Conversational Russian for beginners
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Conversational Russian for beginners

Learn how to read, speak and write conversational Russian language from scratch
4.9 (12 ratings)
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Last updated 6/2017
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Includes:
  • 11 hours on-demand video
  • 91 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to speak read and write in Russian
  • Master basic Russian grammar
  • 86 lessons (5.5 hours of content) with explicit explanations of basic Russian grammar and lots of examples
  • 400+ exercises with modern vocabulary and RU/ENG translation (all the exercises will come with the keys)
  • 84 PDFs with short grammar summaries
  • Basic vocabulary of 2000+ words
  • 84 video units with pronunciation for the exercises
  • Learn Russian cursive
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Requirements
  • You don't need to know anything about Russian, we start from scratch
  • The course has downloadable materials - PDF files, you need any free PDF reader (Adobe reader or Foxit Reader)
Description

Learn the basics of Russian grammar and use it in everyday conversations

Learn Russian grammar to build any sentences you want

  • Learn the Russian case system;
  • Learn Russian nouns, adjectives, adverbs, numerals, pronouns and verbs;
  • Build any sentences based on well explained grammar rules;
  • Check your knowledge with 400+ exercises;
  • Learn modern Russian vocabulary of 2000+ words;
  • Learn useful phrases;

Overview

Speak Russian today! This course will teach you how to read and speak Russian language. Starting with nouns, step by step, you'll learn how to build your first phrases and sentences. More than 5 hours of explicit video lessons, PDF materials with short summary of the video lessons, and more than 400 exercises (2000+ sentences with modern vocabulary and RU/ENG translation) to check your knowledge and master the Russian language.

Who is the target audience?
  • Ideal for beginners and absolute beginners who want to speak Russian
  • For students who want to learn Russian grammar
  • The course explains the most difficult aspects of Russian grammar in an easy way
  • For students who whant to practice what they learn using the real Russian language sentences
  • Not for advanced students
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Curriculum For This Course
184 Lectures
11:02:53
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About the course
1 Lecture 02:53

This lesson will tell you who this course is designed for, what you'll get after finishing it and a short review of the lessons.

Preview 02:53
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Alphabet
2 Lectures 21:16

Learn Russian letters and sounds. Pronunciation of each letter and its sound. Examples of words with the sounds. 

Preview 17:37

Though in Russian you read as you see, there are a few spelling rules that you should follow. Watch this lecture to improve your spelling. It's also important, because we'll need these spelling rules throughout the course.

Stress and spelling rules
03:39
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Nouns
35 Lectures 02:52:50

This lecture will help you to distinguish the gender of Russia nouns. 

Preview 03:36

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.1. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson. 

Preview 09:36

Learn useful phrases and grammar patterns with these short dialogues for Unit 3.1. Gender of nouns.

Preview 06:57

Use Russian nouns in the nominative singular case. After this lecture you'll be able to use Russian nouns in sentences like: "I am a student. She is a teacher. It is a window.".

Preview 03:05

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.2. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 3.2 Nominative singular - Exercises
06:23

Learn how to use Russian nouns in nominative plural. Learn how to say sentences like "We are teachers. These are dogs. Cats are animals.".

Unit 3.3 Nominative plural
04:32

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.3. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.
Unit 3.3 Nominative plural - Exercises
07:32

Some Russian nouns follow their own pattern to make plural forms. Just as in English we have "a person - people", in Russian we have "человек - люди". Learn how to use Russian irregular in plural. 

Unit 3.4 Nominative plural irregular
04:13

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.4. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 3.4 Nominative plural irregular - Exercises
05:11

After this lecture you'll be able to use Russian noun in accusative case in sentences like "I see a car. I know the truth. I blame the dog.".

Unit 3.5 Accusative singular
04:15

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.5. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 3.5 Accusative singular - Exercises
07:42

Learn how to use nouns in sentences like: I watch movies. I see the dogs.

Unit 3.6 Accusative plural
04:33

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.6. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 3.6 Accusative plural - Exercises
06:04

Learn irregular nouns in accusative plural case. I see mt brothers. I know my friends.

Unit 3.7 Accusative plural irregular
03:12

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.7. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 3.7 Accusative plural irregular - Exercises
02:59

Learn genitive case, use it for quantities, absence or in  the meaning of "of". For example: I don't have a car.

Unit 3.8 Genitive singular
05:03

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.8. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 3.8 Genitive singular - Exercises
04:50

Learn genitive case, use it for quantities, absence or in  the meaning of "of". For example: Five cars. I don't have any cats.

Unit 3.9 Genitive Plural
04:10

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.9. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 3.9 Genitive Plural - Exercises
04:57

Learn genitive case, use it for quantities, absence or in  the meaning of "of". For example: There are five friends in the room.

Unit 3.10 Genitive plural Irregular
03:09

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.10. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 3.10 Genitive plural Irregular - Exercises
03:21

Learn how to use dative case to build sentences like: Have you called your teacher?

Unit 3.11 Dative singular
02:52

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.11. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 3.11 Dative singular - Exercises
06:25

Learn how to use dative case to build sentences like: Have you told your friends?
Unit 3.12 Dative plural
03:07

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.12. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson. 

Unit 3.12 Dative plural - Exercises
05:19

Learn how to use instrumental singular case to build sentences like: I love you with all my heart.

Unit 3.13 Instrumental singular
05:24

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.13. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 3.13 Instrumental singular - Exercises
05:05

Learn how to use instrumental case to build sentence like: My heat if filled with beautiful feelings.

Unit 3.14 Instrumental plural
02:48

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.14. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 3.14 Instrumental plural - Exercises
05:06

Learn how to use prepositional case to build sentences like: I work at school.

Unit 3.15 Prepositional singular
03:50

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.15. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 3.15 Prepositional singular - Exercises
05:20

Learn how to use prepositional plural to build sentences like: I will tell you about my friends.

Unit 3.16 Prepositional plural
03:22

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.16. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 3.16 Prepositional plural - Exercises
03:36

This lesson will help you to organize and review the Russian case system. 

Unit 3.17 Russian cases summary
04:13

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 3.17. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 3.17 Russian cases summary - Exercises
11:03
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Adjective
38 Lectures 02:04:15

Learn unstressed adjectives. Use it in sentences like: A beautiful woman.

Preview 03:41

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.1. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.1 Most common adjectives - unstressed adjectives - Exercises
04:17

This lesson will teach you how to use stressed and soft adjectives. Use them in sentences like: A blue pen. A big cat.

Unit 4.2 Stressed adjectives and soft adjectives
02:57

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.2. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.


Unit 4.2 Stressed adjectives and soft adjectives - Exercises
04:15

Learn how to use possessive adjectives. Use them in sentences like: My dream. Her dog.

Unit 4.3 Possessive adjectives
03:55

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.3. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.3 Possessive adjectives - Exercises
04:19

This lesson will teach you how to use reflexive adjectives. Use them in sentences like: He reads his (his own) book.

Unit 4.4 Reflexive adjectives
03:33

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.4. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.4 Reflexive adjectives - Exercises
03:05

Learn how to use adjectives in accusative singular. Use them in sentences like: I see a beautiful lake.

Unit 4.5 Accusative singular
03:03

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.5. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.5 Accusative singular - Exercises
04:22

Learn how to use adjectives in accusative plural. Use them in sentences like: I see big dos.

Unit 4.6 Accusative plural
02:37

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.6. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.6 Accusative plural - Exercises
03:53

Learn how to use adjectives in genitive singular. Use them in sentences like: A house of a good man.

Unit 4.7 Genitive singular
03:19

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.7. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.7 Genitive singular - Exercises
03:35

Learn how to use adjectives in genitive singular. Use them in sentences like: The house of my parents.

Unit 4.8 Genitive plural
01:40

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.8. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.8 Genitive plural - Exercises
03:55

Learn how to use adjectives in dative singular. Use them in sentences like: I give a book to a good friend.

Unit 4.9 Dative singular
03:29

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.9. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.9 Dative singular - Exercises
03:40

Learn how to use adjectives in dative plural. Use them in sentences like: I promised my parents.

Unit 4.10 Dative plural
01:34

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.10. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.10 Dative plural - Exercises
03:32

Learn how to use adjective in instrumental singular case. Use them in sentences like: I was kissed by a beautiful woman.

Unit 4.11 Instrumental singular
02:20

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.11. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.11 Instrumental singular - Exercises
03:55

Learn how to use adjectives in instrumental case. Use them in sentences like: This building was built by outstanding architects.

Unit 4.12 Instrumental plural
01:51

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.12. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.12 Instrumental plural - Exercises
03:45

Learn how to use adjective in prepositional singular case. Use them in sentences like: I'm telling you about my beautiful wife.

Unit 4.13 Prepositional singular
03:40

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.13. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.13 Prepositional singular - Exercises
03:52

Learn how to use adjectives in prepositional plural. Use them in sentences like: They are talking about rare animals.

Unit 4.14 Prepositional plural
01:45

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.14. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.14 Prepositional plural - Exercises
03:20

Learn how to form long and short forms of adjectives. 

Unit 4.15 Long and short forms of adjectives
03:04

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.15. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.15 Long and short forms of adjectives - Exercises
03:24

Learn how to compare thing in Russian, by using long form comparative adjectives. 

Unit 4.16 Long form comparatives
02:58

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.16. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.16 Long form comparatives - Exercises
03:52

Learn how to compare things in Russian, but using short form comparative adjectives. 

Unit 4.17 Short form comparatives
03:12

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.17. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.17 Short form comparatives - Exercises
02:55

Learn very useful constructions with comparatives. 

Unit 4.18 Constructions with comparatives
02:45

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.18. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.18 Constructions with comparatives - Exercises
02:57

Learn superlatives. 

Unit 4.19 Superlative forms
02:33

Exercises with pronunciation and keys for PDF unit 4.19. Check your answers and practice pronunciation with this lesson.

Unit 4.19 Superlative forms - Exercises
03:26
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Adverbs
4 Lectures 12:35

Learn the difference between adjectives and adverbs. Lear how adverbs behave in Russian. 

Unit 5.1 Adverbs
03:30

Unit 5.1 Adverbs - Ecercises
02:26

Learn how to use comparative and superlative adverbs. 

Unit 5.2 Comparative and superlative adverbs
03:37

Unit 5.2 Comparative and superlative adverbs - Exercises
03:02
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Numerlas
14 Lectures 51:14

Master Russian numerals.

Unit 6.1 Cardinal numerals
03:05

Unit 6.1 Cardinal numerals - Exercises
02:44

Master Russian numerals.
Unit 6.2 Cardinal numerals, part 2
04:40

Unit 6.2 Cardinal numerals, part 2 - Exercises
02:42

Master Russian numerals.

Unit 6.3 Cardinal numerals, part 3
05:50

Unit 6.3 Cardinal numerals, part 3 - Exercises
02:51

Master Russian ordinal numerals.

Unit 6.4 Ordinal numerals
04:26

Unit 6.4 Ordinal numerals - Exercises
02:35

Learn how to tell the time in Russian.

Unit 6.5 Telling the time
05:50

Unit 6.5 Telling the time - Exercises
02:22

Learn how to tell the dates in Russian. 

Unit 6.6 Telling the dates
03:36

Unit 6.6 Telling the dates - Exercises
02:38

Learn how to use Russian numerals in other situations. 

Unit 6.7 Prices, ages, weights etc.
05:16

Unit 6.7 Prices, ages, weights etc. - Exercises
02:39
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Pronouns
20 Lectures 58:14

Learn Russian personal pronouns.

Unit 7.1 Personal pronouns, part 1
03:34

Unit 7.1 Personal pronouns, part 1 - Exercises
02:42

Learn Russian personal pronouns.

Unit 7.2 Personal pronouns, part 2
04:11

Unit 7.2 Personal pronouns, part 2 - Exercises
02:23

Learn how to use possessive pronouns in Russian. 

Unit 7.3 Possessive pronouns
02:42

Unit 7.3 Possessive pronouns - Exercises
02:47

Learn how to use interrogative pronouns in Russian. 

Unit 7.4 Interrogative pronouns
04:09

Unit 7.4 Interrogative pronouns - Exercises
02:26

Learn how to use demonstrative pronouns in Russian. 

Unit 7.5 Demonstrative pronouns
04:43

Unit 7.5 Demonstrative pronouns - Exercises
02:35

Learn how to use determinative pronouns in Russian. 

Unit 7.6 Determinative pronouns
03:19

Unit 7.6 Determinative pronouns - Exercises
02:10

Learn how to use reflexive pronouns in Russian. 

Unit 7.7 Reflexive pronouns
03:24

Unit 7.7 Reflexive pronouns - Exercises
02:10

Learn how to use relative pronouns. 

Unit 7.8 Relative pronouns
03:47

Unit 7.8 Relative pronouns - Exercises
02:18

Learn and master relative pronouns. 

Unit 7.9 Relative pronouns, part 2
02:16

Unit 7.9 Relative pronouns, part 2 - Exercises
02:02

Learn how to use indefinite pronouns in Russian. 

Unit 7.10 Indefinite pronouns
02:36

Unit 7.10 Indefinite pronouns - Exercises
02:00
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Verbs
54 Lectures 02:35:15

Learn the regular present tense. 

Unit 8.1 Regular present tense
04:08

Unit 8.1 Regular present tense - Exercises
02:40

Continue to master regular present tense. 

Unit 8.2 Regular present tense, part 2
03:19

Unit 8.2 Regular present tense, part 2 - Exercises
02:38

Learn how we need to change a consonant sometimes, when we use verbs in the present tense. 

Unit 8.3 Present tense consonant change
05:00

Unit 8.3 Present tense consonant change - Exercises
02:21

Learn irregular present tense. 

Unit 8.4 Irregular present tense
03:46

Unit 8.4 Irregular present tense - Exercises
02:07

Continue to master irregular present tense. 

Unit 8.5 Irregular present tense, part 2
03:30

Unit 8.5 Irregular present tense, part 2 - Exercises
02:19

Continue to master irregular present tense. 

Unit 8.6 Irregular present tense, part 3
04:29

Unit 8.6 Irregular present tense, part 3 - Exercises
02:11

Learn how to use reflexive verbs in Russian. 

Unit 8.7 Reflexive verbs, present tense
02:58

Unit 8.7 Reflexive verbs, present tense - Exercises
02:37

Learn perfective an imperfective aspects of Russian verbs. 

Unit 8.8 Aspect of the verb
04:59

Unit 8.8 Aspect of the verb - Exercises
01:40

Master Russian verbs in the future tense.
Unit 8.9 Future tense, part 1
02:37

Unit 8.9 Future tense, part 1 - Exercises
02:08

Master Russian verbs in the future tense.

Unit 8.10 Future tense, part 2
04:25

Unit 8.10 Future tense, part 2 - Exercises
02:33

Master Russian verb in the past tense.

Unit 8.11 Past tense, part 1
03:50

Unit 8.11 Past tense, part 1 - Exrcises
02:38

Master Russian verb in the past tense. 

Unit 8.12 Past tense, part 2
03:10

Unit 8.12 Past tense, part 2 - Exercises
02:28

Master Russian verbs of motions. 

Unit 8.13 Verbs of motion
03:08

Unit 8.13 Verbs of motion - Exercises
01:51

Learn how to build sentences using conditions.
Unit 8.14 Condition, part 1
02:35

Unit 8.14 Condition, part 1 - Exercises
02:39

Learn how to build sentences using conditions.

Unit 8.15 Condition, part 2
02:30

Unit 8.15 Condition, part 2 - Exercises
02:39

Learn how to ask people to do something. 

Unit 8.16 Imperative
03:13

Unit 8.16 Imperative - Exercises
02:06

Learn how to build negative sentences in Russian.
Unit 8.17 Negatives
02:46

Unit 8.17 Negatives - Exercises
02:54

Learn how to build negative sentences in Russian.

Unit 8.18 Negatives, part 2
02:21

Unit 8.18 Negatives, part 2 - Exercises
01:54

Learn how else you can use some Russian infinitives to enrich your speech. 

Unit 8.19 Another usage of infinitives
02:21

Unit 8.19 Another usage of infinitives - Exercises
01:55

Master Russian indirect speech.

Unit 8.20 Indirect speech
02:50

Unit 8.20 Indirect speech - Exercises
04:04

Master Russian indirect speech. 

Unit 8.21 Indirect speech, part 2
02:46

Unit 8.21 Indirect speech, part 2 - Exercises
02:34

Learn how to tell about purpose in Russian. Use it in sentences like: I came here to help you.

Unit 8.22 Purpose
02:31

Unit 8.22 Purpose - Exercises
02:32

Learn how to use impersonal construction. Use the in sentences like: It's hot.

Unit 8.23 Impersonal constructions
02:56

Unit 8.23 Impersonal constructions - Exercises
02:08

Learn useful conjunctions.Enrich your speech by building more complicated sentences. 

Unit 8.24 Conjugation / conjunction
04:40

Unit 8.24 Conjugation / conjunction - Exercises
02:33

Learn what preposition are used with certain cases.

Unit 8.25 Prepositions
03:51

Unit 8.25 Prepositions - Exercises
02:05

Learn what preposition are used with certain cases.

Unit 8.26 Prepositions, part 2
03:08

Unit 8.26 Prepositions, part 2 - Exercises
02:19

Learn what preposition are used with certain cases.

Unit 8.27 Prepositions, part 3
02:37

Unit 8.27 Prepositions, part 3 - Exercises
02:18
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Time
4 Lectures 12:05

Learn useful time phases.

Unit 9.1 Time, part 1
04:22

Unit 9.1 Time, part 1 - Exercises
02:38

Learn useful time phases.

Unit 9.2 Time, part 2
02:36

Unit 9.2 Time, part 2 - Exercises
02:29
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Russian Cursive
11 Lectures 48:23

Learn how to write in cursive letters А, Б and В.

Cursive - Unit 1 (Letters А Б В)
05:39

Cursive - Unit 2 (Letters Г Д Е)
04:20


Cursive - Unit 4 (Letters И Й К)
04:27

Cursive - Unit 5 (Letters Л М Н)
04:15

Cursive - Unit 6 (Letters О П Р)
04:15

Cursive - Unit 7 (Letters С Т У)
04:16

Cursive - Unit 8 (Letters Ф Х Ц)
04:35

Cursive - Unit 9 (Letters Ч Ш Щ)
04:42

Cursive - Unit 10 (Letters Ъ Ы Ь)
03:05

Cursive - Unit 11 (Letters Э Ю Я)
04:27
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About the Instructor
Станислав Пономарёв
4.9 Average rating
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183 Students
1 Course
Russian Language Guide

Stanislav is an avid language learner and certified geography teacher (Diploma "Geography teacher" - Kuban State University, Russia, 2015). Winner of the first and the third International contest "E-learning with iSpring software ", 2014. Native Russian speaker and private language tutor.

I love to help my friends all over the world to learn Russian language. I love to teach and see my friends and students excited and happy about the learning process.

My goal is to provide the best Russian language learning experience. I use video lectures and lots of exercises, because I believe that all the language skills (especially grammar) should be used as soon as possible. All the exercises I use contain real daily vocabulary with lots of examples. 

My course is designed for those who really want to speak Russian language. Not only memorize a dozen of new phrases, but build sentences, based on grammar rules. 

Russian is not that difficult - join in, and I'll be your guide!