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How Do You Write Your Books?

%d1%81%d0%bf%d0%b0%d1%81%d0%b8%d0%b1%d0%beEvery time we go to events, conduct trainings or seminars –  teachers, parents and most of the participants share with us their wishes, requests and hopes for new books. We are eagerly listening and diligently working on making those wishes come true.

Creating a book, even a small one, takes time. And a textbook needs not only an idea, content, cover, illustrations, sometimes audio, slides, games but also trial by fire. Testing the materials with the actual students and in real classrooms is what we aim for with every book. So after the textbook is written, checked several times by the editors in English and in Russian, it goes out to our testers, for them to use with their students. That stage of textbook creation brings s lot of value, and the feedback that comes with it is well worth the time it takes to get it.

As you can see, from the idea to the final product – the road clicking that PUBLISH NOW button for our textbooks can be quite long. You, the students and teachers, parent, grandparents and language enthusiasts –  are both our final destination and the original source of inspiration.

We love getting emails, facebook comments and messages, Pinterest likes and repins, Blog comments, tweets and Amazon reviews. We always hope that you have a positive and enriching experience with our materials. However we understand that different people have different approaches to learning or teaching Russian and we can not satisfy everyone (but we try, we really try!).

So if you have feedback – shoot us an email: whether it’s with suggestions, typos, praise, criticism, stories from your classrooms or wishes for supplements, upgrades or just questions on how to best work with the materials. We read them all and we will diligently reply to you, even if you are our worst critic. We are teachers and we know that no matter how much we try, mistakes are inevitable. We remind ourselves that often we learn best when we make mistakes, so we take a deep breath, acknowledge always and correct them, whenever possible.

It has been a fun road. 7 years into this work we came from our first published book Beginner 1 in 2009 to all these 24 titles by the end of 2016!! Thank you!!

Self-Study Adult Series:

  1. Reading Russian Total Beginner (+Audio)
  2. Beginner 1(+Audio)
  3. Low- Intermediate 2 (+Audio)
  4. Intermediate 3 (+Audio)
  5. Verbs of Motion 1
  6. Verbs of Motion 2
  7. Propisi: Russian Handwriting 1
  8. Propisi: Russian Handwriting 2
  9. Propisi: Russian Handwriting 3

School Edition Series ( High School and up)

  1. Level 1 (+Audio, Games, Slides)
  2. Level 2 (+Audio, Games, Slides)
  3. Level 3 (+Audio, Games, Slides)
  4. Level 4 (+Audio, Games, Slides)

RSBS for Children (7 – 14 years old)

  1. Level 1 (+Audio, Games, Slides)
  2. Level 2 (+Audio, Games, Slides)
  3. Level 3 (+Audio, Games, Slides)
  4. Level 4 (+Audio, Games, Slides)

Children’s Series (3-7 years old)

  1. Azbuka 1: Coloring Russian ALphabet
  2. Azbuka 2: Playing with Russian Letters
  3. Azbuka 3: Beginning with Syllables
  4. Azbuka 4: Continuing with Syllables
  5. Trace and Learn: Learning to Write in Russian for Preschoolers
  6. Who Says What Part 1 (illustrations )  – with audio!
  7. Who Says What Part 2 (coloring book)

About the Author

AnnaOriginally from Russia, Anna has a Bachelor’s in Education and Linguistics from Moscow State Pedagogical University in Moscow, and a Master’s Degree in International and Interactive Communication from University of Lille 1, IAE Business School in Lille, France. Anna speaks fluent Russian, English and French and also knows some Spanish, German, Japanese and Italian. Her education, work experience and many years of teaching and tutoring both in the actual classroom and online helps her understand the needs of students as well as the design, management and promotion of language courses, textbooks and learning materials. As a voice actor Anna has contributed many tracks to the audio components of this course and you can see her on the videos as the lead teacher. Anna is very interested is supporting and promoting the study of the Russian language, as well as introducing Russia’s language and culture to a variety of people world-wide. If you notice any issues or mistakes in the digital or audio components, are interested in reviewing Russian Step By Step Series or in purchasing large quantities, please contact Anna.View all posts by Anna →

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