The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Russian
With Pimsleur you’ll become conversational in Russian — to understand and be understood — quickly and effectively. You’ll learn vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation together through conversation. And our scientifically proven program will help you remember what you’ve learned, so you can put it into action.
• 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.
• 5, 30-minute audio lessons,
• In total, 2.5 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
What You’ll Learn
This course includes Lessons 1-5 from the Russian Level 1 program featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. 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. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak 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, Pimsleur will help you learn Russian and expand your horizons and enrich your life.
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Best Language Course
I have used both this course and Rosetta Stone for Russian and have found this one to be better. Rosetta uses word-picture association but the pictures are the same for every language and are thus completely devoid of cultural context. For example you will learn how to associate a picture of a roll of paper towels with the Russian words for paper towel but there are no paper towels in Russia. Pimsleur, on the other hand, is more pedagogically correct, less expensive, and much more portable. If you do all 3 phases you will have about a 2000 word vocabulary, very adequate for communication as a tourist. The gold standard, of course, is about a year of immersion in Russia. Short of that, listening to Russian Radio and watching Russian movies is a big help to supplement your lessons. Go with Pimsleur, it's fun, replete with review, and each lesson builds nicely on the previous one.
Pretty good for learning Russian
I have struggled with languages in the past but presentation format is making is easy learn
buy the units separately
When you purchase this you get one audio file that is two and a half hours long. However, the (less than thirty minute) modules are meant to be used individually, repeated until mastered, etc. I don't know about yours, but my Apple brand audio player doesn't make that process super convenient. In addition, the file is DRM protected so it isn't easy to split up the large file into smaller ones yourself using a 3rd party program. If you really want this program you're better served paying more and buying the files separately, which you can also do through iTunes or etc.