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Ruslan Russian Language CD-ROM Levels 1 & 2

Ruslan Russian Language CD-ROM Levels 1 & 2
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Ruslan is a beginner's course in practical, everday Russian, with each lesson reflecting life in Russia as it is today. There are two levels with ten lessons in each. Both tell the story of Lyudmila's friendships with Vadim in Moscow, Ivan from Saransk, and Peter from England, with also a 'typical foreigner' who struggles to understand what is going on around him. The CD-ROMs are based on the course book and recordings published by Ruslan Ltd. in 1995. The authors are experienced teachers of Russian to adults and young people and the course maximises the enjoyment of learning a new language, while giving a thorough grammatical and structural introduction in a communicative context. Ruslan 1 is a beginner's course with ten lessons in practical, everday Russian, with each lesson reflecting life in Russia as it is today. They tell the story of Lyudmila's friendships with Vadim in Moscow, Ivan from Saransk, and Peter from England, with also a 'typical foreigner' who struggles to understand what is going on around him. Ruslan 2 is an intermediate course that continues on from the previous level in the same vein with ten more lessons - but this time completely in Russian, with no English text or explanations! For more information, the course contents of both Ruslan 1 and 2 are listed here. The CD-ROM is based on the course book and recordings published by Ruslan Ltd. in 1995. The authors are experienced teachers of Russian to adults and young people and the course maximises the enjoyment of learning a new language, while giving a thorough grammatical and structural introduction in a communicative context. Here are some of the many features found in Ruslan: * Alphabet and handwriting introduction * 52 dialogues with an exciting storyline * Right-click to translate and left-click to listen * Vocabularies and background information * Clear grammar explanations with recorded examples * 285 interactive exercises with sound and feedback * Grammar reviews and glossary * Numbers and money section * Russian word lists * Hints for travellers * Integrated videoclips * Dictionary * Full search facility On the first CD-ROM you will find: An introduction with suggestions for using the CD-ROM, notes on the Russian language, a program to help you learn the Cyrillic alphabet, and a guide to Russian pronunciation. There is also a summary of Ruslan Russian materials and a selection of clips from the video "Moscow For You!" Ten lessons with dialogues telling the story of Lyudmila, Vadim, Ivan, and Peter, vocabularies, grammar explanations, facts and information about life in Russia, interactive exercises and practice activities, including listening exercises. In the lessons there is a facility to search for keywords. A resources section, with a glossary of grammatical terminology, grammar reviews, texts of the listening passages form the lessons, a program to help you learn the number and to talk about Russian money, a selection of useful word lists, detailed hints for travellers to Russia, and a Russian to English dictionary of all the words on the CD-ROM. Course Structure The lessons Each lesson opens with a set of dialogues which follow the story. At the beginning Peter arrives from England, collects his baggage at the airport and finds his hotel. The student can listen to the dialogues, replay phrases and read their translation. The general principle is that you click the left mouse button to hear sound and the right mouse button to obtain a translation. There are also links to the vocabulary and information sections which popup over the screen. In the vocabulary on the second CD-ROM you can hear the individual words spoken by native speakers. Grammar The grammar section introduces points of grammar that arise on the dialogue pages. There are extracts from the dialogues and further examples. Exercises There are several types of exercise, for example gap-fills, word matching, grouping words by meanings, fitting endings, and selecting appropriate descriptions. Students are given immediate feedback. There are usually between 10 and 20 exercises in each lesson. Practice The practice section contains activity pages which extend the exercises. For example, some of the pages contain gap-fills and picture identifications. There are usually between 10 and 20 practice pages in each lesson. In all of the last practice exercises the student listens to a paragraph and answers questions.


Product ID: 110145
Category: Learn
Supporting language: Russian
Platforms/media types: Windows
Specifications: 486 66MHZ CPU or higher; Windows 95 or higher; 16 MB RAM; 4x speed CD-ROM drive.
Level One Content: Ruslan 1 Contents Lesson 1 - Аэропорт - The airport Ivan and Lyudmila arrive at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport. The typical foreigner loses his visa. Simple sentences - no verb 'to be' in the present tense How to ask a question by raising your voice Masculine and feminine nouns он / она and мой / моя Lesson 2 - Улица - The street Ivan finds his way to the centre. The foreigner can't find the Bolshoy Theatre. я знаю / вы знаете в and на meaning 'to' a place Neuter nouns Imperatives Numbers 1-10 Lesson 3 - Семья - The family Ivan arrives at Zoya Petrovna's flat and meets Lyudmila again. The genitive singular of nouns Spelling rules можно and нельзя Russian names Lesson 4 - Где вы были? - Where were you? Ivan meets Vadim. The use of ты - the familiar form of 'you' Numbers 10-100 Months of the year The prepositional case with в and на na meaning 'at' a place Recognition of infinitives Introduction to the past tense The full present tense of знать - to know Lesson 5 - Гостиница - The hotel Ivan books in to the hotel Mars and telephones Lyudmila. There are no cockroaches in the hotel. Days of the week Short adjectives - открыт and закрыт The present tense of говорить - to speak The constructions у меня and у вас used for 'I have' and 'you have' Lesson 6 - &Eth;есторан - The restaurant Ivan takes Lyudmila for a meal. The foreigner refuses the soup. More verbs: хотеть - to want, идти - to go by foot. давать - to give More about neuter nouns The accusative case Adjectives in the nominative case The word for 'which' - какой Lesson 7 - О себе - About oneself Vadim sees them in the restaurant. The foreigner has more problems with soup. The preposition о meaning 'about' taking the prepositional case Masculine and feminine nouns ending in a soft sign Neuter nouns ending in -мя Impersonal constructions - интересно Review of verbs Numbers above 100 Lesson 8 - Время -Time Peter arrives from England. Ivan invites Lyudmila to the opera. Using the telephone in Russia The nominative plural of nouns and adjectives The genitive plural of masculine nouns The irregular verb мо?ь - 'to be able to' Telling the time in whole hours Lesson 9 - Театр - The theatre Ivan and Lyudmila at the opera. Why does Lyudmila ring Zoya Petrovna? Reflexive verbs in present tense The dative singular of nouns The use of любить - 'to love' and нравиться 'to please' The verb играть with в and the accusative - 'to play a sport' the use of раз - 'a time' Lesson 10 - Дом - The house Lyudmila and Tamara discussing Peter. It's time he got married... The instrumental singular of nouns The spelling rule that affects the letter o The genitive plural of feminine and soft sign nouns The verb igrat' with na and the prepositional - to play an instrument The irregular verb спать 'to sleep' Review of case endings The declension of nouns The declension of personal pronouns The declension of the question words ?то and кто Ruslan 2 Contents Урок 1 - Семейный альбом Talking about family and friends. Accusative singular of adjectives Nominative and accusative plural of adjectives Instrumental singular case with быть, интересоваться etc. Talking about your age Reading passage on Saint Petersburg Урок 2 -По?та Using a Russian post office. Introduction to verb aspects -perfective and imperfective Plural of nouns and pronouns - dative, instrumental and prepositional Ordinal numbers Урок 3 -Погода Talking about the weather. Comparative adjectives and adverbs Numbers in the genitive case Reading passage on the Russian climate Урок 4 - Договорились? Making arrangements to meet and go out. Future tenses, perfective and imperfective Genitive singular of adjectives Telling the time - minutes past and to the hour Reading passage on the Moscow metro Урок 5 - Поликлиника Going to the doctor's. Parts of the body The genitive, dative and instrumental singular of feminine adjectives The dative singular of masculine adjectives Reading a fax from Moscow Song - "Не уезжай, ты, мой голуб?ик!" Урок 6 - Магазин Going shopping. Colours and sizes The prepositional singular of masculine adjectives Superlative adjectives Summary of adjective and possessive pronoun endings and этот Reading passage on Cadbury's in Russia Урок 7 - Сергиев Посад Travelling by train. Introduction to verbs of motion The use of который - 'which' The genitive plural of adjectives Урок 8 - &Eth;абота и отдых Talking about work and leisure. More verbs of motion The conditional mood The 'animate accusative' Урок 9 - Как он выглядит? Describing people. Personal pronouns себя and сам Possessive pronoun свой Negatives ни?то, никто and никогда Неужели and разве Reading passage 'Excursion on the Volga' Урок 10 - Шереметьево Air travel. General revision Expressing the date Reading passage from 'Московская Правда'