Russian in Graphics: Start Russian from a scratch

Complete the first part of A1 level of proficiency in Russian watching videos and having fun.
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  • Lectures 51
  • Length 7 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

 Welcome to 'Russian in graphics'! 

Most of us want to learn a new language to be able to make new friends and communicate with them easily. In our daily life “to communicate” means to ask simple, mostly short questions, and provide answers to those. All you need to know is vocabulary + grammar, which will give you freedom of expression; however, that freedom can only happen if you know how to apply vocabulary and grammar. That is why I designed my course in such a way that you will be learning bits of grammar via dialogues on a specific vocabulary topic. This method optimizes the time you spend, and the skills and vocabulary you gain after each lesson. Finally, you will be able to create your own dialogues, which is one of the most pleasant aspects of language learning.

Please, don't undermine the importance of your Russian accent, which must be good enough for you to be easily understood by native Russian speakers. The fact is that Russian doesn't sound the same as it's written! So, if your plan is to learn just Russian LETTERS, please, change that mindset immediately! Letters will help you just to read signs in the streets, but not to properly pronounce Russian words and phrases. Please, go through Section 10 in the course, spend 2-3 hours in total watching engaging video lessons, and feel confident enough while talking to your Russian friends.

Hope to see you soon in the class!





What are the requirements?

  • Your ENTHUSIASM is very much needed.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know how to build meaningful expressions in Russian in a a variety of everyday situations.
  • Easily find and make Russian friends according to the interests and hobbies you have.
  • Feel confident to start a conversation in Russian.
  • Chat with your Russian friends in person or online.
  • Express your opinion about movies, serials your watch or music you listen to.
  • Be ready to receive compliments about your beautiful Russian accent.

Who is the target audience?

  • Take this course if:
  • You are complete or false beginner.
  • You would like to see moving, highly visual material instead of static sheet of paper in your class.
  • You would like to practice your communication skills by attending free group lessons on a precise topics.
  • You would like not only have a chat with your instructor, but also make a call to ask a question.

What you get with this course?

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

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Lifetime access.

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Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Alphabet and pronunciation.
11:36

You will learn how to read and properly pronounce consonants  М, Т, Д, К, С, Н,  Л, in combination with vowels А, О, У,  Э, Ы

Phonetic symbols used in the course.
01:34
09:32

You will learn how to read and properly pronounce consonants  П, Р, Б, Г, З, В,  Ф, Х  in combination with vowels А, О, У,  Э, Ы

08:58

You will learn about word stress in Russian and pronunciation of stressed and unstressed "О"

11:58

You will learn how to distinguish between hard and soft consonants.

08:02

You will learn how to pronounce 'Е" in combination with consonants.

Reading exercises: letter 'Е'.
04:10
Listening and writing exercises letter 'Е'.
03:08
06:34

You will learn usage of soft and hard signs .

Reading exercises: "Ь" and "Ъ" signs.
05:47
05:03

You will learn pronunciation of consonants Й, Ч, Щ.

Reading, listening and writing exercises: letters Й, Ч, Щ
07:00
11:59

You will learn pronunciation of consonants  Ж, Ш, Ц.

Section 2: Introduce yourself and others! Basic sentence. Personal/possessive pronouns.
11:59

You will learn how to greet people and introduce yourself.

12:01

You will learn how to introduce yourself, your family members and friends. Tell about someone's profession or occupation.

10 questions

Use personal pronoun according to the masculine, feminine or plural form of the noun.

11:26

You will learn how to make basic Russian sentence and learn about basic intonation patterns of Russian language.

Section 3: Gender of the noun. Plural form of the noun. Personal items/In the city
11:57

You will learn how to define gender of Russian noun.

10 questions

Use pronouns ОН/ ОНА /ОНО  to indicate gender of the noun.

10 questions

Determine gender of the noun: masculine or feminine?

11:58

You will learn how to make plural form of the noun.

10 questions

Put nouns into the plural form.

Section 4: Movement towards a place. Accusative case of inanimate nouns. Events /Activities
11:57

You will learn how to ask and tell about an event that you are planning to attend.

11:59

You will learn how to express time of a day and invite friends to an event.

Section 5: Adjectives (hard ending) in Nominative case. Weather/ Seasons/Months
05:00

You will learn how to describe an object that you like.

Choose an appropriate adjective ending.
12 questions
11:58

You  will learn names of seasons and months in Russian and will know how to talk about the weather.

Section 6: Numbers 0 -10000. Shopping phrases and real prices.
08:43

You will learn numbers form 1 to 100.

Check your listening skills! Numbers.
05:34
05:21

You will learn names of basic food and simple phrases that we use in supermarket.

09:47

You will learn names of clothes in Russian and practice numbers starting from 100...

Section 7: Expressions 'What time is it now'/ At what time?
11:58

You will learn how to ask and tell exact and approximate time of a day.

06:35

You will learn how to ask and tell the time of a specific event.

Section 8: Prepositional case of the noun. Prepositions В/НА. Verbs used with this case.
11:58

You will learn names of personal items and how to express location in Russian using  the rule of Prepositional case of the noun.

13 questions

Put nouns into the Prepositional case.

11:34

You will learn how to choose the right preposition  В or НА  according to the name of location.

12 questions

Choose appropriate preposition В or НА for the noun in prepositional case.

11:58

You will learn names of some countries and cities; conjugation of verb 'жить' and how to ask and tell where you live.

8 questions

Choose the right form of the verb.

11:59

You will learn conjugation of verbs 'работать'  and  'учиться' and how to ask and tell where you work or study.

7 questions

Choose the right form of the verb.




Section 9: Instrumental case:' Who with?' Russian names. Hobbies.
Question: Who with? Preposition 'C' with animate nouns in Instrumental case.
11:17
Check your knowledge of Instrumental case (nouns/singular)
12 questions
Instrumental case: Talking about your hobbies and interests.
11:42
Section 10: Want to be easily understood by native speakers? Polish your pronunciation!
05:48

You will learn how to pronounce 'И" in combination with consonants.

Reading, writing and listening exercises: letter 'И'.
04:45
06:51

You will learn how to pronounce 'Я" in stressed and unstressed position in combination with consonants.

Reading exercises: letter 'Я'.
03:56
Listening and writing exercises: letter 'Я'.
02:09
05:03

You will learn how to pronounce "Ё"  and  "Ю" in combination with consonants.

Reading exercises: letters 'Ё' and 'Ю'.
04:04
07:38

You will learn pronunciation of  Е, Ё, И, Я, Ю  at the beginning of the word, with vowels, after 'Ь' and 'Ъ'.

Reading exercises: letters 'Я' and 'Е' with vowels
11:59
Reading exercises: letters 'Ё' and 'Ю' with vowels
04:18
07:41

You will learn about voiced and voiceless consonants of Russian language and pronunciation of voiced consonants at the end of the word.

08:12

You will learn pronunciation of consonant clusters: ЧТ, ЧН, СЧ, ТСЯ, ТЬСЯ.

11:02

You will learn pronunciation of consonant clusters:  ТЧ, ЖЧ, ЗЧ, ЗЖ, ДЦ, СШ, ГК ,СТН.

11:39

You will learn how to pronounce voiceless and voiced consonants if they stay next to each other.

05:41

You will learn pronunciation of voiceless consonants that stay before voiced 'В'. 

07:20

You will learn how to pronounce voiced and voiceless consonants if they stay next to each other.

Reading exercises: assimilation of voiced consonants
08:27

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Instructor Biography

Yulia Semenova, Authour and instructor of 'Russian in Graphics'

Hello! My name is Yulia. I'm a native Russian speaker Originaly I'm from Moscow. I'm fluent in Turkish and English. I have the Bachelor Degree in English Philology (Ege University, Turkey) and Master's Degree in Teaching Russian as Foreign language (The People's Friendship University of Russia, Moscow). I'm currently working as a Russian language instructor at Turkish university. Creating interactive learning materials and developing methodology of teaching Russian as foreign language have been the main areas of my professional interest.

Instructor Biography

Boguś Gasek, Researcher and simultaneous interpreter

Hello! My name is Boguś. I'm a consultant of the "Russian in graphics" course.

I hold a PhD in Linguistics. My areas of research include Translation Studies, lexicography and Russian accentology. I'm also a simultaneous interpreter of Russian and Polish languages.

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