6th Edition

Golosa A Basic Course in Russian, Book Two

    674 Pages
    by Routledge

    674 Pages
    by Routledge

    ГОЛОСА: A Basic Course in Russian, Book Two (Sixth Edition), takes a contemporary approach to language learning by focusing on the development of functional competence as well as the expansion of cultural knowledge.

    The sixth edition of this bestselling communicatively based text for Russian has been updated by putting a greater focus on contemporary culture and simplified, visual grammar explanations that will better engage students. The program also covers the basic morphology of Russian (declension, case government, conjugation). The program has been a bestseller as a college Russian textbook through five editions since 1993.

    Following on from Golosa Book One, Golosa Book Two is divided into ten units. Organised thematically, 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. Book Two is designed to bring students to the ACTFL Intermediate range in speaking (A2/B1 on the CEFR scale).

    Print and eTextbooks are accompanied by a Student Workbook and a rich companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/golosa) offering audio and video material, instructor resources and fully integrated exercises to use alongside the text. The companion website, powered by Lingco, is available for separate purchase from Lingco. Teachers can preview the new companion websites and create their courses. Free audio and video resources are also available at www.routledge.com/cw/golosa, including the Instructor Resources. 

    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.


    Scope and Sequence

    Урок 1: Погода, климат, география

    Урок 2: Телефон и коммуникация

    Урок 3: Как попасть

    Урок 4: Путешествие и гостиница

    Урок 5: На экране

    Урок 6: Что почитать?

    Урок 7: Свободное время

    Урок 8: Здоровье

    Урок 9: В гостях

    Урок 10: После окончания университета

    Appendix A: Spelling Rules

    Appendix B: Nouns and Modifiers

    Appendix C: Declensions

    Appendix D: Numerals

    Appendix E: Grammatical Terms


    Russian-English Glossary

    English-Russian Glossary



    Richard M. 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 pedagogogy, 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.