Oscar E. Swan and Sylvia Galova-Lorinc


This book, the first modern, full course of Slovak for English speakers, is intended for the first year of language study at the college level. It is also suitable for self study when used in combination with accompanying tapes. For additional materials related to this title, visit the author's website at: https://lektorek.org Each lesson, designed to be covered in...


The purpose of this book is to allow students of Russian in their first and second years of study to read -- and to enjoy! -- authentic, unabridged, and unsimplified Russian literature. Works chosen for the collection give their reader insight into Russian life from the early 1930s to the end of the 1980s and their difficulty is appropriate for...

xii + 212

Although designed primarily for use with Oscar Swan's First Year Polish (also from Slavica), the material in this workbook can also be used with other Polish textbooks. Part I, Alphabet and Phonetics, has a systematic presentation of the Polish alphabet, notes on phonetics, and an extensive set of drills involving oppositions. Part II, Intonation, shows the three major types of...


A uniquely conceived four-semester language training sequence designed especially for undergraduates not majoring in Russian. Because reading is the single most practical and permanently useful of all language skills, the primary focus of this course is on the development of reading competency and fluency in any discipline or field of interest. The emphasis on interiorization of the language structure and...

Slava Paperno, Alice Stone Nakhimovsky, Alexander Nakhimovsky and Richard L. Leed

viii + 340

Designed for students who have had at least one year of Russian, this textbook is appropriate for the 3rd, 4th, or 5th semester and can be covered in one or two semesters. It is the middle course of the series of Russian textbooks produced by the Upstate New York writing team from Cornell and Colgate universities (Beginning Russian and Advanced...

Lora Paperno. English translation and photographs by Richard D. Sylveseter


The book is divided into 14 chapters (Transport, Knizhnyj magazin, Pervyj vizit v gosti, etc.). Each chapter contains 15 to 20 dialogs, typically 4 lines long. The dialogs are written in a very colloquial style. The book contains no grammar explanations, and no glossary. Side-by-side translations make clear what each line means, and a number of footnotes explain cultural differences....

Wieslaw Oleksy and Oscar E. Swan

xiv + 378

An innovative, multi-faceted textbook of Polish which takes a popular Polish television soap opera as its basis, this textbook is aimed above all at advanced learners, but may be used, by adapting classroom activities appropriately, as a supplement to all levels of study, from the beginning on. W labiryncie, which the authors, trying to be faithful to American soap-opera conventions,...

Alexander D. Nakhimovsky and Richard L. Leed

vii + 262

Advanced Russian is intended for students who have had at least two full years of Russian, and can be used in third, fourth, or fifth-year classes. Its strongest features are good, colloquial Russian, solid, up-to-date grammatical analysis, considerable cultural information, and a wealth of varied exercises. The book is divided into twelve lessons, each consisting of Text, Comments, Analysis, and...

Cynthia L. Martin, Joanna Robin, and Donald K. Jarvis

x + 136 + CD-ROM

Develop listening comprehension and oral proficiency with this unique course, using authentic audio and text materials from contemporary Soviet TV, radio, and press. Suitable for conversation courses, individualized study, and as a supplementary text in general language courses from high intermediate (1+) to superior (3) levels. This is excellent preparation for Educational Testing Service's Advanced Russian Listening Proficiency Test. In...

Sophia Lubensky and Irina Odintsova with interactive software by Slava Paperno


This innovative suite of instructional material for advanced students of Russian is aimed at fostering their transition from slow, controlled speech to native-like fluency. The driving methodology is lexicalist-oriented, implying an emphasis on the situated internalization of vocabulary, so that grammar skills develop naturally with the repeated use of particular words and phrases in combination. The textbook centers around authentic...