|"Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian, Sixth Edition, strikes a true balance between communication and structure. It takes a contemporary approach to language learning by focusing on the development of functional competence in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as the expansion of cultural knowledge. It also provides comprehensive explanations of Russian grammar along with the structural practice students need to build accuracy. The sixth edition of the best-selling communicatively based text for beginning Russian is updated by a greater focus on contemporary culture and simplified, visual grammar explanations that will better engage your students. Books 1 and 2 are a basic proficiency-oriented complete course in Russian language designed to bring students to the ACTFL Intermediate range in speaking (A2/B1 on the CEFR scale) after 200-250 classroom contact hours, or two years of academic study. The program also covers the basic morphology of Russian (declension, case government, conjugation). The program has been the best seller as a college Russian textbook through five editions since 1993. It is designed to be the principal textbook for a two-year college sequence running at 3 to 5 hours a week - a total of 150 to 250 hours of face-to-face instruction at the college level, double at the high school level. Golosa is divided into two books (Book 1 and Book 2) of ten units each. The units are organized thematically, and each unit contains dialogs, texts, exercises, and other material designed to enable students to read, speak, and write about the topic, as well as to understand simple conversations. The systematic grammar explanations and exercises enable students to develop a conceptual understanding and partial control of all basic Russian structures. This strong structural base enables students to accomplish the linguistic tasks and prepares them for further study of the language. Each book is accompanied by the Student Workbook, Book 1 and 2, and a rich companion website with audio and video"-- Provided by publisher.