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Routledge Intensive Russian Course An Accelerated Course for Beginners by Robin Aizlewood

Routledge Intensive Russian Course An Accelerated Course for Beginners

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Routledge Intensive Russian Course An Accelerated Course for Beginners by Robin Aizlewood

This intensive foundation course in Russian is designed for students with no previous knowledge of the language. Developed primarily for classroom use, the course offers an original and distinctive approach to language learning, presenting Russian in context offering access to Russian life, culture, history and society. Using authentic language throughout, the course takes students from beginner to intermediate level in one year. Progress is carefully structured, starting with simple grammar and working towards more complex points with the acquisition of a significant body of vocabulary. By the end of the course students will have acquired a sound knowledge of the main structures of the language and will be able to express themselves confidently in a wide range of communicative contexts. The tried-and-tested material featured in the course is structured to improve all four core skills of language learning: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The course is divided in three parts: * Part 1 provides a foundation which gets the student going in Russian * Part 2 concentrates on intensive development to take the student rapidly forward * Part 3 incorporates both revision and further development. Each unit is divided into lessons which all include lively dialogues, sections on grammar and language functions and lots of exercises that help develop the student's practical language skills. Audio materials recorded by native speakers include dialogues, exercises and a variety of texts to help students using the course to improve their listening comprehension and pronunciation skills. They are available to order separately, ISBN: 978-0-415-22301-0 Guidance for tutors, as well as links to related sites, is available at:

About the Author

Robin Aizlewood teaches at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL. He is a specialist in Russian language teaching and course design, with very wide experience at university and school levels and in examining. He has been active over many years in the promotion of Russian and modern languages generally. Recent publications include Two Essays on Maiakovskii's verse, articles on Russian identity in Russian thought, on Pushkin's Queen of Spades, and on ab initio Russian.

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Publication date

1st May 2005


Robin Aizlewood

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Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


448 pages


Language teaching & learning material & coursework



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