Russian Pre-Intermediate 2/2

Ac.Year:ukončen 2005/2006
Language of Instruction:Czech
Completion:credit+exam (written&verbal)
Type of
Guarantor:Baumgartnerová Alena, PaedDr. (DFL)
Instructor:Baumgartnerová Alena, PaedDr. (DFL)
Faculty:Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication BUT
Department:Department of Foreign Languages FEEC BUT
Russian for Beginners (JR1), DFL
Learning objectives:
  Developing communicative abilities based on continuous training of listening skills and reading comprehension skills. Increasing the level of expressing ideas in speaking and writing in a self-confident way. The basics of specialized language.
  The course builds on the course JR1, or as the case may be, it can be attended by lower-intermediate students. It revises the material of the previous course in close connection with introducing and practising new language phenomena together with development of listening, reading, communicative and writing skills: everything accompanied by all-round increasing of the knowledge level. Basics of working with specialized texts.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  Successful passing the course JR2/1.
Learning outcomes and competencies:
  Increased level of scope, self-confidence, contextuality and fluency of speaking and writing abilities. Ability to express personal opinion and attitude in a discussion and during problem-solving situations. Free translation skills and abilities of elementary interpreting. Specialized texts reading comprehension followed by a presentation.
Syllabus of numerical exercises:
  1. Unit 1: reunion after some time; dialogues; revision
  2. Enquiring and responding, activities during the holidays; reading comprehension; noun declension
  3. General topic conversations; verb conjugation
  4. Unit 2: appearance and description; verb put on; reading comprehension, dialogues
  5. Filling a form; adjective declension; fiction reading comprehension
  6. Clothing, job interview; expressing the date. Technical text
  7. Unit 3: personal characteristics; adjectives, pronouns what and which
  8. Expressing the cause, personal opinion; verb patterns different from Czech
  9. Reciprocity, necessity, possibility; apologizing; reading and listening comprehension
  10. Unit 4: travelling; date and telling the time; listening comprehension, dialogues
  11. Weather in various seasons of the year; adjectives; reading and listening comprehension. Technical text
  12. Customs connected with seasons, reading and listening comprehension; revision
  13. Autumn semester test written
  14. Unit 5: travelling by train, geographical and time expressions; the superlative
  15. The environment; the verb give; reading comprehension. Technical text
  16. Environment protection; numbers 100 - 1000 - 1000000, adjective declension
  17. Unit 6: accommodation, hotel; expressing necessity, reading and listening comprehension, dialogues
  18. Travelling by plane; conditionals, verb conjugation and verb patterns; reading comprehension. Technical text
  19. Welcoming a guest, telegram writing; fiction reading comprehension, listening, dialogues
  20. Unit 7: food and drinks; imperative; listening comprehension
  21. Shopping for food, eating habits; expressing of purpose; reading and listening comprehension
  22. Going to a restaurant; reading and listening comprehension, dialogues. Technical text
  23. Unit 8: lifestyle; verb patterns different from Czech, indefinite pronouns and adverbs
  24. Health care; the comparative of adjectives and some adverbs; reading and listening comprehension, dialogues
  25. Demonstrative pronouns; reading comprehension, technical text; General revision
  26. Spring semester test written
Progress assessment:
  • Active participation in seminars
  • Self-study and fulfilling the set tasks
  • 75% attendance
  • Progress tests
Exam prerequisites:
  • Mastering the material of the semester
  • Success at written semester test (min. 50%)

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