39975 - Russian Language (Course and Laboratory) II

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  • Teacher Simona Berardi

  • Credits 8

  • SSD L-LIN/21

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Course Timetable from Sep 24, 2018 to Dec 12, 2018

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

Deepen the linguistic, communicative and intercultural competences. Develop the skills of oral and written comprehension, oral and written expression. Consolidate the word-study of the political language. Develop the ability to search and elaborate material about the historical, cultural, economic and geo-political aspects of the country. Consolidate the skills of oral and written comprehension, oral and written expression on the civilization, the culture and the current affairs. 

Course contents


Declination of the nouns, the adjectives, the pronouns. 
Gender and number of the nouns, the adjectives and the pronouns.  
Characteristics of the nominative case. 
Characteristics of the accusative case with and without preposition.  
Characteristics of the prepositive case with and without preposition. 
Characteristics of the genitive case with and without preposition. 
Characteristics of the dative case with and without preposition.
Characteristics of the instrumental case with and without preposition. 


Verbs of motion without prefix:  idti/chodit' (to go by foot), ekhat'/ezdit' (to go by means of transport), bezhat'/begat' (to run), letet'/letat' (to fly), plyt'/plavat' (to swim), nesti/nosit' (to bring), vezti/vozit' (to transport), vesti/vodit' (to lead). 

Verbs of motion with prefixe po-.
Notions on the verbal aspects, in particular with the verbs of motion: main meanings and characteristics.


The complex sentence:  the subordinate clauses. 
Complementary subordinate clauses: 
the conjunction chto in order to express information, thought, feeling;
the conjunction chtoby to express desire, necessity, order; 
the conjunction potomu chto.
Consecutive subordinate clauses: the conjunction poetomu.
Complex sentences with a clause of purpose: the conjunction chtoby.


- Chernyshov S. I., Poekhali! 1, Zlatoust, St. Petersburg, 2011. (9th edition) Units 16-26, 28, 30.

 - Khavronina S. A., Shirochenskaya A. I., Russian in exercises, Russky Yazyk Kursy, 2009. (Genitive, Dative and Instrumental cases, verbs of motion, complex sentences).

- S. Berardi – L. Buglakova, KRASKI-A2. Nuova edizione aggiornata. Corso comunicativo multimediale per l'autoapprendimento della lingua russa di livello A2. CD-Rom, CLUEB, Bologna, 2012.

- Nikitina N., Freda Piredda E., Grammatica d'uso della lingua russa. Teoria ed esercizi. Livello A1, Hoepli, Milano, 2017.

D. Magnati, F. Legittimo, Davajte! Comunicare in russo 1, corso di lingua e cultura russa, Hoepli, Milano, 2017. - Unità 9-13

- Il Kovalev, Dizionario russo-italiano italiano-russo di Vladimir Kovalev, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2014 (Quarta edizione).

Students will be given articles about actuality and politics taken from the Internet and the most popular newspapers and Russian reviews. 

Teaching methods

The course is articulated in 30 hours of frontal lesson, in which the linguistic competences are mainly developed, and in 40 hours of laboratory activities, that privilege the communicative competences and the reading comprehension of political articles. 30 hours of self-learning with multimedia material and research in Internet are recommended.

Assessment methods

The students are asked to do a written examination and an oral test. 

The written test is to verify the linguistic competences, in particular elements of morphology and word-study, including the ability of written comprehension on political topics. 

The oral test is focused on the communicative competences, on the ability of oral expression using articles about actuality and politics taken from the Internet and the most popular newspapers and Russian reviews. 

In particular, the students  that do not attend lessons are asked to find authentic material in Internet and to prepare a paper to expose during the final oral examination.

Teaching tools

PC - computer – language laboratory with Internet; video projector; video recorder.

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Simona Berardi