- W/o a doubt, try the Pimsleur CDs... they are great for French and I have
heard the Russian pronunciation and it is very good.
Off the top of my head, it is hard to think of one comprehensive source.
Try to get any text books by Frank Miller, a Columbia professor. I think he
wrote a grammar and also a verbs or verbs of motion book. He was a very
At 06:18 PM 11/29/2002, you wrote:
>I am looking for the BEST, very comprehensive introductory textbook to
>the Russian language now available. I am looking for a textbook that
>explains the grammar very thoroughly, has excellent reading and grammar
>exercises, etc. I am also looking for the BEST Russian language
>CD-ROM that would help me with pronunciation, grammar exercises, etc.
> W/o a doubt, try the Pimsleur CDs... they are great for French and Ihave
> heard the Russian pronunciation and it is very good.A very good source for Russian pronunciation is one of the cheapest and
most available sets of recordings: the "Living Language" series. These
recordings were originally made years ago, so the speakers give an "old
school" Russian that is both clear and elegant.
The Pimsleur approach is purely "audio", at least in their recordings
for Modern Greek. The "Living Language" tapes are all coordinated with
printed texts, so that the eye and ear are trained at the same time.
> Try to get any text books by Frank Miller, a Columbia professor. Ithink he
> wrote a grammar and also a verbs or verbs of motion book. He was avery
> good prof.No doubt. However, materials by native speakers are usually more
helpful, since the Russian in them is not that of a foreigner who
learned the language, however well.
Fr. John R. Shaw