Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian, Book Two (5e) : 9780205214600

Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian, Book Two (5e)

Robin & Evans-Romaine
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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The 5th edition of the best-selling communicatively based text for beginning Russian is enhanced by a greater focus on contemporary culture and simplified, visual grammar explanations that will better engage your students. 
Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian,  strikes a true balance between communication and structure. It takes a contemporary approach to language learning by focusing on the development of functional competence in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as the expansion of cultural knowledge. It also provides comprehensive explanations of Russian grammar along with the structural practice students need to build accuracy.
Golosa is divided into two books (Book 1 & Book 2) of ten units each. The units are organised thematically, and 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.
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New to this edition
  • Completely rewritten grammar explanations emphasize¿simple language and provide visual representations to make complicated grammar structures more accessible to beginning students.¿
  • Updated video component now includes more younger individuals to make it more compelling for students.
  • Updated dialogs are now¿more contemporary, specifically in reference to technology, helping engage students.
  • Updated authentic documents/realia reflect contemporary Russian culture.
  • Many Student Activities Manuel exercises have been revised, addressing a wider variety of ways to focus students' attention on form and encourage the creative use of the language.
Features & benefits
  • Focused attention to skills development
    • Each language skill (speaking, reading, writing, listening) is addressed in its own right. Abundant activities are provided to promote the development of competence and confidence in each skill area.
  • Modularity
    • Golosa incorporates the best aspects of a variety of methods as appropriate to the material. All skills are presented on an equal footing, but instructors may choose to focus on those which best serve their students’ needs without violating the structural integrity of individual units or the program as a whole.
  • Authenticity and cultural relevance
    • Each unit contains authentic materials and realistic communicative activities for all skills.
  • Spiraling approach
    • Students are exposed repeatedly to similar functions and structures at an increasing level of complexity. Vocabulary patterns of reading texts are recycled into subsequent listening scripts.
  • Learner-centered approach
    • Each unit places students in communicative settings where they can practice the four skills. In addition to core lexicon, students acquire personalized vocabulary to express individual needs.
  • Comprehensive coverage of beginning grammar
    • Communicative goals do not displace conceptual control of the main points of Russian grammar. By the end of Book 1, students have had meaningful contextual exposure to all the cases in both the singular and plural, as well as tense/aspects. Book 2 spirals out the basic grammar and fill in those items needed for basic communication, and for reading texts for the general reader, such as simple prose and press articles.
  • Learning strategies
    • Students acquire strategies that help them develop both the productive and receptive skills. This problem-solving approach leads students to become independent and confident in using the language.
  • Phonetics and intonation
    • Pronunciation is fully integrated and practiced with the material in each unit’s audio materials and SAM exercises, rather than covered in isolation. Intonation training includes requests, commands, nouns of address, exclamations, and non-final pauses, in addition to declaratives and interrogatives. Dialogue and situation practice help students to absorb aspects of Russian phonetics and intonation.
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