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Volume II of 'Russian Made Easy' picks up where Volume 1 left off. It continues to use modern techniques like contextual learning for vocabulary acquisition, construction branching for fluency, and pattern recognition for grammar. The 'Russian Made Easy' series teaches beginner's Russian in a fun, efficient style. With thirty episodes in all, each episode approximately 20 mins long, both volumes of the course could be finished in a week, but it's best to study only one episode per day.
This course is ideal for absolute beginners to Russian, as well as those with some experience but who just haven't been able to find the right course. Along with learning approximately 300 words and phrases, when you finish the course you'll also understand:
* All six Russian verb conjugations
* All six Russian cases
The course lays a rock-solid foundation for those who seek to master the Russian language.
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|Section 1: Thirty More Words and Phrases|
In this episode you'll learn the following words and phrases:
Я работаю в _____
Я работаю в компании _____
Ты работаешь сейчас?
And today's TIP: Stay motivated. Think of the benefits of being able to speak conversational Russian!
In this lecture we'll be learning:
Он / Она будет хочет живёт работает
And today's TIP: Speak fast! Construct the phrase in your head slowly, but say it fast.
In this episode you'll learn: Мне нужен / Мне нужна хорошо сувенир компьютер телефон интернет машина квартира
GRAMMAR: adding Ы makes nouns plural
TIP: You dont have to learn to read Russian, but if you decide to, you can learn in a few days with our Russian Destroyer course.
In today's video podcast: У меня есть _______
У тебя есть ______
У Джона есть ______
У Светланы есть ______
Our TIP: Small words (like В and У) have a big impact on the words that follow.
Today's lesson: давай на ты
TIP: Don't panic when you hear unfamiliar words.
|Section 2: Thirty New Words and Phrases|
Today we learn:
ВЫ verb forms
У Вас есть _____
TIP: Russian has two ways of addressing people. Be sure to use the formal one with adults you don't know.
Today we learn: Ваш / Ваша красивый вкусный очень молоко сало бейсбол
GRAMMAR: The existence of neuter words and adjectives
TIP: Meaning is NOT an all or nothing thing. Understanding the meaning of a word is a continuum, from having absolutely no clue what a word means, to fully understanding.
Today we learn: твоё
Practiced switching between casual and formal
TIP: It is far better to learn a smaller core vocabulary, and master it, than it is to have a gigantic vocabulary that you can't really use.
Today we learn: Привет
А у тебя
TIP: Adding ИК / КА to make things small or cute sounding
Learn how past tense verbs in Russian must reflect not only the sex of the "doer" of the action, but also status.
|Section 3: Your Last Thirty New words and Phrases (for this course, anyway...)|
Today we learn more past tense verbs, and the useful phrases, "I said that I ______ "
TIP: What is verb aspect, anyway?
Look for the rhyme as we learn the МЫ (we) form of verbs.
Make sure you add these examples to your notes as we fill out our grammar knowledge of Russian cases with the Dative Case today.
Our final verb conjugation and a summary review of all cases and conjugations
|Section 4: FINAL EXAM|
Final ALL AUDIO Exam
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.