Russian I (2017/2018)

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Giorgia Pomarolli
Giorgia Pomarolli
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Semester 2 dal Feb 26, 2018 al Jun 9, 2018.

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student must prove to have acquired the general principles of Russian phonetics and grammar and to be able to apply them to the comprehension of both written and oral texts.


The first part of the course is dedicated to fundamentals of phonetics and orthography of Russian language, and to transliteration. The second part is dedicated to the morphology of Russian language, e.g. declination of nouns, adjectives, personal and demonstrative pronouns, use of cases, verbal system (conjugation, tense, aspect), verbs of motion without prefixation. Students will also be trained in reading, translating and commenting short texts.

- Magnati D., Legittimo F. ДАВАЙТЕ ! Comunicare in russo 1. Corso di Lingua e cultura russa, Hoepli, 2017.
- Cevese C., Dobrovolskaja Ju., Magnanini E. Grammatica russa. Morfologia: teoria e esercizi, Hoepli, 2000. The book must be used with the guidance of the lecturer.
- Slides of the lecturer and further papers uploaded on the e-learning website. Students are required to register at the e-learning page of the course.

Programme and bibliography are the same for both attending and non-attending students.

Frontal lectures; grammar exercises; reading and comment on texts.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Cevese C., Dobrovolskaja Ju., Magnanini E. Grammatica russa. Morfologia: teoria e esercizi Hoepli 2000 8820328232 Il testo va utilizzato su indicazione della docente.
D. Magnati, F. Legittimo ДАВАЙТЕ ! Comunicare in russo 2. Corso di Lingua e cultura russa Hoepli 2017 9788820378677

Assessment methods and criteria

Written + oral exam

Students can take the exam only after they acquire the B1 language certificate.

The written part is a test consisting of questions and exercises on the topics of the course. It lasts one and a half hour.
The oral part can be taken only after passing the written one. This part will require students to:
- correct the errors in the written exam;
- elaborate on one of the topics of grammatical theory;
- read and translate a short text;
- hold a short conversation in Russian.

(1) The written test is marked in thirties. The total mark is the mean score between the mark of written test and that of the language certificate. Note that the mean score will be calculated only if the mark of the written test is at least 18/30.
(2) Students who pass the written test can (a) take the oral part of the exam, or (b) if unsatisfied with the mark, repeat the test in one of the following exam sessions
(3) The oral part completes the written one, so – depending on the student’s performance – the final mark can be confirmed, increased or reduced.