Russian Study Group

An area with study groups for various languages. Group members help each other, share resources and experience. Study groups are permanent but the members rotate and change.
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MamaPata
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby MamaPata » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:05 am

Okay, finally got around to watching a bit. Your mother seems very nice and I think she has real potential. Personally though, I won't watch 30 minute videos - my max is closer to 15mins. I suspect it would be better to take one small example and focus on that, rather than trying to cover as much as she did.
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brilliantyears
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby brilliantyears » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:17 pm

Just a head's up: a 'new' Russian series just showed up on Netflix (in the Netherlands, at least): The Road to Calvary. Not sure if it's internationally available, or perhaps the US/UK already had it, but still. I'm pleased.
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Arnaud
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby Arnaud » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:18 pm

brilliantyears wrote:Just a head's up: a 'new' Russian series just showed up on Netflix (in the Netherlands, at least): The Road to Calvary. Not sure if it's internationally available, or perhaps the US/UK already had it, but still. I'm pleased.
Хождение по мукам for those who don't have Netflix. The comments under the 1st episode are not very encouraging...
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby brilliantyears » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:50 pm

Wow... I just noticed. I've clearly not read the source material :shock: I just finished episode 2 and so far I quite like it...! :oops:
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Theodisce
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby Theodisce » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:36 pm

There's an old Russian apocryphal text called Хождение Богородицы по мукам, the title of the book and the series it's based on is virtually the same, minus the name of Theotokos. I'm not sure however if there is a direct connection.
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aaleks
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby aaleks » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:24 pm

There is the old soviet-time version (tbh, I didn't know about the new one)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moald6HqfAs
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rookan
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby rookan » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:58 pm

Guys, my mom has taken your feedback into account and tried her best creating another video lesson to try to help all of you to learn Russian better. As with previous video, your feedback is very appreciated. Her video lesson in Russian: https://youtu.be/3cgcYl8G9Nc
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby brilliantyears » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:52 pm

Quoting from another thread because I'm curious if anyone knows about something like this for Russian?
Sarafina wrote:
indeclinable wrote:Yes, thank you! That was exactly what I was looking for!

Incidentaly, I began listening to the Rhinospike recordings. Is there any Japanese version of the YouTube channel français en dialogue (yes, with Kanjis included)?


This playlist is the superior version of what français en dialogue aims to do. I like the visuals and the cultural/further explanations are invaluable. It's a really good resource. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... pY75V4qE72

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... p4qDQIXinX
This is a playlist of common 1000??? sentences to become conversionally proficient in Japanese. The Japanese phrases is said first and normally but they also read out loud the English translation of the sentence using mildly annoying computer-generated audio. Luckily the audio Japanese sentence isn't computer-generated.
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aravinda
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Routledge Intensive Russian Course

Postby aravinda » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:44 pm

Has anyone used the Routledge Intensive Russian Course? Is it commonly used as a university textbook? Is it really intensive as the title claims it to be? I am particularly interested in hearing about the audio CDs (which are expensive and difficult to find by the way). For example, are they completely in Russian or do they have a lot of English like the Colloquial series?
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby ilmari » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:08 am

Has anyone used the Routledge Intensive Russian Course?

I don't know the book, but you can find more information (including a sample chapter) on the Companion Website: http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415223003/
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