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;
− develop 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.
Useful bibliography and materials will be available on the relevant page of the elearning platform of the university ELLY
Lectures and practical exercises.
Assessment methods and criteria
The test includes an evaluation with final exams (written and oral).
The final tests are divided into:
- Grammar test (active and multiple choice questions) on the program carried out during the year;
- Reading and understanding a text (čtenie);
- Composition of a letter in the Russian language showing the knowledge of vocabulary and understanding of grammatical structures and syntax of the student (pis'mo);
- Audio test (audirovanie).
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.