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Meandering in Moscow? Teach yourself Russian!
With Teach Yourself it's possible for virtually anyone to learn and experience the languages of the world, from Afrikaans to Zulu; Ancient Greek to Modern Persian; Beginner's Latin to Biblical Hebrew. Follow any of the Teach Yourself Language Courses Audiopackages at your own pace or use them as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are professionally designed for self-guided study, making them one of the most enjoyable and easy to use language courses you can find. Audiopackages include an instructional paperback book and two companion 60-minute audio CDs.
Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including:
- Step-by-step guide to pronunciation and grammar
- Regular and irregular verb tables
- Plenty of practice exercises and answers
- Practical vocabulary and a bilingual glossary
- Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout
- An exploration of the culture
- And much more
It's easy to teach yourself Russian!
Complete Russian: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Russian, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Russian with confidence.
Within each of the 20 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues.You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society.
About the Author
Daphne West has taught in schools and further education colleges; she was Head of Modern Languages at Sherborne School for Girls and Sevenoaks School, and Headmistress of the Maynard School in Exeter. In 1993 she was awarded the Pushkin Medal by the Pushkin Institute, Moscow, for contributions to the teaching of Russian. Now a freelance teacher and writer, her former Russian students include teachers of Russian in schools and universities, as well those who have made their careers in Russia working for businesses and charitable organisations. In January 2010 she became the editor of Rusistika, the Russian journal of the Association of Language Learning.
Table of Contents
Introduction/Your passport please!/Im called Ira/Wheres the telephone?/May one take photographs here?/How much is it?/I prefer to swim/At the post office/Is this place free?/When does the train leave?/On Wednesdays I usually.../It depends on the weather/Is Ira at home?/Must I go to the doctors?/The jumper really suits you/Happy Birthday!/It would be better.../Lets pop into the travel agents/What happened?/Thank you for the letter/Come and see us again!/Appendix 1/Appendix 2/Key to the exercises/Russian-English vocabulary/English-Russian vocabulary/Index to grammar points