Troika, Second Edition

A Communicative Approach to Russian Language, Life, and Culture
Troika is a communicative introductory Russian text that emphasizes language proficiency in all four skills of speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Troika also serves as an introduction to Russian life and culture.
What sets this program apart?

The syllabus of Troika is based on topics and communicative situations that gradually increase in complexity. The topics are sequenced according to a feasible order of grammar presentation.

  • Grammar is taught as a necessary tool for communication, not as a goal in itself. The chapters cover all points of grammar relevant to the topics, but avoid presenting grammar that cannot be substantiated by the topics. Still, Troika contains all the grammatical structures typically introduced in an elementary Russian textbook.



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  • The textbook is student oriented, and the topics introduce material that students can easily relate to. The leading idea of Troika is that, from the very beginning, students need to be able to talk about something real, instead of simply memorizing dialogues.

Product details

  • Author
    Marita Nummikoski
  • Lessons
  • Published

For students

  • Student Edition textbook
  • Activities Manual
  • Canto Site with media and other resources related to each chapter of Troika

For instructors

  • Password protected Canto Site with a wealth of resources and practice opportunities related to the content of each chapter in Troika.
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