6th Edition

Golosa A Basic Course in Russian, Book One

    582 Pages 420 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    582 Pages 420 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    ГОЛОСА: A Basic Course in Russian (Sixth Edition), strikes a true balance between communication and structure. It takes a contemporary approach to language learning by focusing on the development of functional competence in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as the expansion of cultural knowledge. It also provides comprehensive explanations of Russian grammar along with the structural practice students need to build accuracy.

    The sixth edition of this bestselling communicatively based text for beginning Russian has been updated by putting a greater focus on contemporary culture and simplified, visual grammar explanations that will better engage students. Books One and Two are a basic proficiency-oriented complete course in Russian language designed to bring students to the ACTFL Intermediate range in speaking (A2/B1 on the CEFR scale) after 200–250 classroom contact hours, or two years of academic study. The program also covers the basic morphology of Russian (declension, case government, conjugation). The program has been the bestseller as a college Russian textbook through five editions since 1993. It is designed to be the principal textbook for a two-year college sequence running at 3 to 5 hours a week — a total of 150 to 250 hours of face-to-face instruction at the college level, double at the high school level.

    ГОЛОСА is divided into two books (Book One and Book Two) of ten units each. The units are organized thematically, and each unit contains dialogs, texts, exercises, and other material designed to enable students to read, speak, and write about the topic, as well as to understand simple conversations. The systematic grammar explanations and exercises enable students to develop a conceptual understanding and partial control of all basic Russian structures. This strong structural base enables students to accomplish the linguistic tasks and prepares them for further study of the language.

    Free audio and video resources are also available at www.routledge.com/9780367612801 including the Instructor Resources. Print and eTextbooks are accompanied by a Student Workbook and a rich companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/golosa) offering audio and video material and fully integrated exercises to use alongside the text. The companion website, powered by Lingco, is fully available for separate purchase from Lingco. Teachers can preview the new companion websites and create their courses. Please find a demo course at https://class.lingco.io/register?instructorCode=ROUTLEDGE2022&accessCode=INS-7fe92b6&language=ru

    For resources on how to set up and customize your course, please visit the Help Center on the Lingco Language Labs website at www.lingco.io. It includes articles that explain how the platform works and what you can do with it.Students may join their teacher’s course on Lingco and will be able to enter their access code or purchase access at any point in the 14-day grace period that begins on the first date of access. Students receive 12 months of access that begins after a free 14-day grace period.

    Multimedia (audio and video) for Golosa is found exclusively on the companion website.


    Scope and Sequence


    Урок 1: Немного о себе

    Урок 2: Что у меня есть?

    Урок 3: Какие языки вы знаете?

    Урок 4: Образование

    Урок 5: Мой день

    Урок 6: Дом, квартира, общежитие

    Урок 7: Семья

    Урок 8: В магазине

    Урок 9: Что мы будем есть?

    Урок 10: Биография


    Russian-English Glossary

    English-Russian Glossary

    Appendix A: Spelling Rules

    Appendix B: Nouns and Modifiers

    Appendix C: Declensions

    Appendix D: Numerals



    Richard Robin, Professor of Slavic Linguistics and International Affairs is the Russian language program director at the George Washington University. Within the field of Russian language pedagogy, he specializes in language proficiency assessment, listening comprehension, and the use of authentic media in the lower levels of instruction. Over the last thirty years, he has collaborated on a half-dozen Russian language textbooks.

    Karen Evans-Romaine, Professor of Russian, is co-director of the Russian Language Flagship program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She and Russian Flagship co-director Dianna Murphy have co-edited a volume, Exploring the US Language Flagship Program: Professional Competence in a Second Language by Graduation (2017) and have co-authored articles on pedagogical and co-curricular practices in the Russian Flagship. Evans-Romaine teaches Russian language, literature, and culture.

    Galina Shatalina, Professor of Russian, is the Russian course coordinator for the George Washington University.

    "The Голоса textbook is a wonderful textbook for those who want to learn Russian from the alphabet to grammar concepts using the communicative approach. The textbook usefully offers both the structure of gradually introducing vocabulary and grammar concepts and flexibility for instructors to adjust the amount of the introduced material to meet the students' demand. The Голоса textbook is a great resource for students and instructors of Russian and I have successfully been using it for over ten years. I look forward to the new edition."

    Ilmira P. Dulyanova, Instructor of Russian, University of South Dakota