92975 - Russian Language (C Language) For Interpreters

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

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to understand, analyze and produce oral speeches belonging to relevant text types, also in multimedia. They will acquire the ability to express themselves fluently in complex communicative situations.

Course contents

The program will cover some key issues concerning both Russian morphology and syntax, with particular emphasis on the following topics:

- Verb aspect – morphology, semantics and syntax, pragmatics

- Collocations in Russian

- Aktionsarten 

- Lexical and syntactic synonymy

Russian Language Lab for Interpreters

The Language Lab offers exercises that aim at deepening the
students’ knowledge of syntax and sentence structure, and also includes
reading, analyzing, rewriting, and transcribing various texts.
During the preparation of
lexical lists relating to politics, economics, the social and cultural
life of today’s Russia, both within an international context and
with regard to its historical background, the particular skills required
by students specializing in interpretation will always be emphasized.
The Language Lab is considered a fundamental part of the
course and students will be tested over the work done in class.


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Sbornik upražnenij po ustnomu perevodu. Ekaterinburg: Izdatel’stvo Ural’skogo universiteta, 2002.

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Straniero Segio F. Interpretazione simultanea dal russo in italiano. Fondamenti teorici e applicazioni pratiche. Edizioni Goliardiche, 1997.

Teaching methods

- communicative method for lexical enrichment and language practice;

- exercises of text reformulation, expanding, compressing, paraphrasing;

- lectures;

- listening to different type of oral texts;

- presentation and comment on students' papers.

* In view of the type of activity and teaching methods adopted, attendance of this training activity requires the prior participation of all students in modules 1 and 2 of training on safety in the workplace, in e-learning mode: https://elearning-sicurezza.unibo.it/

Assessment methods

The final grade is formed from two components:

Written test (0-30). The written test includes writing an essay on the topics covered by lectures. The topic will be assigned a few days before the oral exam.

The oral examination (0-30) involves the discussion of topics covered during the course.

A final mark is given based on the evaluation of the written test and the oral exam with the possible bonus (0-2) according to the work during the semester.

Teaching tools

Bilingual and monolingual dictionaries;

Dictionary of synonyms and antonyms;

Russian National Corpus ( www.ruscorpora.ru );

Russian browsers.

Material available on the e-learning site (http://moodle.sslmit.unibo.it/)

Office hours

See the website of Svetlana Slavkova