From the Back Cover
Speak Russian — instantly!
Traveling to Russia but don't know Russian? Need to kick up your conversation skills? This handy little phrasebook will jump-start your comprehension and have you speaking basic Russian in no time.
Discover how to:
- Get directions, shop, and eat out
- Talk numbers, dates, and times
- Chat about family and work
- Discuss sports and the weather
- Deal with problems and emergencies
About the Author
Serafima Gettys, PhD, earned her doctorate degree in Foreign Language Education from Gertzen State Pedagogical University, Leningrad, USSR. She is currently a Coordinator of the Foreign Language Program at Lewis University, where she also teaches Russian. Prior to coming to Lewis University, she taught Russian at Stanford University. Gettys is also a member of a number of professional language associations.
Nina Wieda is a doctoral student in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University in Chicago. A trained linguist with an MA in Social Sciences, Nina also has a book of poetry published in Russian, and a number of scholarly articles on Chekhov and contemporary drama published in English.