I´m SO happy to have you as a new Russian verb Drills student, so I want to give you a special deal that I normally don´t offer – $50 OFF MY PREMIUM PRONUNCIATION COURSE, CLEAR RUSSIAN!
IMAGINE WHAT IT WILL FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU HAVE FINALLY MASTERED RUSSIAN PRONUNCIATION.
- You know how to make the correct sounds and your Russian is easy to understand, you sound natural.
- You can speak with a native Russian speaker and he or she understands your accent effortlessly.
- You finally understand the pronunciation rules and can say any sound or a combination of sounds correctly.
- You start more conversations, you get more practice, you improve really fast.
- You love your accent when you speak Russian!
CLEAR RUSSIAN IS A STEP-BY-STEP PROGRAM
that will walk you through every single step of the process of mastering Russian pronunciation – from the alphabet and the most basic sounds to hard/soft and voiced/voiceless consonants and how to pronounce them, to irregular consonants combinations, to how to read prepositions with the following words to sound like a native.
Russian pronunciation follows strict rules. Once you understand the rules it’s easy to read and speak with a true Russian accent.
30+ VIDEO LESSONS
If a picture says a thousand words, then a video says 10,000! Clear Russian contains 30+ video lessons. Each video is packed with easy-to-follow step-by-step explanations, examples, and tips.
You´ll be learning one pronunciation rule at a time and then immediately applying to practice what you´ve just learned. Every video is short and to the point; you won´t have to listen to hours of fluff to learn something new.
There is no shortage of content for you to learn from!
100+ EXERCISES WITH 4 HOURS OF AUDIO
The course comes with printable worksheets that contain exercises for every single pronunciation rule you´ll be learning. After each video, I tell you exactly what exercises you need to do before watching the next video, to make sure you´re constantly improving your pronunciation as you´re going through the course.
Altogether, you´ll have more than 100 exercises with downloadable audio and the keys to practice Russian pronunciation. You can even practice on the go; just download the audio and do exercises when you´re driving to and from work!
CHEAT SHEET WITH PRONUNCIATION RULES
Have you ever wanted to have a little cheat sheet that would have all the pronunciation rules in one place, that you could use for quick reference? Here it is! Print it and refer to it anytime you need, to check how to pronounce ANY VOWEL in different positions.
LIFETIME ACCESS AND FREE UPDATES TO THE COURSE
I regularly check the course to see if there’s anything I can add or improve. You will always have access to the most up-to-date lessons and exercises, for free.
HERE´S WHY CLEAR RUSSIAN + RUSSIAN VERB DRILLS
ARE THE PERFECT DUO:
One of the benefits of audio drills is that, along with helping you memorize verb conjugations, they also improve your pronunciation – you’ll be saying verb forms out loud with the correct pronunciation so many times that it will become natural for you to pronounce them the right way.
…to understand exactly why you should pronounce each verb form the way you do, you need to know the reading and pronunciation rules. Remember: written and spoken Russian are worlds apart!.
And that´s where Clear Russian comes in.
Clear Russian is a 5-week step-by-step course that will teach you every single pronunciation rule that you need to know in order to speak Russian clearly and confidently. This course is the result of years of testing – of helping hundreds of students learn to speak Russian correctly with clear pronunciation, and to minimize their accent.
When you combine Russian Verb Drills with Clear Russian,
it´s a truly unbeatable combination.
EACH MODULE INCLUDES EASY-TO-FOLLOW VIDEO LESSONS
AND AUDIO EXERCISES
- Russian alphabet. You can´t do the pronunciation course without learning the alphabet, right?
- Find out my tips on how to master the most difficult Russian sounds (rolling P, Ы, and Щ).
- Confused about why we need hard and soft signs in the alphabet even though they don´t make the sound of their own? I´ll explain that.
- Stress matters! Learn why and how it affects Russian pronunciation.
- Learn how to pronounce stressed A, O, Э, И, Ы, and У.
- Find out when Е, Ё, Ю, and Я give one sound and when two. These are very special vowels!
- “O is always pronounced as A”? That´s a lie! O can sound as O, A, short A and a very short A. Learn these four different sounds!
- Did you know that in some words E is pronounced as И and Я as ЙИ? We´ll cover that, too!
- Not sure why И is pronounced as Ы in some words? We´ll go over that rule, don´t worry.
- Exceptions to the pronunciation rules of vowels? Oh, yes, there are plenty! You´ll learn every single one of them.
- Are hard and soft consonants driving you crazy? Follow my step-by-step instructions to learn how to pronounce them and identify when a consonant should be pronounced as hard and when as soft.
- Confused about voiced and voiceless consonants? Can a consonant be both? How do you know when it is voiced and when it is voiceless? We´ll cover that!
- Why does the final consonant of the word change the sound? Because there is The Rule of The Word End, and I´ll explain to you how it works.
- Never heard of The Rule of The Pair? It applies to literally every single Russian word.
- And what about The rule of the sonorants and B? I´ll show you what sonorants are and how the rule works.
- You want more practice? You´ll have plenty chance to practice everything you´ve learned!
- Why are certain consonant clusters (or combinations) so important? Because they are NOT pronounced the way they are spelled. Learn them all!
- Find out how to pronounce consonant clusters like ТС, ДС, ТЦ, ДЦ, ТСЯ, ТЬСЯ, РДЦ, and ЛНЦ. Hint: all of them are pronounced with the Ц sound, even those that are spelled without Ц.
- Why is “ЧТО” pronounced as “ШТО”? Why is “МУЖЧИНА” pronounced as “МУЩЩИНА”? Because they contain irregular clusters! Learn the rules and never be confused how to pronounce those words correctly!
- Ever heard how native Russian speakers say “EBO” instead of “EГО”? Learn when “EГО” is “EГО” and when it´s “EBO”.
- Discover over 20 most common irregular consonant combinations that are seen in even the simplest words. Once you learn them, your pronunciation will improve significantly!
- There is a special way to pronounce prepositions with the following words and you´ll learn it to sound naturally in Russian.
- Find out simple tweaks to improve your Russian pronunciation immediately. It´s all about correctly saying the short most common prepositions like В, К, С, ИЗ, БЕЗ, and so on.
- Practice saying propositions together with the following word as if it was one word. This affects your pronunciation so much!
- Ready for a challenge? Tackle more advanced prepositions like НАПРОТИВ, СКВОЗЬ, ВОКРУГ, ПОПЕРЁК, and so on.
The results I got out of this well-structured course were outstanding. My communication skills (understanding, being understood and fluency) in Russian improved significantly. It´s a very detailed course from the often-overlooked fundamentals of accent work to the specific sounds your struggle with. Every step along the way is carefully explained which makes it easy to understand what you need to do. The course builds up gradually and is divided into sections so it´s possible to do a class a day and fit them in a busy schedule. Unlike accent classes, this course provides you with a daily routine. I feel like it´s the key to really improve. Highly recommended!
As an expat in Russia I struggled for ten years trying to learn the language but never felt at ease speaking because of my American accent. I had no idea how to overcome this obstacle until I discovered Kristina. Her brilliant course and audio lessons is not only the best instruction of Russian pronunciation techniques I’ve ever found – it is the only one. I cannot recommend her course highly enough!
WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY RUSSIAN PRONUNCIATION AND READING RULES?
BECAUSE PRONUNCIATION IS THE BIGGEST THING THAT PEOPLE NOTICE ABOUT YOUR RUSSIAN!
You can live without advanced vocabulary — you can use simple words to say what you want to say. You can live without advanced grammar — you can use simple grammar structures instead.
But there is no such thing as “simple pronunciation”. If you don’t have good pronunciation, you have bad pronunciation.
Without clear pronunciation, messages can get lost or confused. The listener might even start to feel frustrated because they don’t understand what you´re saying!
Pronunciation is not about removing your accent. It is about making your Russian sounds clear and distinct, so there is no confusion about what you are saying.
The consequences of bad pronunciation are tragic. Even if you use correct (advanced!) grammar and vocabulary, people may simply not understand what you want to say.
It´s crucial to START with mastering pronunciation and THEN focus on grammar, vocabulary and everything else.
WHO THIS IS FOR:
√ ANYONE WHO IS LEARNING RUSSIAN, FROM COMPLETE BEGINNERS WHO JUST STARTED A FEW DAYS AGO TO ADVANCED LEARNERS
√ ANYONE WHO IS WILLING TO PUT IN THE HARD WORK TO SEE RESULTS THAT WILL LAST FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
WHO THIS IS NOT FOR:
⊗ THOSE WHO EXPECT TO MASTER RUSSIAN PRONUNCIATION OVERNIGHT
⊗ ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT SUCCESS HAPPENS WITHOUT HARD WORK
⊗ LINGUISTIC NERDS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO RUSSIAN PRONUNCIATION. THIS COURSE ONLY INCLUDES PRACTICAL INFORMATION WITHOUT EXPLAINING ANY COMPLICATED LINGUISTIC TERMS
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Yes, totally! Start whenever you want and go at your own pace whenever you have free time.
The primary mode of instruction for this course will be video lessons, which you’ll have lifetime access to and can watch and re-watch as many times as you like!
Absolutely not! The course is hosted on a course website that has nothing to do with Facebook. You´ll receive login information to be able to access the course on the portal.
To get the maximum results from this program, I recommend you spend about 30 minutes per day practicing the materials I provide. In addition, you will need to watch and review the video lessons, which range from 1-1.5 hours each week for the entire 5-module program.
How does lifetime access sound!? 🙂 After purchasing the course, you’ll always have access to the content, as well as any future updates that are made to the material. Therefore, you can complete this course entirely at your own pace, and re-visit the content whenever you need to.
I have plans/vacation planned during the next 5 weeks. Will I need to be present, or can I catch up when I get back?
No problem, go at your own pace. The program is designed to give you access to new materials every week for 5 weeks straight. If you find that you are falling behind for some reason, don’t worry. You can definitely start where you left off. You have lifetime access to all materials!
Absolutely! Of course, you must follow my instructions during the entire 5-module course, and you HAVE to put in the practice time. I’m not going to lie and say you can casually skim through this program and expect to get dramatic results. Learning Russian pronunciation takes steady and consistent effort. It’s not difficult work, but it does take consistent practice each and every day. Do this and you can expect to build great confidence in your speaking ability as you learn to speak Russian in a way that all native Russian speakers will understand.
You will keep improving long after the course is complete. Your understanding of the correct and incorrect pronunciation will enable you to keep improving long after the course. I provide you with the audio files after each lesson and these can be used years afterwards. The audio files reinforce what you have learned.
I will give you lots and lots of listen-and-repeat speech exercises to practice what you learn in your lessons. You can put these on your iPod, iPad or mobile phone to practice wherever you go! You can use the listen-and–repeat practice audio files for 15-30 minutes per day, and this will give you the repetition and practice needed to successfully improve your speech. Each lesson includes a practice audio file for correcting what was covered in that lesson.
Yes. This training helps people understand native speakers more easily. My lessons include ear training exercises that help you learn to hear and say sounds and stress patterns (the rhythm / music of Russian). By the end of the course you will understand exactly what native speakers do with sounds and the pitch of their voice when they speak Russian. You will be a pronunciation expert and you will be able to hear the important differences between your pronunciation and that of native speakers. All of my students find that their listening skills improve with this training.
To improve your pronunciation you need to PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! I give you everything you need. You need to do as much listening and speaking practice as you can with the materials provided.
It’s never too late to change your speech! Some of my students were living in Russia for years before they found this course and still have still made excellent improvement to their speech. However, it is true to say that the sooner you start the better. The longer you use the same speech patterns, the more difficult they are to change. It’s never too late or too early to start!
YES! I intentionally start from the very basics (alphabet) and gradually get more advanced from there. You don´t need to speak Russian at all and you don´t need to know anything about Russian pronunciation to take and successfully complete the course!
Answer these three questions:
- Is it easy for native Russian speakers to understand you when you speak Russian?
- Do you like your Russian pronunciation?
- Will you be able to pronounce correctly any unknown Russian word when you see it for the first time?
If you answered “no” to these questions, you probably need to take this course because your accent is not clear and you don´t know very well the pronunciations and reading rules.
WHAT IS STOPPING YOU?
“I DON´T NEED TO LEARN RUSSIAN PRONUNCIATION TO SPEAK RUSSIAN”
Oh yes, you do! Who cares if you´ve mastered grammar and learned thousands of words if your accent is so thick that it´s impossible to understand you? Pronunciation first, grammar and vocabulary second!
“I WILL NEVER HAVE PERFECT PRONUNCIATION”
Yes, most probably you won´t because it´s almost impossible. But I can guarantee that if you try hard enough, you can have a nice and CLEAR pronunciation. And that´s the only thing that matters.
“I HAVE NO NATIVE SPEAKERS AROUND TO PRACTICE PRONUNCIATION WITH“
You don´t need to practice pronunciation with native speakers. I give you plenty of audio exercises to practice! It´s all about training to pronounce correct sounds and learning reading rules.
I’m confident you’ll LOVE this course!
If for some reason you don’t, then I’ll gladly give you a full refund within 14 days.