RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION I

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Code
55888
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
12 credits during the 1st year of 8741 Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation (L-12) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/21
LANGUAGE
Russian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation)
semester
Annual
Prerequisites
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation 8741 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION II 61330
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course starts from the first level (beginners), but uses translation as a method in training bilingual abilities. Lectures and lessons are in Russian. The active participation of all students (including native speakers of Russian) is useful to improve the communications between students and teachers. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students with two different classes of abilities: A) linguistics A2-B1 abilities in (order of priority): 1) undestanding spoken Russian, 2) using Russian actively in simple conversation, 3) reading simple texts in Russian, 4) writing exercises and shor texts; B) strictly procedural abilities 1) in functionally translating from/to Italian during Russian conversation and self-training, 2) in acquiring the authomatic procedures both in grammar and pragmatics.

TEACHING METHODS

The course aims to trigger procedurality in the way students react to the input in Russian. All teachers speak Russian, but using short functional translation to make students confident with the corrispondence of each L2 context related unit with the well known correspondent L1 unit. The main effort of the team is to provide students with an effective instruction about the time, contents and methodology of self-training, which is a fundamental part of the course.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Basic level (in order) of phonology, syntax, lexicon, prosody, morphology with a prior intereset for pragmatics (context-related acquisition). Final level between A2-B1.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 S.A. Chavronina, A.I. Sirochinskaja "Il russo. Esercizi", Mosca. All editions and is acceptend also the version for speakers of other languages (different from Italian)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: During the the first semester, students hours at university are suspended. Erasmus/foreign students too can talk with the teacher (in English, Italian or Russian) directly by whatsapp: Prof. Salmon will comunicate her cellphone number by mail on request. 

Exam Board

LAURA SALMON (President)

NATALIYA KARDANOVA

ELIZAVETA IVANOVA (Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course aims to trigger procedurality in the way students react to the input in Russian. All teachers speak Russian, but using short functional translation to make students confident with the corrispondence of each L2 context related unit with the well known correspondent L1 unit. The main effort of the team is to provide students with an effective instruction about the time, contents and methodology of self-training, which is a fundamental part of the course.

LESSONS START

All classes, which include the Theoretical course (3 h per week, 1 semester) and language tranining with native teachers (8 h per week, both semesters)

FIRST SEMESTER: if possible to find a room with required standarts, the course will be partially in presence, otherwise ONLINE (the code of platform Team will be sent by aulaweb by the teachers before the start).

start on September 28

Theory (prof. Salmon)

Training with native teachers (Koltyga, Ivanova):

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

With no emergency the exame is only written (three hours with all the tests together, one exercise for testing treshold level). Otherwise, other kind of assessment will be considered.

The final evaluation is for 12 CFU and, if positive goes from 18 to 30 (if exellent, cum laude). Students with a low evaluation who want to repeat the test can do it if agreed with prof. Salmon

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
25/01/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto Valido per TTMI 1 e 2 anno, LM94 1 e 2 anno. Aula 1, Albergo dei Poveri, ore 14.30-17.30