Russian vocabulary: from simple words to conversation.

Learn basic grammar, words and phrases and practice them in dialogues with fellow students and your teacher .
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Instructed by Nina Kozlova Language / Russian
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

This course is for people who love studying languages in a 'live', non-text book manner, who already know how to read Cyrillic and are eager to start speaking Russian. 

We will cover three topics: household kitchen items, clothing and every day action verbs. Initially introduced to each word, you will then learn and practice it in sentences and conversational situations. And sometimes we'll go out on a tangent when the word or expression calls for it. 

This course is meant to entertain while educating, so get ready to have some fun with the language. I encourage you to engage in a conversation - be it with your fellow students or your teacher (me that is). What else is a language for but to converse and share?

There will be some grammar exercises and quizzes. Make mistakes and have a laugh. By all means have a laugh, and only then go back and learn again. You will get better with practice. 

Take your time with each lecture. Practice makes permanent (although not necessarily perfect). Each one contains ample opportunities to practice reading, writing and pronunciation. Test your skills on quizzes, practice in conversations and then move on to the next lecture.

Ask questions and share your thoughts - it will help everybody.

I'm here to help and would gladly chat with you and help you practice pronunciation. Post requests and I'll do my best to find time to set up Skype/FaceTime/Google Hangout, you name it.

Learn and have fun! 

What are the requirements?

  • You should be able to read Cyrillic and know some basic grammar of the Russian language.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Extend your vocabulary.
  • Use essential everyday vocabulary in simple dialogues in Russian.
  • Practice reading, listening and comprehending spoken Russian.
  • Have fun discovering major differences and oddities of the Russian language compared to English.
  • Learn and practice basic grammar: genders of nouns, conjugation of adjectives and verbs (in Present Tense).

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for beginners who are aiming to extend their vocabulary. This course doesn't teach you the basics of reading, instead you will have ample opportunities to practice and perfect your reading skills. The course will enrich your word bank and provide you with conversational and auditory practice, provide print-out materials and flash cards to aid you in building up your vocabulary.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

02:28

Meet the teacher, or me-me-me.

Section 1: Посуда
14 pages

Flash cards for the kitchen / household items

10:58

Glass (material) and a glass (the beverage holder). And things you that Russian call "a glass" but you probably never would.

Стакан
9 questions
08:49

Learn the verbs to use with the word "glass" and "cup"

Что можно делать со стаканом?
5 questions
17:26

Cup, mug, saucer

Чашка, кружка, блюдце
9 questions
07:57

Plate... and UFOs

Тарелка
5 questions
12:02

Cutlery and pitchfork on water (yep, strange!)

10 questions

Match the words and pictures.

Section 2: Одежда
12:12

Clothes, to dress / to put on

Одеть / надеть
6 questions
13:00

T-shirt, pants, trousers, shirt and colors of the rainbow

11 questions

short expressions combining 7 colors and other vocabulary with the accent on the ending of adjective, depending on gender and number.

Article

A humorous song from a old comedy. Tons of new words - practice reading along with the song, don't try to memorize the lyrics - this is just a listening comprehension exercise of sorts.

08:36

Ladies' clothing, jewelry and watches / clocks.

Женская одежда, бижутерия, часы
9 questions
07:15

To clothes someone vs. yourself, to begin (to start) + to begin (start) something

Одевать - одеваться, надевать - надеваться
5 questions
09:17

Footwear and headwear

Обувь и головные уборы
12 questions
Section 3: Действия
08:55

Things we do every day in general and in the morning in particular. Verb conjugation in Present Tense (brace yourselves!)

Что мы делаем по утрам.
6 questions
07:58

Three meals of the day + more conjugation practice.

Conjugation practice
7 questions
07:55

To go (walk), to go (by car), to read, to write, to work, to learn / study, to draw / paint

7 questions

More practice

12:56

To drink, to eat, to be, to talk, to chat, to tell, to listen, to hear, to sing, to love, to like, to take a shower, to go to bed, to sleep.

05:25

Tips on further learning.

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Instructor Biography

I am professional teacher of ESL, Russian by birth, British at heart and American according to my passport, with a passion for language learning and teaching.

I've been a teacher for half of my life, having taught languages and science (my first major was actually physics - LOVE IT!). I am also a photographer so if you feel like chatting about that in Russian, I'm game!

I wholeheartedly share the opinion that "Geeks shall inherit the earth". Go geeks and life learners.

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