Pimsleur Russian 3
This is a review of Pimsleur Russian 3, the final level of the
comprehensive Russian courses from Pimsleur.
For the full review of Pimsleur
For more information about the Pimsleur
Pimsleur Russian Comprehensive 3
plus Readings, which
build upon the language skills acquired in Levels
I and Level
spoken and reading language ability. Level III will increase
your vocabulary and grammatical structures and triple your spoken
(Note: In order for the
Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level
II language programs before proceeding to the Level III language
- Participate in most informal and some formal discussions on
practical, social, and some semi-professional topics
- Form longer
sentences while maintaining the target language syntax
- Be understood even by native speakers unused to dealing with
- Handle increasingly difficult grammatical structures
- Enjoy fluent conversations with a variety of strangers
- Have a near-native accent, and the subtleties of the language
will be apparent in your speech
- Read at the same level at which you speak
Our Review of Pimsleur Russian 3
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.