The RAILS: Russian Advanced Interactive Listening Series Project, funded by a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Education, has developed a series of 30 online, interactive video-based listening comprehension lessons for intermediate-advanced level students of Russian.
The RAILS lessons are based on excerpts from the films Solovky Power and Children of Ivan Kuzmich by Marina Goldovskaya, and on original,
Check out our online demo for a quick overview of how the RAILS lessons are organized.
The RAILS project was a collaborative effort of faculty, staff
JANUARY 2021 update: The RAILS lessons are currently being revised by a team led by Dr. Shannon Spasova, Michigan State University. (The original RAILS lessons were created using Flash, which is no longer supported.) The updated lessons, when ready, will be made freely available to faculty and to students. In the meantime, video clips from the RAILS lessons are available on YouTube.