Dr. Curtis Ford has over 15 years of experience teaching all levels of Russian to American university students. After teaching Russian and linguistics at the University of South Carolina, he now works full-time on developing materials for language learners. Dr. Ford holds an M.A. in Russian from Middlebury College, a Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics from UNC-Chapel Hill, and studied and worked in Russia for 2 1/2 years.
Russian can be challenging, but his friendly, low-stress approach can ease your journey with this extraordinarily rich, subtle, and expressive language.
Other Lessons by Learn Russian
7 minRussian lesson4 CQ
Learn how to pronounce the letters Ж, Ш, Ц, Ч, and Щ. Most of them have close equivalents in English, with a few important differences in sound.
6 minRussian lesson4 CQ
This lesson covers the last two letters of the Russian alphabet: й and ъ. Also, get a few fine points of pronunciation involving the soft and hard signs.