Russian with max
Russian with Max supports intermediate and advanced learners from several angles. He has a podcast, Youtube Channel, and purchasable courses, all of which provide content that introduces Russian culture, history, and everyday life in an interesting and understandable way.
If you would like to access transcripts for both his Youtube channel and podcasts, you can sign up for the membership program; you will receive additional audio lessons that focus on new vocabulary, listening, speaking, and pronunciation.
Max articulates clearly and speaks at a relatively natural pace. His personality is engaging and he provides lots of examples for how to use new words and grammar structures. If you watch his Youtube videos, you can choose to watch with subtitles. However, Max has also identified challenging words in each video, and will provide translations only when necessary in order to maximize your Russian Immersion.
His courses on learning Russian through stories and conversations provide six months of independent study, with audio and PDF files to support your learning.
The current rating is our best estimate. We haven’t had the opportunity yet to more thoroughly evaluate this resource, as we do for our full reviews.