Course code ValoP205

Credit points 3

Russian for Beginners

Total Hours in Course81

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes32

Independent study hours49

Responsible UnitLanguage Centre

Course developers

author Sociālo un humanitāro zinātņu institūts

Ina Gode

Dr. paed.

author lect.

Oksana Mališeva

Mg. philol.

Course abstract

TThe study course is aimed at the development of students’ foreign language (Russian) knowledge and skills necessary for professional and daily communication (meeting, greeting, invitations, asking, answering questions), reading and evaluating professional information and standard documents. Developing communication skills The English language proficiency level corresponds at least level A2- B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for foreign languages.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge - linguistic knowledge according to foreign language acquisition level A1 - vocabulary formed by frequently used words and phrases that relate particular situations, some simple constructions and models of sentence have been memorized. Sociocultural knowledge - related to the body language, everyday life, e.g., working hours of shops and institutions, arrangement of informal meetings.
Skills - students are able to use knowledge and communicative skills, that includes reading, speech, listening and writing skills according to the level of foreign language acquisition.
Competence - formation of Russian language communicative competence has been started regarding students. Linguistic competence is sufficient for understanding and use of simple expressions and basic phrases required for the provision of particular needs. Sociolinguistic competence is sufficient for correct selection and use of greetings, forms of speech, words “please” and “thank you”.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. The Russian language as a means of communication.2h
2. A company, an establishment. Meeting and greeting. Noun. Single and plural forms.2h
3. Hobby. Invitation. Genitive.2h
4. Product and service. Book a hotel, check- in/check out. Dative.2h
5. Occupation. Personal features. Declination of pronouns.2h
6. Occupation. Interview. Instrumental. 2h
7. Test I (greeting, hobby, invitation, personal features). 2h
8. Resources. Expressing your own opinion. Talking about your preferences. djectives.
9. Business meeting. Acting during the meeting. Prefixed verbs of motion.2h
10. Domestic and international market. Comparative forms. Superlative forms.2h
11. Competition. Choosing a product. Verb aspects.2h
12. Brands. In a café. In a restaurant. Imperfective verb: types of morphogenesis. The future tense of imperfective and perfective verbs.2h
13. |Travelling. Active and passive voice of imperfective and perfective verbs in the simple tenses.2h
14. A story of success. Active and passive voice of perfective verbs in the simple tenses. 2h
15. Innovations. A business letter. Students’ presentations of individual work.2h
16. Test II (reading, listening, writing, terms). Students’ presentations of individual work.2h

Requirements for awarding credit points

Assessment: Formal test with a grade.
It is made up of cumulative assessment.
Successfully written 2 tests, the glossary of terms for each topic, timely completed home works, completed individual work (reading of professional texts, presentation on a selected topic, the glossary of terms). Tests and home works are with a positive evaluation. The number of the missed classes shall not exceed 20%.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Individual work:
1. Reading of the independently chosen professional texts (the amount: 5 000 characters);
2. Prepared PPoint presentation and oral presentation (5minutes) in front of the class;
Submitted glossary of terms (20 terms translation, 15 definitions).

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The cumulative assessment is composed of the grades in two tests and a presentation of the individual work. The grade in tests is successful if at least 70% of the answers are correct. All home works should receive a successful grade.

Compulsory reading

1. Kotane L. Kozlova I. Russian for Business, 2012. 240 lpp. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC. ISBN 9.7858654773e&012
2. Richard M. Robin, Karen Evans-Romaine, Galina Shatalina. Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian, Book Two, 2013. 512 lpp. Pearson. ISBN-13: 978-0205214600
3. Lingo Mastery. Conversational Russian Dialogues: Over 100 Russian Conversations and Short Stories, 2020. 297 lpp. Lingo Mastery. ISBN: 978-1-951949-03-07
4. Olga Kagan, Frank Miller, Ganna Kudyma. V Puti Value Pack (Includes Reference Grammar for V Puti, Student Activities Manual and Oxford New Russian Dictionary), 2013. 679. lpp. Pearson. ISBN-13: 978-0138137816

Further reading

1. Arhangeļskaja, E. i dr. (2007): Prosto po-russki. Krievu valoda, 1. un 2. mācību gads. Lasāmā grāmata. Retorika A. 72 lpp., ISBN: 9789984670737.
2. Galda spēle ‘Runājošā ĀBECE‘ iesācējiem (krievu valodā). Autors: Atribut M. Kods: 6925108700826.
3. Arhangeļska, E., Ignatjeva, L. (2008): Mācību grāmata 6.klasei (iesācējiem). Retorika A. 128 lpp., ISBN: 9789984791388.
4. Mūriņa, L.: Audiopielikums mācību grāmatai 6.klasei (iesācējiem) ‘Prosto po-russki’. CD1, CD2, CD3.
5. Arhangeļska, E., Ignatjeva, L. (2008): Krievu valoda 6.klasei (iesācējiem). Darba burtnīca, 1.daļa. Retorika A. 96 lpp., ISBN: 9789984791395.
6. Arhangeļska, E., Ignatjeva, L. (2009): Krievu valoda 6.klasei (iesācējiem). Darba burtnīca, 2.daļa. Retorika A. 48 lpp., ISBN: 9789984791531.
7. Dukule, M. (2003): Krievu valoda 1., 2. mācību gads. Pareizrakstības burtnīca. Retorika A. 112.lpp., ISBN: 9984670309.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Русский язык за рубежом. ISSN: 0131-615X [skatīts: 02.04.2020]
2. Русский язык как иностранный. [skatīts: 02.04.2020]
3. Интенсивный курс русского языка. Н.М.Румянцева, И.С.Гусева: [tiešsaiste] (skatīts 20.05.2020.)лучших-книг-для-изучения-русского-языка-бесплатно
4. ELI Picture Dictionary Russian/Иллюстрированный словарь «Русский язык» - Джой Оливер, Альфредо Бразиоли: [tiešsaiste] (skatīts 20.05.2020.)
Давайте познакомимся. Русский язык как иностранный. Е.А.Хамраева, Э.И.Иванова: [tiešsaiste] (skatīts 20.05.2020.) (1-ая часть), (2-ая часть).