Advanced Russian language 1 and translation

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Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
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Como - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Second semester
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Lesson (25 hours), Exercise (30 hours)

In order to profitably attend classes and pass the examination at the end of the course, students should already have a knowledge of Russian language al least at level B1+ (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, 2001).
Propedeuticity: Russian Language I, Russian Language II and Russian Language III (bachelor degree, 1-st level).

Learning will be verified through a final exam aimed at evaluating knowledge and language skills (Reading, Speaking, Writing), according to the norms developed by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, 2001.
The exam consists of a written test with different activities and an oral test. It is compulsory to take the written test before the oral exam.
The oral examination is subdivided into the theoretical part of the course and the part related to Laboratorio di Lingua russa avanzato 1 e traduzione.

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The aim of this course (Lingua russa avanzato 1 e traduzione) is to bring students who already have morphosyntactic linguistic skills in Russian language to a level of competence comparable to B2-C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, 2001).

During the course will be analysed thoroughly topics relating to nouns, verbs, pronouns, numerals, lexical difficulties.

During the course will be analyse thoroughly the following topics:
Topic I: The Noun and The Verb: a) The Noun: The First Declension, The Second Declension and The Third Declension, b) The Verb: The 1st and 2nd Conjugation of the Verb.
Topic II: Declension of Nouns Denoting Surnames and Names and the Names of Cities and Towns (placenames).
Topic III: The Numeral: Classification, Spelling, Declension and Use (widening).
Topic IV: Use of Numerals to say the Date.
Topic V: Expressions of Time with the following words год, век, эпоха, утро, весна.
Topic VI: Expression of Time with Prepositions.
Topic VII: The Pronoun.
Topic VIII: Intransitive Verbs: Verbs with the Particle -ся, Principal Meanings of Verbs with the Particle -ся, Impersonal Verbs.
Topic IX: The Imperative Mood: Formation, Principal Meanings and Use.
Topic X: The Participle: Verbal and Adjectival Features of the Participle: Formation, Declension and Use: a) Present Active Participles, b) Past Active Participles, c) Present Passive Participles, d) Past Passive Participles, e) Declension of Participles, f) The Participial Construction and the Attributive Clause (который), g) Replacing an Attributive Clause by a Participial Construction, h) Short-form Participles, i) The Spelling of the Negative Particle (не) with Participles, l) Conversion of Participles into Adjectives and Nouns.
Topic XI: The Verbal Adverb: Features of the Verbal Adverb, Formation and Use: a) Verbal Adverbs from Imperfective Verbs, b) Verbal Adverbs from Perfective Verbs.
Topic XII: Verbs of Motion.
Topic XIII: Verb Aspects: Formation, Use of the Aspects, Peculiarities in the Use of the Aspects.
Topic XIV: Lexical difficulties.

Part of course material is available in the folder on the E-learning system.
During the course students will use the following coursebook:
Nikitina Natalia, Esercizi di Lingua russa. Morfologia: livello avanzato, Hoepli, Milano 2013.
Title: Esercizi di Lingua russa. Morfologia: livello avanzato
Author: Nikitina Natalia
Place of edition, Publisher: Milano: Hoepli

Those who are not attending the course and those who wish to deepen aspects and topics of the course are advised to read the following texts:
a) Cevese C., Dobrovol’skaja Ju., Magnanini E., Grammatica russa. Morfologia: Teoria e Esercizi, Hoepli, Milano 2000.
(It is a very detailed grammar, with in-depth coverage of all the aspects of the Russian morphological system);
b) Cevese C., Dobrovol’skaja Ju., Sintassi russa: Teoria e Esercizi, Hoepli, Milano 2005.
(A very detailed presentation of the Russian syntactic system).

The course Lingua Russa avanzato 1 e traduzione runs throughout the Academic Year 2018-2019 with 55 hours of frontal lessons (30 hours + 25 hours) of the theoretical course and with pratical sessions Laboratorio di Lingua Russa avanzato 1 e traduzione (throughout the Academic Year 2018-2019).

Both courses, Lingua russa avanzato 1 e traduzione and Laboratorio di Lingua russa avanzato 1 e traduzione are divided into two modules (Part 1: I term; Part 2: II term).

Regular and continuous attendance is strongly recommended. Not-attending students should contact the course tutor at the beginning of the academic year in order to agree a supplementary program.