Comprehensible Russian is a Youtube Channel and website that supports learners through videos and online lessons. Inna, the founder, emphasizes learning through comprehensible input — lessons and videos are entirely in Russian, and there is little focus on grammar. She will speak at a pace suitable to the target audience’s level and use various techniques to help you understand the content, such as gestures, illustrations, and maps.
Inna’s 5-10 minute videos are for absolute beginners who want to pick up basic vocabulary. If you like her teaching style, you can support her through Patreon or make a one-time purchase to access longer, 15-60 minute videos. The Youtube videos come with free PDF transcripts to follow along.
When you feel confident in your understanding of the beginner videos, you can take private lessons with her online or in person. There is also the option to support her through Patreon and attend live lectures. Inna does most of the speaking during these lectures, but you can feel free to ask questions in English or Russian.
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