Start speaking Russian in minutes, and grasp the language, culture and customs in just minutes more with Ultimate Getting Started with Russian Box Set, a completely new way to learn Russian with ease! Ultimate Getting Started with Russian Box Set will have you speaking with proper pronunciation from the very first lesson and arm you with cultural insight and other information to utterly shock and amaze your Russian friends. This Box set includes our Learn Russian - Introduction to Russian and Learn Russian – Gengo Beginner Russian audiobooks.
Why are the audio lessons so effective?
Syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase so that you can say every word and phrase instantly
Repeat after the professional teacher section so that you can practice proper pronunciation
Quick cultural tips in each lesson will help you navigate your way even better
Above all, fun and relaxed approach to grasping a lot of information quickly and easily
Effortlessly learn from a bi-lingual and bi-cultural host as they guide you through pitfalls and pleasures of Russia and Russian
You see, unlike other audiobooks, we actually teach Russian and Russian culture. With each lesson, you will master a target phrase and key vocabulary. This is a complete lesson taught by a professional, bi-lingual teacher! Listen to the preview now!
This is NOT a vocabulary audiobook with just words and their translations. These short and effective audio lessons will allow you to:
Speak Russian within minutes of your first lesson
Understand the culture, customs, and people of Russia
Order the food you want in restaurants
Travel in taxis, trains, buses, and cars with confidence
Master manners, etiquette, and customs
Use surprise phrases and tips that will leave your guests wondering where you learned them
The first course in this box set is Learn Language - Introduction to Language. This audiobook will take you through the basics of Russian with Basic Bootcamp, All About and Pronunciation lessons.The five Basic Bootcamp lessons each center on a practical, real-life conversation. At the beginning of the lesson, we'll introduce the background of the conversation. Then, you'll hear the conversation two times: One time at natural native speed and one time with English translation. After the conversation, you'll learn carefully selected vocabulary and key grammar concepts. Next, you'll hear the conversation one time at natural native speed. Finally, practice what you have learned with the review track. Repeat the words and phrases you hear in the review track aloud to practice pronunciation and reinforce what you have learned.
In the 15 All About lessons, you’ll learn all about Russian and Russia. Our native teachers and language experts will explain everything you need to know to get started in Russian, including how to understand the writing system, grammar, pronunciation, background on culture, tradition, society, and more - all in a fun and educational format!
The five Pronunciation lessons take you step-by-step through the most basic skill in any language: How to pronounce words and sentences like a native speaker. You’ll go from basic concepts to advanced tips and will soon sound like you’ve been speaking Russian your whole life.
The next course in this box set is Learn Russian – Gengo Beginner Russian. The course consists of lessons centered on a practical, real-life conversation.
In each lesson, first, we'll introduce the background of the conversation. Then, you'll hear the conversation two times: One time at natural native speed and one time with the English translation. After the conversation, you'll learn carefully selected vocabulary and key grammar concepts. Next, you'll hear the conversation one time at natural native speed at the end of the lesson.Finally, practice what you have learned with the review track. Repeat the words and phrases you hear in the review track aloud to practice pronunciation and reinforce what you have learned.
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Great for serious learners.
Very poor introduction to Russian.
A lot of the first half of the course is rubbish, with essentially no Russian being actually taught. Instead, the hosts just sort of talk about Russia. While it's obviously useful to get context and insight into the culture when learning a language, there's virtually no tying it to the actual language. When lessons do actually start properly, they do a very poor job of breaking down the language. Russian is very different to English, with lots of very lengthy words, which are just thrown at you with very little explanation, making it almost impossible to retain anything. By the time I gave up, I was around ten lessons into the "survival Russian" phase and felt like I'd retained no more knowledge than how to say hello.
Possibly. I originally purchased this because I used Innovative's Japanese course when studying that language and found it to be pretty effective. It's entirely possible that some of their other language courses are as good as the Japanese, or as bad as this is.
The format of the lessons consists of a native Russian speaker (a Ukrainian woman who does a decent enough job all things considered) and a native English speaker. For the first couple of lessons this role is filled by an American, who does a decent enough job and sounds fairly natural, but he's soon replaced by an Englishman whose performance is terrible.
He's so stiff and unnatural that for the first few lessons he was there I had trouble discerning whether he was a real person or a text-to-speech program, it was only when a flub wasn't edited out that I realized it was an actual person. He speaks in monotone, in the kind of stilted delivery you get when you listen to a child recite lines they've learned for a school play, and it's impossible to concentrate and maintain focus when you have to listen to something like that. The content of the lessons might be perfectly fine, but I wouldn't know, because his delivery is impossible to pay attention to. His pronunciation of Russian also seems to be pretty poor, and often words sound totally different coming from him compared to the native speaker.
Most of the first half of the audiobook.