Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL MEDIATION
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Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
First Semester
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Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (30 hours), Exercise (30 hours)

There are no prerequisite courses, nor prerequisite knowledge of the Russian language, required for this course.

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The aim of this course is to bring students who do not have any prior skills in Russian a level of competence comparable to A1 (Уровень Элементарного Общения - Breakthrough Level).

The course, for absolute beginners, aims to develop the skills needed to interact with Russian speakers effectively, albeit at an elementary level, in the most common everyday situations.

Phonetics: reduction of vocals; Hard / soft consonants; Orthographic features. Intonation contours of types 1, 2, 3, 4.

Morphology and syntax: grammatical categories (gender, number, case); Strong and weak declensions (nouns and adjectives, personal, possessive, demonstrative, interrogative, relative pronouns); cardinal and ordinal numbers; meanings and main uses of cases; Verb regency and prepositions of more frequent use; Adverbs; The verb "to be" and the construct used to express possession ("having"); Verbal tenses: present, past, simple and compound future; Consonant alternations, suffix loss / addition; reflexive verbs. Simple, enunciative, interrogative, negative propositions.

Communication skills: asking for and giving informations; Interaction (questions / answers) on topics of everyday life; filling of simple forms; Writing short personal letters; Writing under dictation.

Course materials are available in the relevant folder on the ELearning system
In the practical sessions students will use the following coursebook: Esmantova T., Russkij Jazyk: 5 elementov. Uroven' A1 (Elementarnyj). Kniga + 1 CD (mp3). SPb: Zlatoust, 2008. (Эсмантова Татьяна, Русский язык: 5 элементов. Уровень А1 (элементарный). Книга + 1 CD (mp3). СПб. : Златоуст, 2008.)
Those who are not attending the course and those who wish to deepen individual aspects of the course are advised to read one or more of the following texts:
• F. Fici Giusti, L. Gebert, S. Signorini. 1991. La lingua russa. Storia, struttura, tipologia. Firenze: La Nuova Italia scientifica.
A good introduction to the Russian language.
• P. Cubberley. 2002. Russian: A linguistic Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
A good English presentation of the contemporary Russian language system.
• A. Gančikov. 2004. Grammatica russo facile. Milano: Vallardi.
A text of immediate consultation, simple and inexpensive.
• К.И.Пехливанова, М.Н.Лебедева. 2007. Грамматика русского языка в иллюстрациях. Москва: Русский Язык.
In Russian, but easy to use because all grammatical material is presented through tables and drawings.
• С.А.Хавронина, А.И.Широченская. 2007. Русский язык в упражнениях. Roma: Il Punto Editoriale.
It is an excellent exercise book and covers all the morphology studied in the three years.
• C. Cevese, Ju. Dobrovol’skaja, E. Magnanini. 2000. Grammatica Russa. Morfologia: Teoria e Esercizi. Milano: Hoepli.
It is a very detailed grammar, with in-depth coverage of all the aspects of the Russian morphological system.
•C. Cevese, Ju. Dobrovol’skaja. 2005. Sintassi Russa: Teoria e Esercizi. Milano: Hoepli.
A very detailed presentation of the Russian syntactic system.