Red Square Russian is an exciting new course aimed primarily at those studying Russian to GCSE level in the secondary classroom. According to a review in ISMLA (Independent Schools’ Modern Languages Association) magazine in November 2018, Red Square Russian ‘is a high quality, well-designed and beautifully illustrated resource for school pupils working towards GCSE’.  Read the full review here.

There will be three books in the series. Book 1 is out now. Book 2 is available from 1 September 2019. Book 3 is due to be published in September 2021.

Each book features:

  • lots of exercises to practise reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar, with plenty of space for students to write their answers directly into the book
  • a wide variety of task type, including (but not limited to) those that feature in the latest GCSE syllabus
  • detailed grammatical explanations with lots of examples of correct usage
  • vocabulary lists at the end of every chapter, and Russian-English vocabulary list at the back of the book
  • cultural information (in English or Russian, as appropriate)
  • vibrant, specially commissioned illustrations by Evelina Dee-Shapland
  • grammatical overview and tables at the back of the book
  • lie-flat spiral binding – durable and perfect for writing in
  • contents and index pages, making it easy to find what you need
Although RSR1 is designed for beginners and thus contains a short alphabet section, please note that it does not teach the alphabet. The RSR alphabet booklet (available now) is designed for this purpose.