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After attending both the theoretical and the practical part (Esercitazioni) of the Russian Language 2 course, students will have acquired a lower intermediate linguistic and metalinguistic competence at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Special attention will be devoted to thoroughly acquire verbal forms (including past, future and conditional tenses, so to enable students to express themselves within a wide range of chronological patterns) and to develop a good general knowledge of Russian linguistic cultural aspects (sociolinguistics, basics of slang, realia). Moreover students will be able to read (autonomously of with the aid of a compact Russian-Italian dictionary) their first short and not over-complicated Russian literary texts.


A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Before taking the exam, the students must have passed Russian Language I.


Morphosyntax and introductory features of textual linguistics.
- thorough and general review of noun, adjective, pronoun and numbers declension, with specific attention devoted to the plural;
- past and future tenses;
- gerunds and participles;
- verbs of motion and verbal aspect;
- imperative mood;
- conditional tense;
- first acquaintance with original Russian literary texts.

Teaching Methods

- Lectures (20 hours)
- Practical classes (Esercitazioni, 91 hours taught by a mother-tongue Russian instructor)

Verification of learning

The assessment consists of two parts: a written and an oral test (final grade resulting from the average of both tests). Only those students who pass with a satisfactory evaluation the written test will be allowed to take the final oral test.
N.B: students must complete the examination within two following sessions.

1) the written examination will include:
a) Grammar exercises, textual comprehension, usage of verbs at all different levels and tenses, production of Russian simple sentences.
b) Exercises based on general culture features taught during the course (realia, cultural semantics, sociolinguistics).
c) Translation, in both directions.

2) the oral examination
a) will be held in Russian and in Italian, with particular attention devoted to verbs (theory and use);
b) particular attention will be devoted to the ability of self-expression in Russian, both in narrative and in dialogical forms;
c) reading of literary texts: their level of difficulty will be adequate to the course.
No dictionaries, personal notes or electronical devices are allowed during the written test.


- J. Dobrovolskaja, Il russo per italiani. Corso pratico con esercizi, con 4 CD-Audio, Hoepli 2011.
- C. Cevese, J. Dobrovolskaja, E. Magnanini, Grammatica russa. Morfologia: teoria ed esercizi, Hoepli 2000.
- C. Cevese, J. Dobrovolskaja, E. Magnanini, Sintassi russa. Teoria ed esercizi, Hoepli 2005.
- some theoretical texts will be provided by the teacher

- Il Kovalev. Dizionario russo-italiano, italiano-russo, Zanichelli 2014.
- J. Dobrovolskaja. Grande dizionario russo-italiano, italiano-russo, Hoepli 2011.

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In addition, Russian native speakers will be required to demonstrate theoretical command and a general knowledge of Russian language history and of its present day stylistic and sociological situation (special texts will be provided).

Regular attendance of classes is highly recommended. The autonomous acquisition of Russian grammar at the level required to pass the examination is impossible.

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