Russian Phase 1, Unit 01-05

Russian Phase 1, Unit 01-05

Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 5
  • ISBN: 9781442312111
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Includes 5 lessons (150 minutes) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide

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 Phase 1, Units 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.

Description

Includes 5 lessons (150 minutes) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide

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 Phase 1, Units 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.

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4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • It works (9)
  • Portable (9)
  • Perfects accent (7)
  • Fun (5)

Cons

  • No writing component (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (8)
  • Business/work (7)
  • Self-improvement (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (8), Business person (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very good

I purchased this product to improve my pronunciation, and I have to say that is an extremely effective tool to add to reading and writing. This is NOT a complete package for learning Russian ...Read complete review

I purchased this product to improve my pronunciation, and I have to say that is an extremely effective tool to add to reading and writing. This is NOT a complete package for learning Russian though. The language is very complex when compared to English, so you will need to mix live conversation, reading, and writing with this program to become comfortable.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty Good So Far

I wanted to continue studying Russian while I go to law school. Pimsleur came recommended from my Russian teacher and I enjoy it so far. I basically just do a lesson a day on ...Read complete review

I wanted to continue studying Russian while I go to law school. Pimsleur came recommended from my Russian teacher and I enjoy it so far. I basically just do a lesson a day on my commute from work. I can already read past the Phase 1 level so I haven't used the reading yet but is definitely a plus for a language like Russian. However, I have to admit that I will probably shop around after finishing Phase 1 because I want to go beyond just Phase 3 but Pimsleur doesn't offer anything besides that for Russian. I want to stick with one program once it gets more difficult for me.

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4.0

The Traveler's Aide

By Marvin & Trish--Travelers

from St. Petersburg, Russia (for now)

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Travel

Comments about Russian Phase 1, Unit 01-05:

We are retired and have been traveling for eleven years. For short visits to new countries, we like to download the first free Pimsleur lesson to get a feel for the language. For longer stays we buy the first five or ten lessons. We find Pimsleur more effective than schools, and the retention rate is far better, especially as we can easily go back and review lessons learned in the past. Plus it's less expensive than language schools, and our use of time is more efficient.

Currently we are trying something different. We are living in St. Petersburg, and are up to lesson 13 in Russian. We hope to go past 30. Then we will see if Pimsleur really works!

 
4.0

Better than other programs.

By Wayne

from Ukraine

About Me Polyglot, Student, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Best Language Program

Cons

  • Itunes Download Broken
  • No Review Lessons
  • No vocabulary list
  • Too Slow

Best Uses

  • Starting A Language

Comments about Russian Phase 1, Unit 01-05:

I have used Pimsleur for decades. Spanish refresher, Japanese language, and now Russian.

It is the best program I have found for my learning. BUT, it SHOULD be better.

It is tedious to go back and review lessons to get true proficiency. But, it is the best I have found.

 
5.0

Excellent Step By Step

By Rasputin

from Jericho, Vt

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Russian Phase 1, Unit 01-05:

      I like the clear explanations of the grammar. I find Pimsleur way better than Rosetta.

       
      3.0

      Pretty Good So Far

      By Hoya Lawya

      from DC

      About Me Student, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Russian Phase 1, Unit 01-05:

      I wanted to continue studying Russian while I go to law school. Pimsleur came recommended from my Russian teacher and I enjoy it so far. I basically just do a lesson a day on my commute from work. I can already read past the Phase 1 level so I haven't used the reading yet but is definitely a plus for a language like Russian. However, I have to admit that I will probably shop around after finishing Phase 1 because I want to go beyond just Phase 3 but Pimsleur doesn't offer anything besides that for Russian. I want to stick with one program once it gets more difficult for me.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best for Pronunciation, hands down!

      By Dave

      from Virginia

      About Me Business person, Language Hobbyist, Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Russian Phase 1, Unit 01-05:

      Languages are a hobby of mine and after trying pretty much everything from textbooks to YouTube videos, I've settled on Pimsleur as my starting point for any new language. For meticulous training in pronunciation there is simply nothing that compares. My friends who are native Russian speakers are amazed at the results I've gotten. My friends who are native speakers of other slavic languages, such as Croatian, actually asked me if I was born in Russia! I've just finished Russian 3 and I miss it already, although it has gotten me to the point that I can now listen to podcasts of BBC Russian, such as "Vam Slovo", and get a lot out of it. Pimsleur takes time, but it's all time that I wasn't really using - especially commuting time in the car -- so the time is essentially free to me. It's a perfect fit! I will wait anxiously for news of the release of Russian 4!

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