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Resonance Textbook

Russian for Beginners

This textbook is intended for those who are beginning to study Russian. It consists of two parts, Resonance I and Resonance II, and fits your needs whether you study alone or attending classes. It provides all you need to succeed in your Russian studies:

  • detailed explanations of Russian grammar rules in English with clear examples
  • vocabulary development with a focus on those Russian words that usually pose problems to the speakers of English
  • hundreds of unique exercises with answers to develop confidence in using the rules and words just learned
  • thorough stress marks for all Russian words
  • important conversational topics
  • adorable and informative illustrations created by a team of contemporary Russian artists
  • fascinating Russian idioms
  • compelling excursions into Russian linguistic and cultural issues
  • Russian-English and English-Russian dictionaries covering all words in the book
  • online supplement with audio records, answers to the exercises and subject-oriented dictionaries

Elena Berg is a Ph.D. in Russian language. She has been teaching Russian both as a first and as a foreign language as well as the Latin language to university students for more than 20 years. Dr. Berg has published the textbooks Russian Stylistics and Rhetoric for Lawyers and Latin Language for the Students of Law and more than a hundred research papers on Russian stylistics, second language acquisition and cross-cultural communication.

The supplemental aids to the textbook include suject-oriented dictionaries available online, audio records that illustrate Russian phonetics, and answers to the exercises.

The supplemental materials can be accessed through QR-codes shown in the book.

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This textbook is intended for those who are beginning to study Russian. It consists of two parts, Resonance I and Resonance II, and fits your needs whether you study alone or attending classes. It provides all you need to succeed in your Russian studies:

  • detailed explanations of Russian grammar rules in English with clear examples
  • vocabulary development with a focus on those Russian words that usually pose problems to the speakers of English
  • hundreds of unique exercises with answers to develop confidence in using the rules and words just learned
  • thorough stress marks for all Russian words
  • important conversational topics
  • adorable and informative illustrations created by a team of contemporary Russian artists
  • fascinating Russian idioms
  • compelling excursions into Russian linguistic and cultural issues
  • Russian-English and English-Russian dictionaries covering all words in the book
  • online supplement with audio records, answers to the exercises and subject-oriented dictionaries

Elena Berg is a Ph.D. in Russian language. She has been teaching Russian both as a first and as a foreign language as well as the Latin language to university students for more than 20 years. Dr. Berg has published the textbooks Russian Stylistics and Rhetoric for Lawyers and Latin Language for the Students of Law and more than a hundred research papers on Russian stylistics, second language acquisition and cross-cultural communication.

The supplemental aids to the textbook include suject-oriented dictionaries available online, audio records that illustrate Russian phonetics, and answers to the exercises.

The supplemental materials can be accessed through QR-codes shown in the book.