31176 - Russian Language and Linguistics 2

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

Quality education Climate Action

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students reach the level A2.

Course contents

Develop the skills of oral and written comprehension, oral and written expression.

Deepen the morphological system, linguistic, communicative, and cultural competences.

Transitive and intransitive verbs of motion without prefixes and with prefix po-.

Verbs of motion with prefixes. The use of the main prepositions after verbs of motion.

The verb aspects: meanings and characteristics of imperfective and perfective verbs.

Formation and use of the imperative.

The comparative and superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs.

Short form of adjectives.

Pronouns: indefinite and negative pronouns.

Direct and indirect speech.

Copulative, coordinating and disjunctive conjunctions.

Subordinating conjunctions: of explanation, of aim and purpose, and condition.


- Kapitonova T.I. i dr., Zhivem i uchimsja v Rossii, Rabochaja tetrad' po grammatike, Zlatoust, St. Petersburg, 2003.

- Berardi S., Buglakova L., Kraski A2. Nuova edizione aggiornata. Corso comunicativo multimediale per l'autoapprendimento della lingua russa di livello A2, Bologna, Clueb, 2012.

Students will be given additional material by teachers.

Additional readings:

- Nikitina N., Grammatica d'uso della lingua russa. Teoria ed esercizi. Livello A2, Hoepli, Milano, 2018.

- C. Cevese, J. Dobrovolskaja, E. Magnanini, Grammatica russa. Manuale di teoria, Livelli A1-B2 del Quadro Comune Europeo di Riferimento per le Lingue, Terza edizione, Hoepli, Milano, 2018.

- Pul'kina I., Zachava-Nekrasova E., Il Russo. Grammatica pratica con esercizi, Edest, Genova, 1991.

- F. Legittimo, D. Magnati, Davajte! Comunicare in russo 2. Corso di lingua e cultura russa, Hoepli, Milano, 2017.

- D. Bonciani, S. Romagnoli, Vsë tak! Grammatica e lessico della lingua russa, Hoepli, Milano, 2020.

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

Teaching methods

The course is articulated in 30 hours of lessons, in which the linguistic competences are mainly developed, and in many hours of laboratory activities, that privilege the communicative competences and practical language skills. 

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

Assessment methods

The students are asked to do a written examination and an oral test. The positive result of the written examination is valid for 4 terms and it is necessary to take the oral exam.

In normal conditions, the written test (4 hours, or 2 hours online in EOL) is to verify the linguistic competences, in particular elements of morphology and word-study, including the ability of written comprehension. 

The oral test is focused on the communicative competences, on the ability of oral expression. The first part of the oral test is in Russian and is dedicated to the skill of speaking on historical, cultural, geo- social aspects of the country.

The second part of the oral exam is focused on the linguistics theoretical contents of the course programme.

The final grade is the result of the average between the written exam and the oral examinations.

To take the exam of Russian language 2, students are required to take Russian language 1 first.

Teaching tools

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

Links to further information


Office hours

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