Russian III, Comprehensive

Russian III, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743528917
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

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.

Comprehensive Russian III includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), plus Readings, which build upon the language skills acquired in Levels I and II. Increased spoken and reading language ability. Level III will increase your vocabulary and grammatical structures and triple your spoken proficiency. Upon completion of a level III, you will be able to:

  • participate in most informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and some semi-professional topics,
  • form longer sentences while maintaining the target language syntax,
  • be understood even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners,
  • handle increasingly difficult grammatical structures,
  • enjoy fluent conversations with a variety of strangers,
  • have a near-native accent, and the subtleties of the language will be apparent in your speech,
  • read at the same level at which you speak.

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I + II language programs before proceeding to the Level III language program.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

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.

Comprehensive Russian III includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), plus Readings, which build upon the language skills acquired in Levels I and II. Increased spoken and reading language ability. Level III will increase your vocabulary and grammatical structures and triple your spoken proficiency. Upon completion of a level III, you will be able to:

  • participate in most informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and some semi-professional topics,
  • form longer sentences while maintaining the target language syntax,
  • be understood even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners,
  • handle increasingly difficult grammatical structures,
  • enjoy fluent conversations with a variety of strangers,
  • have a near-native accent, and the subtleties of the language will be apparent in your speech,
  • read at the same level at which you speak.

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I + II language programs before proceeding to the Level III language program.

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PimsleurRussian Phase 3, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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  • Portable (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Perfects accent (6)
  • Fun (5)

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    • Travel (7)
    • Fun (6)
    • Self-improvement (6)
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    5.0

    Good lessons

    By Mike

    from Los Angeles, CA

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Russian Phase 3, Units 1-30:

      I am now about half way through these lessons. As with 1 and 2, phase 3 adds a little new material each lesson, and continues to reinforce previous material. I expect that a Russian phase 4 would be well received as well.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Best Product in the Marketplace

      By Eric H.

      from Portland, OR.

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Russian Phase 3, Units 1-30:

        I am long overdue to write a review for this product. Completing level III lays such a strong foundation of the language. You will not become 100% fluent, as this would take volumes and volumes of vocabulary lessons to become possible. However, you will possess a reasonable command of the Russian language as a whole. If you need to learn a new word, look it up and then plug it into your already existing vocabulary.

        You will learn most of the essential vocabulary to form your own sentences and to get by in a variety of situations. What I love about Pimsleur is the intuitiveness of its learning. Not once did I open a book to study proper grammar, or to learn proper sentence structure. The same goes for learning past/future tenses, conjugation, etc. These things I picked up naturally through the audio lessons. Over time you'll start to develop a natural sense of where things belong and the correct thing to say.

        All it takes is 30 minutes a day. If I could only give one word of advice, it would be to be patient and just keep doing your 30 minutes a day no matter what. Time is going to pass anyways, you might as well start learning a new language. Even if you're a slow learner and it takes you 2 years, it will be worth it if you don't give up on yourself. Just wait and see, you will succesd.

        In the beginning it can feel hard and confusing, and sometimes it can be tempting to quit. Just keep going. You will get to a point where you will become proud of everything you learned. Keep going even longer, go over the lessons again, still doing 30 minutes a day. Over time you will no longer be proud of what you have learned, everything will just become fact. You will say something because it is the right word to say. You will respond effortlessly to someone because by reflex you know it's the right way to respond. You will become familiar with the vocabulary enough to where it feels just as normal as your native language (English for me). The same applies for the reading/writing aspect of the program. It will all stick as it becomes a natural part of you. And guess what? You are now reading, writing and speaking Russian!!

         
        5.0

        Great resource

        By NA

        from Michigan

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Just for fun
          • Travel

          Comments about Russian III, Comprehensive:

          I listen most mornings for half an hour. It is only 30 minutes, and very clearly presented. Although it is suggested that no writing be done, I wish they could have included a phonetic dictionary. Otherwise a great product.

           
          5.0

          Pimsleur excellence!

          By Dan

          from Holland, Michigan

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Just for fun
            • Self-improvement
            • Travel

            Comments about Russian Phase 3, Units 1-30:

            I have taken Pimsleur Russian 1, 2, and 3 and have reused the CDs many times. They were fabulous. I have used the language when I visited Ukraine. The Russian speakers commented that my pronunciation is quite good.

            I only wish for a Pinsleur Russian 4 to build on what I already have learned.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            be clever about your Russian learning

            By Mikey

            from Oxnard, CA

            About Me Government employee, Traveler

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Russian III, Comprehensive:

              I liked the Pimsleur very much. It was very fun going through the lessons daily, now for several months. I first bought lessons part 1 and two, and then part three. It was built upon the previous lessons and continues review of previous lessons as a reminder, along with introducing new words every lesson. It is practical information one would certainly use if they were traveling or working in Russia. It gives familiarization to times, places, people, verbs, nouns, adjectives, and of course the Russian grammar. It does not try to teach all grammar, but enough to allow conversations that are brief and necessary, or chat at a party or meeting. The first part of the lessons have a Russian conversation, then it does a review of previous lessons, then it breaks down the conversation and keeps quizzing you, so soon you remember all. From this point on, all my conversations will feel like a continuation of my Pimsleur lessons.

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              I would like to see more grammar study, and perhaps written lessons for this. Another Russian 4 would be good and possibly something I would purchase.

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