This is a grammar book which deals with the essentials of Russian language and carefully guides the student along the road to a complete mastery of the language. Grammatical rules are presented within the pattern of the living language. Exercises follow the grammar section of each lesson and provide an excellent opportunity to apply the newly acquired knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, and Russian idiom. Vocabulary building units and reading review selections interspersed throughout the book act to further solidify the knowledge of the language. Songs, proverbs and riddles enliven the heritage of Russian culture and folk wisdom.
The Appendix offers many new and original tables for reference and review purposes. But the outstanding feature of the book is its basic organization and the fact that it lives up to its name: ESSENTIALS OF RUSSIAN. The thoroughly integrated reading units, grammar, vocabulary, and idioms contained in each lesson unit build toward the final goal of making this your second language.
This text is designed for classroom and individual instruction but can also be used for self-teaching.