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Troika: A Communicative Approach to Russian Language, Life, and Culture

Troika: A Communicative Approach to Russian Language, Life, and Culture
Author: Marita Nummikoski
ISBN 13: 9780471309451
ISBN 10: 471309451
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 1996-02-16
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 640
List Price: N/A

Conquer the first stage of the Russian language with a communicative approach that goes beyond memorizing vocabulary! Troika will take students through all aspects of beginning Russian study, including the language, life, and culture of today’s Russian people. Develop students’ speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills with: 18 lessons that address a wide variety of topics ranging from Nationalities and Languages, to Daily Schedules. A step-by-step approach to learning, with every lesson divided into sub-topics featuring their own exercises to allow for testing of the material in segments. A variety of diverse student activities such as oral discussions, pre- and post-reading activities and writing exercises to foster group work as well as independent study. A full end-of-chapter grammar discussion, with exercises to foster the development of accurate communication skills. Authentic readings that are interwoven with the chapter topics, rather than in separate sections, to capture students’ attention. Cultural sections on famous people, as well as facts in geography, history and tradition, to enhance student appreciation of Russian life as well as language. This text is accompanied by ancillary materials that enrich Russian study for both student and instructor! For the Student: • Student Textbook (30945-1) • Workbook/Lab Manual/Pronunciation (30944-3) • Audio Cassettes (13805-3)—ask your bookstore to order! For the Instructor: • Annotated Instructor’s Edition (12926-7) • Test Bank (13803-7) • Audio Cassettes (13805-3) • Tapescript (13877-0).


An introductory Russian text that emphasizes language proficiency in all four skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The information used in teaching the language also serves as an introduction to Russian culture, history, geography, famous people, and other topics. A supporting workbook and laboratory manual and laboratory tapes are available but unseen. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.