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Russian textbook series Course books for A1, A2 and B1 levels

Introduction to the Russian textbook series

I Love Russian (Я Люблю Русский Язык) is a new, illustrated educational book series aimed at international students studying Russian. We currently offer I Love Russian A1 (beginner), I Love Russian A2 (elementary – pre-intermediate), I Love Russian B1.1 (intermediate) and I Love Russian B1.2 (intermediate plus). The levels and content of the books are compliant with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). All course books come with extensive original and authentic audio material, accessible by smartphone or web browser. The books are written entirely in Russian and are designed to be used primarily in a classroom setting, for both group and individual students.

I Love Russian has a clear structure and – in accordance with the communicative approach to language teaching – introduces all grammar aspects through useful real-life situations, encouraging students to actively use their newly acquired skills. It is a dynamic textbook with clear explanations, thoughtful exercises and texts which inspire discussion.

Each unit in the A1 and A2 Student’s Books contains a list of new vocabulary and various self-study exercises (suitable for homework) and concludes with a section called «Свобода слова» (freedom of speech), which offers various topics for discussion with the aim of developing and improving speaking skills. At the end of each book, students will find illustrated grammar tables for ease of reference.

All texts and exercises reflect contemporary life in Russia while drawing attention to the rich cultural heritage preserved in Russia’s history, literature, music and traditions.

I Love Russian has been written by an academic team of Russian language teachers working at the Liden & Denz Intercultural Institute of Languages. The textbooks have been tried and tested extensively at our campuses in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Irkutsk.

"I Love Russian"

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student's book €35, teacher’s book €24, self-studymaterial €9,90
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I Love Russian - A1
(beginner)

  • includes an introductory phonetic course, followed by 14 lessons and 200 minutes of audio footage;
  • covers 100-120 contact hours (in the classroom);
  • fully illustrated, 192 pages, A4 format;
  • available as book and e-book (protected PDF);
  • Teacher’s book available (both print and e-book);
  • ISBN 978-3-907154-00-7;
  • ISBN e-book: 978-3-907154-08-3.
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I Love Russian - A2
(elementary - pre-intermediate)

The second edition of «I Love Russian A2» Сoursebook came out in December 2019. It consists of 15 lessons split into 3 modules that are well balanced between grammar, speaking, reading and speaking skills. 

  • spans 15 lessons with 120 minutes of audio footage;
  • covers 120-200 contact hours (in the classroom);
  • fully illustrated, 236 pages, A4 format;
  • ISBN (second edition) 978-3-907154-23-6;
  • ISBN e-book (second edition): 978-3-907154-24-3.
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B1-1

I Love Russian - B1.1
(intermediate)

  • spreads over 4 lessons, each divided up into 2 units and 120 minutes of audio footage;
  • includes a reader (adapted texts by Russian authors) and an end-of-level test structured similarly to TRKI-1 exam;
  • covers 80-100 contact hours (in the classroom);
  • fully illustrated, 156 pages, A4 format;
  • available as book and e-book (protected PDF);
  • B1.1 - ISBN 978-3-907154-02-1;
  • B1.1 e-book - ISBN: 978-3-907154-10-6.
  • The Student's book offers the following topics for discussion, vocabulary build up, and syntax confidence
    • Family relationships
    • Modern family: Crisis and Development
    • Education today
    • Careers in Russia
    • Healthy lifestyle
    • Sport
    • Environment
    • Cities and countryside
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B1-2

I Love Russian - B1.2
(intermediate)

  • spreads over 4 lessons, each divided up into 2 units and 120 minutes of audio footage;
  • includes a reader (adapted texts by Russian authors) and an end-of-level test structured similarly to TRKI-1 exam;
  • covers 80-100 contact hours (in the classroom);
  • fully illustrated, 178 pages, A4 format;
  • available as book and e-book (protected PDF);
  • B1.2 - ISBN 978-3-907154-16-8;
  • B1.2 e-book - ISBN: 978-3-907154-18-2.
  • The Student book offers following topics for discussion, vocabulary build up, and syntax confidence
    • Russia's natural resources
    • TravelMuseums in Russia
    • HobbiesScience in a modern world
    • Advanced technologies
    • Social networks
    • Media
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Teacher’s book

The Teacher’s book is an instrument of methodological support, helping teachers to plan their lessons and to adjust the curriculum depending on the actual study plan of their educational institution.

The book also contains transcripts of dialogues and lyrics of the audio-material, additional materials for discussion in class, keys to exercises, progress tests after each third unit, and practical advices and recommendations for using I Love Russian while working with various student groups as well as with individuals.

In this book Russian language teachers will find ideas on how to use exercises for training the language aspects in different modes: group work, pair-work and independent work.

  • ISBN A1 - 978-3-907154-03-8;
  • ISBN e-book A1 - 978-3-907154-11-3;
  • ISBN A2 (second edition) - 978-3-907154-27-4;
  • ISBN e-book A2 (second edition) - 978-3-907154-28-1.
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Keys for self studies (keys to all exercises in textbook)

There are key books for A1, A2, and B1 Student books, offering the answer keys for the questions and exercises contained within to assist both those students using the course books as self-study materials and those seeking to consolidate their knowledge before progressing to the next level of the course.

  • ISBN A1 - 978-3-907154-05-2;
  • ISBN A2 (second edition) - 978-3-907154-25-0;
  • ISBN e-book A1: 978-3-907154-13-7 ;
  • ISBN e-book A2 (second edition): 978-3-907154-26-7;
  • ISBN B1.1 - 978-3-907154-07-6;
  • ISBN e-book B1.1: 978-3-907154-15-1;
  • ISBN B1.2 - 978-3-907154-17-5;
  • ISBN e-book B1.2: 978-3-907154-19-9.
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Testimonials about the Course book
Tatiana Vinitova Università degli adulti e anziani, Conegliano, Italy

To me “Я люблю русский язык” is a bright and lively modern complex studying tool, intended to develop all language competences.

Every text and practical task is meant to trigger communication with relevant grammar involved. The coursebook employs an original teaching method aimed at inspiring interest in the language and encouraging its active use.

What is also good about the book is that it entangles the topical, situational and cultural context of the studied language, in order to broaden the understanding of the country, its culture and everyday life.

Yelena Gedge University of Bristol

The textbook boasts a vibrant design and a wide range of lexical and grammar exercises, with a clear focus on enrichment of vocabulary.

For instance, I really liked the exercises aimed at broadening the vocabulary for beginners level. Grammar is represented in a schematic way, which will be complemented by teacher’s explanations at the lesson.

The extensive choice of exercises gives a lot of options for further revision and consolidation of material.

Larisa Šinjori Žiger Language School

Complex of study materials «Я люблю русский язык» (I love Russian) for beginner level is an exceptional resource for teaching Russian as a foreign language.

It’s up-to-date and timely, with a great variety of well-selected informative material that is very pleasant to use in the process of teaching Russian.

Yelena Gedge University of Bristol

The textbook boasts a vibrant design and a wide range of lexical and grammar exercises, with a clear focus on enrichment of vocabulary.

For instance, I really liked the exercises aimed at broadening the vocabulary for beginners level. Grammar is represented in a schematic way, which will be complemented by teacher’s explanations at the lesson.

The extensive choice of exercises gives a lot of options for further revision and consolidation of material.

Larisa Šinjori Žiger Language School

Complex of study materials «Я люблю русский язык» (I love Russian) for beginner level is an exceptional resource for teaching Russian as a foreign language.

It’s up-to-date and timely, with a great variety of well-selected informative material that is very pleasant to use in the process of teaching Russian.