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The Secrets of Successful Russian - Learn Russian Quickly

A unique approach to learning the Russian language. Learn how to read, write, and speak Russian in 4 weeks.
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Created by Kate Chekhov
Last updated 4/2015
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Description

This linguistic course is created for highly motivated people, who want to learn in a short amount of time how to read, write, and speak in Russian. Whether you are a complete beginner or already have some knowledge of the Russian language but would like to expand on it, this course is for you.

While I studied several foreign languages and earned my Master's in Linguistics, I realized all of the advantages and disadvantages of those educational programs and developed my own unique and effective teaching method, which will help you pick up Russian language very quickly.

The course consists of 22 video lectures (2.5 hours of video content) and 26 Quizzes (approximately 12 hours of exercise materials). Each section contains one video lesson, several quizzes and video exercises. Every lesson will cover the essential grammar subject in an easy to digest form, new vocabulary and a special section with "hot" words and phrases Russians love to use in their speech. At the end of every lesson you are encouraged to go through exercises and quizzes, which will help you remember the grammar you've just learnt and pick up new vocabulary as well.

Every lesson lasts up to 10 minutes and covers a new grammar topic, such as:

  1. Russian Alphabet.
  2. Personal Pronouns.
  3. Negative and Interrogative Sentences.
  4. The Gender of Nouns.
  5. The Adjective Agreement.
  6. The Infinitive.
  7. The Verb Conjugation. The Present Tense.
  8. The Dative Case.
  9. The Modal Words.
  10. The Past Tense.

This list will continue to grow as I'm working on additional video lessons now, which you'll be able to study very soon in a subsequent class.

Thoroughly listen and repeat all of the material covered in the lessons, go through the exercises and complete the entire course and you'll be speaking, reading, writing, understanding and even thinking in Russian in no time.

Who is the target audience?
  • Whether you are completely new to the Russian language or have some prior experience, if you are motivated to learn the Russian language quickly, using a unique and innovative approach, then this class is for you.
  • This class will teach you only the essential grammar and vocabulary you really need to know and remember to read, write, and speak in Russian.
  • In less than a month, you will learn the real, live, spoken version of the Russian language.
  • However, if you prefer the traditional approach, typical to expensive 2-year linguistic programs taught at schools and universities, which force you to learn tons of useless grammar rules and its exceptions, which even native speakers don't use and don't know, then this class is not for you.
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What Will I Learn?
Construct grammatically correct sentences in Russian across many topics.
Read Russian literature (books, magazines, blogs, etc.) with the use of a dictionary.
Write to your Russian friends or speak to them in person or online.
Speak confidently in a casual setting or at an official meeting.
Realize that the most important aspect of learning a new language is not the memorization of words and phrases but the understanding of the inner workings of the language and proper organization of these words and phrases into meaningful conversations.
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Requirements
  • Be committed and motivated to complete this course in full, following through all exercises, and you'll learn the language quickly.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 22 Lectures Collapse All 22 Lectures 02:16:48
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Introduction to Russian Language.
3 Lectures 10:40

In this introductory lesson you'll find out about the basic principles and main ideas of the course. You'll learn the Russian alphabet and how to read in Russian. In addition, you'll discover all of the peculiarities of reading in Russian and the pronunciation.

Preview 09:01

This is the first exercise for the introductory lesson that summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 1 "Russian Language. Introduction". Try reading in Russian using your newfound knowledge of the Russian alphabet and the mechanism of reading Russian words. Memorize new Russian vocabulary.

Preview 3 pages

The exercises contained in this video and audio are supplemental to Lecture 2. You'll see and hear again all the tasks from Lecture 2. The goal of these video exercises is to practice your new skills of reading in Russian and to learn how to pronounce new Russian words from Lecture 2.

Preview 01:39
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Personal Pronouns. Phrase "I have".
2 Lectures 10:07

In Lecture 4 / Lesson 1 you will learn Russian Personal Pronouns and how to construct sentences using them. You'll also discover a unique Russian phrase “I have" and find out all its peculiarities in use. Moreover you'll get lots of Russian set phrases, so you will be ready to start using them right away. At the end of the lesson you'll find interesting “hot” and contemporary Russian words and phrases.

Personal Pronouns. Phrase "I have". Lesson 1.
07:00

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 4 (Lesson 1. Personal Pronouns. Phrase "I have"). Try translating from Russian into English choosing the correct answer between the two given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from Russian into English. (Lesson 1. Exercise 1)
6 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 4 (Lesson 1. Personal Pronouns. Phrase "I have"). Try translating from English into Russian choosing the correct answer among three given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using an English-Russian and a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from English into Russian. (Lesson 1. Exercise 2)
9 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 4 (Lesson 1. Personal Pronouns. Phrase "I have"). Try translating from Russian into English choosing the correct answer between the two given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from Russian into English. (Lesson 1. Exercise 3)
10 questions

The exercises contained in this video and audio are supplemental to Quizzes 1 - 3. You'll see and hear all the tasks and questions from Quizzes 1, 2 and 3 and the correct answers to them in Russian only. The goal of these exercises is to review everything again and to summarize how Russian Grammar works in practice and to help you learn and hear how to read new Russian words you encountered in the Quizzes.

Supplemental Video to Exercises 1-3. (Lesson 1)
03:07
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Negative and Interrogative Sentences. Possessive Pronouns.
2 Lectures 08:35

In Lecture 6 / Lesson 2 you will learn how to construct Negative and Interrogative sentences in Russian and the peculiarities of these sentences. You will learn all the Russian Possessive Pronouns and how to use them in sentences. At the end of the lesson you'll discover new "hot" and contemporary Russian words and phrases.

Negative and Interrogative Sentences. Possessive Pronouns. Lesson 2.
06:24

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 6 (Lesson 2. Negative and Interrogative Sentences. Possessive Pronouns). Try translating from English into Russian choosing the correct answer among three given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using an English-Russian and a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from English into Russian. (Lesson 2. Exercise 1)
10 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 6 (Lesson 2. Negative and Interrogative Sentences. Possessive Pronouns). Try translating from Russian into English choosing the correct answer between the two given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from Russian into English. (Lesson 2. Exercise 2)
11 questions

The exercises contained in this video and audio are supplemental to Quizzes 4 and 5. You'll see and hear all the tasks and questions from Quizzes 4-5 and the correct answers to them in Russian only. The goal of these exercises is to review everything again and to summarize how Russian Grammar works in practice and to help you learn and hear how to read new Russian words you encountered in the Quizzes.

Supplemental Video to Exercises 1-2. (Lesson 2)
02:11
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The Gender of Nouns.
2 Lectures 07:19

In Lecture 8 / Lesson 3 you will learn that all nouns in Russian have a gender and will understand how to distinguish one gender from another. You'll also be pleased to find out some nice features of Russian nouns and articles. As usual, at the end of the lesson you'll find interesting “hot” and contemporary Russian words and phrases.

The Gender of Nouns. Lesson 3.
06:00

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 8 (Lesson 3. The Gender of Nouns). Try translating from Russian into English choosing the correct answer among three given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from Russian into English. (Lesson 3. Exercise 1)
20 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 8 (Lesson 3. The Gender of Nouns). Find out the gender of each noun choosing the correct answer among three given options.

Find out the gender of each noun. (Lesson 3. Exercise 1.1)
20 questions

The exercises contained in this video and audio are supplemental to Quizzes 6 and 7. You'll see and hear all the tasks and questions from Quizzes 6-7 and the correct answers to them in Russian only. The goal of these Exercises is to review once again and consolidate how Russian Grammar works in practice and to make you know and hear how to read new Russian words you met in the Quizzes.

Supplemental Video to Exercises 1- 1.1. (Lesson 3)
01:19
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Adjective Agreement.
2 Lectures 13:42

In Lecture 10 / Lesson 4 you will learn how Russian nouns agree with adjectives and personal pronouns and learn lots of useful phrases. Moreover you will learn how personal pronouns agree with adjectives in Russian sentences. As always, you'll find interesting "hot" and contemporary Russian words and phrases at the end of the lesson.

Adjective Agreement. Lesson 4.
09:25

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 10 (Lesson 4. Adjective Agreement). Try translating from English into Russian choosing the correct answer between the two given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using an English-Russian and a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from English into Russian. (Lesson 4. Exercise 1)
12 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 10 (Lesson 4. Adjective Agreement). Try translating from Russian into English choosing the correct answer between the two given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from Russian into English. (Lesson 4. Exercise 2)
16 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 10 (Lesson 4. Adjective Agreement). Find the correct adjective ending using the shown gender hints. Memorize new Russian words and phrases.

Find the correct adjective ending. (Lesson 4. Exercise 3)
20 questions

The exercises contained in this video and audio are supplemental to Quizzes 8 - 10. You'll see and hear all the tasks and questions from Quizzes 8, 9 and 10 and the correct answers to them in Russian only. The goal of these exercises is to review everything again and to summarize how Russian Grammar works in practice and to help you learn and hear how to read new Russian words you encountered in the Quizzes.

Supplemental Video to Exercises 1-3. (Lesson 4)
04:17
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The Infinitive.
2 Lectures 10:09

In Lecture 12 / Lesson 5 you will finally meet Russian verbs. We'll begin with its initial form called the Infinitive. By the end of the lesson you will be able to easily recognize Russian Infinitive in text and will learn lots of them as well. You'll also get a lot of set phrases with Infinitive and find out how to make sentences using the Infinitive + Modal Words combination to express your thoughts and opinion. As always, at the end of the lesson you'll find interesting "hot" and contemporary Russian words and phrases.

The Infinitive. Lesson 5.
08:00

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 12 (Lesson 5. The Infinitive). Try translating from English into Russian choosing the correct answer between the two given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using an English-Russian and a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from English into Russian. (Lesson 5. Exercise 1)
14 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 12 (Lesson 5. The Infinitive). Try translating from Russian into English choosing the correct answer between the two given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from Russian into English. (Lesson 5. Exercise 2)
14 questions

The exercises contained in this video and audio are supplemental to Quizzes 11 and 12. You'll see and hear all the tasks and questions from Quizzes 11-12 and the correct answers to them in Russian only. The goal of these exercises is to review everything again and to summarize how Russian Grammar works in practice and to help you learn and hear how to read new Russian words you encountered in the Quizzes.

Supplemental Video to Exercises 1-2. (Lesson 5)
02:09
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The Verb Conjugation. Present Tense.
3 Lectures 30:12

In Lecture 14 / Lesson 6 you will learn one of the most interesting themes in Russian grammar called the Verb Conjugation. In the First Part of the lesson you'll get all the common information you need to know about the Verb Conjugation Types. You'll also find out how to construct the Present Tense in Russian and why it is way easier than in English. You'll meet some irregular verbs and spelling rules as well.

The Verb Conjugation. Present Tense. Lesson 6. Part 1.
09:32

In the Second Part of Lesson 6 you'll learn the quirks of the Conjugation of Russian Verbs. All the information you'll get here is clearly structured to help you memorize it fast and easily. As usual, at the end of the lesson you'll find interesting "hot" and contemporary Russian words and phrases.

The Quirks of the Conjugation of Verbs. Lesson 6. Part 2.
09:26

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 14 and 15 (Lesson 6, Part 1 and Part 2). Try putting the verb in the correct form choosing the right answer between the two given options. The verb is translated into English and shown in brackets to help you.

Put the verb in the correct form. (Lesson 6. Exercise 1)
8 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 14 and 15 (Lesson 6, Part 1 and Part 2). Try translating from Russian into English choosing the correct answer between the two given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from Russian into English. (Lesson 6. Exercise 1.1)
8 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 14 and 15 (Lesson 6, Part 1 and Part 2). Try translating from English into Russian choosing the correct answer among three given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using an English-Russian and a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from English into Russian. (Lesson 6. Exercise 2)
12 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 14 and 15 (Lesson 6, Part 1 and Part 2). Conjugate the verbs choosing the correct answer between the two given options (true or false). Pay attention to the consonantal change in verbs. Memorize the conjugation of these verbs. Learn new Russian vocabulary using a Russian-English dictionary.

Conjugate the verbs. (Lesson 6. Exercise 3)
3 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 14 and 15 (Lesson 6, Part 1 and Part 2). Translate from Russian into English choosing the correct answer among four given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using a Russian-English dictionary. Memorize the verb forms.

Translate from Russian into English. (Lesson 6. Exercise 4)
21 questions

The exercises contained in this video and audio are supplemental to Quizzes 13 - 17. You'll see and hear all the tasks and questions from the Quizzes 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 and the correct answers to them in Russian only. The goal of these exercises is to review everything again and to summarize how Russian Grammar works in practice and to help you learn and hear how to read new Russian words you encountered in the Quizzes.

Supplemental Video to Exercises 1-4. (Lesson 6)
11:14
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The Dative Case.
2 Lectures 15:12

In Lecture 17 / Lesson 7 you will learn everything about the Dative case in Russian. You'll understand how to form the Dative for Nouns, Personal names and Pronouns and how to construct very useful phrases using this case. Moreover you will also discover an interesting Russian phrase "I like" and all its peculiarities in use. At the end of the lesson you'll find unique "hot" and contemporary Russian words and phrases.

The Dative Case. Lesson 7.
09:39

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 17 (Lesson 7. The Dative Case). Try translating from Russian into English choosing the correct answer between the two given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from Russian into English. (Lesson 7. Exercise 1)
14 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 17 (Lesson 7. The Dative Case). Try translating from English into Russian choosing the correct answer among three given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using an English-Russian and a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from English into Russian. (Lesson 7. Exercise 2)
14 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 17 (Lesson 7. The Dative Case). Put the correct noun ending in the Dative case choosing the right answer between the two given options. Memorize new Russian vocabulary.

Put the correct ending of the noun in Dative case. (Lesson 7. Exercise 3)
16 questions

The exercises contained in this video and audio are supplemental to Quizzes 18 - 20. You'll see and hear all the tasks and questions from Quizzes 18, 19 and 20 and the correct answers to them in Russian only. The goal of these exercises is to review everything again and to summarize how Russian Grammar works in practice and to help you learn and hear how to read new Russian words you encountered in the Quizzes.

Supplemental Video to Exercises 1-3. (Lesson 7)
05:33
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Modal words.
2 Lectures 12:22

In Lecture 19 / Lesson 8 you'll meet Russian Modal Words and figure out how to use them in sentences. You will also get lots of phrases with Modal Words, so you are all set to start using them at once. As always, you'll find interesting "hot" and contemporary Russian words and phrases at the end of the lesson.

Modal words. Lesson 8.
08:36

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 19 (Lesson 8. Modal Words). Try translating from Russian into English choosing the correct answer between the two given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from Russian into English. (Lesson 8. Exercise 1)
20 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 19 (Lesson 8. Modal Words). Try translating from English into Russian choosing the correct answer among three given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using an English-Russian and a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from English into Russian. (Lesson 8. Exercise 2)
14 questions

The exercises contained in this video and audio are supplemental to Quizzes 21 and 22. You'll see and hear all the tasks and questions from Quizzes 21-22 and the correct answers to them in Russian only. The goal of these exercises is to review everything again and to summarize how Russian Grammar works in practice and to help you learn and hear how to read new Russian words you encountered in the Quizzes.

Supplemental Video to Exercises 1-2. (Lesson 8)
03:46
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Past Tense.
2 Lectures 15:30

In Lecture 21 / Lesson 9 you will meet the Past Tense in Russian and realize why it is much easier than in English. You'll understand how Russian verbs are changed in the Past Tense and how to use them. You'll also learn some very useful irregular verbs and their forms in the Past Tense. Moreover you'll figure out all the peculiarities of using the verb "to be" in the Past Tense. As usual, at the end of the lesson you'll find interesting "hot" and contemporary Russian words and phrases.

Past Tense. Lesson 9.
10:17

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 21 (Lesson 9. Past Tense). Find a verb (past tense form) in each sentence and transform it into infinitive, choosing the correct answer among three given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using a Russian-English dictionary.

Form the infinitive from past tense verbs. (Lesson 9. Exercise 1)
12 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 21 (Lesson 9. Past Tense). Try translating from Russian into English choosing the correct answer between the two given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from Russian into English. (Lesson 9. Exercise 1.1)
12 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 21 (Lesson 9. Past Tense). Try translating from Russian into English choosing the correct answer between the two given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from Russian into English. (Lesson 9. Exercise 2)
16 questions

This Quiz summarizes the grammar materials covered in Lecture 21 (Lesson 9. Past Tense). Try translating from English into Russian choosing the correct answer among three given options. Learn new Russian vocabulary using an English-Russian and a Russian-English dictionary.

Translate from English into Russian. (Lesson 9. Exercise 3)
10 questions

The exercises contained in this video and audio are supplemental to Quizzes 23 - 26. You'll see and hear all the tasks and questions from Quizzes 23, 24, 25 and 26 and the correct answers to them in Russian only. The goal of these exercises is to review everything again and to summarize how Russian Grammar works in practice and to help you learn and hear how to read new Russian words you encountered in the Quizzes.

Supplemental Video to Exercises 1-3. (Lesson 9)
05:13
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Hi! I am Kate Chekhov and I'm a native Russian speaker. I have a Master's Degree in Linguistics and I'm fluent in several foreign languages. I am obsessed with learning and teaching foreign languages and I've recently pioneered a unique teaching method for beginners who want to learn a new language quickly. My simple, yet comprehensive approach will prepare you to speak Russian in as little as 4 weeks. I focus on the most important aspects of the Russian language and teach you the foundation (the language constructions and rules), while the details (like words from dictionary) you will be able to learn on your own as you continue to master the language.

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