Russian I-III

Russian I-III

Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 90
  • ISBN: 9780743557498
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  • List Price: $695.00

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Description

Includes 90 lessons and reading instruction on 48 CDs, plus 3 reading booklets

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This Russian course includes all of Levels I, II, and III – 45 hours of spoken language practice and 3 hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding Russian. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Russian. At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Level. These lessons, which total about three hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out Russian, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. Before you know it, you’ll be reading Russian with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included.  

About the Russian Language

Russian is the official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Krygystan. Pimsleur's Russian uses speakers from Moscow and St. Petersburg, which accounts for slight pronunciation differences between speakers, but accurately depicts contemporary spoken Russian.

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Description

Includes 90 lessons and reading instruction on 48 CDs, plus 3 reading booklets

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This Russian course includes all of Levels I, II, and III – 45 hours of spoken language practice and 3 hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding Russian. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Russian. At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Level. These lessons, which total about three hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out Russian, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. Before you know it, you’ll be reading Russian with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included.  

About the Russian Language

Russian is the official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Krygystan. Pimsleur's Russian uses speakers from Moscow and St. Petersburg, which accounts for slight pronunciation differences between speakers, but accurately depicts contemporary spoken Russian.

Need Help?

Call us with questions
(800) 831-5497

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4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • It works (10)
  • Fun (7)
  • Perfects accent (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • No writing component (4)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (11)
  • Travel (10)
  • Fun (9)
  • Business/work (8)
  • Family background/heritage (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (8), Business person (5), Government employee (3), Student (3)

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5.0

Very Effective

By Brandon G

from Denver

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Russian Phases 1-3:

    Very effective in the way each lesson builds on the previous in a very practical and useful way. Moves quickly but not with tons of vocal but rather with sentence building and speech patterns. More useful than rogue vocab memorization.

     
    4.0

    There is a silver lining to every cloud

    By KRob

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Business person, Government employee, Student

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Russian Phases 1-3:

    It is probably too soon for me to write an accurate review, but after a few lessons in, it was money well spent. What I really enjoy is the portability. During the working day, I repeatedly play one lesson in the background, just to get acclimated with it. After work, when I am able to focus on the lesson, I feel more prepared.

    I am unsure how I feel about there being no visuals with the audio files (the VP did say the developers are working on this) and limited exposure to the grammar/alphabet, but on the flip side, I think learning the grammar would take away from the best part of Pimsleur: being able to have effective face-to-face encounters with native speakers.

    The Graduated Interval Recall, and Principle of Anticipation are not just marketing jargon, they truly challenge ones thought process and help one to memorize the new language.

    The time allocated for the interactive response is too short for me, but I would much rather click pause when I need too rather than waiting an extended period of time to check if my response was accurate.

     
    5.0

    Hand-down THE best language CDs

    By Frank-ov

    from Flower Mound, TX

    About Me Traveler

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Russian Phases 1-3:

      Driving from & to work, I am able to listen to 1 full lesson. The CDs are oustanding!

       
      4.0

      Good for a hard language

      By Mikey

      from Oxnard

      About Me Government employee, Mikey, Military personnel, Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Mikey
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Mikey

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Mikey
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Russian Phases 1-3:

      I have been studying Russian for several years and purchased the whole series of Russian through Pimsleur. I was very pleased by how I could study the language by listening only, and grasp many words, phrases and meanings. I like this very much and Russian is especially hard.

       
      4.0

      Russian

      By Russki

      from Miami Florida

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Material For Alphabet
      • Portable

      Cons

      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Russian Phases 1-3:

      This course is very helpful. I am really learning Russian from scratch and can carry on a simple conversation after the first 20 lessons.

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