Russian Intermediate I

Level: 
Master's
Course Status: 
Elective
CEU code: 
SLTG 5134
CEU credits: 
2
ECTS credits: 
4
Academic year: 
2017/2018
Semester: 
Fall
Start and end dates: 
18 Sep 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
Instructor(s): 
Irina Toth

RUSSIAN Intermediate I

Semester: Fall 2017

 

Instructor: Irina Toth

E-mail: TothI@ceu.edu
Phone: +36205966535

Consultation: by appointment

Rationale. The Russian Intermediate I course is designed for those students who are already familiar with basics of Russian language and need to deepen their knowledge. It is expected that mainly the History department students will participate in these classes and whose primary goal is an ability to read historical sources in Russian language. That is why the focus of the course is on improving the reading, writing and listening skills rather than speaking.

Leaning Outcomes. By the end of the Fall term the hard-working students will be able to:

  • write official letters and emails;
  • create their CV-s in Russian;
  • improve their communication skills in both reading and understanding texts.

Mode of study.

Regular participation in the class work: discussions in groups, reading, completing exercises. The special attention should be paid to independent work and doing home assignments as the number of the classes is quite limited

Course format.

 Each week we will have either one 100 minutes or two 50 minutes classes (to be discussed during the first class).

Course materials for the class will include (but are not limited) the following works:

  • И. Осипова. Ключ 2. Учебник русского языка для продолжающих А2-В2. – Budapest: Corvina Kiadó, 2008 – 232 c.
  • John Murray, Sarah Smyth. Intermediate Russian: A Grammar and Workbook – Routledge. – First published 2001.
  • Л.В. Ефремова, Н.Н. Захарова, Е.В. Пронина. Интересуемся историей России: учебное пособие для иностранных учащихся. – Тула: изд-во ТулГУ. – 415 с.
  • Г.Л. Скворцова. Глаголы движения – без ошибок: Пособие для студентов, изучающих русский язык как иностранный / Г.Л. Скворцова. – 6-е изд. – М.: Русский язык. Курсы, 2010. – 136 с.

Online resources:

http://www.gramota.ru/

Information portal dedicated to Russian language including the words correct spelling check in several Academic dictionaries, directory materials, on-line consultations, etc.

 

 

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

  • presence and participation - 70%
  • words dictation and interim tests - 15%
  • final assignment - 15%