Russian Language 1 (2020/2021)

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Name of lecturer
Manuel Boschiero
Manuel Boschiero
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 15, 2021 al May 29, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will be able to: 1) know the general principles of Russian morphology; 2) apply them to the comprehension of simple written and oral texts; 3) demonstrate to have the Russian language skills that correspond to the B1 level of the CEFR.


The course unfolds as follows:
 phonetics and orthography of Russian language;
 transliteration;
 declination of nouns;
 declination of adjectives, personal and demonstrative pronouns;
 use of cases;
 verbal system (conjugation, tense, aspect);
 verbs of motion without prefixation.

*Teaching methods*
Projection of slides, uploaded on the Moodle webpage. Analytic reading, translation and comment on short texts.

Programme and bibliography are the same for both attending and non-attending students.
Erasmus students are invited to contact the teacher at the beginning of the courses.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Cevese C., Dobrovolskaja Ju., Magnanini E. Grammatica russa. Manuale di teoria Hoepli 2018 978-88-203-8543-9
Chavronina S. Il russo esercizi Il Punto 2007 9788890318603

Assessment methods and criteria

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

Written and oral.
Questions will cover concepts and topics analysed during the classes.

The written part is a test consisting of questions and exercises on the topics of the course.
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, translate and analyse a short text;

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