversations. Russian is the 3rd language I'm learning using these audiobooks!

Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Dedicated Customer on 01-28-16

Not consistent

What aspect of Pimsleur’s performance would you have changed?

I find that the Russian speakers are not consistent in their pronunciations. A word will be broken down, the last syllable being a "oo" sound, and then when the word is put back together, the ending is "oh" or "ah". A question is intoned differently in Russian, but one example sounds much more like the way an English question would be pronounced than the previous examples had demonstrated. I like the way the course is structured, but the speakers just don't seem precise. If there is some reason the pronunciation changes, I'd like to know why. I'm not sure that I am going to buy the next set of lessons.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 12-23-12

A slow but thorough way to learn a language

As someone who usually struggles learning languages I found the Pimsleur method very much suited my learning style. Each lesson starts with an overview of material covered in the previous unit before learning a new conversation meaning that phrases are well and truly drilled into your mind. Furthermore the focus is very much on conversational Russian rather than grammar. My only complaint is that clearer definition of when a word is male or female is needed.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Dimos constantinou on 11-04-17

Slow but very good for learning a new language

Very good performance. You can learn the basics for a conservation with this audiobook. Recommended.

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