851-0851-00L  Russian I A1.1

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersUniversity lecturers
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionRussian
CommentNo enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

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AbstractRussian I is the first part of a five-semester Russian course. The course leads to A1.1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The goal of the course is to introduce participants to the Cyrillic alphabet and to Russian phonetics; participants build up a basic vocabulary, learn the basics of Russian grammar, and are introduced to Russian culture.
ObjectiveParticipants are able to use Russian adequately in selected areas. The focus is on speaking, reading comprehension, and listening comprehension skills at A1.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and on developing cultural competence. Special importance is attached to an academic environment and student life. The course deals with the following content: Reading and writing Russian script; saying hello and goodbye; introducing yourself; asking for someone’s name; addressing someone; apologizing; indicating your country and place of origin and residence; stating your profession; talking about family; talking about your wellbeing; asking about prices; and ordering items in a café.