Listen to Russian is an easy way to improve and learn Russian language and the perfect complement to any Russian language course*.
* If you are a teacher of Russian language, you will appreciate the collection of grammatical examples in the texts.
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Sounds too good to be true? After having tried many different Russian audio courses, I thought the same. For some reason the Russian-English and English-Russian readings did not help me much to improve my pronunciation. Neither did the recordings from Radio- and TV- broadcasts I found on Internet. My Russian teacher in Moscow, Elena, a Professor in Linguistics with an outstanding experience of teaching Russian to foreigners, was almost ready to give up. And my laziness for doing home-work didn’t make things better.
Then I got the idea to record Elena’s readings of some of the stories she had collected and adapted during her many years as teacher. And I started to listen, first passively, to those recordings in the evening, before falling asleep. I couldn’t believe my own progress! The next day, after having listened, even while sleeping, to a story only once, my Russian pronunciation and intonation were almost perfect. I didn’t even have any problem with new (for me), long, tongue-breaking words. Then I started to check the written text Elena provided me and together we went through the different grammatical examples she had “hidden” in the text.
My Russian took quantum leaps. Now I listen almost every night, and practice reading and grammar during lessons, using only the audio-recordings and the text.
Having experienced for myself this “easy” way to improve Russian language, I asked Elena if she could think of sharing this experience through Internet. Of course she agreed and you can now get access to her readings and texts through this site. Since Elena is a professional, it is not a free resource, but not expensive compared with the time and experience she has put into each text in order to get it grammatically correct and with the right level of vocabulary for intermediate Russian.
The stories are interesting, educating and full of useful expressions which you can analyze and use as examples either by yourself or in a group with other students.
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Here is how you can get the stories:
- You can SUBSCRIBE and get one Story every month for 9.95 US$ per month and Story
- You can SUBSCRIBE and pay for ONE YEAR in advance and get 15 Stories for 67 US$ (=< 5 US$/Story)
- You can buy each Story separately one by one for 14.95 US$ per Story
Just make your choice in the corresponding order-area below and you will be taken to a secure page for payment
By subscribing to STORIES IN PERFECT RUSSIAN, you will GET A NEW STORY EVERY MONTH, which will help you to:
- Improve your pronunciation
- Expand your vocabulary
- Pick-up a perfect intonation
- Enjoy interesting stories
- Improve your language even while sleeping!
Just by listening to the Stories in Perfect Russian, the pronunciation and intonation of grammatically perfect sentences will be passively imprinted in your memory.
This are what some of those who are working with Stories in Russian are saying about the stories and about Elena, the professor in linguistics, who made them:
“What a pleasure to learn a new language, but what a chance to learn it from Elena, to be able to relax and listen to her stories!”
“Living and working in Moscow, two years ago I decided to learn Russian, having zero knowledge of the language. That is when a friend of mine introduced me to Elena. With the time consuming job I have, nobody gave me a real chance. But today, how amazing it is, for me, my colleagues and my friends – I’m really able to speak!!! And every day I communicate more freely. I can say it is fantastic, because I compare myself with others in the same situation. I also learnt other languages, but everybody will agree with me that Russian is one of the most difficult languages to learn. It is therefore not so easy to understand Elena’s secrets. She definitely uses her more than 40 years of experience to make foreigners speak Russian. She understands how complicated and rich the Russian language is and what it needs to make us understand and speak. She knows how to make you learn Russian from zero. And she definitely succeeded with me.
Now with Stories in Russian I am even able to listen to Elena at any time that is best for me. At home I listen to her stories time after time. All the stories are so interesting. And then I really want to understand every word, every sentence and try to pronounce the words as she does. And in the end it makes me feel so good that I understand all of it.
Every year I’m back in France for the summer months. I will lay under my oak-tree, close my eyes, listen to the stories again and again, hear Elena’s voice, far from Moscow, sense the other Russia and continue to make my Russian better and better. I can say “what a pleasure to learn a new language, but what a chance to learn it from Elena, to be able to relax and listen to her stories!”
From the Netherlands, having travelled the world, now living in France and working in Moscow.
With each story’s text, in PDF-format, which is included in the downloaded zip-file, you can:
- Read the text while listening to the recording
- Look up words you don’t understand
- Analyze grammatic and word-combinations
- Note and mark intonations
This is included in your subscription:
- One new story recorded in high quality (MP3 128 kbps) every month.
- The text-file in PDF-format for each story
The MP3 audio-file and the PDF text-file are put together in one zip-file which you can download from your membership page after selecting “LOGIN” in the main top menu. You will need the following programs installed on your computer in order to open and play/read the Stories.
For extracting the ZIP-file: WINZIP or another zip-alternative like 7-zip which can be downloaded here: Download 7-zip.
For playing the MP3-files: Most likely your computer already has a player for MP3-files installed. If you have a portable MP3-player or MP3-enabled mobile phone, you can also transfer the file there and listen to the stories “on-the-go”.
For reading the PDF text-file: Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded here: Get Acrobat Reader.
If you prefer to buy the stories one by one, you can do so by selecting and clicking the “ADD TO CART” button for each story in the order-fields below.
If you, for some reason, not are satisfied with your purchase, we offer you a full refund 60 days from purchase/each monthly payment. You only have to send us an e-mail and explain why the product didn’t meet your expectations.