Sputnik Textbook

Sputnik Textbook (Part 1 and 2) is an introductory Russian course designed to develop basic reading, writing, listening and communication skills. Sputnik is designed both for classroom use at the university/college level as well as a helpful self-study guide for beginning learners of Russian.

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.

The full package includes a textbook, optional workbook (sold separately) and free access to a complementary website sputniktextbook.org.
About Sputnik website
Sputnik website is a complementary free resource for teachers, students, and self-study learners. There are multiple self-marking exercises, more than 1,300 high quality audio files including dialogs, proverbs, and phrases. Please try a couple of them below.
— Скажи́те, пожа́луйста, где мо́жно купи́ть биле́т на метро́?
— На ста́нции в биле́тной ка́ссе.
— Спаси́бо.
А. Ма́ша расска́зывает о пла́нах на неде́лю.
Listen to Masha’s story and answer the questions listed in Урок 7 Тема 5 in your textbook.

Sputnik Textbook sample pages

Sputnik Workbook sample pages

Sputnik complementary website

Complementary 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.

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