Designed to develop basic reading, writing, listening and communication skills.
For classroom use at the university/college/school levels.
Many choose it as a self-study guide to learn Russian (request free answer key files if you are a self- study student).
Part 1 & 2 covers enough material to prepare students for the elementary level (A-1) Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL).
Parents often use Sputnik to teach their kids.
Part 1 & 2 could be bought separately.
Dr. Julia Rochtchina (the author) provides a step-by-step introduction to Russian with clear and simple explanations of grammar and sentence structure.
Dr. Rochtchina teaches Russian at the University of Victoria, Canada. She is also known for her online tutorial RussianForEveryone.com, which is visited by 300,000 people each year from over 200 countries.
Sputnik Textbook part 1 & 2. See sample pages below.
Optional Sputnik Workbook part 1 & 2 (sold separately). See sample pages below.
Complementary website sputniktextbook.org.
Self-marking exercises, more than 1,300 high quality audio files including dialogs, phrases, and proverbs.
Website audio materials recorded by professional Russian narrators and actors help learners to acquire proper pronunciation.
Interactive online activities and a friendly interface for learners and instructors with automatic grading of exercises and tests are designed to support effective learning and teaching.