Books

Currently, the Language Testing Centre at St Petersburg University, together with the St Petersburg University Publishing House, is undertaking efforts to increase the number of printed publications for students and teachers of Russian as a foreign language.

Thus, the Language Testing Centre at St Petersburg University and the St Petersburg University Publishing House launched a book series ‘I am learning Russian’.

The following books are published as part of this book series:

Bendarzhevskaya, Anna. Sister Alyonushka and brother Ivanushka (adaptation)

ISBN: 978-5-288-06149-3oblojka sestrica alenushka
Paperback: 32 pages
Dimensions: 22×15.5×0.5
Language: Russian

Description:

A comic book series published by the St Petersburg University Publishing House ‘Russian as a Foreign language for Children.’ The series features a selection of adapted folktales, targeted at young learners aged 4-8 years old, who do not speak Russian in the family, but have already started learning the language and know the alphabet.

The young readers will appreciate:

  • engaging colour illustrations;
  • little text on the page;
  • large print;
  • game tasks;
  • a set of hero figurines to play with.

Welcome to the world of folktales!

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Bendarzhevskaya, Anna. Frog went travelling: a Russian folktale (adaptation) 

ISBN: 978-5-288-06162-2oblojka carevna lyagushka
Paperback: 24 pages
Dimensions: 22×15.5×0.3
Language: Russian

Description:

A comic book series published by the St Petersburg University Publishing House ‘Russian as a Foreign language for Children.’ The series features a selection of adapted folktales, targeted at young learners aged 4-8 years old, who do not speak Russian in the family, but have already started learning the language and know the alphabet.

The young readers will appreciate:

  • engaging colour illustrations;
  • little text on the page;
  • large print;
  • game tasks;
  • a set of hero figurines to play with.

Welcome to the world of folktales!

Read an excerpt

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Bendarzhevskaya, Anna. The Three bears: a Russian folktale (adaptation)

ISBN: 978-5-288-06161-5oblojka tri medvedya
Paperback: 36 pages
Dimensions: 22×15.3×0.4
Language: Russian

Description:

A comic book series published by the St Petersburg University Publishing House ‘Russian as a Foreign language for Children.’ The series features a selection of adapted folktales, targeted at young learners aged 4-8 years old, who do not speak Russian in the family, but have already started learning the language and know the alphabet.

The young readers will appreciate:

  • engaging colour illustrations;
  • little text on the page;
  • large print;
  • game tasks;
  • a set of hero figurines to play with.

Welcome to the world of folktales!

Read an excerpt

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Bendarzhevskaya, Anna. The Frog Princess: a Russian folktale (adaptation)

ISBN: 978-5-288-06163-9oblojka carevna lyagushka
Paperback: 64 pages
Dimensions: 22×15.3×0.5
Language: Russian

Description:

A comic book series published by the St Petersburg University Publishing House ‘Russian as a Foreign language for Children.’ The series features a selection of adapted folktales, targeted at young learners aged 4-8 years old, who do not speak Russian in the family, but have already started learning the language and know the alphabet.

The young readers will appreciate:

  • engaging colour illustrations;
  • little text on the page;
  • large print;
  • game tasks;
  • a set of hero figurines to play with.

Welcome to the world of folktales!

Read an excerpt

Buy

Tokina, Anna.

ISBN: 978-5-288-06134-9oblojka tokina
Hardcover: 230 pages
Dimensions: 22×15.5×0.5
Language: Russian

Description:

The practice book addresses common grammar and usage issues of the Russian verb that are challenging for foreign students. The book contains drills and exercises that optimise the understanding of the Russian motion verbs (with and without prefixes), including: their meanings; usage; idiomatic expressions; aspect category; participles and gerunds.

The studied grammar is presented graphically in tables and charts with supporting commentary.

The practice book helps to develop and further improve the practical sub-skill of grammatical structures and appropriate usage of the Russian verb.

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