Language Immersion Course Russian 1 (UE)

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Course lecturer:

Mag.

 Josef Johann Urschitz
Course numberM4.05170.10.054
Course codeRussian1
Curriculum2021
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presence- and Telecourse
SPPW4,0
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
Vocabulary:
  • 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)