Course detail

Russian for Beginners

FEKT-LJR1General knowledgeMaster's (2nd cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Both semester1. year of study6  credits

The course is for complete beginners in Russian.
The material is based on developing the communicative competence,especially in listening comprehension and effective reading and writing skills.
Within the course students are also informed about the country,its culture,customs and specifications.
Practising the new material and developing communicative skills is emphasized.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

-will master the writing system of Russian language:
-will apply the knowledge to be able to read and write in Cyrillic.
-will response adequately to heard and written information.
-will master basic grammar structures and their applying in speaking and writing activities.
-will be able to apply the acquired knowledge in common everyday situations.

Mode of delivery

20 % face-to-face, 80 % distance learning


The course is for beginners and false beginners.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Nekolová,Camutailová,Vasiljeva-Lešková:Ruština nejen pro samouky.Leda,Praha 2002
Ruská gramatika v kostce.M.Balcar.Leda Praha 1999
Začínáme s ruštinou.A.Wilkes,J.Shackell.Fraus Plzeň 1997

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit for 1st semester,test and examination at the end of 2nd semester.
Credit is aquired by passing the test based on material in textbook lessons 1 - 12 - 40p.
Examination consists of 1 written test based on material in textbook lessons 13 - 21 - 20p.
2 listening comprehension - 20p.
3 reading comprehension - 20p.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Lesson 1-12 -introduction to Russian,first steps with the Cyrillic and pronunciation
Practising writing skills in Cyrillic and pronunciation,basic language structures
Further practising of basic patterns in speaking
Greetings,basic numerals,specifications of stress
Meeting and introducing,intonation of questions and affirmative sentences
Telephoning,making a date,specifications of forms of address
Giving personal information,verb conjugation in present tense,forming negative with verbs
Making an invitation,thanking,apologizing; further numerals and the case of nouns coming after numerals
Expressing of enjoyment and wonder;female gender nouns,personal pronouns
Explaining misunderstandings;future tense,further numerals
More personal information;possessive adjectives,shifting stress with verbs
Changing intonation according to the meaning of the sentence;verb conjugation;revision
Semester test
Lesson 13-21-invitation(accepting and rejecting);I and II verb conjugation
Giving information about spending leisure time;conjugation of reflexive verbs
Weekly programme;verb conjugation
Going to the theatre and cinema(invitation); ordinal numbers
Expressing personal impressions;saying the date,pronoun declension
Address writing,answering to advertisement; intonation of various types of questions
Enrolling to language course,finding the way round the building;past tense;the polite form of addressing people
Asking and giving answers about study;pronoun and noun declension
Asking the way and giving directions,means of transport;gender of nouns
Going shopping;verb conjugation,pronunciation of preposition patterns
Expressing possibility,impossibility and prohibition,cause and comparison,nouns which do not declinate
Expressing enjoyment and regret,travelling impressions;intonation of complex sentences.General revision
Grammar test and examination


Acquiring basic skills
- reading comprehension,
listening comprehension,
ability to communicate in writing and orally in common everyday and topic situations.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Type of course unit


Language exercise

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer