Learn Russian: Ultimate Getting Started with Russian Box Set, Lessons 1-55: Beginner Russian #8

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Languages
NARRATOR
R
RussianPod101.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
12:20
hr min
RELEASED
2011
September 7
PUBLISHER
Innovative Language Learning, LLC
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
492.4
MB

Customer Reviews

gaanly ,

Just Okay

For the price, the audiobook was good. I wanted to be productive during my long commute and this seemed like a good thing. There were a couple problems though:

1. The beginning is slow. They really break it down for you and don't introduce too much. The last third is the opposite. Words are translated in sentence or 2 sentence chunks and I couldn't associate the russian with the translation. She (Oxsana/Yelena/whoever) talked too fast at the end too.

2. Random vocabulary, and not enough reinforcement. They try to give you a real life situation of a guy visiting Russia and the things he encounters and the vocab he needs. Russian dolls, mushrooms, cottage cheese, and coffins are interesting, sure, but how about practice conjugating verbs or declining nouns? They give you a verb conjugated for 'you command' but not the infinitive or any other forms. Sure there's patterns, but practice helps. Also, explanations about things are given in English, but for me it was too much telling, and not enough showing by examples. They talk to you a lot in English and then say to see reference materials for practice. I bought an audiobook so I could listen to it while driving. I don't feel like looking at declention tables.

3. The characters are annoying. They randomly have some feminine American guy at the beginning (the least annoying), then switch over to some guy with a British accent that sounds fake it's so over the top (Eddy, whose 'American name' is Jon?). He half heartedly but incessantly flirts with a Ukranian girl that is flat out mean to him in a bubbly voice that always sounds like she is about to go into another clause, but doesn't. I could ignore this, but they waste a LOT of time doing it, and I don't find it amusing. It makes listening to the audiobook multiple times like being stuck in season 2 of Jersey Shore with Sam and Ronnie (you can do better Eddy!) The only times I laughed are when they dis'ed Ukraine, which was kind of funny and in the spirit of 'in soviet russia' jokes.

4. The Russian Culture Lessons. This may not be fair since they advertise this aspect of the book, but I didn't really dig it. That stuff was cool, but it kind of seemed like a cop out for thoughtful language teaching. It was good, but there was too much of it. About half of it you could look up on your own without any leads/knowledge of Russia, and I would have appreciated it better worked into the lessons I think.

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