Fast Track to Russian Fluency

Develop your fluency in conversational Russian by working with modern language learning techniques.
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Instructed by Mastery Group Language / Russian
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  • Lectures 50
  • Contents Video: 4.5 hours
    Other: 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2014 English

Course Description

The goal of Fast Track to Russian Fluency is to turn you into a fluent speaker of Russian on the most common topics of conversation, including "Friends & Family", "Work & Travel" and "What You Did." In all, there is approximately five hours of video here, to be consumed in short sessions.

The course is structured around numerous, natural conversations between native speakers. Then, from the conversations the instructor will pull out the constructions and will guide you to fluency with each phrase. The SLT (super-literal translation) will be given for each line, and you'll learn how to create your own "Construction Branches" which are a key to developing fluency.

You should take this course if you have some experience in Russian but aren't able to have fluent conversations yet.

What are the requirements?

  • It's assumed you can read the Cyrillic alphabet, have a basic vocabulary, and a general understanding of the Russian case system.
  • Blank notebook: Please write down every construction you learn, but add in your own, specific details relevant to that construction. (This will be clear to you in the course itself.)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course you will be fluent in Russian on the topics of "Friends & Family", "Work & Travel" and "What You Did."

What is the target audience?

  • For those who've been studying Russian for at least three months.

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: FRIENDS & FAMILY
06:41

In this introductory video, you'll learn about the advanced techniques of SLT (Super-literal translation), as well as Constructions and Construction Branching.

06:38

In this video, we encounter the entire "Friends and Family" conversation that makes for the basis of Section o1 of the Fast Track to Fluecy course. Don't worry if you don't understand every word. We'll break it down line by line throughout the rest of this section.

03:48

We examine the SLT (super-literal translation) of every line of the 1st dialog.

06:30

We pull out the first two constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

05:40

We pull out the next four constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

04:48

The SLT of each line of the 2nd section of the conversation.

09:46

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

03:00

The SLT of each line of the 3rd section of the conversation.

07:10

Let's work with the next constructions from the conversation.

03:55

The SLT of each line of the 4th section of the conversation.

10:14

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation.

04:20

The SLT of each line of the 5th section of the conversation.

09:19

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

06:20

The SLT of each line of the 6th section of the conversation.

05:41

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

03:46

The SLT of each line of the final section of the conversation.

05:47

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

38 pages

Here's the complete transcript of this entire section. If you haven't made flashcards yet, it's bes to pull them from this document. Also use it to test yourself on the material.

Section 2: TRAVEL
08:07

In this conversation, Olga and I discuss my recent trip to Moscow.

15:10

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

02:25

The SLT of each line of the 1st section of the conversation.

10:22

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

02:39

The SLT of each line of the next section of the conversation.

06:17

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

02:03

The SLT of each line of the next section of the conversation.

12:05

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

03:08

The SLT of each line of the next section of the conversation.

05:58

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

02:58

The SLT of each line of the next section of the conversation.

09:49

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

01:55

The SLT of each line of the last section of the conversation.

04:48

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

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34 pages
Section 3: WHAT YOU DID
06:44

This conversation is actually a group of unrelated conversations, all dealing with the topic of What you did recently.

04:49

The SLT of each line of the 1st section of the conversation.

08:12

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

03:56

The SLT of each line of the next section of the conversation.

09:37

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

03:17

The SLT of each line of the next section of the conversation.

05:24

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

05:13

The SLT of each line of the next section of the conversation.

06:05

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

04:35

The SLT of each line of the next section of the conversation.

Fluency Exercises #87 - #90
07:22
04:28

The SLT of each line of the next section of the conversation.

04:50

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

03:28

The SLT of each line of the final section of the conversation.

05:39

We pull out the next constructions from the conversation and apply the principle of Construction Branching.

27 pages

Again, use this for self-study, review or making flashcards.

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Instructor Biography

Mastery Group, You'll Learn Faster

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.


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