Language Immersion Course Russian 2 (UE)

Course numberM4.05170.20.144
Course codeRussian2
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presence- and Telecourse
ECTS credits6,0
Language of instruction English

Upon the successful completion of the Language Immersion Course Russian 2, students will acquire the following competencies related to the Russian language:

  • form and understand more complex sentences
  • read and write simple texts
  • understand audio messages
  • talk about food purchases
  • give information about their living conditions (apartment, town)
  • give information about oneself (e.g. personal data, age)
  • make small talk (e.g. about the weather)
  • talk about visits to doctors and the hospital
  • make vacation plans
  • make dialogues at the restaurant

This is a language course for slightly advanced students with basic knowledge of Russian (at CEF level A1-A2). The following language topics will be covered in this module:

  • The construction "u menja est' "
  • Classification of irregular forms in the plural
  • The accusative case in the direct object function
  • Irregular verbs
  • Indicative pronouns "ètot, èta, èto, èti"
  • All regular and irregular endings of the prepositional case in the singular
  • Numbers between 100 and 1 million
  • Verbs that describe a location in space: stojat', ležat', viset'
  • The imperative of the verb
  • The dative case of pronouns with the verb "nravitsja"
  • The dative case for expressing the age
  • Endings of the word "god" after numerals
  • Prepositions with the verb "igrat' "
  • The prepositional case with months
  • The construction "dožd'/sneg idëit' "
  • The instrumental case with seasons
  • Endings of the word "gradus" after numerals
  • The use of adverbs to describe the weather
  • The construction "u menja bolit"
  • Meanings and forms of the verb "bolet' "
  • The predicative "dolžen"
  • Dative case to describe the state
  • The future tense of the verb
  • The prepositional case with means of transport
  • The instrumental case with the preposition "s" in the singular plural
  • The dative case in indirect complement function
  • Colors
  • Adjectives for describing people and objects
  • Food and drinks
  • Numbers from 10 to 100
  • Endings of the word "rubl' " after numerals
  • Clothes, shoes, shopping
  • Parts of the house and furniture
  • Transportation
  • Description of the city
  • How to ask and show the way
  • Months and birthday
  • Weather, seasons of the year, nature
  • Body parts, health, going to the doctor
  • Vacation and travel, winter and summer activities
  • Going to a restaurant, the menu, communication with the waiter
Course participants will talk about the following topics:
  • Food and food products
  • ?lothes and footwear
  • My apartment
  • My home town
  • Age
  • Weather
  • Conversation at the hospital
  • Vacation plans and how to organize a trip
  • How to order food in a restaurant

Red Kalinka (ed.). Sistema Kalinka 2. 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.
Černyšov, S. & Černyšova, A. (2019). Pojechali!Stuttgart: Klett Sprachen.

  • Lecture and presentation
  • Group and pair work
  • Role plays
  • Learning games
  • Self-study
  • 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)