Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course is the acquisition of a solid linguistic competence of the Russian language spoken and written at the elementary level.
At the end of the course the student will
− possess a good knowledge of the morphology of Russian noun and will be introduced to the morphological elements of the verb;
− acquire basic comprehension and communication skills by developing cognitive and practical skills required to use relevant information in order to carry out tasks and to solve routine problems using simple rules and tools;
− produce simple texts in written Russian
Course contents summary
Elements of phonology: Russian vowel and consonant system, intonation.
Basic nominal and verbal morphology: declination of noun, adjective and pronoun, degrees of the adjective. The verb: modes and tenses, aspetc (introduction). The verbs of motion: verb categories of unidirectional and multidirectional.
First syntax elements: coordination and subordination, the conditional clause.
Introduction to written translation from English into Russian and from Russian into Italian.
Introduction to dictation and oral translation from English into Russian and from Russian into Italian; oral exercises in grammar.
Lectures and practical exercises. The course also includes a cycle of 12 hours of self-study in the language lab based on materials selected by the teachers of Russian.
Assessment methods and criteria
The test consists of an assessment with written and oral final exams.
The final tests are divided into:
test of morphological level (filling blank test);
brief translation from Italian into Russian (grammar assessment);
brief translation from Russian into Italian (syntactic and lexical assessment) Vocabulary not allowed.
The student must be able to read, translate and summarize class readings and texts read at home, and be able to sustain a brief conversation on everyday topics. In addition, the student will read and translate at first sight a first level Russian text that will be submitted for the exam in Russian language.