Russian in Plain English: A very basic Russian starter for complete beginners, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Russian in Plain English

A very basic Russian starter for complete beginners, 1st Edition

By Natalia V. Parker

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184 pages | 74 B/W Illus.

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Description

Russian In Plain English enables complete beginners to acquire the skill of reading words written in Cyrillic independently, with no English transcription or imitated pronunciation, within a short period of time.

This book introduces the alphabet and pronunciation gradually, feeding the Cyrillic letters and various pronunciation aspects in, one by one over its 10 Units, thus building a complete picture of the Russian sound system and the writing system, as well as highlighting their interrelations and helping learners to see the logic behind the use of the Cyrillic alphabet.

Furthermore, the book explains the basic grammatical features of Russian words and rules of how to put them into sentences, enabling learners to start saying things in Russian from Unit 1. It employs some findings of research in language processing, helping learners to start building their speaking and reading skills.

This book is an essential guide for all beginners, including students and independent learners.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface

Preface for Teachers

Acknowledgements

UNIT 1. Getting Started

Something Old, Something New (Revision of Unit 1)

UNIT 2. Questions and Answers

Something Old, Something New (Revision of Unit 2)

Unit 3. Mine or Yours

Something Old, Something New (Revision of Unit 3)

Unit 4. Excuse me. Have you got a pen?

Something Old, Something New (Revision of Unit 4)

Unit 5. Say "please".

Something Old, Something New (Revision of Unit 5)

Unit 6. Where are you?

Something Old, Something New (Revision of Unit 6)

Unit 7. Work or play?

Something Old, Something New (Revision of Unit 7)

Unit 8. Where do you live?

Something Old, Something New (Revision of Unit 8)

Unit 9. Is Red Square big?

Something Old, Something New (Revision of Unit 9)

Unit 10. What is he/she up to?

Final Revision

Cultural Background

Dictionary

Grammar Index

Pronunciation Index

About the Author

Natalia V. Parker is a keen educator and language practitioner. Trained in Foreign Language Teaching in Russia, she held a full-time teaching post at the Tula University, which she left to set up one of the first non-state non-profit-making schools implementing more up-to-date teaching. At the age of 27, she became a Head of School. After moving to the UK, Natalia taught Russian for several years, developing a new teaching methodology. She returned to Higher Education in 2016, doing an MA in Applied Linguistics at Sheffield. Her teaching experiment has produced extremely successful results which enabled her to secure Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Studentship, awarded by the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) for her PhD. She presented the results of her research at the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) Conference and at the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) Conference, among others. Currently, Natalia is running another pedagogical experiment on teaching Russian grammar.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FOR021000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Russian
LAN008000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism