My Russian Friend. Basic Russian with Illustrations. Course BookThe course is designed for adult learners living in Russia who do not allow much time for long-term studies. Ideal as a course material for short-term language classes (48 academic hours, one-to-one learning), it includes a course book, a work book (CD) and an audio CD. It aims to take the learners to the equivalent of A1-level standard by developing basic speaking, writing, listening and reading skills as well as acquiring useful grammar. The programme is tailored to the needs of a foreigner and helps learners understand and use familiar expressions in everyday and business surroundings.