Unlocking Russian Pronunciation
Kimberly (Кира) DiMattia, Ph.D.
Unlocking Russian Pronunciation is a comprehensive multimedia experience designed to facilitate the development of speech that sounds authentically Russian. It can be used as a supplement in Russian language courses at any level and the flipped learning environment poses no instructional burden for teachers. Special features include:
Textbook and Extensive Video Library
Full Answer Keys
Detailed Instruction on Every Topic
Expert Coaching on Phonetic Nuances
Phonetics topics are introduced in the context of songs but singing is completely optional. Unlocking Russian Pronunciation © 2019 ACTR is available from Kendall Hunt, where you can request a faculty review copy. Check it out!
US $36 hard copy / $18 digital rental for 180 days
Master Class with Kira
Master class focuses solely on pronunciation, teaching you to sound authentically Russian when you speak.
I will explain the rules of Russian phonetics in English and work with students individually and as a group to help you reset your default mouth position.
Teachers can register for free and observe in the background. Join us and feel new confidence when you speak!
See my 7-minute "What is Master Class?" video for more info and email me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find more information here and use the button below to register. Next session starts May 20, 2021 (deadline to register is May 19 but you'll need time to purchase the books so register soon!) This will probably the last master class I teach until the fall. See you there!
Whether you're a beginner who just learned the alphabet or a lifetime Russian language devotee and teacher of Russian, you might be interested in learning about all the ways I've created for students to master Russian pronunciation. You can find them all on one page at learnrussianwithkira.com. Here are some examples of what students can do:
Keyboard Shortcuts for TYPING IN RUSSIAN!
How to Switch Between English & Russian FAST! (typing on a Mac)
Would you like to be able to switch quickly between Cyrillic and English keyboards on a mac?
This video will show you how to switch between languages using a keystroke combination that means your hands never have to leave the keyboard!
This technique will work for other languages as well. It's a big time saver for students, teachers, translators – anyone who switches between Russian and another language regularly when typing. Enjoy!
How to Insert STRESS MARKS – FAST! – in Russian When You Type
(in MS Word on Mac or PC)
Would you like to be able to insert stress marks – or accent marks – in Russian words FAST when you type?
Like the video above, this video will show you how to add stress marks using a keystroke combination that means your hands never have to leave the keyboard!
This technique will work for other languages as well. It's a big time saver for students, teachers, translators – anyone who wants to add stress marks to a language. (The process described in this video will look a little different on a PC, but it's essentially the same.) Yay!