Paperback / softback
April 16, 2019
9781626166394
English
304
2 color photos, 5 color illus., 44 b&w illus.
11.00 Inches (US)
8.50 Inches (US)
1.35 Pounds (US)
$84.95 USD, £63.00 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Rodnaya rech'

An Introductory Course for Heritage Learners of Russian

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The Smart Sparrow Electronic Workbook will not be available after December 31, 2020. It is free to access until that date.

Beginning July 1, 2020, Ebook Workbooks with exercises from the Smart Sparrow Electronic Workbook will be available for purchase, as will Workbook Answer Keys. They will both be sold in ebook format only.

Standalone textbooks are available for purchase now.

Multimedia textbooks featuring the print textbook bundled with an access code to a Companion Website will not be sold after June 1, 2020. Instructors should alert students and campus bookstores to buy the textbook and not the multimedia for the Fall 2020 term.

Rodnaya rech', an introductory textbook for heritage learners, addresses the unique needs of students who have at least Intermediate-level listening and speaking skills on the ACTFL scale but who have underdeveloped or nonexistent literacy skills. With an emphasis on conceptual understanding of vocabulary and grammar, Rodnaya rech' builds students' literacy skills and teaches them to strategically use the linguistic intuition they have gained as heritage speakers while strengthening all four skill areas.

Essential to learning with Rodnaya rech' is the Ebook Workbook, which includes all of the homework activities and texts for reading comprehension (sold separately). These practice activities allow students to practice what they are learning in the textbook.

With this textbook designed for in-class work and the accompanying Ebook Workbook, Rodnaya rech' can be used as the main course material either in an intensive one-semester class or at a more measured pace over two semesters. This book is flexible enough to be used in specialized heritage or in mixed classes. It can also support independent study and learning in less formal settings, such as community schools.

For Teachers

Exam copies of the textbook are available free of charge to instructors and can be ordered on this page. To request digital exam copies of the workbook and workbook answer keys please visit the pages for each of those products.

About the Authors

Irina Y. Dubinina is associate professor of Russian at Brandeis University, where she also directs the Russian language program. She has extensive experience teaching Russian as L2 and heritage language.

Olesya Kisselev is an assistant professor in the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies at University of Texas at San Antonio. She has many years of experience teaching Russian as a second and heritage language.

Reviews

"Until very recently, bilingual (heritage) speakers were invisible in language classrooms; language teachers were not sure what to do with them and tried to avoid or ignore them. This textbook offers a fresh approach to teaching these speakers. Building on their strengths in listening and speaking, it provides a unique framework for language instruction for bilinguals, with two separate but complementary goals in mind: learning to use the language in the real world on a day-to-day basis and appreciating the complex structure that underlies it.



Dubinina and Kisselev are at the top of their game: applying modern, innovative teaching methods, bringing to the fore the rich culture behind modern spoken Russian, and engaging their students in a sophisticated dialogue. This textbook will be a gold standard for future textbooks designed for heritage speakers of different languages." — Maria Polinsky, professor, Department of Linguistics and Language Science Center, University of Maryland, College Park

9781626166394 : rodnaya-rech-dubinina-kisselev
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304 Pages
$84.95 USD

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