Russian Intermediate II

Course Status: 
CEU code: 
SLTG 5234
CEU credits: 
ECTS credits: 
Academic year: 
Start and end dates: 
8 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
Irina Toth

SLTG 5234 - Russian Intermediate II

Semester: Winter 2018


Instructor: Irina Toth

Phone: +36205966535

Consultation: by appointment


Rationale. The Russian Intermediate II course is for those students who are already familiar with basics of Russian language and need to deepen their knowledge. The focus of the course is on improving the reading, writing and listening skills rather than speaking.

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

  • В. Антонова, М. Нахабина, М. Сафронова, А. Толстых. Дорога в Россию 3.
  • Архипова Л.В. Мы живем в России.
  • Кузнецов А.Л., Касарова В.Г., Никишина Ю.В. История.
  • Л.В. Ефремова, Н.Н. Захарова, Е.В. Пронина. Интересуемся историей России.

Online resources:

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

Russian multilingual online dictionary 


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%
  • homework assignments - 15%
  • final assignment - 15%



Tentative Course Schedule *

*    In this approximate 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.




Week 1

Lesson 1

Lesson 2


Introductory class


Week 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

  • Active and passive constructions


Week 3

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

  • Participle constructions

Week 4

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

  • Participle constructions

Week 5

Lesson 9

Lesson 10

  • Adjective forms

Week 6 Lesson 11

Lesson 12

  • Gerund

Week 7

Lesson 13

Lesson 14

  • Gerund

Week 8

Lesson 15

Lesson 16

  • Reflexive verbs

Week 9

Lesson 17

Lesson 18

  • Imperative mood

Week 10

Lesson 19

Lesson 20

  • Complex sentences

Week 11

Lesson 21

Lesson 22

  • Паронимы: Frequently Confused Words in Russian

Week 12

Lesson 23

Lesson 24


Revisal and Final test