Basic Course - 1
The Basic Course 1 is designed for Russian children growing up abroad and has been tested in a variety of Russian schools in different countries. It is meant for schoolchildren of 7-14 years of age who are starting a systematic study of the Russian language. The book will take two to three years given that the pupils get two hours a week in class and spend one hour a week doing their homework. The main aims of Basic Course 1 are developing speaking, reading and writing skills in Russian with the pupil's vocabulary reaching 1200-1400 words. The pupil will be able to master basic grammar which does not mean learning grammar rules. Grammar is learnt in patterns given in every unit. Every unit of the course is supplied with a Russian-English vocabulary which helps English speaking children work without assistance. There is also a guide for a Russian speaking teacher.