Language Immersion Course Russian 3 (UE)

Course numberM4.05170.30.234
Course codeRussian3
Semester of degree program Semester 3
Mode of delivery Presence- and Telecourse
ECTS credits6,0
Language of instruction English

Upon the successful completion of the Language Immersion Course Russian 3, students will acquire the following competencies related to the Russian language:

  • form and understand complex texts
  • read and write texts
  • make oneself well understood in everyday situations
  • understand audio and video messages
  • talk about life in the office
  • speak about experiences (e.g. childhood, zoo)
  • talk about cultural life (e.g. theatre, cinema)
  • describe oneself (how do I look like)
  • have conversations about health

This is a language course for slightly advanced students with basic knowledge of Russian (at CEF level A2-B1). The following language topics will be covered in this module:

  • Endings of the genitive case and its use
  • The dative case in the construction "mne nužen"
  • The pronoun "kotoryj" in the nominative case
  • Introduction to the term "verbal aspect"
  • Pronouns with "ni-, "-to and "nibud' " (nikto , kto-to , kto-nibud'
  • The use of "li" and "esli"
  • Generalization of the prepositional case of nouns
  • Personal pronouns in all cases
  • Generalization of the dative case of nouns
  • The verbs "moč' "and "umet' "
  • Introduction to "verbs of motion"
  • Generalization of the accusative case of nouns
  • The use of the verb pairs "ležat' - ložit'sja", "viset' - vešat' " "sidet' - sadit'sja"
  • The degrees of comparison of adjectives and adverbs
  • The constructions are "takoj že, kak" and "tak že, kak"
  • The use of verbs of motion in the present tense
  • The genitive case of adjectives and possessive pronouns
  • The questions "Čej?", "Č'ja?", "Č'ë?", "Č'i?"
  • The possessive pronoun "svoj"
  • The basic use of verbs of motion without prefixes in all tenses
  • The formation and use of short adjectives
  • The instrumental case of adjectives and possessive pronouns
  • Using the instrumental case
  • Shopping and talking about goods and prices
  • Work and job duties
  • Vacation (e.g. on a beach)
  • Talking about children and their activities
  • Wild animals and pets
  • The appearance of a person and going to the hairdresser.
  • Description of city streets and public transport
  • The theatre, the actor's work, talking about a play
  • Insects, snakes and spiders (including the habitat of insects)
  • Diseases, taking care of your health, going to the doctor
Course participants will talk about the following topics:
  • Shopping
  • Office life
  • Holidays at the sea
  • My childhood
  • At the zoo / animals
  • Personal description (How do I look like?)
  • Asking for the way and describe directions
  • Cultural interests / at the theatre.
  • Healthy living

Red Kalinka (ed.). Sistema Kalinka 3. Gijón: Red Kalinka.
Daum, E. & Schenk, W. (1998). Die russischen Verben. Leipzig/Wien: Langenscheidt.
Loos, H. (2016). Business: Lehrbuch der russischen Sprache für die Wirtschaft. Eisenstadt: E. Weber Verlag. (Audio CD and DVD with exercises included)
Murawjowa, L. (2001). Verbs of Motion in Russian. Moscow: Izd-vo Russkij jazyk.

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