Russian Language 2 (2019/2020)

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Name of lecturer
Anna Giust
Anna Giust
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Academic sector
Language of instruction
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students are expected to:
– consolidate their knowledge of Russian morphology;
– apply their knowledge of the language in the understanding of texts on different topics, as well as in the areas of writing and speaking;
– demonstrate to have language skills in Russian that correspond to the B2 level of proficiency on the CEFR scale.


During the course the following topics will be tackled:
- verb aspect: morphology and semantics;
- comparative and superlative of adjectives;
- comparative and superlative of adverbs;
- verbs expressing position;
- verbs of motion and use of the aspect with verbs of motion;
- numerals: cardinal, ordinal and collettive;
- participles;
- gerund;
- imperatives;
- expressions of time;
- secondary phrases (associated with participles);
- Russian language for working communication (commercial documents and tourism).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Nikitina, N. Corso di russo. Livelli B1-B2. Milano, Hoepli. (Edizione 2) Hoepli 2019 978-88-203-8846-1
Cevese C., Dobrovolskaja Ju., Magnanini E. Grammatica russa. Manuale di teoria Hoepli 2018 978-88-203-8543-9
Elisa Cadorin, Irina Kukushkina Il russo per l'azienda. Corrispondenza commerciale, documenti legali, dizionario commerciale Hoepli Editore 2015 978-88-203-6552-3
E. Cadorin; I. Kukushkina I verbi russi Hoepli 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, during the 2020 summer and autumn sessions the assessment modality will be modified as follows: online oral exam. Students are kindly asked to visit the moodle platform to find the details about the assessment process.

Written and oral
1. Test in itinere: test on grammar
2. Final evaluation: written (test) and oral exam. In the oral exam the questions will cover concepts and topics analysed during the classes. Students will be asked to read, translate and analyse, from the morpho-sintactic point of view, the texts proposed in the classes.

*Teaching methods*
Projection of slides, uploaded on the e-learning webpage. Analytic reading, translation and comment on texts

*Assessment criteria*
- content accuracy and completeness
- achievement of adequate analysis abilities
- clarity in the exposition, arguing ability
- knowledge of the subject-specific lexicon

Students can take the exam only if they have passed the exams “Russian language 1” and “Russian literature 1”