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RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION I

CODE 55888
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 8741 TEORIE E TECNICHE DELLA MEDIAZIONE INTERLINGUISTICA (L-12) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/21
    LANGUAGE Russian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation 8741 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION II 61330
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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

    Exam Board

    LAURA SALMON (President)

    ANTONIO CIVARDI

    NATALIYA KARDANOVA

    OLGA KOLTYGA

    IOULIA MAKLAKOVA (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    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

    The exam 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

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Starting from the beginning Russian is used directly, developing high comprehention abilities. Methodology is based on data by neuro- and psycholinguistics

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    24/01/2023 14:30 GENOVA Scritto Aula I Albergo dei Poveri

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students certified with SLD, disabilities or other special education needs are advised to contact the instructor at the beginning of the course, in order to agree on teaching and exam methods that, in compliance with the course learning outcomes, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.