Ruslan Russian 1: A Communicative Russian Course
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Ruslan Russian 1 by John Langran and Natalya Veshnyeva (176 pages, full colour) is a beginners courses for adults and teenagers now in its fifth edition. It has been a UK market leader for more than 15 years and has been regularly updated. There is a full alphabet introduction followed by ten lessons with lively, humorous dialogues, clear grammar explanations, reading, listening and writing exercises, songs and poems for learners and language games for the classroom or for online training. There are Russian-English and English-Russian dictionaries with approximately 1100 words. The dialogues tell the story of Ivan, Lyudmila, Peter and Vadim in Moscow, as well as the "typical foreigner" whose escapades show up some of the difficulties and misunderstandings that can occur when travelling in Russia. There are high quality recordings of all the dialogues which are free online with a wide range of voices, including members of the Rossica Choir, Saint Petersburg. Ruslan 1 is equivalent to the Council of Europe A1 level for foreign language competence.