Beginner's Russian with Interactive Online Workbook, 2nd edition
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Now in an updated second edition, Beginner’s Russian with Interactive Online Workbook offers an innovative, easy, and thorough way to speak and read Russian confidently. This complete Russian course includes a user-friendly textbook and interactive online workbook. The carefully-paced, relevant lessons cover grammar and language basics in the context of everyday situations related to family, jobs, introductions, dining out, the Internet, and much more. The chapters are designed for the beginning student, and are full of photos, cartoons, games, and exercises alongside easy-to-understand lessons.
This new edition includes updated vocabulary to reflect ongoing changes in contemporary Russian culture and society, new speaking and writing activities that allow students to interact with technology and media, and new individual and group projects and oral presentations to engage learners’ creativity and help them develop communicative competence.
In addition to the book, students and instructors have access to an interactive website full of videos, audio, and self-correcting exercises. The enriching material on the website reinforces the basics of the lessons in the book, helping you acquire Russian skills in a natural, engaging way.
- Thorough explanations and instructions offer a gradual introduction to the language, Cyrillic alphabet, and grammar
- An interactive website features correct pronunciation by native speakers and helps learners start speaking Russian right away
- Ideal for individual self-study or classroom use
- Each chapter will take 5-6 hours of classroom instruction, or approximately 10-12 hours of study for the independent learner.
- Students should be able to attain the ACTFL Novice High or Intermediate Low levels of proficiency by the end of the course
- The cultural materials in the textbook acquaint learners with aspects of everyday life in Russian-speaking communities, widespread attitudes and customs, and important historical and cultural references
Anna S. Kudyma is Senior Lecturer and Russian Flagship Academic Coordinator in the Department of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures at UCLA.
Frank J. Miller was Professor of Slavic Languages and the Director of the Russian Language Program at Columbia University and Barnard College for thirty years.
Olga E. Kagan was Professor of Russian at University of California, Los Angeles for over 35 years. She was also Director of the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA and the UCLA Russian Flagship Program.
Michael A. Lavery holds a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from UCLA, where he has taught Russian language at multiple levels.