Kira's Page
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I used to teach Russian at the university level, and when I did, my students knew me as Ки́ра.  I miss those days!  But I created this page so I could keep in touch with all of you non-native speakers who are learning Russian today (teachers included!)  

 

Send me links of you reading a passage before and after you complete this mini-course, or a link to a video of you singing (or speaking the lyrics of) one of the seven songs featured in Unlocking Russian Pronunciation, and I may post your videos here!

Be sure to include the first names of all the people in your video and your location and/or school affiliation if you have one.  If you have audio files only, you could post them on YouTube with a title or still photo serving as the image and send me a url.  

 

If you are reading a passage, please try to choose one that does not have copyright restrictions.  May I suggest Pushkin's "Я вас любил: любовь ещё, быть может..."  I've included it on this page for your convenience.  It's a beautiful and beloved poem, expressing unselfish love, and it's short, and it contains lots of phonetic intricacies - it really does cover all the bases!

Looking forward to seeing what you guys do!!!

Я вас люби́л: любо́вь ещё, быть мо́жет…

Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин

Я вас люби́л: любо́вь ещё, быть мо́жет,

В душе́ мое́й уга́сла не совсе́м;

Но пусть она́ вас бо́льше не трево́жет;

Я не хочу́ печа́лить вас ниче́м.

Я вас люби́л безмо́лвно, безнаде́жно,

То ро́бостью, то ре́вностью томи́м;

Я вас люби́л так и́скренно, так не́жно,

Как дай вам Бог люби́мой быть други́м.

Журна́л «Се́верные цветы́», 1830

Befores & Afters
Name
Location
Before or After
Will this be you?
TBD
Before
Don't be shy!
TBD
After
Eric
Northern Virginia
Before
Student Songs
Names
Location
Your video could be here!
TBD
And yours, too!
TBD