Very good foundation. I loved that it has many examples, and that the topics are very well organized. Thank you so much. My next review might be in Russian after i completed the second course :)
A good way to start if you have no idea how to. It prepares you you with the alphabet, vowels and basic annunciation skills, reading skills. overall it helped me. See you in the next course!
von Yaman A M•
I enjoyed the course, although I had to look up other resources to know what exactly "voiced" and "voiceless" consonants mean. The Russian sound system is tough!
von Elizabeth N C•
it is interesting to learn another language in this case Russian you had to put the pronunciation and the meaning each lesson
von LC S•
Needs more information on stress marks.
von Deleted A•
Easy and nice
von Fred V•
The Russian alphabet, in the country of Tolstoi, is quite a basic skill for most people to master. Therefore, I would expect this university, and the fine linguo-pragmatist who serves as an instructor, to come up with the best way West and East of the Volga to teach the Russian alphabet.
The English is not up to expectations, all the more so that there is no necessity to refer to English in this course. Examples include 'vowels' pronounced as 'wowels', 'written' as 'wraiten'.
We are not sure if the instructor understood the difference between teaching to adults and to young kids. This course is organised to TELL things and check the learning via quizzes, but not fully to TEACH them (examples: which positions are stressed in words: not explained enough, as well as 'voiceless' and 'voiced', meaning 'unstressed' or 'dumb' maybe). There is no need to systematically read all the slides, neither.
Having to make the above remarks is surprising, given the impressive pedigree of the instructor. We also regret that the power of lyrics and music is not used as a stepping stone into the tonalities of the language.
However, apart from the severe remarks above, this course is a good first step into learning the language of Dostoievski.
von Yaki M•
This is a good course of you intend to create a program that can read text in Russian. The course offers a lot of rules in the Russian language, but is quite useless, unless you already have some vocabulary in Russian. Furthermore, in some of the quizzes, I had to guess what I am being asked. It wasn't clear what the question is...
von Stephanie K•
I'm not sure if this level of detail is sufficient for learning Russian. Although I'm not sure if it makes sense to just read out different vowels and how they change in context with voiced or voiceless consonants and then get immediately tested without really having a context to words or even know the Russian alphabet.
von Daniel K•
No one answered the questions I had after 7 days of posting. I was under the impression there would be tutors to help with the more difficult coursework. Clearly not.
von Ahmad Y•
Sometimes the tutor reads to fast, and sometimes the pronunciation is not very cleare
The consonants lesson bit too advanced for beginners
von Rahul K•
This is slightly tough for beginners. Lectures are quite tough. Assignment of last week is tough.
von Ulisse S•
Herewith I unenroll to this course