1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The Advanced Course is a step up in terms of difficulty and the interaction between the tutor and students.
CD1 begins with a welcome and fairly gentle canter over familiar ground, revising the Foundation Course for twenty minutes, or so. At long last, the "familiar you" is introduced.
We then move onto more detailed grammar and cover a case or two. And that's it! The other cases not covered or even mentioned!
The dreaded Russian "aspects" are gone through but poorly and confusingly. Natasha's explanation is muddled and far too brief. Neither I nor the two on-CD students were any the wiser after this section. As aspects are vitally important in Russian… Read more
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Like the previous reviewer, I was there on the night: not sure my ears have recovered yet. :)
Having loved their sole studio album for 30 years, it was amazing to see it performed live. Poly remains a unique musical wonder, and this DVD captures the feeling of this one-off event perfectly.
Buy it! :)
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
For a broad idea of the course structure, please see the other reviews here.
My *additional* comments are:
Natasha has a firm but fair manner and certainly knows her business.. The sound quality (mono, to my ears) is pretty fair, but I still had difficulty hearing the "soft t" correctly. Only when I heard a live Russian speaking did I realise it's pronounced "ty" not "ts"!
Unlike some recent Michel Thomas courses, Natasha is both the teacher and the native speaker. She is not relying on a third party to interpret for her.
The grammar is explained succinctly, with no use of baffling terms.
Now the less… Read more