PDF transcripts may assist you a lot with your Russian language studies, while they make it much easier for you to follow the lesson. You may follow the transcripts while listening to your audio lessons or you may use them as a reference tool. Many transcripts contain drills that you are encouraged to do, in order to get better understanding and command of the language presented in the lessons. As well, transcripts contain lessons on reading, writing and typing in Russian.
Russian words in the transcripts are written with Latin alphabet, in order to make it easier for you, especially in the beginning, to concentrate on words and phrases that you are supposed to recognize, rather then on those odd Russian letters they are written with. The way of writing Russian words with Latin letters, the transliteration, is not performed strictly according to English pronunciation rules. However, you may grasp quite quickly, which letter corresponds to each sound. Keep in mind, that many Russian sounds differ, at least slightly, from their English counterparts. This is what we call an accent. So, I decided, that strict adhering to English pronunciation rules could be confusing.
Starting with lesson 29, PDF transcripts also contain lessons on reading, typing and writing in Russian. You'll find that the transcripts are as comprehensive and useful as what you'd find in the courses offered in online universities . This is where you can see, how the words that you have already learnt, are written in Russian. You will be given some reading and typing drills and of course you may (and you are encouraged to) practice writing them yourself.
You may try a sample free PDF transcript for the first lesson:
Lesson 01 Greeting.pdf (169.43 kB)
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