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Readings in Russian. Leo Tolstoy (1).

In just a week you will be able to proudly say: “I have read Leo Tolstoy in Russian!" Even if you are a beginner!
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Video: 41m
Language: English
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‘Readings in Russian. Leo Tolstoy (1)’ is the first pilot sub course in the series ‘Readings in Russian.’ which is planned to be continued. The major goal of the series is to help my virtual students start reading classical Russian literature at the upper-beginner level.
You would say: ‘No, this cannot be true! Russian classical literature is too complicated and this is not something to start learning this terribly difficult language with!’ Well, of course “War and Peace” or “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy, “Seagull” or “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov, poetry by Alexander Pushkin are not what I’m offering here.
For the series I have picked up well-known short stories for children by the Great Russian writers. In this very first sub course you’ll read six short stories by Leo Tolstoy: Косточка, Котёнок, Акула, Филипок, Отец и сыновья, and Мужик и водяной. I am planning to continue with more texts by the author.
Every lecture contains an audio of one short story recorded at a slower pace, illustrated and subtitled for easier comprehension by the student. There are also some downloadable supporting materials, e.g. full texts of stories with and without word stresses, vocabulary notes, etc. Plenty of ‘multiple choice’, ‘true/false’, ‘fill in the blanks’ exercises with feedback are included. To get the maximum benefit from the course step-by-step instructions are provided. I also guarantee chat support in case students have any questions.
If you start right away then in just a week you will be able to proudly say: “I have read Leo Tolstoy in Russian!” – Я читал ЛьваТолстого на русском!

You will learn

✓ At the end of this course, you will find yourself in an exciting adventure of reading classical Russian literature in the original. The adventure will start with well-known short stories written by the Great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy for children. Sub-titled and illustrated lectures are recorded twice: at a slower pace and at a faster pace. Plenty of supplementary materials, exercises and step-by-step instructions will help you improve reading, listening, writing and speaking skills, e.g. put word stresses correctly, master native speaker’s intonation, recognize and understand old language forms and idioms, expand Russian vocabulary and improve grammar, and so forth. Last but not least is that you will be introduced to the phenomena of Russian culture and mentality discovered by Leo Tolstoy.


• Upper beginner, low intermediate or higher level of Russian language proficiency.

This course is for

• The course is recommended for everyone who is interested in Russian Language, Literature, and Culture and who has at least an Upper Beginner or Low Intermediate level of proficiency in the Russian language.

How much does the Readings in Russian. Leo Tolstoy (1). course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $14.99. And currently there is a 79% discount on the original price of the course, which was $69.99. So you save $55 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $17.1 of 109 Russian Language courses. So this course is 12% cheaper than the average Russian Language course on Udemy.

Does the Readings in Russian. Leo Tolstoy (1). course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Readings in Russian. Leo Tolstoy (1). has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Readings in Russian. Leo Tolstoy (1). course, but there is a $55 discount from the original price ($69.99). So the current price is just $14.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Irina Liner a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Irina Liner has created 3 courses that got 51 reviews which are generally positive. Irina Liner has taught 371 students and received a 4.5 average review out of 51 reviews. Depending on the information available, Irina Liner is a TRUSTED instructor.
PhD in Russian Language and Literature
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 41m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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