L-LIN/21 - 9 CFU - Annual Tuition

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Learning Objectives

The course will be articulated A) in the hours of head-on didactic (54 hours in classroom) with the teacher and lectorate (90 hours); and B) in “Language”, “Linguistics and Translation” and “Culture”. Students will improve their linguistic, cultural and historical skills. They will acquire an elementary language level that will enable them to understand and use everyday expressions for concrete needs, to introduce themselves to others, to describe aspects of their lives in simple terms and to ask questions and provide answers on personal details (where they live, what their personal interests are, what their family is like). With reference to the historical and cultural skills, students will be invited to reflect autonomously on some notions of geopolitics, linguistics, culture and current affairs to practically use their linguistic skills and to receive an overview of modern and contemporary Russia.

Course Structure

Both lessons and lectures involve interaction with the student; the acquisition, through traditional teaching, of the course’s content will therefore be reinforced with exercises, workshops and team work.

Detailed Course Content


- The Morphological system, the Gender Agreement and the Case Forms of Russian Language

- The Declension of Nouns, Adjectives, Pronouns in the Singular and Plural

- The System of the Russian Verbs: Perfective and Imperfective Verbs, Reflexive and Modal Verbs, Present, Past and Future Tenses, Non-prefixed Verbs of Motion (use with or without prepositions)

- The Use and Declension of Cardinal and Ordinal Numerals

Culture, Linguistics and Translation

- Geopolitical dynamics from Soviet Union to Contemporary Russia (in Russian)

- The History of the Cyrillic Alphabet

- Phonetics and Phonology in Russian

- Russian Word-formation

- Russian Lexicology

- History and Development of Russian Language

- Russian and Slavic Languages

- Contemporary Russian Culture, Politic and Life (in Russian)

- Theory and Translation from L2 (Russian) to L1 (Italian): Theory and Practice

Textbook Information


- А.И. Задорина, Сборник упражнений по грамматике русского языка (для иностранцев), выпуск 1, Санкт-Петербург, Златоуст, 2008, p. 1-176;

- C. Cevese, Grammatica Russa. Morfologia: teoria ed esercizi, Hoepli Editore, (preferibilmente ultima edizione), p. 1-706 (reference book);

- P. Dusi, P. Gallana, Russo. Grammatica essenziale, Vallardi, (preferibilmente ultima edizione), p. 1-286 (reference book);

- V. Kovalev, Dizionario russo-italiano, italiano-russo, Zanichelli, (preferibilmente ultima edizione).

Culture, Linguistics and Translation

- L. Kasatkin, L. Krysin, V. Živov, Il russo, Firenze, La Nuova Italia, 1995, pp. 3-4, 17-27, 65-94, 17-24, 155-169;

- Шкатулочка: пособие по чтению для иностранцев, изучающих русский язык (элементарный уровень), Москва, Русский язык – курсы, 2008, pp. 1-114;

- N. Malinin, Tradurre il russo, Bari, Carocci, 2012, pp. 7-26, 43-54;

- По страницам русской истории. Учебное пособие по научному стилю речи для студентов-иностранцев гуманитарных специальностей, Москва, Русский язык – курсы, 2011, pp. 1-128;

- F. Legittimo, La sfinge russa, Milano, Hoepli, 2020, pp. 3-184.

NB: Additional didactic materials will be provided during classes on STUDIUM

Slides, test, video (audio, songs, film), exercises, integrative texts about contemporary Russian language and culture


Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

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