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Panorama : Intermediate Russian Language and Culture (Paperback) (Benjamin Rifkin & Evgeny Dengub &
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The Panorama Student Bundle includes both the student textbook and access to the Electronic Workbook. The code for the Electronic Workbook is for student use only.
Panorama moves intermediate-level students of Russian toward advanced proficiency by engaging them in a systematic and comprehensive approach to Russian grammar with texts from a variety of genres, including proverbs and sayings to immerse students in Russian culture.
By reading and listening to Russian literary classics and contemporary nonfiction texts, students develop a contextual understanding of Russian culture and forms of expression that grow their command of vocabulary, grammar, and complex syntax. The textbook includes comprehensive in-class vocabulary and grammar exercises and discussion topics as well as reading texts (for work in class and at home), summative oral and written exercises, and compelling color photos. The Electronic Workbook (a companion website) includes homework exercises to practice vocabulary, grammar, listening, and speaking.
Features of Panorama:• Content can be used in one semester/two terms or for a full year• Modular structure allows instructors flexibility to assign chapters in their own sequence• Authentic photojournalist photos to prompt discussion exercises for each chapter topic• Summative exercises for each chapter test student mastery of the grammar topics, vocabulary, and cultural competence related to the chapter theme in a written essay format• Most grammar examples and exercises are drawn from the Russian National Corpus• Readings include blogs, blog comments, articles, interviews, exposing students to current Russian culture and language.
Electronic Workbook for PanoramaThe Electronic Workbook for Panorama: Intermediate Russian Language and Culture capitalizes on new technology to enrich the experience of students and teachers and improve learning outcomes.
Designed to mirror the structure and exercises found in the textbook, the website gives students their homework on a convenient and easy-to-use website. Self-correcting exercises test understanding of verb tense and other points of grammar, as well as vocabulary lists and general composition knowledge.
Instructors can connect their students into one online class and track each student’s progress through the instructor’s workstation, enabling customized lessons to address knowledge gaps
Features of the Panorama Electronic Workbook: • Consists of almost 330 homework exercises • Includes vocabulary and grammar exercises • Offers 1–2 listening exercises per chapter (many from Ekho Moskovy), 1–2 proverbs exercises per chapter, and a record yourself exercise • Includes automatically graded and teacher-graded exercises, including fill-ins, drop-downs, and sentence writing.