LANGUAGE COURSE: The course is based on the reference texts below. Each texts unit contains some dialogues, readings, in-depth explanations of grammar topics, various exercises. The activities will include reading of texts, sequence of exercises (mainly oral, written exercises being assigned as homework). Students will also be asked to formulate sentences and imagine situations and dialogues, at first in an easy form, then increasingly complex, based on the material covered from time to time. Besides written and oral exercises to be carried out during each lesson, exercise sessions are scheduled, at regular intervals during the course, in which explanations will be given and written and oral exercises will be done to consolidate the knowledge acquired and in preparation for the exam. The course aims to achieve a level of language knowledge equivalent to the standard commonly referred to as A2 Level, which corresponds to the following knowledge and skills: complete knowledge of the declensions, knowledge of the verbal structure of the language; knowledge of the verbs of motion without and with prefixes; knowledge of the complex sentence in all its variations and of the indirect speech; ability to speak about an event or express an opinion using all the temporal options of the sentence (past, present, future).
The course includes sessions of review and consolidation of knowledge and skills acquired. There will be at least three such sessions during the course. The basic language structures acquired during the first course will be reviewed. The following new topics will be dealt with: generic verbs of motion (without prefixes); verbs of motion with prefixes; complex sentence of various kind (causal and final sentence, subordinate and relative sentence, etc.); transformation of direct speech into indirect (reported) speech. All this will be done through readings, dialogues, written and oral exercises, simulations of communicative situations. At the end of the course, some sessions will be devoted to the preparation of the final exam, with written and oral tests having the same format as the exam tests.
CULTURE AND TRANSLATION COURSE: The course combines the contrastive study of the Russian language in relation to the Italian language and a functional approach to the translation between the two languages of written texts belonging to different genres and stylistic registers. Exercises held during the entire academic year by the teacher of the language course (corso mono-lingua), aimed at achieving level A2 language skills, as indicated in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), are an integral part of the course.
The course will cover topics related to mass media, festivities and traditions, traditional cuisine and hospitality, geographical and anthropological variety of the country, literature and painting, with reference to Units 6-10 of the text Mir tesen. Vocabulary and phraseological materials related to tourism, hotels and places of stay will be provided.