Understanding Spoken Russian

Unlocking the Mysteries of Spoken Russian
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Understanding fluent Russian speech


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If you're having trouble understanding fluent Russian speech, you've come to the right place. Maybe you're new to the language and you're curious what your Russian friends around you are saying. Or maybe you've been studying for a while and can speak ok, but you find listening to Russian frustrating, especially when they talk so fast. Either way, in this course we're going to unlock the mysteries of spoken Russian.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginning students of Russian

Course content

1 section10 lectures5h 14m total length
  • Listening for Location Markers
  • Spotting the Past Tense - Part I
  • Spotting the Past Tense - Part II
  • Mine or Yours?
  • Verb Aspect
  • Recipient Markers
  • Where We Live and Work
  • The He and She Forms
  • Four New Verbs


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Mastery Group
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We are a group of language teaching professionals with decades of experience between us. Our mission is to teach the major world languages using modern language learning techniques like contextual learning, pattern recognition, construction branching, S.L.T. and more. The two principles of the Language Mastery Group are:

MARK THOMSON: A native New Yorker and lifelong instructor, first of guitar and later of languages. Mark is a self-taught, fluent speaker of Russian. He created the popular Russian Accelerator online Russian course, along with numerous other Russian courses including Russian Alphabet Mastery, and the Russian Made Easy podcast. He also created English Mastery Method in which he teaches English to native Russian speakers, and many other more advanced English courses under the Master Fluent English brand: Speak Fluent English, Understand Fluent English, and numerous Live Conversations courses. Mark's expertise is in detecting and explaining the patterns of grammar within any language, along with teaching it efficiently. Mark resides part time in Virginia, and part time in Ukraine.


GREG TORKELSON: Originally from Arizona, Greg is a self-taught speaker (and reader) of Japanese. He has been living and teaching full time in Japan for over a decade. Greg is the creator of a variety of Japanese courses including Japanese Mastery Method and Kanji Krusher. One of Greg's specialties is in clearly explaining the complexities of Japanese grammar, especially their system of linguistic particles. Perhaps his greatest expertise is in his ability to break down the complex Chinese characters known as kanji into recognizeable and memorable visual images.

Greg is also a co-founder of the Master Fluent English brand of adanced English courses.