Ruslan 1 Student Book by John Langran and Natalya Vesnyeva. Fifth edition 2012. 176 pages. B5.
A communicative Russian course for adults and teenagers.
This is the basic book for beginners. It fully meets the Council of Europe's criteria for accreditation at A1 level. Fifth edition in full colour, incorporating the old Ruslan 1 Reader. Alphabet introduction. 10 lessons. Dialogues with an exciting story line. Vocabularies. Clear grammar explanations. Background information. Lots of exercises. Communication activities. Listening and reading exercises. Songs and poems for learners. Russian to English and English to Russian dictionaries (2000 approx words). The key to the exercises is on the Ruslan website.

This is the basic book for the course, but you should also consider the Ruslan 1 Audio CD, Workbook, Reader, and interactive CDRom.

An excellent course. My students start to speak straight away! Ruslan breaks down people’s expectations that Russian will be difficult.
Elena Cooper. Atlas Language Centre, Paignton.

If you want to learn Russian properly, for work, holidays or pleasure, then look no further!
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