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RE: Russian language: no more bullshit
(05-28-2016 05:17 AM)Beirut Wrote:  The joke part was about being fluent, not about the one month thing i think.

I was a little disappointed with whoever said a year of intensive college studies = michel thomas + pinsleur

Ive done michel thomas and pimsleur earlier (i found pimsleur to be useless for russian). But i feel i cannot hold a conversation beyond a few lines at all.

I can just throw random sentences here and there, which is more entertaining to thr girl then actually engaging.

If one was a quick learner, moved to a russian speaking country and took private lessons, say 2 hours a day, whats s reasonable timeline to get conversational?
Mulling over whether its doable

I think a lot of people have different meanings of "conversational" (not to mention different meanings of "fluent," which most people will never get to). Both the U.S. and Europeans have standards on how they judge language proficiency. (See for example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Eur..._Languages)

If you want to get to, for example, a B1 level, which will allow you probably to have a good 5 to 10 minute normal conversation in decent grammar and without annoying a native speaker on topics of familiarity you are probably looking at maybe 3-4 months of intensive studying (assuming you have already done Pimsleur and MT and have a basic grasp of the language, tenses, verb conjugation, etc).
05-28-2016 11:28 AM
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Russian language: no more bullshit - Roosh - 04-14-2013, 06:51 PM
RE: Russian language: no more bullshit - Kissinger2014 - 05-28-2016 11:28 AM

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