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Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian, Book 2 / Edition 3

Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian, Book 2 / Edition 3


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ISBN-13: 9780131833791
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 06/20/2003
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 459
Product dimensions: 8.24(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Introductory Lesson.
1. Weather.
2. Telephone Conversations.
3. Asking Directions/Getting Around Town.
4. Hotels.
5. Movies and Television.
6. What to Read?
7. Free Time.
8. Internet, E-Mail, and the Postal System.
9. Health.
10. Being a Guest.


GOLOSA (Book 1, 3rd ed. Richard Robin, Karen Evans-Romaine, Galina Shatalina, and Joanna Robin, and Book 2, Richard Robin, Joanna Robin, and Kathryn Henry; Prentice Hall) is a basic course in Russian. Students successfully completing a course taught in concert with both Books 1 and 2 can expect to reach the ACTFL Intermediate range in speaking and Intermediate High in reading and listening.

Each volume of GOLOSA includes a main textbook, and a student workbook with laboratory drills and written exercises. The audio program runs approximately 15 hours per volume and includes listening comprehension exercises, speaking dialogues, and rapid-pace oral drills. Teachers adopting GOLOSA can download the audio from the Golosa website or order CDs of the audioprogram from Prentice Hall. Teachers receive desk copies plus access to the on-line Instructor's Manual with tape scripts and keys to the audio comprehension exercises.


  • Goal statements. Objectives are explicitly stated for the book as a whole and for each unit therein in terms of global tasks, content, and language tools (grammar and lexicon). Cultural notes are highlighted.
  • Separation of skills. Each language skill (speaking, reading, writing, listening) is addressed in its own right.
  • Flexibility. The textbook dictates no particular methodological approach. While all skills are presented on an equal footing, teachers and students may choose to focus on those which best serve their needs without violating the structural integrity of individual units or the book as a whole. A class can move faster by eliminating some of theactivities for reading and listening for content.
  • Authenticity. Each unit contains authentic materials and realistic communicative activities for all skills.
  • Spiraling approach. Students are exposed repeatedly to similar functions and structures at an increasing level of complexity.
  • Cultural relevance. All texts and conversations are embedded within culture relevant to Russia today.
  • Learner-centered. Each unit puts students into communicative settings in all four skills. In addition to core lexicon, students acquire personalized vocabulary for individual needs.
  • Variety of exercises. Oral drills and written exercises progress from mechanical to contextualized to individualized activities.
  • Learning strategies. Students acquire strategies for productive and receptive skills. The variety of types of exercises assures that a wide range of learning styles is served.
  • Phonetics and intonation. Pronunciation (segmental and suprasegmental features) is presented and practiced in each unit in conjunction with material covered rather than in isolation.
  • World Wide Web component additional activities for reading and grammar. The complete audio program and Instructors' Manual are also available on-line.

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