But why do you need to learn Russian songs, if you learn Russian?
To answer this question let's look closer at the structural semantic characteristics of Russian and English.
Let us consider a language semantic unit (or a semantic unit) as a grammatical construction which represents a distinct concept (or produces a definite message). In this case, the sentence is a semantic unit of English. For example, read the following sentence:
|A hunter killed a bear. (Охотник убил медведя.)|
You can not understand the sentence until you have not read it to the last word. You can not change positions of words in this sentence. If you try to change positions of words without any violation of the grammar in this sentence, you receive the following sentence:
|A bear killed a hunter.|
According to the general division, all languages fall into two groups: synthetic and analytical. English is supposed to be a mostly analytical language. English uses articles and auxiliary verbs to form grammatical aspects of the words. Also, English is based on the fixed word order (constructions). In the above example the "subject-predicate-object" construction is used. If you change positions of nouns, you change "a subject" and "an object". It's no wonder, that the meaning of the sentence is changed to the contrary.
But in the Russian language, the word order in the same example is free:
Убил медведя охотник. (A hunter killed a bear.)
Охотник убил медведя. (A hunter killed a bear.)
Убил медведя охотник. (A hunter killed a bear.)Медведя охотник убил. (A hunter killed a bear.)
If you change words positions in the way above, the shades of meaning of the Russian sentence can be changed, but nothing else. The general meaning of this sentence remains the same.
Russian is supposed to be a mostly synthetic language. Synthetic languages differ from analytical. Synthetic languages are characterized by some features: a noun has several cases, a verb has several persons and tenses and adjectives change according to the degrees of comparison.
In the Russian language there is the morphological simplicity of words. In most cases each word can be uniquely identified as a noun, or adjective, or verb, etc, regardless of word's position in a sentence (and virtually all the nouns are uniquely identified as nouns and verbs - as verbs ...).
The following example illustrates how inflexion forms of Russian words may change their meaning:
|лимон(a lemon); лимончик (a small lemon); лимонище (a very big lemon).|
Now, you can clearly see that a word is a semantic unit of Russian.
Being in the Russian language environment, Russian children simply memorize words, and thereafter they try to apply them in speech situations. There are too many speech situations in which any specific word can be used. You can't remember all speech situations. This is unreal. But it is much easier to memorize words, and thereafter you can learn how to use those words. Using exactly this scheme, the Russian children learn the Russian language and in two, or three years they achieve results, which absolute majority of English-speakers can not achieve in studying Russian during their whole life!
Thus, in Russian a word is a semantic unit, while in English a sentence is a semantic unit. That is why, words memorization is extremely important for learning Russian.
Now the main problem is how to memorize Russian words in the most quick and reliable way.
We propose to you the most effective technique of memorization! Use Russian songs for the study of the Russian language! This is the most reliable way of memorization of Russian words and expressions. This is a memorization technique on a wholesale scale! This is a technique, which people have enjoyed at all times and epochs. Also, this is the only technique that yields 100% positive results.
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During the tens of years since the first use of computers in education, teachers and students dreamed of software that would help to work effectively with songs and poems for the study of the Russian language. Simultaneously, the same software would help to resolve other problems: alleviating the absence of the Russian language environment, improving your skills in the recognition and pronunciation of words.
And we have developed such fantastic software! Wake up, this is the reality!
Buying the Via Songs to Russian software at the same time you buy the minimum size package of teaching materials which comprise of three Song books or 15 Song themes (total size 290 MB, the VStoR software size is included). The vocabulary of 15 Song themes comprises of about 1000 words and expressions.
The structure of lyrics can be observed in a separate software window. In the window the structure of lyrics is expressly allocated for easy memorization.
A list of all words of every song can be found in a specialized software window, and you can work with this window in automatic mode.
The development of such a computer program is impossible without the development of a new method, which would be a tool for studying lyrics. This method has been developed and termed the Linguistic Teaching Decomposition (LD) method. All lyrics are analyzed with the help of the LD method, which uses the Assistant language (English). You can improve your understanding of any Russian lyrics with the help of the LD method much better than using the traditional translation of the lyrics. The LD method scrutinizes lyrics on a much wider scale than the traditional translation. The traditional translation is only a part included into the LD method content.
There is the Singing mode, which helps you to improve your practical skills of memorization, pronunciation and recognition.
The software uses more than 3500 live audio files, which have been recorded by the two announcers.
If you like edutainment experiences, the Tutor subroutine is for you. The Tutor has four forms of game-style exercises for each Song theme. If you have finished the exercise, the Tutor rebuilds it, and you can do the same exercise as a new one. The Tutor rebuilds all tasks of each exercise.
Thus, you buy
What are the main problems of beginners, which can be resolved with this software? Well, songs can help to resolve the problem of a lexicon and its use, problems with pronunciation and recognition of Russian words and locutions.
The advanced learners have pressing questions of broadening their lexicon, of the correct use of locutions in specific situations. They need the improvement of their skills in pronunciation and speech recognition; they have the necessity of immersing into the foreign language environment. These and other related questions can be resolved working with the VStoR software.
the Via Songs to Russian software can help you to learn and always remember about 1000 Russian words and expressions;
this software will greatly improve your skills in pronunciation and Russian speech recognition, and advance your overall level of proficiency in Russian!