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Russian Language

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:6.00
Study Course Accepted:13.05.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:VC_024LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:9.00ECTS:13.50
Branch of Science:LinguisticsTarget Audience:Political Science; Business Management
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Ludmila Jermakoviča
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Language Centre
The Head of Structural Unit:Dace Žibala
Contacts:Riga, 16 Dzirciema Street, valodasatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061586
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)0Lecture Length (academic hours)0Total Contact Hours of Lectures0
Classes (count)30Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes60
Total Contact Hours60
Full-Time - Semester No.2
Lectures (count)0Lecture Length (academic hours)0Total Contact Hours of Lectures0
Classes (count)30Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes60
Total Contact Hours60
Full-Time - Semester No.3
Lectures (count)0Lecture Length (academic hours)0Total Contact Hours of Lectures0
Classes (count)30Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes60
Total Contact Hours60
Part-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)0Lecture Length (academic hours)0Total Contact Hours of Lectures0
Classes (count)9Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes18
Total Contact Hours18
Part-Time - Semester No.2
Lectures (count)0Lecture Length (academic hours)0Total Contact Hours of Lectures0
Classes (count)9Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes18
Total Contact Hours18
Part-Time - Semester No.3
Lectures (count)0Lecture Length (academic hours)0Total Contact Hours of Lectures0
Classes (count)9Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes18
Total Contact Hours18
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Without preliminary knowledge.
Objective:
Ensure that having completed the course, students are able to use Russian for communication in daily life in accordance with the description of skills corresponding to levels A1/A2 of the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment”.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Alphabet. Pronunciation of vowels, consonants and letter combinations. Intonation models. Russian cursive letters.Classes4.00auditorium
2First contacts: greeting and saying goodbye, getting acquainted. Addressing someone formally (using second person plural) and informally (using second person singular). Defining noun gender by noun endings. Word order in the sentence. Questions with interrogative pronouns "кто?" and "что?” Personal pronouns "я, ты, он, она, оно, мы, вы, они" and possessive pronouns "чей? – мой, твой, его, её, наш, ваш, их".Classes5.00auditorium
3My family and I, family members and relatives. Professions. The names of countries, their languages, and nationalities. Genitive of personal pronouns. Phrases: "У меня есть...", "У тебя есть...?", "Кто вы? – Я студент". Full and shortened replies. Conjugation of verbs "говорить, изучать, читать, писать". Plural of nouns. Cardinal numbers from 1 to 100.Classes6.00auditorium
4Place of residence, house, flat, city. Conjugation of the verbs "жить, работать, отдыхать, смотреть, учиться, делать". In the present tense. Locative of the noun with prepositions "в" or "на" when replying to the question "Где?” The past form of the verb. The past forms of the verb "быть – был". "Где ты был вчера? Ты был вчера в.. или на...?” Adjective gender and number. Agreement with nouns. Interrogative pronouns "Какой? Какая? Какое? Какиe?”Classes6.00auditorium
5Russia, administrative division, map. National symbols. Nationalities and national languages. Moscow, the capital city of Russia.Classes5.00auditorium
6Seasons, Days of the week and months. Hobbies. Conjugation of the modals "хотеть, мочь, должен" and their usage with the infinitive of the verb. Interrogative pronoun "Когда?" and time adverbs "утром, днём, вечером, ночью, зимой...". Accusative of the noun for directions "Куда? – в университет, на работу".Classes5.00auditorium
7Clock, time, time management. Time expression – formal and informal. "Который час?” Event time and venue "В котором часу...?” Years, birthdays – ordinal numbers from 1 to 10 and over 10. Reflexive verbs. Holidays, celebrations, traditions. Genitive of the noun with negation "нет, не было, не будет". Dative of personal pronouns "Сколько вам/тебе лет? Мне 20 лет/21 год".Classes6.00auditorium
8Food, dishes, drinks. Shopping at a grocery store, shop departments. Meals; menu, speaking in a cafe or restaurant. The conjugation of the verbs "есть, пить, любить, завтракать, обедать, ужинать". Accusative of the noun without prepositions. Imperative.Classes6.00auditorium
9Transport and traffic. Travel. Hotels. Conjugation of the verbs "ехать, ездить, идти, ходить". Adverbs of place "где?” "– здесь, там, справа, слева..." and adverbs of direction "куда?" "– сюда, туда, направо, налево...”Classes5.00auditorium
10Nature of Russia. Tour of Russian cities and towns.Classes5.00auditorium
11My daily routine. Planning of a weekday. Perfective and imperfective verbs, their forms and usage. Perfective verb prefixes "вы-, на-, по-, под-, при- про-, с-, за-, у-". Adverbs of imperfective verbs. "Как часто? – всегда, иногда, часто, редко, обычно, долго". The future tense – simple and compound future; future tense forms and conjugation. Interplay between perfective and imperfective verbs. The dative case of the noun – "Кому? Чему?”Classes10.00auditorium
12People, their appearance, personalities, clothes. Body parts; health and disease, pain, complaints. Speaking about health. Present and past forms of the vebs "болен, больна, болит, болеть, заболеть". Structure Dative + "нужно, можно, нельзя"+ Infinitive. Conditionals with "если".Classes4.00auditorium
13Education, university, faculties; my studies, study courses. Biography. The shortened form of adjectives. The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs. The subordinate clauses of cause, consequence, and purpose.Classes8.00auditorium
14Leisure, leisure options in Latvia and Russia, sightseeing, favourite places, sports. Instrumental of the noun without prepositions. "Кем? Чем?” without a preposition. The subordinate clauses with conjunctions "который, которая, которые".Classes7.00auditorium
15Russian art, music, folklore: folk songs, fairy tales, legends, proverbs, sayings and riddles. Outstanding Russian writers, artists and scientists.Classes6.00auditorium
16Revision of the course material before the final examination.Classes2.00auditorium
Topic Layout (Part-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Alphabet. Pronunciation of vowels, consonants and letter combinations. Intonation models. Russian cursive letters.Classes1.00auditorium
2First contacts: greeting and saying goodbye, getting acquainted. Addressing someone formally (using second person plural) and informally (using second person singular). Defining noun gender by noun endings. Word order in the sentence. Questions with interrogative pronouns "кто?" and "что?” Personal pronouns "я, ты, он, она, оно, мы, вы, они" and possessive pronouns "чей? – мой, твой, его, её, наш, ваш, их".Classes1.00auditorium
3My family and I, family members and relatives. Professions. The names of countries, their languages, and nationalities. Genitive of personal pronouns. Phrases: "У меня есть...", "У тебя есть...?", "Кто вы? – Я студент". Full and shortened replies. Conjugation of verbs "говорить, изучать, читать, писать". Plural of nouns. Cardinal numbers from 1 to 100.Classes2.00auditorium
4Place of residence, house, flat, city. Conjugation of the verbs "жить, работать, отдыхать, смотреть, учиться, делать". In the present tense. Locative of the noun with prepositions "в" or "на" when replying to the question "Где?” The past form of the verb. The past forms of the verb "быть – был". "Где ты был вчера? Ты был вчера в.. или на...?” Adjective gender and number. Agreement with nouns. Interrogative pronouns "Какой? Какая? Какое? Какиe?”Classes2.00auditorium
5Russia, administrative division, map. National symbols. Nationalities and national languages. Moscow, the capital city of Russia.Classes1.00auditorium
6Seasons, Days of the week and months. Hobbies. Conjugation of the modals "хотеть, мочь, должен" and their usage with the infinitive of the verb. Interrogative pronoun "Когда?" and time adverbs "утром, днём, вечером, ночью, зимой...". Accusative of the noun for directions "Куда? – в университет, на работу".Classes2.00auditorium
7Clock, time, time management. Time expression – formal and informal. "Который час?” Event time and venue "В котором часу...?” Years, birthdays – ordinal numbers from 1 to 10 and over 10. Reflexive verbs. Holidays, celebrations, traditions. Genitive of the noun with negation "нет, не было, не будет". Dative of personal pronouns "Сколько вам/тебе лет? Мне 20 лет/21 год".Classes2.00auditorium
8Food, dishes, drinks. Shopping at a grocery store, shop departments. Meals; menu, speaking in a cafe or restaurant. The conjugation of the verbs "есть, пить, любить, завтракать, обедать, ужинать". Accusative of the noun without prepositions. Imperative.Classes2.00auditorium
9Transport and traffic. Travel. Hotels. Conjugation of the verbs "ехать, ездить, идти, ходить". Adverbs of place "где?” "– здесь, там, справа, слева..." and adverbs of direction "куда?" "– сюда, туда, направо, налево...”Classes2.00auditorium
10Nature of Russia. Tour of Russian cities and towns.Classes1.00auditorium
11My daily routine. Planning of a weekday. Perfective and imperfective verbs, their forms and usage. Perfective verb prefixes "вы-, на-, по-, под-, при- про-, с-, за-, у-". Adverbs of imperfective verbs. "Как часто? – всегда, иногда, часто, редко, обычно, долго". The future tense – simple and compound future; future tense forms and conjugation. Interplay between perfective and imperfective verbs. The dative case of the noun – "Кому? Чему?”Classes2.00auditorium
12People, their appearance, personalities, clothes. Body parts; health and disease, pain, complaints. Speaking about health. Present and past forms of the vebs "болен, больна, болит, болеть, заболеть". Structure Dative + "нужно, можно, нельзя"+ Infinitive. Conditionals with "если".Classes2.00auditorium
13Education, university, faculties; my studies, study courses. Biography. The shortened form of adjectives. The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs. The subordinate clauses of cause, consequence, and purpose.Classes2.00auditorium
14Leisure, leisure options in Latvia and Russia, sightseeing, favourite places, sports. Instrumental of the noun without prepositions. "Кем? Чем?” without a preposition. The subordinate clauses with conjunctions "который, которая, которые".Classes2.00auditorium
15Russian art, music, folklore: folk songs, fairy tales, legends, proverbs, sayings and riddles. Outstanding Russian writers, artists and scientists.Classes2.00auditorium
16Revision of the course material before the final examination.Classes1.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Home assignments with specific tasks and exercises to acquire active vocabulary and grammatical structures; preparation of the presentations. Students are obliged to fill in the course evaluation questionnaire at the end of the course.
Assessment Criteria:
Regular attendance of the classes is compulsory; individual work and presentation are compulsory (10%); average evaluation of tests (40%); examination grade (50%).
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):Exam (Written)
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Having acquired the course material, students will know the rules of Russian pronunciation and writing, the basic Russian vocabulary, basic statements and questions, correct word order in the sentence; phrases required for starting and maintaining communication, information exchange; common Russian language patterns; the formation and use of Russian verbs in the past, present, and future.
Skills:Having acquired the course material, students will be able: to comprehend simple texts on familiar everyday topics, letters, invitations, advertisements in media and other authentic materials; to use the acquired language in everyday communicative situations.
Competencies:Having acquired the course material, students will be able: to give some information about themselves, their family, living conditions and studies; to produce an invitation or a personal letter, short messages, put down some information; to produce a monologue or to participate in a dialogue on various topics related to daily routine and studies.
Bibliography
No.Reference
Required Reading
1Русский сезон, Учебник по-русскому языку,Элементарный уровень, Златоуст, 2019
2Русский сезон, Рабочая тетрадь, Златоуст, 2018
3Шкатулка, Пособие по чтению для иностранцев, начинающих изучать русский язык, Москва, 2018
Additional Reading
1M.Krasnais, V.Pužule, G.Silakalne Грамматика лeгко и просто Krievu valodas gramatikas rokasgrāmata; Zvaigzne ABC 2014
2Krievu-latviešu vārdnīca ar skaidrojumiem un piemēriem; Zvaigzne ABC 2005
3Ekonomijas skaidrojoša vārdnīca; Zinātne 2000
4Vārdnīca 7 valodas biežāk lietotie vārdi un to izplatītākās nozīmes; Avots 2003
Other Information Sources
1www.russian.language.ru