Supplementary materials for Russian
Can anyone recommend any supplementary materials for learning Russian? In particular, a grammar guide or workbook style manual?
I learn best when I have a concrete set of rules to go by (although I know there is a great deal of straight up memorization with the Russian language...). Also, I want to work at perfecting my handwritten Russian.
Cortina Method Conversational Russian in 20 Lessons (I think I have the 1977 version) is a book I'm using to supplement right now. It's great for sentence drills, and it has a huge section on grammar, and it also contains the written alphabet for handwriting instruction.
Guys, I just thought I'd let you know I found one more good source, "English Grammar for Students of Russian: The Study Guide for Those Learning Russian". I used to have a French version of this and didn't know a Russian one existed. As someone who likes learning things from a grammatical standpoint, I'm pretty excited.
I've ordered the aforementioned text and the Cortina Method Conversational Method for now, and I'll spring for the Penguin Russian Course sometime soon.