97571 - RUSSIAN ELEMENTARY

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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student has a basic linguistic and communicative competence (level TEU - A1 of the TORFL). Particular focus is dedicated to the skill of speaking on the main topics of everyday life and on issues related to areas of the Faculty.The students are able to: - understand and use basic expressions to meet practical elementary needs in shops, post offices, banks, restaurants, public transportation, at the doctor's, at a lesson, etc. .., - introduce themselves and others - ask and answerquestions about personal details such as the place where they live in, work or study - provide information about relatives or friends and objects that possess - to formulate expressions of greetings, thanks, apologies - to express the additional time elements.

Course contents

Russian phonetic system: voiceless-voiced consonants, hard and soft consonants, stressed and unstressed vowels.

Formation and use of adverbs.

Name, surname and patronymic. Gender of nouns.

Gender and number of adjectives. The possessive pronouns.

Meanings of the Nominative case: expression of the subject. Interrogative pronouns.

The construction to denote possession.

The use and meanings of the Prepositional case (singular and plural).

Nouns and personal pronouns, adjectives and possessive pronouns in the Prepositional case.

The Prepositional case denoting the place of an action with the prepositions “v” and “na” and the object of speech with the preposition “o”.

The Prepositional case denoting time (centuries, years, months, weeks).

The Prepositional case denoting means of motion.

The use and meanings of the Accusative case (singular and plural) without and with prepositions.

Nouns and personal pronouns, adjectives and possessive pronouns in the Accusative case.

The Accusative case denoting an object acted upon.

The Accusative case with the verbs of motion.

The Accusative denoting time. The Accusative denoting time with the days of the week.

Animate nouns and adjectives.

The use and meanings of the Genitive case (singular and plural) without and with prepositions.

Nouns and personal pronouns, adjectives and possessive pronouns in the Genitive case.

The Genitive case in negative sentences in the present, future and past tenses.

The Genitive with numerals 2,3,4. Combination of quantitative numerals and nouns.

The Genitive denoting times and dates.

The Genitive denoting a place as the point of the beginning of movement, departing from events, taking or moving away from a person or a place as a point of reference, a place connected to a person.

The Genitive denoting final destination of movement, the location of a thing or a person, intention, the purpose of an action, a source of information, absence of something.

Verbs which require the use of the Genitive case after them.

The use and meanings of the Dative case (singular and plural) without and with prepositions.

Nouns and personal pronouns, adjectives and possessive pronouns in the Dative case.

Verbs and other parts of speech requiring forms of the Dative case without prepositions. The Dative denoting a person to whom an action is addressed.

The Dative denoting age.

The Dative in impersonal sentences without prepositions.

The meanings of Dative case with prepositions denoting a person or a thing which is the destination of motion, and a motion along a surface of a location or an object.

The Dative denoting means of communication and a characteristic of an object according to its sphere science or academic subject.

The use and meanings of the Instrumental case (singular and plural) without and with prepositions.

Nouns and personal pronouns, adjectives and possessive pronouns in the Instrumental case.

The Instrumental case with preposition denoting joint action.

Meanings of the Instrumental case without prepositions: denoting instrument or mean to perform an action, exact definition of an action. Verbs requiring the Instrumental case without prepositions. Meanings of the Instrumental case with prepositions, denoting a way an action is performed, the position of a person or a thing, denoting time and the aim of motion.

Forms of congratulations and wishes in the Instrumental case.

The verb. First and second conjugation of the verb, present tense.

The past tense of the verbs.

Transitive and intransitive verbs. Conjugation of the verbs with the particle–sja.

The verbs denoting study.

Some irregular verbs.

Forms of the future tense. Formation of aspectual pairs of verbs.

Verbal aspect: meanings and formation. Meanings of imperfective verbs denoting the name of an action, an action as a process, a recurrent action or simultaneous actions. Meanings of perfective verbs denoting an action completed with a result and a single momentary action.

Imperfective verbs of motion without prefixes in the present, future and past tenses.

Meanings of the prefix po-: beginning of motion, intention to carry out a motion.

Students will be given articles about actuality and politics taken from the Internet (official information and documents from the Web-pages of the Russian President, of the government of Russia, Security Council, Russian Federation administrative bodies) and the most popular newspapers and Russian reviews.

At the end of the course students will be able to develop 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.

Readings/Bibliography

- Chernyshov S. I., Poekhali! 1, Zlatoust, St. Petersburg, 2011. (9th edition)

- Khavronina S. A., Shirochenskaya A. I., Russian in exercises, Russky Yazyk Kursy, 2009.

- Nekrasova E., A Basic Modern Russian Grammar, 1997,ISBN: 5855501191. Free download from web site http://campus.cib.unibo.it/60487/ .

- Berardi S. - Buglakova L., Kraski. Communicative multimedia course for learning Russian – level A1 – self-access program, Clueb, Bologna, 2003. http://alfacert.cliro.unibo.it/moodle/course/view.php?id=7

Teaching methods

The course in articulated in 70 hours of frontal lesson, in which the linguistic theorical and practical competences are mainly developed.

Assessment methods

Students are required to take six mid-term written examinations and an oral test.

The written exams consist of a grammar test on the topics explained during the lessons, and of a reading comprehension on political, economic or historical topics in the last test. The written exam is a prerequisite to the oral exam.

The oral test is focused on the communicative competences, on the ability of oral expression. Students will be given articles about actuality and politics taken from the Internet and the most popular newspapers and Russian reviews to expose during the final oral examination.

The final grade is the result of the average between the mid-term examinations and the oral exam.

Teaching tools

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

Course material will be published in the content management system of the Department - to which students are expected to enrol.

 

Office hours

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Links to further information

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Office hours

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