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Russian language: no more bullshit
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RE: Russian language: no more bullshit
(05-01-2016 09:23 AM)Beirut Wrote:  Michel thomas is better than pimsleur for russian. When i used my pimsleur phrases i was often corrected and told i was using wrong words and sentences. It seems a bit out of touch.

Its also very limited in terms of actually useful words, i found michel thomas to have given me both a better grasp of tenses and more useful words to use .

Although pimsleurs method makes the words stick more.

Russian podcast so far seems the most straightforward/useful and structured of the three, although its slow paced so not sure how much it will cover

Downloaded all of Michel Thomas, the whole lot of it, Foundation, Advanced, and Vocabulary. Pleasantly surprised (or maybe that's how basic the MT method is...) that my two semesters of intensive Russian meant I had already learned in detail the entire Foundation and Advanced Course. All of it. There are 4 vocab CDs which I am now going through. Every four lessons or so there might be one or two new words which I learn, but that's fine, I need to prevent attrition and keep thinking in the language.

Will check out Russian podcast once I conclude both pimsleur and MT to keep me going.

Should also mention that one thing I notice in MT is that they keep saying нельзя is impossible. That's not correct, and my professor killed me on this one. That means forbidden, while невозможно actually means not possible. Maybe the two are interchangeable in Russian cultural context?


Some hilarious ones for me are
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and for the Timati fans out there:
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Russian language: no more bullshit - Roosh - 04-14-2013, 06:51 PM
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