Start Russian (Learn Russian with the Michel Thomas Method)
By Natasha Bershadski
The original no-pens, no-books, no-memorizing course that gets you speaking and understanding basic Russian in just a couple of hours. The revolutionary Michel Thomas Method has helped over 5 million people learn a language.
Learn over 50 essential words at the heart of Russian and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This 1-hour basic introduction to Russian with the Michel Thomas Method will get you speaking the language immediately: no books, no pens, no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak.
How does it work?
During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method teacher Natasha Bershadski and two students in a live lesson, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing.
Why is the method so successful?
The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.
Where do I go next?
a. Start Russian with the Michel Thomas Method is an hour of essentials taken from Total Russian with the Michel Thomas Method. After you finish your Start course, you can move to the Total Russian course, which includes 9 hours of audio and a practice CD-ROM. Perfect Russian follows on from the Total course with 10 hours of audio and a practice CD-ROM.
Don't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player.
Natasha Bershadski studied at the Moscow State Linguistic University and taught English in Moscow before moving to London, where she has taught Russian for 15 years at King's College, UCL, LSE, Middlesex University and the Foreign Office.
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25 Nov 2011
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