Pimsleur Russian Level 3 CD

Pimsleur Russian Level 3 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743528917
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $345.00

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs (16 hrs), plus Reading Booklet and User’s Guide.

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Russian
Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what’s going on in the world around you, learning Russian will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life.

The best part is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you’ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn’t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.

Why Pimsleur?
- Quick + Easy – Only 30 minutes a day.
- Portable + Flexible – Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.
- Proven Method – Works when other methods fail.
- Self-Paced – Go fast or go slow – it’s up to you.
- Based in Science – Developed using proven research on memory and learning.
- Cost-effective – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.
- Genius – Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn.
- Works for everyone – Recommended for ages 13 and above.

What’s Included?
- 30, 30-minute audio lessons
- 60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you practice reading Russian
- In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur’s Russian Levels 1 and 2.

In the first 10 lessons, you will expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. You’ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. You’ll be able to join in conversations eagerly, confident of being understood.

In the next 10 lessons, your skills will demonstrate ever-increasing mastery of Russian. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you’ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you’ll find yourself responding effortlessly, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.

In the final 10 lessons, you’re nearing fluency with agile responses, and a natural sounding, near-native accent. You’re able to utilize the language in subtle ways, and speak using past, present, and future tenses. Self-confidence soars as you no longer experience the language and culture as a foreigner, but as someone with a deepening insight into the Russian-speaking world.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading Russian, to provide vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Before you know it, you’ll be reading Russian with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker.

The Pimsleur Method
We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his “secrets”:

The Principle of Anticipation
In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind.

Core Vocabulary
Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.

Graduated Interval Recall
Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory.

Organic Learning
You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.

Learning in Context
Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success.

Active Participation
The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in English.

The Russian Language
Russian, one of the six official languages of the United Nations, is the official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Krygystan, with an estimated 150 million native speakers around the world. Pimsleur's Russian uses speakers from Moscow and St. Petersburg, which accounts for slight pronunciation differences between speakers, but accurately depicts contemporary spoken Russian.

Tech Talk
- CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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Pimsleur Russian Level 3 MP3
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (15)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Portable (13)
  • Perfects accent (10)
  • Fun (9)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • No writing component (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (11)
  • Travel (11)
  • Fun (9)
  • Business/work (7)
  • Family background/heritage (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (7), Business person (5), Student (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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...Read complete review

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!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Russian III review

I listen to the cd's in the car to and from work so it fits into a busy day.
The repetition is good to help the memory and learning process.

I listen to the cd's in the car to and from work so it fits into a busy day.
The repetition is good to help the memory and learning process.

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5.0

The best basic conversational program I've ever seen.

By Steve Ortgiesen

from Utah

About Me Business person, Hypnotherapist, Nurse anesthetist

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Pimsleur Russian Level 3 MP3:

    This is an excellent way to gain a very, very basic conversational background in the language. This will not make you fluent in the language, but it will give you a good start to build upon. I know what I am talking about, as I have been a foreign language instructor in a school for Mormon missionaries that is so efficient, that the FSI has visited the school to discover what we have been doing in order to be so successful. Within 2 months of intensive training, our students are able to go to their assigned countries and get along, while continuing to master their language.

     
    4.0

    Good program but needs updating

    By Razgavor

    from North Vancouver, BC

    About Me Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Pimsleur Russian Level 3 MP3:

    The 2 different pronunciations of Russian (Moscow and Petersburg) had me confused. I didn't know which one to mimic.

    The course needs updating. Too much emphasis on the public phones and the postal services of the past.

    I am a visual person. I needed to see what I was hearing written out in Russian. This forced me to use Google Translate for that purpose.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Online delivery was prompt. Customer Service was very helpful.

     
    5.0

    I love learning with Pimsleur

    By Suzisuze

    from Ireland

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • No writing component

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur Russian Level 3 MP3:

    I listen to my Russian course driving to and from work as it takes me 30 minutes each way. I also listen to it whever I'm driving. I'll really miss it when I've completed course.

    Service and delivery comments:

    download, not applicable

     
    5.0

    Excellent!!

    By Ty

    from Aurora, Colorado

    About Me Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur Russian Level 3 MP3:

    Amazing product. Fun, effective, and efficient. I get many comments from native speakers how good my accent is, too. Highly recommended to everyone!

    Service and delivery comments:

    The app works flawlessly and is a breeze to use.

     
    5.0

    Great and effective product.

    By James

    from Burlingame, CA.

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Time commitment

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Russian Level 3 CD:

    I have purchased all three levels of the Russian language programs. I found the courses to be an effective way to establish a foundation of the language.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I received the products promptly, approximately about a week after I have placed the order.

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