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Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian, Book 1

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The Fifth edition of the best-selling communicatively based text for beginning Russian is enhanced by a greater focus on contemporary culture and simplified, visual grammar explanations that will better engage your students. Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian, 5e strikes a true balance between communication and structure. It takes a contemporary approach to language learnin ...more
Unknown Binding, International Edition, 368 pages
Published November 1st 2013 by Pearson (first published August 1993)
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Evan Chow
Topically coherent but presents grammar in a highly disorganized fashion. Cases are spread out over multiple chapters and verbs of motion are a confused mess.
Michael
Aug 05, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Russian teachers, Russian students, world travelers
Recommended to Michael by: Kevin Reese
I must confess that I haven't retained much Russian, although going over this I can still sound out words written in cyrillic and recall some of the simpler words and phrases. I'm probably about as proficient as I am in Spanish, which I tried to take as a youngster without much success. I don't think it's fair to blame this textbook, though. I haven't made much effort to keep it up, and I never really was comfortable with the language, the way I am with German, which I have consistently read and ...more
Peter Sprunger
Apr 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really liked the style of each chapter. They start with some vocab and general knowledge (such as clothing, family, furniture, shopping) and then there is a distinct break into grammar, followed by reading exercises. Of the different Russian texts I've looked at/tried, the grammar section in this book is the best (to learn from). Cases, conjugations, and other points are explained by first a definition and then a few examples. They do not shy away from using colorful tables to help make things ...more
Natalie
Golosa is a great textbook to use either in-class or on your own. My Russian I and II classes used this textbook: the diagrams are helpful, the explanations are great, and the exercises are repetitive enough to help you learn but not obnoxiously so. I bought this about a month before my class started and, on my own with almost no background in the language, I was able to get through the first few chapters on my own - so no teacher needed! This is a great reference and I often go back to it when ...more
Jordan
Feb 24, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not a good textbook.
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