We select the materials for each group of our Russian school according to the communicative tasks facing it. One basic manual and fragments from others in which separate subjects are better reflected is usually used. The main manuals and textbooks are by the Russian authors as in Russia traditions of foreigners training is the oldest, and the technique, in our opinion, is fulfilled better.
Pupils aren't obliged to get textbooks for training in Russian as foreign, however on demand we are ready to help in purchase of the main textbooks. After all they are suitable and for further independent study of Russian language. The alternative option – to use the electronic versions of books or training materials offered by the teacher directly during the courses.
Some samples of books for the foreigners
S.Chernyshov, «Let's go!».
This course is designed for 80-120 hours and offers a good introduction of the Russian language. The communicative and grammatical teaching approaches have been successfully combined in this textbook. The dictionary includes lexicon in English, German and French.
The second part (Volume 1) of a popular course of Russian for grownups is intended for continuing to study Russian at a basic level (A2). The textbook is designed on the average for 80-120 hours. The goal is maintenance of fast mastering of different aspects of language and kinds of speech activities. Grammatical and colloquial courses are combined. The textbook includes game tasks, keys and audio supplement.
T.Esmantova, «Russian language: 5 elements». The textbook is organized by the modular principle for levels from A1 to B1. Each part of a textbook includes a disk for listening and test tasks. We chose this textbook for the qualitative organization of a training material and accurate compliance of the program of each section to characteristics of CERF.
V. Antonova, M. Nakhabina, M.Safronova, «A road to Russia». This textbook for studying of Russian is specially prepared by linguists of Moscow State University for the foreigners coming from the English-speaking countries. We appreciate its qualitative explanation of grammatical material relying on knowledge of English.
Courses of Russian as a foreign language
Lesson 1. Introduction to Russian alphabet.