An adaptable tool for use in different settings and through progressive stages of language development


Excellent for the development of listening comprehension and reading, writing, and speaking skills, and rich in cultural value, Russian for Business and Pleasure provides intermediate-to-advanced users with a wide range of multimedia materials, equally effective for use in the classroom and for self-instruction. Exercises and tests are designed to enable users to choose for themselves the appropriate degree of complexity from three levels: intermediate, advanced, or superior proficiency.Materials encompass different types of text and speech, ranging from scholarly writing and journalism to business transactions. The variety of materials, spoken by an array of native speakers, accustoms users to different speech patterns while introducing historically accurate and culturally loaded context. This gives users the unique opportunity to learn about Russian popular culture as well as high culture, including classical music, history, literature, and traditions.
This software is intended for installation on Windows 95, 98, 2000, or NT. System requirements: 200 MHz Pentium; 32 MB RAM; SVGA monitor with 16-bit color: 12x CD-ROM drive.

Nyusya Milman is Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Assistant Chair for Language Instruction at Indiana University.