Level 3 School Edition

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Level 3 consists of

  • a Student Book (with audio): with or without answer keys
  • a Teacher Manual (with tests)
  • Digital Illustrations (slides)
  • Games Supplement

Each level offers 16 lessons of structured lessons with lots of audio and grammar explanations.

Level 3 Student Book

In Level 3 the students work on:

LESSON 1: Telling Time, What Time Is It?, Visiting Each Other, Verb ‘To Be’ in the Past Tense, Conjunction ‘чтобы’ Indirect Command

LESSON 2: Short Form Adjective ‘готов’, Going to a Birthday Party, Almost Ready, Prepositional Personal Pronouns, Talking about Wearing Clothes, Used to, Fancy Dress, Asking General Questions in Past Tense

LESSON 3: Verbs of Motion with Prefix‘при’, Marina Came from Work, Pancakes, Verb ‘брать’, Reflexive Verbs, Reflexive Verb Conjugation

LESSON 4: Past Tense of Reflexive Verbs, Presents, Unusual Presents, Instrumental Personal Pronouns, Counting Neuter Objects

LESSON 5: Prepositional Case, In the Dormitory, We Should Buy

LESSON 6: Prepositional Feminine Adjectives, A Guy in Checkered Shirt, Where Is Fairness?, Verb ‘находиться’, Pronoun ‘который’

LESSON 7: Preposition ‘при’, Sveta Preparing for Test, Учить/учиться, I Am Studying, Dative Personal Pronouns, Reflexive Personal Pronoun ‘себя’

LESSON 8: Grooming the Dog, Pronoun ‘сам’, Verbal Aspect, Polyglots

LESSON 9: Feminine, Neuter, Inanimate Masculine Singular and Inanimate Plural Adjectives in the Accusative, Security Check, Verbs of Motion ‘везти/возить’

LESSON 10: Who Is Looking at Whom?, Animate Masculine Adjectives in Accusative, Possessive Pronoun ‘свой’, Possessive and Demonstrative Pronouns in the Accusative, Public Transportation, On the Bus

LESSON 11: Appearance, Colleagues, Lunch Together, Short Form Adjective ‘похож’, Resemblance, Future Tenses

LESSON 12: Where From?, Genitive Case, Genitive Prepositions ‘c’ and ‘из’, Choosing Between ‘c’ and ‘из’, At the Ticket Window, Ticket to Moscow

LESSON 13: Prefix ‘по’ with Temporal Meaning, Verbs of Position ‘сидеть, садиться/сесть’, Business trip, See You!

LESSON 14: Genitive Demonstrative and Possessive Pronouns, Verbs of Motion with Prefixes, Route

LESSON 15: Preparing for Vacation, Room for Two, Verb ‘бояться’

LESSON 16: Verbs of Motion with Prefix ‘до’, Run up to the Point, From My House to My Work

The students get the opportunity to read, write, speak, and listen in every lesson. All the previously covered topics and grammar are incorporated into the future lessons to allow to review and practice. All the information is introduced in our signature step-by-step approach, allowing the students to absorb the previous material and add the new one onto what they can already do in small easily digestible pieces. This minimizes the feeling of being “overwhelmed” and the loss of the already covered topics.

Preview Pages from School_SB3


If you do not want your student to have the answers at the end of the student’s book – please inquire about ordering the Student Book without answer keys. That edition is also available for purchase.


The teacher’s manual is designed to help the teacher minimize the prep work for each lesson. All the texts and exercises are listed in the order that we recommend. All the answers are listed in the teacher’s book, all the grammar and cultural points are presented for the teacher’s own information or to convey to the students. Each book also contains tips and tricks on how to better explain certain topics and review the old or cover the new material. Test are integrated throughout the book to help measure the students’ progress.

Preview Pages from School_TM3


We recommend to teachers to avoid or at least minimize any additional vocabulary/structures outside of what the book offers, especially at the firt two levels. If your students advance really fast, add more games and speaking and listening practice with the same vocabulary and grammar points, ensuring that the new phrases and grammar structures “roll off the student’s tongue” rather than rushing to the next topic when the student says/seem they understand. Only by hearing the student present what you just taught them can you be sure that it’s time to move on.



Remember that each book comes with free downloadable audio and the audio script. Assigning listening to the audio exercises as part of the homework is a great way to improve the student’s retention. We recommend to cover all the exercises in the book orally in class and then do them in writing and then do the entire listening section for the covered lesson as part of the student’s homework.


You can use our games supplement to help you extend the practice for each lesson.





If you would like to add more to level 3, we recommend to add the Handwriting 1,2,3 series. Handwriting 1 covers the same letters and vocabulary that was covered in the first 6 lessons of Level 1. he next two books introduce mor
e vocabulary and rules of writing. Handwriting one is not enough for the student to get
to a fluent handwriting level in Russian. The addition Handwriting 2 and 3 allow for more practice of Russian handwriting – a vital piece of both Russian culture and everyday life.


If you would like some help working with our books, we offer a complimentary 30 minute training to any teacher who uses our books in class.

Additional coaching is available in 45 minute intervals. We can help you come up with a curriculum for your semester, any documentation/handouts that are needed, explain the
best ways to introduce certain especially hard topics or answer any questions about your specific students and the way they are working through our books.



The digital slides are another great tool that comes with the School Edition. Once you purchase the slides, they can be used by all the teachers in the school, modified and shared with the students. We did all the legwork and compiled the photos and illustrations for the core grammar and vocabulary points for each and every lesson. The last slide offers the list of the key vocabulary and grammar structure. You can use the slides to introduce the new vocabulary and grammar as well as use them for practice and games. Students really appreciate the bright visual component that the digital slides provide.



We also offer to modify our books to your school’s/students’ needs. We can add a logo, remove certain parts of the student’s books, add additional tests or any other modification that you might require. This type of work will be priced as a one time work order and we will provide you with an estimate depending on the scope of work before the contract for the work is signed.

If you have any additional questions please email us at info@russianstepbystep.com

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