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Ervin, Gerard L. : The Ohio State University Main Campus
Lubensky, Sophia : State University of New York at Albany
Jarvis, Donald K. : Brigham Young University
LESSON 1: EDEM ILI IDEM?
Grammatika: Iz + genitive case
Dialogi: Asking questions in the metro
The Art of Conversation: Otkuda vy?
O Rossii: Kto poslednii?
Iazyk i gorodskoi transport
Reference: Buffer vowels and consonants
Grammatika: Nuzhen and nuzhno (nado)
Idiomatic uses of idti
Compound subjects (my s...)
Dialogi: Offering assistance
Making a polite refusal
The Art of Conversation: Nuzhno and nado
Grammatika: Motion verbs with prefixes u- and vy-
Motion verbs ekhat'/poekhat'
Comparatives bol'she, men'she, luchshe, khuzhe
Dialogi: Discussing someone's activities
Discussing work schedules
The Art of Conversation: Vykhodit'/vyiti and ukhodit'/uiti
Grammatika: Verbs of motion by vehicle with prefixes pri- and u-
Dialogi: Making sightseeing plans
The Art of Conversation: Transitions and other devices
O Rossii: Vidy gorodskogo transporta
Word Study: ''Combining forms'' of motion verbs
Vocabulary building: -ost' nouns
LESSON 2: KHOCHU STAT' BIZNESMENOM
Grammatika: Raz and kazhdyi
Nazad and cherez
Zanimat'sia + instrumental
Verbs of teaching, studying, learning
Dialogi: Discussing preferences
O Rossii: Slova, slova, slova
Grammatika: Instrumental case with stat' and byt'
The particle -nibud'
Dialogi: Wishing someone good luck
Trying to find someone
Discussing professional goals
The Art of Conversation: Promises, thanks and wishes
Writing a personal letter
Grammatika: Odin iz + genitive
Dialogi: Discussing the weather
Inviting someone to a sports event
Inviting someone to an outing
The Art of Conversation: Agreeing and disagreeing
O Rossii: Istoriia na ulitsakh
Grammatika: Compound comparatives
Motion verb nesti with and without prefixes pri- and u-
Dialogi: Making plans
Asking about study plans
Asking if someone is home
The Art of Conversation: Uses of i
O Rossii: Sueveriia i primety
Word Study: Nouns ending in -tel'
Perfectivization through prefixation
LESSON 3: S NOVYM GODOM
Grammatika: Relative clauses with kotoryi
Ne bylo and ne budet + genitive
Dative + adverb constructions
Dialogi: Discussing plans for a holiday
O Rossii: New Year's in Russia
Grammatika: The reflexive pronoun sebia
Simple comparatives of adverbs and predicate adjectives
Dialogi: Making shopping lists
Discussing food preferences
Exchanging holiday wishes
The Art of Conversation: Holiday (and other) greetings
Grammatika: The particles -to and -nibud'
Use of ostat'sia
Perfective verbs s''est' and poest'
Dialogi: Discussing past events
Offering and accepting food
The Art of Conversation: More on greetings and toasts
O Rossii: Kak russkie vstrechaiut Novyi god
Grammatika: Age constructions in the past and future
Verbs of placement and position: Sadit'sia and sidet'
Dialogi: Soliciting and giving opinions
The Art of Conversation: ''Let's...''
LESSON 4: IAZYK--ETO NE VSE!
Grammatika: Time-limiting perfectives in po-
Use of chtoby
Imperatives in -'(te)
Clock time on the quarter and half hour
Dialogi: Asking and telling when something is happening
Inviting someone to a social gathering
Asking a favor
The Art of Conversation: Approximate time, quantity, amount
O Rossii: Novostroiki
Grammatika: Multidirection motion verbs khodit' and ezdit'
Past tense of dolzhen phrases
Short-form adjectives and participles
Dialogi: Getting and giving directions
Problem solving: a lost person
The Art of Conversation: Reducing miscommunication
O Rossii: Stoianka taksi
Grammatika: Mnogo and mnogie
Za + accusative of time
Dialogi: Discussing language study
O Rossii: Istoriia na ulitsakh
Grammatika: Drug druga
V + prepositional case of ordinals + godu
Subjectless oni forms
Dialogi: Asking for advice
Choosing a gift of appreciation
The Art of Conversation: A touch of ''class''
O Rossii: Na rynke
LESSON 5: SKOREE VYZDORAVLIVAITE!
Grammatika: Comparisons + genitive
Instrumental to express means or instrument
Dialogi: Offering assistance
Inquiring about someone's health
On the phone: Inquiring about someone's health
The Art of Conversation: When someone has a cold
O Rossii: Po Farengeitu, po Tsel'siiu
Reference: Review of instrumental case use
Grammatika: Direct objects and negation
Dialogi: Making plans and asking permission
Requesting assistance when someone is ill
Requesting and offering assistance
The Art of Conversation: Destination or location?
Grammatika: Aspect and imperatives
Transitive and reflexive verbs
Dialogi: Discussing health and treatment
O Rossii: Health care in Russia
Grammatika: Khvatat'/khvatit' + genitive
Third-person imperatives with pust'
The prepositions iz, ot, s + genitive
Future tense in subordinate clauses
Dialogi: Telling symptoms to a doctor
Getting a medical examination and prescription
O Rossii: Bol'nichnyi list
Word Study: The medical profession
Study Tip: Multicase and multiuse prepositions
LESSON 6: 8 MARTA
Grammatika: Russian style of representing dates
Expression of time when
Dialogi: Discussing gifts
Asking for advice
Discussing cultural differences
The Art of Conversation: The conjunction ved'
O Rossii: Vos'moe marta i dvadtsat' tret'e fevralia
Grammatika: Adjectives as nouns
Dialogi: Asking what's for sale
Asking for personal information
Asking for advice on presents
The Art of Conversation: Expressing curiosity
O Rossii: Chto daiut?
Reference: Review of dative case use
Grammatika: The conditional-hypothetical mood
Questions with dative + infinitive
Dialogi: Asking where to buy something
Planning for shopping
The Art of Conversation: Contrasts using zato
When you have something in mind
Word Study: Diminutives
Grammatika: Verbs of placement
Word order in statements
Dialogi: Giving holiday greetings
Inviting someone to dance
Asking for advice
O Rossii: Chai i zakuski
Word Study: Russian word formation
LESSON 7: MY IDEM V BOL'SHOI TEATR!
Grammatika: Declining proper nouns
Interesovat'sia and interesovat'
Dialogi: Discussing preferences: sports
Giving advice on dating
Asking about preferences
O Rossii: Sport
Grammatika: Motion verbs with prefix za-
Addition uses of by
Use of uspet'
Dialogi: Discussing errands
Planning for a date
Inviting someone to your home
Grammatika: Unidirectional and multidirectional motion verbs
Perfective motion verbs poiti and poekhat'
Dialogi: Arranging a theater date
Checking coats at a theater
The Art of Conversation: The generic ''you''
O Rossii: Vecher v teatre
Grammatika: Declension of surnames
Dialogi: Making excuses
Selling and buying extra tickets
The Art of Conversation: Explanations, excuses
Special uses of odin
LESSON 8: DO SVIDANIIA, MOSKVA, DO SVIDANIIA!
Dialogi: Discussing summer plans
O Rossii: Arkhangel'sk
Word Study: Spotting roots
Dialogi: Ordering in a restaurant
The Art of Conversation: More conversational signposts
O Rossii: Gde ediat v Rossii
Vecher v khoroshem restorane
Study Tip: The many uses of na
Dialogi: On the phone: ordering a cab
On the phone: checking on a late cab
The Art of Conversation: Expressing good wishes
O Rossii: Davaite prisiadem na dorogu
O Rossii: Nazvaniia vokzalov
Common uses of Russian cases
Selected events in Russian and Western history
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