Russian Beginner II

Course Status: 
CEU code: 
SLTG 5334
CEU credits: 
ECTS credits: 
Academic year: 
Start and end dates: 
9 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Irina Toth

Semester: Winter Term
9 January - 31 March 2017

Instructor: Irina Toth

Phone: +36205966535


Russian Beginner II is an advanced Beginner's level course. It is designed for those who have already learnt the very basics of the Russian language and wish to advance. The course will foster students’ capacities to work with texts independently. With the help of the dictionary, students will be able to read and understand texts.

Leaning Outcome: By the end of the term diligent students will improve their ability to communicate in Russian as well as read and understand Russian texts. It is impossible to advance beginner level without getting a good grasp of the case system in Russian. For that reason, the part of the course dedicated to grammar will be entirely concentrated on leaning cases. Apart from grammar we will spend time reading, increasing vocabulary and improving communication skills.

Course format: Each week we will have two 50 minutes classes scheduled one after the other with 10 minutes break in between. Usually the first class will be dedicated to learning the new material and practicing it. During the second class we will continue practicing new material learnt during the first class. We will also be reading adapted texts during the second class.

Course materials:
Materials for the class will include but are not limited to the following:

C.А. Хавронина, А.И. Широченская. Русский язык в упражнениях. М: 2009.

Чернышев Станислав. Поехали! Русский язык для взрослых. Начальный курс.

Коммуникативные игры на уроках русского языка как иностранного. Учебное пособие. М: 2012.


Course requirements: Students are expected to attend all classes. Missing a class without excuse shall not be tolerated. Students are also expected to come prepared.

Week Tentative Learning Plan/Tentative Course Schedule *

Week 1 Introductory class / revisal

Week 2 Prepositional case

Ordinal numbers

Week 3 Irregular verbs

Week 4 Verbs of motion

Week 5 Genitive case

Week 6 Genitive case

Week 7 Aspects of verbs

Week 8 Dative case

Week 9 Imperative forms

Week 10 Instrumental case

Week 11 Degrees of comparison

Week 12 Revisal

Final test


* In this approximate biweekly syllabus the emphasis is made on the topic of grammar. One should keep in mind that while learning grammar we will pay specific attention to the practice of reading. The schedule may be subject to change based on class progress and students needs.