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Comprehensive Russian II

Audio CD product Comprehensive Russian II

Comprehensive Russian II includes 30 additional lessons (16 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 proficiency exponentially.

Upon completion of a Level II, you will be able to:
  • Engage in fuller 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.

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I language program before proceeding to the Level II language program.

Some reviews and recommendations to consider:
Personally, I highly recommend this product. It is expensive, but I don’t think there is a better audio program available. And check out the auctions, or the used books on Amazon for discounted prices.
Below are two reviews of Pimsleur Level II by Amazon customers that I found useful. Note that Pimsleur doesn’t provide much written material with their audio programs. For some students this is a drawback, but this is one of the outstanding features of the programs, they are brilliantly designed to teach the language basics by hearing and speaking only.

Dan Bauer
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful:
"A godsend for the busy language enthusiast, May 11, 2004"

I am a high school student who decided last year to learn Russian, and no program has come even remotely close to Pimsleur, when it comes to helping me in real life situations, and practical vocabulary. I had completed a few beginner's written courses, and dabbled in the living language complete course, but when school started up again, I found myself without adequate time to effectively live up to a time commitment on the all-consuming and grammar intensive written courses. After this study, I found myself able to read simple passages, and string together sentences, but I lacked the seamless spoken ability that I wanted. It was around this time that I tried pimsleur for an introduction to Japanese, and fell in love with it. I immediately got the Russian level 2 course, and now I don't have to sit at my desk after my homework is done, and can just sit in my armchair, and pop in a tape. This course works completely different than any drill, and is so pervasive and effective that I am finding myself having trouble with oral practice in spanish class, becuase of the instinct to speak Russian that this course provides so well. Since then it has been a godsend, helping me actually put to use the vocabulary I had learned, and taking a whole new approach to grammar. I am now able to have real, meaningful conversations with Russian speaking teachers and kids at my school, and I would recommend Pimsleur whole-heartedly to anyone who is serious about attaining real and useful spoken language skills, but is very busy.

17 of 29 people found the following review helpful:
"Not helpful without dialogue text of CDs!, May 15, 2004"

Although I agree that Pimsleur's Russian I,II and III CD sets are a great way to quickly learn to speak and understand spoken Russian, I am constantly frustrated by the lack of the written text of these dialogues! Surely, for the price we have to pay for these CD sets, we are entitled to a text copy of what the Russian speakers are saying on all of the CDs!! Why doesn't Pimsleur provide the text?? They already have it in-house (for the Russian speakers to read from) and should make it available to those of us who need to learn to read the Russian text as we are learning the Russian phonetic sounds.

I hope these reviews give you a sense of whether this should be a program you should consider. My experience in using and reviewing hundreds of approaches to learning the Russian language in the most effective way in the shortest time has shown me that this Pimsleur package is one of the best ones you cdan acquire.

Dan Bauer

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