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RUSSIAN LANGUAGE 1 (Iniziali cognome M-Z)
LE05105279, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SU2294, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination RUSSIAN LANGUAGE 1
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian, Russian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL COMMUNICATION (Ord. 2018)

Teacher in charge LINDA TORRESIN

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
EPP7077618 RUSSIAN (Iniziali cognome M-Z) LINDA TORRESIN EP1980

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses L-LIN/21 Slavic Studies 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 42 183.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 TORRESIN LINDA (Presidente)
3 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 NOVOKHATSKIY DMITRY (Presidente)
BENACCHIO ROSANNA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Good knowledge of written and spoken Italian.
Target skills and knowledge: Reaching A1-A2 level as to the classification of CEFR (acquisition of phonetic, grammar and lexical competences, acquisition of a certain knowledge of the texts typology in the Russian language), acquisition of theoretical and methodological basis for further studying morphosyntactical structures.
Examination methods: The exam consists of two parts: the written part and the oral part.
WRITTEN: lexical and grammar test (grammar exercises, Russian-Italian and and Italian-Russian translation, short composition). The usage of vocabulary is forbidden.
ORAL: lexical and grammar analysis, translation of originally Russian texts, check of conversation, reading and oral translation skills. The students are also to prepare 10-15 pages of individual reading in Russian (texts will be provided during the course).
In order to be admitted to the oral part, it is obligatory to pass the written part first. The written part can be taken during any examination session, not before the summer session. The oral exam may be taken during one of the following examination sessions within a solar year.
In case both parts of the exam haven't been passed within this term, one should retake both parts of the exam.
Assessment criteria: Italian University system (30/30) with the minimum of 18/30 to pass the exam.
Written examination: orthographic and grammatical correctness; appropriateness.
Oral examination: pronunciation; lexical appropriateness; accuracy in translating; metalinguistic knowledge and ability to expose metalinguistic concepts.
Course unit contents: Syllabus:
Graphic, phonetic and intonation system of the contemporary Russian. Basic morphology: noun and adjective (number, gender, case); pronoun (personal, interrogative, possessive); case formation and their main functions (with and without prepositions); verb (the usage of the verb "to be"; constructions of presence / absence and that of possession); verb conjugation and tenses (Present, Past, Future); verbal mood (Indicative, Imperative); verbal aspect (basic functions of the aspect, formation of aspect pairs); verbs of movement (without prefixes). Elementary syntax (simple sentence).
Production of short written texts.
Language exercises with a mothertongue lecturer: grammar exercises, reading and translation of Russin texts, speaking in Russian about everyday life issues.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists of two parts:
1. Frontal interactive lectures (theory)
Frontal lectures are to provide the necessary theoretical ground for practical studies of the morphological and syntactical structures of the languages. These lectures are held by the responsible of the course (I semestre).
2. Language exercises (practice)
Language exercises are to develop reading and translation skills of the students as well as their writing (brief texts) and oral production skills. Language exercises are held by mothertongue lecturers during all the academic year (I and II semestres).

Moodle registration is OBLIGATORY (both for the theory and practice.
Link for the theoretical course:
Link for the language exercises:

Students who don't attend lectures and Russian mothertongue students are invited to contact the responsible of the course as soon as possibile after the beginning of the lectures to accord the studies programme. Russian mothertongue students, nevertheless, take the same exam as the other students, and during the oral exam are to be able to explain linguistic phenomena which will occur during the exam, from the theoretical point of view.
Additional notes about suggested reading: GRAMMAR HANDBOOKS:
1. C. Cevese, Ju. Dobrovolskaja, E. Magnanini, Grammatica russa. Milano: Hoepli, 2000.
2. I. Pul'kina, Učebnik russkogo jazyka. Praktičeskaja grammatika s upražnenijami. Moskva: Russkij jazyk, 1977. (Per gli studenti russofoni, in alternativa alla Grammatica di Cevese, Dobrovolskaja, Magnanini e all’eserciziario di Chavronina, Širočenskaja.)
3. M. C. Pesenti, E. Tancon (Ed.), Grammatica russa, Bologna: Zanichelli, 2008.
4. F. Fici, S. Fedotova, La lingua russa del 2000, Firenze: Le Lettere, 2008.

The following self-study online course is highly recommended:

Further materials and indications on bibliography will be provided during the lectures.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • S. Cernyšov, A. Cernyšova, Poechali!. Sankt-Peterburg: Zlatoust, 2013. Volume 1 Cerca nel catalogo
  • S. Chavronina, A. Širocenskaja, Il russo: esercizi. Roma: Il Punto Editoriale, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo