Russian Language Textbook for Beginners. North American Edition.
iLearnRussian Publishers, an imprint of Russia Online, Inc. Maryland, 2013.
Authors: V. Antonova, M. Nakhabina, M. Safronova, A. Tolstykh (Russia), and V. Bessonoff (editor, USA)
This introductory course is intended for students with no prior knowledge of the Russian language. The textbook itself is a completely revised and updated edition of «Дорога в Россию», and written specifically for North American students. It is ideally suited for use in undergraduate courses, high schools, and adult education courses.
The course consists of 15 chapters, each requiring eight to ten hours of classroom instruction (about 150 academic hours total). All chapters contain clear, concise grammatical and cultural explanations, along with a comprehensive vocabulary. High quality audio recordings will improve students' listening and pronunciation skills, and translation exercises at the end of each chapter will strengthen their writing abilities.
Towards the end of the course, the students are expected to have progressed to the Low-Intermediate level of proficiency, based on the ACTFL scale. They should also be prepared to meet the standards of the beginner level (A1) certificate of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.