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Surprise your friends! Astonish your family! With Pimsleur, you'll be speaking and understanding like a native in no time. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes.

Russian Level 1 Lessons 6-10 builds on material taught in prior units. Each lesson 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.

©2001 Simon & Schuster (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

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"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)

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Great language learning tool.

Great as a supplemental tool for your target language. My Russian coworker says my pronunciation is good and I admit it's due to these programs.

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Excellent System.<br />

Easy to understand and use. By the end of the first five lessons I am already speaking Russian. And good memory retention.

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woman always does not know

so stereotypical indecisiveness by her gets old. the man mumbles to much making it wearisome. pace is good. story good.

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great program.

I actually held a brief conversation in Russian with a guy at a bar after one month. he said it sounded like a had been around Russian people. love this program.

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  • Jes
  • Hobart, IN, United States
  • 01-04-16

I good way to learn a new language

I bought these because they were on sale on Audible one day and I’d always wanted to learn Russian. I listened to these on the train and though at times I napped while listening I still learned. I’ve listened to this book several times and I can understand individuals speaking Russian the news. Give it a go and see what results you get.

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  • Stephen
  • 12-02-10

Get uk version if you can find it

My 2 star rating is based on 2 things. Firstly: the Russian male speakers voice, which sounds slurred (it is very unclear and sounds as if he has been awake for a week and is desperate to go to sleep); Secondly: The grammer and vocab used here differs from that found both in any beginners text books that I have seen and also the uk version of this course (which I got from my library). It seems unnecessarily complex. My advice is find a copy of uk version (not sure if it is still available). The male Russian speaker is far better and the language more amenable (plus someone told me it was the more usual form used....but as a beginner I cannot confirm this). I'd give the uk version 4 stars. In addition, I would advise backing this method up with a more traditionally styed course for explanations of grammer etc and also with the Pimsleur courses you do not end up with a very wide vocab at the end of hours of repetitive listening....it is thorough but limited. As an addition or alternative I would try Russian Pod 101. This is both fun, informative and uses contemporary Russian.

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