Russian in Use

An Interactive Approach to Advanced Communicative Competence

Sandra Freels Rosengrant

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June 28, 2006
448 pages, 7 x 10
ISBN: 9780300109436
Paper

Read the Table of Contents in PDF (6 pages)
Read the Preface in PDF (2 pages)
Read Chapter Three in PDF (87 pages)

Attention Instructors: To obtain the Instructor's Manual for this book, please contact language.yalepress@yale.edu.

Russian in Use: An Interactive Approach to Communicative Competence is a four-skill language textbook intended for advanced students of Russian. The book focuses on high-frequency, nonliterary topics of general interest: geography, education, politics, ecology, and Russians’ perceptions of America. Each chapter contains preparatory vocabulary and user-friendly grammatical exercises supported by examples from contemporary popular literature. The lessons then provide practice using external resources; authentic reading texts; authentic, unscripted listening exercises (on a multi-media CD ROM, included with the text); and independent writing and speaking activities. The book emphasizes independent language production. Students examine topics from diverse perspectives and then are encouraged to develop and defend their own opinions in clear, colloquial standard Russian.
 
Russian in Use is accompanied by an instructor's manual, which contains keys to the exercises and transcripts of the listening passages.

Sandra Freels Rosengrant is chair of Foreign Languages and Literatures and professor of Russian at Portland State University.

"A useful contribution to the expanding selection of advanced-level Russian language textbooks based on the communicative approach. . . . Russian in Use has a flexible structure which allows instructors to supplement the material as needed and tailor their class sessions to the unique needs of their students."—Sidney Eric Dement, Slavic and East European Journal

"The book is very useful to instructors looking for suitable textbooks for advanced students that aim at developing communicative competence in speaking and writing. . . . it offers excellent opportunities and resources for fostering listening and reading skills as well. Russian in Use is a valuable contribution to the pool of advanced language textbooks with a communicative approach."—Susmita Sundaram, The NECTFL Review