Basic Course - 2
The Basic Course 2 is for children aged 8+ who have completed studying the Basic Course 1. The main aim of the Basic Course 2 is to teach pupils to speak Russian fluently and correctly. The pupils' vocabulary will increase by a thousand units as a result of memorising new words as well as mastering various means of word-building. Famous prosaic and poetic pieces of fiction for children constitute the reading matter of the textbook. Pupils are given exercises on synonyms, antonyms and word formation which help the pupils use the vocabulary typical of the middle school age. Phonetics and intonation are taught through Russian children's poetry. The textbook prepares the pupil for reading fiction in Russian. The book is designed to cover one year's worth of lessons at a rate of two hours per week with the teacher and one hour's independent study.