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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.
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
- 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
Become a Russian verb virtuosoThe Big Silver Book of Russian Verbs is the most comprehensive resource available for learning and mastering Russian verbs. Designed for beginning through advanced learners, this indispensable guide will help you conjugate verbs with ease, enabling you to communicate in Russian confidently.
Inside you will find:
- 555 fully conjugated verbs, listed alphabetically
- Current idioms and expressions for each verb
- The Top 50 verbs, with many examples of their usage in context
- More than 4,200 verbs cross-referenced to conjugation models
- A handy guide to deciphering irregular verb forms
Colloquial Russian provides a step-by-step course in Russian as it is written and spoken today.
Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Russian in a broad range of situations.
- progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
- structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
- an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
- realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
- useful vocabulary lists throughout the text
- additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Russian will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Russian.
Colloquials are now supported by FREE AUDIO available online. All audio tracks referenced within the text are free to stream or download from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio compliments the book and will help enhance learners' listening and speaking skills.
The Compact Oxford Russian Dictionary offers over 90,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations of contemporary Russian and English. It covers the words you need to know for everday use, carefully selected from findings from the Oxford Languages Tracker and the Oxford English Corpus. Also included are Russian and English-speaking culture and grammar supplements, giving lively and useful information on life in the Russian-speaking world.Discover more on oxforddictionaries.com, Oxford's hub for dictionaries and language reference.
Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete Russian will equip you with the skills you need to use Russian in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way. What will I achieve by the end of the course?
By the end of Complete Russian you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy. Is this course for me?
If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom. It can also be used as a refresher course. What do I get?
-25 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary and revision section
-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick
-Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking
-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner
-Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Russia
-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
-Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavor of real spoken Russian
-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress *Complete Russian maps from Novice Low to Advanced Low level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. This pack includes a book and one mp3 CD of audio material.
What else can I use to learn Russian?
If you require an absolute Beginner course, you can try our Get Started in Russian Absolute Beginner course: 9781444174892 Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
With Living Language Complete Russian: The Basics, you'll start by learning words, and then you'll progress to phrases, sentences, and conversations. This simple four-step building block approach will have you speaking with confidence right from the beginning, and you'll be able to learn gradually and effectively. Best of all, this comprehensive course includes everything you need -- pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, culture, and practice -- and it's designed to be effective in a short period of time. So what are you waiting for? With Living Language, you're just a few simple steps away from speaking RussianThis comprehensive course package includes:
-40 step-by-step lessons in a convenient coursebook
-4 audio CDs with all the important course content
-A comprehensive grammar reference section
-Supplemental sections on e-mail and internet resources
-An English-Russian/Russian-English learner's dictionary
-A bonus pocket travel reference
Now including the most important new words and phrases in English and Russian, the Collins Russian Gem Dictionary offers accurate and reliable coverage of today s language. In addition, the most common words have been given more detailed treatment in order to make them easier for the user to understand and translate. New to this edition are special entries on life and culture in Russia, Britain, and the United States, and an indispensable glossary of business words in Russian and English.Presented in a handy, portable format, and with a clear, user-friendly layout, the Collins Russian Gem Dictionary is the indispensable reference tool for office, home, travel, and study."
This dictionary represents a painstaking, sincere effort to fill in the gaps left by even the most comprehensive English-Russian/Russian-English dictionaries. It is not intended for beginners who are looking for basic word-to-word equivalents such as "table - стол" or "window - окно". It is intended for those who, upon reading through several possible translations of a specific word, phrase or idiom, often find themselves saying: "None of this is quite right, none of these possibilities hits the bull's eye." An inspired translation will satisfy on three levels: 1) precision of meaning; 2) the image which is evoked and 3) the actual sound of the word or phrase. For example, if one is to look up "Boot Hill" in virtually any English-Russian dictionary or on-line, one will invariably find the following: "кладбище (на Западе США); кладбище в пограничном городке на Западе США". Even a moderately gifted student or translator would scoff at such a translation because it does not begin to render the spirit or impact of the English phrase "Boot Hill". It is totally inadequate on two of the three levels listed above. How does "Мёртвая гора" (кладбище на Дальнем Севере - Death/Dead mountain) sound? It is a thousand times better on all three levels than what one finds ANYWHERE. Where does one find such a phrase? You keep your eyes peeled and your ears wide open and your Russian-English subliminal translation machine constantly in gear because you never know when such a gem will pop up. I ran across this particular expression while reading Boris Shergin, a far-northern writer and teller of tales. Have you had to translate "wow factor"? You won't find much in any dictionary - quite often it is rendered as "wow фактор" or "вау фактор". If you're not offended by this, then the fate of the Russian tongue is obviously of no concern to you. How about "степень отпадности"? Current slang for something awesome is "отпадный", so you're just right around the corner from forming the suggested translation. Multiply this by several thousand examples based on decades of study and you a tool like no other.
More than 11,500 entries, first English-Russian, then Russian-English, containing exact idiomatic translations for over 30,000 phrases and sentences. Also includes 15,000-word grammatical introduction. Focus is on phrase or sentence as basic unit of communication, method now recognized as best.