Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Forli
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Languages and Technologies for Intercultural Communication (cod. 5979)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student knows the fundamental elements of the Russian language and is capable of understanding and producing written texts and oral speeches, expressing themselves with relative fluency and spontaneity. The skills achieved by the end of the first year are approximately at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Course contents

The aim of the course is to reinforce the linguistic structures introduced in the first semester, as well as to continue acquiring the fundamental grammatical concepts of Russian. The course will focus on the following grammar aspects: the long and short forms of adjectives and degrees of comparison, verbs of motion with prefixes, verbs of position, participles, negative and indefinite pronouns, prepositional phrases indicating place, time, cause, and purpose, and some types of subordinate clauses.

In addition to grammatical knowledge, linguistic skills will be developed through oral communication, reading, and writing activities.

The module is accompanied by a compulsory 40-hour language workshop. The topics covered in the workshop will be subject to assessment.

The tutorial lessons are part of the course and will be part of the exam program.


Cevese C., Dobrovolskaja J., Magnanini E. Grammatica russa. Manuale di teoria. Livelli A1-B2 del Quadro Comune Europeo di Riferimento per le Lingue. Hoepli, 2018, 3a edizione. ISBN: 978-88-203-8543-9.

Nikitina N. Grammatica d'uso della lingua russa. Livello A2 del Quadro Comune Europeo di Riferimento per le Lingue. Hoepli, 2018. ISBN: 978-88-203-8808-9.

Nikitina N. Esercizi di lingua russa. Morfologia: livello avanzato. Con soluzioni. Hoepli, 2013. ISBN: 978-88-203-5959-1.

Teaching methods

The course requires mandatory attendance of at least 70% of the lessons, which are conducted in a face-to-face and interactive format. Exercises, short readings, and sight translations will be performed during the classes. Constant individual assignments will be given for homework, followed by correction and feedback from the instructor.

The tutorial lessons aim to further enrich vocabulary and put the acquired language knowledge into practice.

Assessment methods

The final exam consists of a written test and an oral exam, which includes reading, translation, and grammatical analysis of a text in Russian, as well as a conversation on topics covered during the reading activity.

In formulating the final grade for the course, evaluations of papers assigned in the form of 'homework' will also be taken into account.

Learning assessment scale
(Grade and description)

Excellent test demonstrating excellent acquisition of the lexical, grammatical and cultural content proposed in the course; complete mastery of the language and culture of study.
Above average, with minor errors compensated for by a more than adequate demonstration of the required knowledge and language skills.
Good test, but with some obvious errors indicating partial acquisition of the required knowledge and skills.
Sufficient test, but with noticeable limitations in the knowledge and skills to be acquired.
Test that meets only the minimum criteria of knowledge and skills to be acquired.
Basic knowledge not achieved, the examination must be retaken.

Teaching tools

In addition to the texts listed in the bibliography, both printed and multimedia materials will be provided for exercises in reading, listening, writing, and conversation practice.

Office hours

See the website of Svetlana Slavkova


Quality education

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.