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RUS' : A Comprehensive Course in Russian - Sarah Smyth


A Comprehensive Course in Russian

Hardcover Published: 19th August 2002
ISBN: 9780521642064
Number Of Pages: 718

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This comprehensive foundation textbook is expressly designed for students embarking on a Russian language programme. Accompanied by 5 hours of audio materials, it develops the four key language skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and provides all the material required to reach intermediate level either at secondary school or during the first year of university. Highly interactive and activity-based, the course puts students firmly at the centre of the learning process, developing their autonomy as learners. - Thorough grounding in the grammar and structures of contemporary Russian - Wide-ranging tasks and exercises for both classroom use and self study - Informative texts selected to foster cultural awareness - Topics including family life, education, history, geography, work and leisure - Clear, attractive layout with lively illustrations to reinforce learning - Extensive reference features including a section on basic concepts of grammar - Teachers' guidelines to enhance practical application in the classroom - On-line answer key

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'... I am sure all Russian teachers will wish to examine it closely.' Slavonica 'This monumental work is probably the single most comprehensive Russian coursebook ever published ... this course contains everything that has ever been proposed for inclusion in a language textbook, and more.' Rusistika '... the course provides essential knowledge of Russian culture, which helps students to understand how to use the language in an appropriate way in a variety of everyday situations. ... The course's very clear structure, its efficient and stimulating presentation, the variety of materials and reference tools, and the detailed study aids and teacher's guidelines it includes make it ideal for students in the classroom or private study.' Forum for Modern Language Studies

Preface: to the studentsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Outline of the coursep. xii
Key to symbols used in the coursep. xvii
Course materials
Introductory unitp. 1
p. 28
p. 48
p. 72
p. 103
p. 127
p. 153
p. 176
p. 205
p. 227
p. 251
p. 275
p. 301
p. 332
p. 360
p. 389
p. 413
p. 437
p. 458
p. 487
p. 510
Teachers' guidelines
General introductionp. 534
The course-typep. 535
The syllabus-typep. 537
The intended learnersp. 539
The teacherp. 539
The structure of the coursep. 540
The unitsp. 540
Reference toolsp. 543
Study aidsp. 544
Methodological pointersp. 545
What to do with the classroom materialsp. 545
Developing knowledgep. 546
How to develop speaking skillsp. 552
How to develop reading skillsp. 553
How to develop productive skills on the basis of textsp. 556
Use of the keyp. 558
Concluding remarksp. 558
Glossary of linguistic termsp. 559
Bibliographyp. 560
Reference tools and study aids
Language awarenessp. 563
Grammar summaryp. 613
Summary of functionsp. 674
Vocabulary checklistp. 684
Index of textsp. 689
Index of grammatical conceptsp. 694
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ISBN: 9780521642064
ISBN-10: 052164206X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 718
Published: 19th August 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.5  x 4.9
Weight (kg): 1.67