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Golosa : Basic Course in Russian, Book 1

Golosa : Basic Course in Russian, Book 1 - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0130494566

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ISBN13: 978-0130494566
ISBN10: 0130494569
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 03
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2003
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Golosa : Basic Course in Russian, Book 1 - 3RD 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130494566

Richard Robin, Karen Evans-Romaine, Galina Shatalina and Joanna Robin

ISBN13: 978-0130494566
ISBN10: 0130494569
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 03
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No

Golosa is part of a two-volume series communicative approach to Introductory Russian that is designed to help students reach the Intermediate range in speaking and listening plus reading and writing. Each volume of Golosa includes a main textbook, a student workbook with audio drills and written exercises, and an audio program that runs approximately ten hours per volume and includes listening comprehension exercises, dialogs, conversations, and rapid-pace oral drills. In addition, a Companion Website offers additional lexical and grammatical exercises from each chapter plus links to authentic Russian websites, and the entire Golosa audio program is available online.

Each unit in the program revolves around a theme (university, family, etc.), and follows the same basic format: introduction of basic vocabulary for the chapter theme, listening to introductory conversations, short dialogs with activities and role-play practice, practice in listening and reading with emphasis on strategies, grammar study and practice in both oral and written form, and written workbook exercises that go from mechanical skill-building to creative skill-using.

Features :

  • NEW -- Golosa Companion Web Site -- Features all the audio for the Lab Manual, video segments, interactive exercises and activities plus links to authentic sites.
  • Audio -- The website contains all the audio for the Lab Manual activities.
  • Students can easily download and listen to the audio segments in order to complete the Lab Manual activities from any computerwith an internet connection.
  • Video -- Easy-to-follow short interviews with real Russians in Russia.
  • Students can watch these videos outside of class and build their language skills.
  • Readings -- Authentic readings accompanied by pre- and post-text activities.
  • Builds on the readings provided in the text and allows students to continue to build their reading skills.
  • Online interactive exercises and activities -- Interactive online activities and exercises are corrected automatically.
  • Saves instructors time grading and provides students with immediate feedback.
  • Listening Activities -- Additional to those provided in the audioprogram.
  • Ensures students are able to build their listening skills.
  • Website URLs for active Russian-language sites listed.
  • Provides students with the most up-to-date information on specific topics.
  • Instructor's Resource Manual -- Provided online.
  • Instructors can easily download information and customize it.
  • Golosa Text
  • NEW -- Grammar sections offset in tinted pages.
  • Present an analytical view of the grammatical structures in the unit, and help students visually identify each unit's grammar structure.
  • NEW -- Grammar Introduction activities -- Streamlined for ease of student use and understanding.
  • Assists students with understanding the new grammar.
  • NEW -- Expanded Readings -- Readings skills are developed in 2 ways.
  • In text -- semi-authentic passages are presented in the text and are easily accessible to beginning students.
  • Website and Workbook readings -- Truly authentic texts with pre- and post-text workups appear in the Workbook and Website.
  • NEW -- Expanded listening -- Listening skills are practiced in 2 ways.
  • In text -- The most accessible scripts and tasks appear in the text.
  • Website -- More challenging authentic scripts are on the Website.
  • NEW -- Updates to many cultural notes.
  • Provides current cultural information.
  • NEW -- More English-Russian translation exercises.
  • These simple exercises available in both the text and on the Website target the areas that English speakers have the most difficulty with such as possessives, y-constructions and subjectless sentences.
  • A true communicative context.
  • Teaches students to use what they have to communicate, while giving them the grammar and vocabulary to grow for the future.
  • Alphabet unit -- Introduces the Russian writing system: print, script and keyboarding. Also, introduces numbers and geographical names.
  • Separation of skills -- Addresses each language skill (speaking, reading, writing, listening) in its own right.
  • Flexibility -- Dictates no particular methodological approach. All skills are presented on an equal footing.
  • Allows teachers and students to choose to focus on those skills which best serve their needs without violating the structural integrity of individual units or the book as a whole.
  • Moves classes faster by eliminating some of the activities for reading and listening for content.
  • Spiraling approach.
  • Exposes students repeatedly to similar functions and structures at an increasing level of complexity.
  • Learner-centered -- Each unit puts students into communicative settings in all four skills.
  • In addition to core lexicon, students acquire personalized vocabulary for individual needs.
  • Variety of exercises -- Oral drills and written exercises progress from mechanical to contextualized to individualized activities.
  • Learning strategies -- Features a variety of types of exercises
  • Ensures that students acquire strategies for productive and receptive skills regardless of their individual learning styles.
  • Numbers, phonetics and intonation -- Presents and practices pronunciation (segmental and suprasegmental features) in each unit in conjunction with material covered rather than in isolation.
  • Cultural relevance -- Embeds all texts and conversations within culture relevant to Russia today.

Author Bio

Robin, Richard : George Washington University

Evans-Romaine, Karen : Ohio University

Shatalina, Galina : George Washington University

Robin, Joanna :

Table of Contents

Scope and Sequence.
1. A Bit about Oneself.
2. What Do I Have?
3. What Languages Do you Know?
4. University.
5. Daily Routine.
6. Home, Apartment, Dormitory.
7. Our Family.
8. In a Store.
9. What Shall we Have to Eat?
10. Biography.
Vocabulary Russian/English, English/Russian.
Appendix A: Nouns and Modifiers.
Appendix B: Spelling Rules.
Appendix C: Declensions.
Appendix D: Numbers.

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