BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
It is important to point out that in the overall design of the RLM development and maintenance language program and curriculum, Developing Language Proficiency - Listening (DLP-L) is intended as a complement and follow-on to the Developing Language Proficiency - Reading (DLP-R) tool: In other words, for primary efficacy, students should complete, at minimum, the first four modules of DLP-R before they begin to tackle the materials contained in the DLP-L tool.
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Because that's the way it is!
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But seriously, the DLP-L audio texts and associated interactive exercises take no prisoners!
- These texts are "authentic" cuts from Russian television news broadcasts produced by natives for natives.
- They run real time from beginning to end. (You may relisten to the cuts but you will not be able to slow them down or "rock" on individual portions of the texts.)
- There will be no transcripts or translations provided until you have completed the interactive portion of each exercise.
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Then again, that's what DLP-R was all about: developing your vocabulary, grammar and other language skills, i.e., YOUR KNOWLEDGE, so that you could move on to next level - the audio text.
SO DIG IN, HAVE FUN
DO A GREAT JOB!
You should be well-prepared!