- Russian Plus
–Host speaks in a mid-western English style but is very clear. The videos are
good, if not very exciting. One, on visiting a sauna was too fast, but the
one on body parts and the one on genitive case were each clear and better
than a book because we hear the words spoken.
- The Russian Grammar Channel
–Good video on hard and soft consonants. Good description of where to put
one’s tongue in order to pronounce them.
- Russian World from Dallas Schools Television
–A little plodding. But they have some good features. Repetition is good.
The teacher grows on you and after the first couple, her Dallas accent is
less distracting. Also there are excellent penmanship sections. They build
slowly at an appropriately gentle rate. Probably aimed at a young audience
but teens at least. No talking down. The consecutive nature of the videos
is very helpful. Russian level three of that course starts with a new
teacher and an astoundingly basic review. I didn’t watch that one, just
did a quick look to see how far they had gotten. Nevertheless, solid, if stolid.
- Antonia Romaker
–Living-room lectures on English and Russian grammar and usage.
- Easy Russian
–Man-on-the street interviews on bland general-interest subjects such
as “who is your favorite author”.
- Christina Kochneva
–Self-conscious dialogs filmed with alternating closeups
- Мизяка Дизяка
–Cute videos teach vocabulary, number, alphabet, and phonetics videos for children
- Обучалки для малявок
–Lessons for small Russian children
- Russian Language Lessons for Beginners
–Good quality blackboard lectures
- Russian Dialogues and Audio Texts 1
–We hear native speakers act out everyday dialogs while the script is
shown on screen.
- Speak Russian with Natalia
–Words and phrases, slides, speaks English with strong accent
- Anastasia Semina
–Good Dialogs and interviews. Good amature quality.
- Russian for Tourism
–Video series for tourists funded by the European Commission. Good
quality basic production.
- Learning to Know Russian
–Good lectures on effective learning techniques