Pimsleur Russian 2
This is a review of Pimsleur Russian 2, the second level of the
comprehensive Russian courses from Pimsleur.
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Pimsleur Russian Comprehensive 2
hrs.), plus Readings, which build
upon the language skills acquired in Level
I. Increased spoken and
reading language ability. Level II will double your
vocabulary and grammatical structures while increasing your spoken
(Note: In order for
the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the
program before proceeding to the Level II language
program. Upon completion of this course you will want to continue your
lessons with level
- Engage in more in-depth conversations involving yourself, your
family, daily activities, interests and personal preferences.
- Combine known
elements into increasingly longer sentences and strings of sentences.
- Create with language and function in informal situations
- Deal with concrete topics in the past, present, and future
- Meet social demands and limited job requirements
- Begin reading for meaning
Our Review of Pimsleur Russian 2
We found the Pimsleur format to be very effective. The lessons go into
a lot of detail on important aspects of the language, including correct
pronunciation, word stress and typical sentence structures. The lesson
contains a lot of repetition, although not in a boring "rote-learning"
style, and by the end of the 30 minutes, learners should be very
comfortable with that topic.
The lesson format may not be to everyone's liking as there is a lot of
emphasis on correct pronunciation. However, the format will be very
attractive to those of you who like to have a clear focus on each
syllable of words. We certainly found it effective for learning in a
way that will lock the vocabulary into your memory.
** Pimsleur now offer all their courses on either CD or MP3 download.
You can also download the courses in sections, for example lessons 1-5,
5-10 and so on. This makes it much cheaper to start out and get used to
the Pimsleur method before committing to a more comprehensive course.