I love Russian (Я люблю русский язык) is a new, illustrated coursebook series aimed at international students studying Russian. We currently offer I love Russian A1 (beginner), I love Russian A2 (elementary - pre-intermediate) and B1 (intermediate). Our levels follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). All student books come with rich audio material, accessible by smartphone or web browser. The books are entirely written in Russian and are primarily designed to be used in the classroom, 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 use their newly acquired skills straight away. It's a dynamic textbook with clear explanations, thoughtful exercises and discussion-inspiring texts.
Each unit contains a list of new vocabulary and optional self-study exercises (for homework) and finishes with a section called «Свобода слова» (freedom of speech), offering 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 easy reference.
All texts and exercises reflect either life in Russia in the 21st century or make reference to Russia’s rich cultural heritage; covering its 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 extensively tested at our campuses in St.Petersburg, Moscow, Riga and Irkutsk.