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Como - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
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In order to successfully follow the course and pass the exam, it is
necessary to already have a knowledge of the Russian language equal to
level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for
Languages (2001). Prerequisites: Russian language

Learning will be verified through a final exam aimed at evaluating various
language skills (between written/oral comprehension and written/oral
expression), following the descriptors developed by the Common
European Framework of Reference for languages (2001).
It consists of a written test and an oral test. The written test is
preparatory to the oral one.
The written test is divided into: morpho-syntactic and lexical test,
consisting of a series of exercises of various types; written production
test (such as, for example, writing a short informal letter or a short
narrative text) and comprehension of a short narrative or non-fiction text.
The ability to understand will be tested thanks to a series of questions in
Russian relating to the text given, to which the student is required to
answer in writing. The use of vocabulary is not allowed. In the written test
the spelling and grammar correctness, the expressive properties and the
ability to understand Russian will be assessed.
The oral exam is divided into a conversation with the language expert
and a final oral exam on the theoretical part of the course with the
teacher. In the conversation, students will have to demonstrate the
ability to maintain a dialogue on the topics studied during the exercises,
expressing themselves correctly and with good pronunciation. In the final
theoretical part they will have to demonstrate that they have acquired a
theoretical knowledge of the Russian language, to be able to describe its
functioning and specificities. Each of the tests is considered passed if each of its parts is evaluated with a result equal to or greater than 18/30.

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Starting from theoretical reflections on linguistic phenomena, this course
aims to study peculiarities of the Russian language system. The course
aims to bring students who already possess basic morphosyntactic
language knowledge to a level of linguistic competence comparable to
that of A2-B1 (Предпороговый / Waystage- Пороговый / Threshold).
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
1. produce clear and detailed texts on a wide range of topics and express personal opinions according to the conventions specific to the genre (at level A2-B1);
2. recognize main morphosyntactic, lexical and textual characteristics of different registers;
3. recognize and understand stylistically connoted oral texts;
4. master lexicographical tools in print and online (dictionaries, lexicons).

Aspectual variation; meanings of aspectual couples; interaction of the
aspect category with time; verbs of motion; specificities of case
semantics; transitive verbs of motion with prefixes; verbs of position;
reflexive verbs; semantic and grammatical properties of simple
propositions; long and short form of adjectives; syntax of relative
sentences; direct and indirect speech.

The first module will focus on an in-depth analysis of one of the most
controversial issues in Russian linguistics: the theme of verbs of motion,
which in addition to having the perfect prefix forms, systematically
possess two imperfective forms for each verb. Finally, the study of
nominal morphology will be completed, examining some specificities
connected to the semantics of the cases.
The second module will continue the analysis of the Russian verbal
system, focusing attention on transitive motion verbs with prefixes,
positional verbs and reflexive verbs. We will then take into consideration
the semantic and grammatical properties of the simple proposition,
analyzing its nominal components. To complete the analysis of the
adjectival system, the study of the complex relationship between the
long and short form of adjectives will be addressed. Finally, the syntax of
relative sentences and the rules governing direct to indirect speech will
be examined.


The course will be delivered through lectures that will use Power-Point
presentations, which will then be uploaded to the course folder on the
ELearning platform.
It will be complemented by interactive language exercises held by
linguistic experts, aimed at consolidating and expanding communication
in the four skills. The subject of the laboratory lessons are: reading,
writing and listening exercises; grammar exercises; expansion of the
lexicon; practice in oral production (dialogical and monological).
Frequency of the laboratory lessons is mandatory and is part of the
overall time commitment. Students will have to carry out self-study
activities, which will be verified in the classroom. At the language
laboratories, the sharing of acquired skills will be enacouraged with the
purpose of training for mutual collaboration and comparison. There will
be tests to check the skills acquired.
Students will also have access to a wide range of resources for deepening
and strengthening knowledge of material learned in the self-access
language laboratory.

The program is divided into two modules.
Frequency mode
Continuous attendance is strongly recommended. Non-attending students
are requested to contact the teacher at the beginning of the academic
year for an additional program.
Mother tongue students:
Only those who have an excellent spoken and written knowledge of
standard Russian (литературный язык) will be considered as native
Russian speakers. Native speakers will have to study the theoretical part
of the course in order to explain the phonetic and morphosyntactic
peculiarities of the Russian language system during the exam.
Office hours: Office 2.2. Via Bossi 5, 22100 Como or, if this is not possible
due to force majeure, online via Teams. Students are invited to contact
the teacher via email to make an appointment.