Beginner's Russian with Interactive Online Workbook
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Beginner’s Russian with Interactive Online Workbook offers an innovative, easy, and thorough way to learn, speak, and read Russian confidently. This user-friendly textbook includes carefully-paced, relevant lessons that cover grammar and language basics in the context of everyday situations related to family, jobs, introductions, eating and drinking, 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.
In addition to the book, you 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
The online component features audio, videos, flashcards, extra exercises and more. The authors worked with UCLA to create the accompanying site, so it is hosted there instead of on our Hippocrene website. Here are instructions for accessing it:
You can find the URL for the Beginner’s Russian online workbook in the introduction. You can see the instructional site here: https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/beginrussn .
You’ll see a link to click on the right hand side to create an account. The interactive portion of the textbook is hosted by UCLA, and they recently updated the site to be more secure by having each student using the workbook create a UCLA Logon ID. Access is free but a user ID and password are required. From the website:
In order to have full access to materials and quizzes:
1) Create an UCLA account. Instructions can be found here: https://docs.ccle.ucla.edu/w/Create_UCLA_Logon_ID
2) Log into CCLE and log out: https://ccle.ucla.edu;
3) Proceed to the instructional site,https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/beginrussn, log into CCLE and self-enroll. To self-enroll, students and instructors will need to click on the "enroll me" link,next they will be asked for the enrollment key, the enrollment key is: vladimir2000
Anna Kudyma holds a Ph.D. in Russian language pedagogy and is TA Supervisor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles.
Frank Miller was Professor of Slavic Languages and the Director of the Russian Language Program at Columbia University and Barnard College for thirty years. He served as president of AATSEEL in 1999-2000, and was the recipient of the Hettleman Award for Distinguished Teaching and Service at Columbia University in 1988 and the AATSEEL Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1996. He passed away in January 2016 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.
Olga Kagan is Professor of Russian and Director of the National Heritage Language Resource Center, University of California, Los Angeles. The authors have also published other widely used Russian language textbooks.