Russian From Intermediate to Advanced

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Russian: From Intermediate to Advanced is a vibrant and modern course designed to help students achieve advanced proficiency in Russian. Offering a flexible modular approach structured around contemporary themes, the course further develops reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills while also expanding the student’s cultural literacy. Key features include: Structured chapters presenting a wide assortment of readings that include blogs, forums and surveys as well as opinion pieces and commentaries. Each text is accompanied by assignments with increasing levels of difficulty. Authentic and up-to-date readings, video and audio excerpts covering a range of relevant social and cultural topics, including Demography, Youth Culture, Politics and Society, Economics and Globalization. Video clips from news programs that are used not only to develop listening comprehension but also introduce students to contemporary Russian society. Particular attention to helping students acquire advanced vocabulary and the ability to converse, discuss and argue about issues with extended paragraph-length discourse. Special focus on the development of strong listening and reading comprehension skills, ensuring that students understand the ideas and supporting details in narrative and descriptive texts and connected discourse. A free companion website at offering student and instructor video and audio resources, sample syllabi and tests as well as additional materials. Written by a highly experienced author team that has co-authored the first year Russian textbook Beginner’s Russian (2010) and the second-year textbook V Puti (2005). Russian: From Intermediate to Advanced will be an essential resource for undergraduate students in their third and fourth year of Russian language study. It is also suitable for heritage learners of Russian who have mastered literacy and are familiar with the grammatical structure of Russian.

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  Russian: From Intermediate to Advanced Russian: From Intermediate to Advanced is а vibrant and modern course designed to help students achieve advanced proficiency in Russian. Offering а flexiЬle modular approach structured around contemporary themes, the course further develops reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills as well as cultural literacy. Кеу features include: ã structured chapters presenting wide assortment of readings that include ogs forums, and surveys as well as opinion pieces and commentaries. Each text is accompanied у assignments with increasing levels of difficulty ã authentic and up-to-date reading, video, and audio excerpts covering а range of relevant social and cultural topics, including demography, youth culture, politics and society, economics, and globalization ã video clips from news programs that are used not only to develop listening comprehension but also to introduce students to contemporary Russian society ã particular attention to helping students acquire advanced vocabulary and the abllity to converse, discuss, and argue about issues with extended paragraph-length discourse ã special focus on the development of strong listening and reading comprehension skills, ensuring that students understand the ideas and supporting details in narrative and descriptive texts and connected discourse ã free companion website (http://www.russian.ucla.edu/AdvancedRussian) offering video and audio resources for students and instructors, sample syllabl, computer-graded lexical and grammar exercises, and sample tests as well as additional materials. Written у the highly experienced author team that co-authored the first-year textbook Beginner's Russian (2010) and the second-year textbook V Puti (2005), Russian: From Intermediate to Advanced is an essential resource for undergraduate students in their third and fourth years of Russian language study. It is also suitaЫe for independent learners and heritage learners of Russian who have mastered literacy and are familiar with the grammatical structure of Russian. Olga Е Kagan is Professor and Director of Language Programs in the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures at University of California, Los Angeles. Anna S. Kudyma is Lecturer in Russian and Ukrainian, and Teaching Assistant Supervisor in the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures at University of California, Los Angeles. Frank J Miller is Professor and Coordinator of the Russian Language Program in the Departments of Slavic Languages at Columbla University and Barnard College.  This much-needed comprehensive textbook will help students to significantly expand their vocabulary and increase their comprehension ofboth spoken and written texts. Covering topics of general interest ( such as education, family relationships, work and employment, etc.), each chapter will also encourage students to produce texts in writing and in speech. In working on these areas it covers select aspects of Russian grammar. This four-skill textbook is truly the key to mastery for intermediate and advanced students since it focuses on independent language production through the abllity to narrate, describe, compare, and explain. Irina Six, University of Kansas, USA This is good textbook for intermediate and advanced students of Russian. It is well organized, with ten chapters on very interesting topics, and includes work on reading, listening, writing, speaking proЫem solving), vocabulary, grammar and lexicology. All texts are very authentic. This book could е used everywhere in the world because it comblnes ACTFL and TORFL principles:' Irina Kostina, University of owa, USA  Russian From Intermediate to Advanced Olga Е Kagan Anna S. Kudyma Frank J. Miller ~ ~~о~;~~п~ ~uр LONDON AND NEW YORK
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