Accent Quickie – Russian


This video covers 4 of the top characteristics that make a Russian dialect distinguishable and teaches you how to reproduce them. For each characteristic, I first describe how a Standard American speaker would pronounce the sound, and then teach you how to phonetically change that into a Russian sound.

For other Russian dialect characteristics, or to see what other coachings and resources are available, you can find me at www.speakthespeech.net

What Will I Learn?

  • Four phonetic sounds that make the Russian dialect distinguishable
  • How to create them yourself.

Topics for this course

2 Lessons8m

Russian Accent?

This video from my YouTube channel covers the top 4 phonetic sounds that make the Russian dialect distinguishable, and how you can reproduce them.
Russian Accent00:00:00


About the instructors

Kelli Ruttle has worked as a teacher of Dialects and Accent Reduction in New York City and across the country. With lessons that expand on the Classic Skinner Method and utilize the International Phonetic Alphabet, Kelli exercises each sound individually in an effort to train both the mouth and the ear to work together. Her lessons are designed to get the facial muscles working instinctively to create the sound, and the ear tuning in to when an error does or does not occur. She received her M.F.A. from Case Western Reserve University, her B.A. from San Diego State, and has been based out of New York City for the past several years. For more information, you may visit https://www.speakthespeech.net/
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4 Courses

9 students


Material Includes

  • Video tutorial
  • Phonetic description
  • Demonstration
  • Sample words and phrases


  • Watch the video tutorial
  • Repeat the sample words/phrases that follow the phonetic descriptions/demonstrations.

Target Audience

  • Actors who have a short turnaround time on an audition requiring an Russian accent
  • Someone who is interested in studying the dialect but wants a little taste or preview of it first