Course: Russian for International Relations 1

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Course title Russian for International Relations 1
Course code KAP/RMV1
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Trejbal Václav, Mgr. CSc.
  • Golovatina Varvara, Mgr. CSc.
  • Němcová Bohuslava, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Communication in basic everyday situations (introduction, information about myself and my family, arranging a meeting, giving/receiving directions, shopping, leisure time, cinema/theatre, university study). The Czech Republic, its capital, the town where we live/study. Russia, its capital and selected monuments. Introducing Saint Petersburg and selected monuments. Country names. EU member countries. Presenting selected events in Russian society and politics and acquiring the respective vocabulary. Expressions of apology, thanks, invitation, accepting or refusing invitation, expressions of joy, wonder and regret. Phonetic aspects of Russian language (stress, interrogative, imperative and exclamative sentence intonation, difference between stressed and non-stressed syllables, mobile stress in verbs, pronunciation of "zh", "sh", "ts", "tch", "shch", mobile stress in neuter nouns). Russian grammatical system (inflection of substantives in singular and plural, indeclinable nouns, first and second conjugation of verbs in present tense, conjugation of selected verbs with the change of stem consonants, expression of past and future tense, calling, conjugation of selected verbs with mobile stress, conjugation of reflexive verbs, declination of personal pronouns, using cardinal numerals 1-200 in connection with nouns, verbs with relation different from Czech language - "to be interested in", "work as").

Learning activities and teaching methods
Students' self-study, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 59 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No prior knowledge needed.
learning outcomes
Graduates will acquire basic Russian language skills and will be able to react properly to elementary communication situations in ordinary life. Graduates will master phonetic as well as written language, and will be able to understand simple spoken/written language concerning everyday issues. They will be able to write short texts on political events and they will acquire elementary vocabulary related to this category (the EU, EU member countries, political party, country names) They will also be able to acquire information on current events.
teaching methods
Textual studies
Students' self-study
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during practicum
Seminar work
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • ČÁRA, Vladimír, BALCAR, Milan, LADMANOVÁ, Jarmila. Ruská mluvnice pro střední školy. Praha: SPN, 1996. ISBN 80-04-24891-8.
  • Jelínek, Stanislav. Raduga po-novomu 1 : pracovní sešit. Plzeň : Fraus, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7238-660-4.
  • Jelínek, Stanislav. Raduga po-novomu 1 : učebnice ruštiny. Plzeň : Fraus, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7238-659-8.
  • Jelínek, Stanislav. Raduga po-novomu 2 : pracovní sešit. Plzeň : Fraus, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7238-701-4.
  • Jelínek, Stanislav. Raduga po-novomu 2 : učebnice ruštiny. Plzeň : Fraus, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7238-700-7.
  • NEKOLOVÁ, Věra, CAMUTALIOVÁ, Irena, VASILJEVA-LEŠKOVÁ, Alena. Ruština nejen pro samouky. Praha: Leda, 2002. ISBN 80-85927-96-9.
  • PAŘÍZKOVÁ, Štěpánka. Ruština pro začátečníky a samouky. P&P Dolní Ředice, 2002. ISBN 80-903072-0-3.
  • RYKOVSKÁ, Milena, SVOBODOVÁ, Jiřina. Ruský jazyk pro začátečníky 1. null. Plzeň : ZČU, 2006. ISBN 80-7082-862-5.
  • ŠROUFKOVÁ, Miloslava, VENCOVSKÁ, Marta, PLESKÝ, Rostislav . Nový rusko-český, česko-ruský slovník . Praha : Leda, 2000. ISBN 80-85927-41-1 .

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts International Relations and East European Studies (11-5) Social sciences 1 Winter