Russian I

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide the learner with sufficient theoretical knowledge to undertake the study of morphosyntactic structures and everyday, familiar vocabulary and phrases (as specified in the programme modules 1, 2 and 3), and to encourage the student to develop a linguistic competence in an intercultural perspective, in accordance with the Degree objectives. The learner is expected to achieve the communicative skills and knowledge required for A1 level of the Common European Framework, that is "understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type".
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the first year the student will know Russian spelling, rules of Russian pronunciation, Russian morphology (in a systematical way), the use of constructions with prepositions and the structure of Russian simple sentence. Skills: at the end of the first year the student will be able to understand short texts, write simple texts (postcards, forms) and be involved in short conversations with natives on everyday themes.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
For the 2021-22 academic year classes will be held partly in person and partly online (the online teaching will be be delivered through the Teams platform, which is part of the Office 365 suite). Please note that all updates and information will be published on the course website (Lingua Inglese 1 MED) on the Ariel platform. Students are strongly advised to check the course website regularly so as to be up to date will all information and instructions. All the information and the codes of the courses will be available on the page Lingua russa I MED, Ariel, where you will also find the access the Moodle site Lingua russa I MED 2020/21.

The content and the literature will not be modified.
The exams could be modified in relation to sanitary conditions, but all changes will be available in due time.
Course syllabus
Course Syllabus
1. Introduction to contemporary Russian language.
Phonetics and phonology of contemporary Russian.
Morphology: the gender and number of the noun. The adjective. Cases: the meaning of cases. The singular and plural nominative case.
The possessive pronouns Чей, чья, чьё, чьи, мой, твой, наш, ваш
Basic syntax: Что это, кто это.
2. The singular noun declension (with and without prepositions).
The singular adjectival declension.
The conjugation of the verb: I and II regular conjugations (present tense).
Irregular verbs: жить, давать, быть
Structures: у кого есть, у кого нет.
The verb: the past tense.
The ordinal numerals.
Communication skills: presentation, telling about oneself, studies, places, writing short texts.
The theoretical material is presented with constant reference to use and supported by a contrastive approach with Italian and other European languages.
Lexicon: basic A1 lexicon, Cardinal numbers up to 100.
3. The plural noun and adjective declension. The cases: dative, accusative, instrumental.
Irregular verbs, verbs with suffix -ova -eva.
"Reflexive" Verbs
The verbal aspect: outline.
Идти-ходить, ехать-ездить.
The basic syntactic structures, the word formation.
Prerequisites for admission
Teaching methods
The official course (theoretical lessons) will be accompanied by language exercises with native speakers, whose aim is to consolidate morphological and lexical structures in a communicative context.
The teaching will also take advantage of the moodle platform:
Teaching Resources
The materials and power point presentations delivered during the course will be uploaded on the Moodle platform.
All students must prepare the indicated parts of the following texts:
Comrie B., The Slavonic World, in Lingua e Stile, a XXXVI, n. 3, 2001, pp. 431-442.
Maturi P., I suoni delle lingue, i suoni dell'italiano. Introduzione alla fonetica, Il Mulino: Bologna 2006. Cap. 1
Magnati D., Legittimo F., Davajte! Comunicare in russo, Milano: Hoepli. Vol. 1.
Reference Grammar di riferimento:
Cevese, Dobrovol'skaja, Magnanini, Nistratova, Grammatica russa. Manuale di teoria, Livello A1-A2, Hoepli 2018.
In addition to this literature Russian mother-tongue students should also know the following parts of the volume Валгина Н.С.,
Современный русский язык,
Leksika i frazeologija - razdely 1-10, 12-18, 19-25, 34-47.
Fonetika i fonologija - razdely 50-53, 63-67.
Slovoobrazovanie - razdely 93-103.
Znamenatel'nye časti reči - razdely 112-1401.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written and an oral part.
The written exam includes a grammatical-lexical test, which is carried out in part as computer test and in part in a traditional way.
The written exam can be taken by the student in two stages: an intermediate test at the end of the first semester and a second test at the end of the second semester, both tests are carried out during class hours and are reserved to attending students. The student who passes both tests can directly access the oral exam. Those who fail one of the two tests, must take the written exam in the official sessions (May, September and January). If the student has passed an intermediate test (the first or second part), this is considered valid until the first written session in May.
From September onwards the student must take a complete written test regarding the complete program.
L-LIN/21 - SLAVIC STUDIES - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours