Language Immersion Course Russian 1 (UE)

Course numberM4.05170.10.054
Course codeRussian1
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presence- and Telecourse
ECTS credits6,0
Language of instruction English

Upon the successful completion of the Language Immersion Course Russian 1, students will acquire the following competencies related to the Russian language:

  • understand and use the Russian alphabet (on the PC or tablet)
  • form and understand simple sentences
  • read and write simple texts
  • understand simple audio messages
  • introduce themselves
  • give information about their family and extracurricular activities
  • give information about the home town and language skills
  • form basic dialogues about everyday routine
  • make basic telephone enquires
  • talk about time and week schedules

This is a beginners' course for students with little or no prior Russian language knowledge (at CEF level A1). The following language topics will be covered in this module:

  • the Russian alphabet
  • phonetics
  • intonation
  • Personal pronouns in the nominative and accusative cases. The structure of "Menja zovut..."
  • Genus of nouns
  • The possessive pronouns
  • The plural of the nouns
  • Introduction to the prepositional case
  • Conjugation of the verbs "rabotat' " and "učit'sja" in the present tense
  • Special endings of the prepositional case
  • The verbs "byt' "and "žit' "
  • The past tense of the verb
  • The endings of adjectives in the nominative case
  • Verbs in the present and past tense (govorit', čitat', pisat', znat') [????????, ??????, ??????, ?????] and others
  • Use of adjectives (with all possible endings in the nominative case) and adverbs in conversation about languages (Russian, in Russian)
  • The difference between "učit'sja" and "izučat' "
  • Special forms of the word "dom"
  • Interrogative pronoun "kakoj"
  • Exclamation clauses
  • The accusative case with the days of the week
  • Introduction to numerals.
  • Endings of the word "čas" after numerals
  • Accusative case in the meaning of "direction of travel"
  • Instrumental case with parts of the day
  • Forms of greeting, dating and farewell
  • Acquaintance
  • Expression of courtesy
  • Family and relatives
  • Professions and places of work
  • Nationalities and countries
  • Description of the home town
  • Languages and language skills
  • Expression of desires and preferences
  • Hobbies
  • Description of subjects by using adjectives
  • Days of the week, time and everyday activities
  • The adverbs of time (e.g. always, often)
Course participants will talk about the following topics:
  • Meet and greet: "Hello, student!"
  • How to introduce myself and a friend
  • How to describe my family
  • Talking about professions
  • Russia - my home country. Where do you come from?
  • Languages and communication
  • Days of the week and time
  • Daily routine

Red Kalinka (ed.). Sistema Kalinka 1. Gijón: Red Kalinka.
Daum, E. & Schenk, W. (1998). Die russischen Verben. Leipzig/Wien: Langenscheidt.
Daum, E. & Schenk, W. (2009). Handwörterbuch Russisch-Deutsch, Deutsch-Russisch. Berlin/Wien: Langenscheidt.
Kohls, S. (1995). Russische Grammatik. Leipzig/Berlin/München: Langenscheidt/Verlag Enzyklopädie.

  • Lecture and presentation
  • Group and pair work
  • Role plays
  • Learning games
  • Blended learning
  • Homework

Integrated module exam (immanent examination character):

  • Final written exam (60%)
  • Oral exam (30%)
  • Active participation and homework (10%) according to CEFR (understanding, speaking, writing, grammar)