THE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE COURSES FOR INTERNS FROM FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES
В 2 - Certification level 2
The following elective courses are offered to those who wish to attain the 2nd certification level of Russian (B2) (the number of courses is chosen by a student, the total number of classes depends on the duration of an internship):
1. Speak Good Russian (conversation practice)
The course topics:
1. “In the plane. At the airport”
2. “At the railway station. In the train”
3. “Mass media. Newspapers. Radio. Television. Internet”
4. “In the hotel. In the hostel. Apartment rental”
5. “Orientation in the city. On the street”
6. “Sport. Tourism. Travels”
7. “In the subway. In the bus. In the trolleybus. In the tram”
8. “On the excursion. In the museum. At the exhibition”
9. “In the cafeteria. In the restaurant. In the cafe”
10. “City services: at the post office, in the bank, in the photo studio, in the drugstore, in the repair shop, in the beauty parlor”
11. “In the theater. In the movie theater. At the concert”
12. “At someone’s place. Russian holidays”
You will be able to take part in dialogues about everyday life the participants of which clearly express their opinions; express your opinion; understand news on radio and TV, advertisements, dialogues from movies and TV programs showing clear interpersonal relationships.
2. Grammar and Writing Practice
The grammar topics:
1. Prepositions and case forms.
2. What do I want to tell you? (Ways of expressing logical and semantic relations in a sentence).
3. Grammar and various styles of speech.
The writing practice topics: a) “Man and woman”, “Generation gap”, “Travels”, “Hobbies”, “Work and rest”, “Person and society”, “The Earth is our home”, “Art in one’s life”; b) application, CV, recommendation.
3. Read about Russia in Russian
The course topics: newspaper and magazine articles on social and cultural topics; descriptive and narrative texts with elements of reasoning (small non-adapted texts from Russian classics of the 19-early 20th centuries supplemented with comments). The course includes fragments from screen versions of the books selected for reading.
4. Lexicology and phraseology
We suggest that you broaden your active vocabulary. How can you do it? One reviews and memorizes frequently used lexical units while working with words in groups: antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, Russian words and their foreign equivalents, paronyms, phraseologisms and fixed expressions. Besides, you will be able to participate in conversations about modern moral, social and geopolitical issues.
5. Talk about Russia in Russian
The course topics:
1. “Russian national costume”
2. “Russian decorative and applied art”
3. “Icon painting”
4. “Russian paintings of the 18th century”
5. “Russian paintings of the 19th century”
6. “Russian paintings of the 20th century”
7. “Great Russian composers”
8. “Main styles of Russian architecture”
9. “History of Russia in the 9-20th centuries”
10. “Contemporary history of Russia”
You will learn a lot of useful information about history and culture of Russia. This course will substantially broaden your vocabulary, improve your reading skill applied to historical and cultural texts. You will learn how to produce short monologues on some topics related to some issues in Russian history and culture, which may be of use when communicating with Russians.
6. Of Russia
The course topics: “Physical geography of Russia”, “Economic and social geography of Russia”.
The course introduces learners to the geographical location of Russia, its climate, flora and fauna. You will receive the following information: political and state structure of Russia, history of Russia (socioeconomic- oriented), population (number, migration, resettlement, ethnic composition, religion, folk crafts), national economy, peculiarities of Russian economy, infrastructure, territorial organization of Russian, international economic relations of Russia.
7. Discussions (Let’s discuss current issues)
The course topics:
1. “What does the future have in store for us?” (ecological problems)
2. “Ecology and cars”
3. “Let’s talk about smoking”
4. “Problems of the megalopolis”
5. “Migration of the population”
6. “Human capital flight”
7. “Demographic problems”
8. “Globalization problems”
9. “Antiglobalists – against globalization”
10. “Social inequality: the rich and the poor”
11. “Social structure of the society. Middle class”
12. “Problems of unemployment”
13. Watching and discussing Russian feature films.
You will be able to keep up a conversation following the model of communication suggested in advance, initiate an interrogative dialogue, express your opinion and evaluate whatever you read, see or hear, as well as analyze a problem within a free conversation or discussion.
You will learn what special stereotypical expressions are used for expressing your consent, objection, doubt etc.These expressions build a framework for a conversation, as well as help you express your respect to the partner despite the difference of opinion.
8. Russian culture and history: Trip back to the past of Veliky Novgorod
The course topics:
You will deal with descriptive and narrative texts with elements of reasoning (supplemented with audio and video files), learn how to tell about what you see and express your opinion. It is planned to organize excursions to the Novgorod State Museum and Preserve.
9. Professional Russian (economics)
The course is an extension of the course Russian for economists (A2) and is supplemented with the modules “Economic growth and cyclicity”, “Money and money market”. You will learn how to organize speech as a dialogue, initiate an interrogative dialogue, produce expanded statements on professional topics.
The courses of Russian are organized on demand made in advance.
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