• Russian Phase 1, Unit 01

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Original Recording Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-01-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (148 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. Russian Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit. 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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5 out of 5 stars
By Hatricia on 03-13-12

Not bad...

Great to test the program, see if it works for you. It was very repetitive throughout the lesson which was effective and worked. I can remember most of what they taught, and I understood the conversation at the end when repeated. I am definitely going to go through this again and on to the rest!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Little Known Blogger on 03-01-13

Pimsleur is excellent

What did you love best about Russian Phase 1, Unit 01?

This really is the best introduction to a foreign language. While the vocabulary is limited, you learn proper pronunciation and grammar immediately, as well as speech recognition.

What did you like best about this story?

There isn't a story, of course, but the progression of skill is excellent.

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

There is no related book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

"The most boring Russian film ever." :)

Any additional comments?

I find that it is best to have supplemental materials, because unfortunately the speakers do not always enunciate. While this give opportunity to hear Russian (or whatever language) as it is actually spoken, it sometimes makes it difficult to ensure that you are repeating the sounds correctly.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mr. R. E. Fitzgerald on 09-08-15

surprisingly good

After half an hour I knew some Russian to my surprise. The only issue I had was the assumption that I was American and would be telling people this. However It gives you the word for English, I think once I'm a bit more familiar I'd be confident with changing the sentences which I don't see as being a bad thing at all.

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