Learning of languages of the region: Russian - level A1 3224-DNJRRA1-90h
Language learning takes place in a systemic way. Mastering a language as a set of grammatical, syntactic, lexical rules, etc. is accompanied by a linguistic analysis of the very nature of language as a socio-cultural phenomenon. The development of (inter) cultural competences (in line with CEFR and FREPA) plays an important role. Knowledge about the culture of the selected country is also systematically transferred. Therefore, language education takes place in two directions: within general and specialist topics in the field of cultural stud-ies (cultural and cognitive component) and language studies (linguistic com-ponent), both of which are complementary and may overlap in some areas.
Upon completion of the course a student can understand very basic phrases concerning her/himself, the family, immediate concrete surroundings and her/his flat when people speak slowly and clearly.
Knows the Russian Cyrillic Alphabet.
In a written text s/he can understand well-known vocabulary, names and sim-ple sentences.
S/he is able to read the information contained, for example, in advertisements, on posters and in catalogues.
S/he can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to re-peat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help her/him formulate what s/he is trying to say.
S/he can ask and answer simple questions in areas of everyday life, immediate need or on very familiar topics.
S/he can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where s/he lives, where s/he comes from and people s/he knows.
He can write a short, simple text, e.g. holiday greetings.
He can fill out the form with personal data, state nationality, occupation, ad-dress, e.g. in a hotel registration form.
The course content (general language): me and my relatives, friends, acquaint-ances; Language of instruction during the class; Names of countries, nationali-ties, professions, places, home equipment (furniture etc.); Weather phenomena – names and descriptions; A city – offices, services, public places and public transport; Parts of a body and a description of a human; Journeys and their organization; Age, hobby; Time/date, four seasons; Usual forms of handling and performed at the moment; Schedule of a day; Plans for the future, previ-ous experience; Family relations, school, work.
The course content related to culture (optional, can be extended to topics of interest to the group): Small talk, Language (dialectal differences), Customs, Real-world information, Social and cultural events, Holidays, Multicultural-ism, Cultural differences, Cultural preferences Linear, Leisure and entertain-ment, Apartment etc.
Student workload includes:
Classroom participation – 90 hours (4 ECTS)
Preparing for classes – 45 hours (2 ECTS)
Type of course
A student is practicing without having to fear his/her speech communication on the elementary level.
On completing the course, the student:
1. makes use of knowledge, acquired during the course, of culture of a given lingusitic region;
2. a graduate knows and understands at an elementary level the sophisticated nature of a language;
3. one has elementary vocabulary necessary to manage in language environment (See: Full description);
4. one has elementary knowledge about the description of a language system;
5. one knows selected issues (See: Full description).
1. one can communicate in simple and routine tasks connected with topics included in Full description;
2. one can recognize familiar words and messages in selected, simple materials of different types as well as in verbal communication;
3. one understands information contained in selected, simple materials of everyday life;
4. one presents information in oral and in written form using certain language constructions.
1. one is able to collaborate in pair as well as in a group of people;
2. one knows learning strategies and understands the need for lifelong learning;
3. one knows basic social norms and their relevant verbal and nonverbal reactions which are obligatory in the definite cultural and linguistic area;
4. one detects cultural differences and demonstrates the tolerance for users of other languages.
Concerning the specific learning outcomes after completing the course, the student acquires skills:
1) knows and understands in an elementary way the comprehensive nature of the language, with particular emphasis on the cultural context of Russia.
2) able to use the Russian language at level A1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
The coursebook: Миллер Л.В., Политова Л.В., Рыбакова И.Я., Жили-были… [Żyli-byli…], Warszawa 2013.
Махнач A., Из первых уст [Iz pierwych ust], Warszawa 2011, dictionaries, additional materials provided by the lecturer, recordings etc.
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