Linguistic and cultural studies for foreign students

 

  • Code:
  • Number of credits: 5
  • Subject coordinator: Liudmila PAVLOVSKAYA
  • Lecturers: Liudmila PAVLOVSKAYA

 

  • Credit contract possible: Yes
  • Examination contract possible:Yes
  • Teaching language: English, Russian

 

 

Course Activity:

        Lectures

        Practical Classes

        Video presentations

         Workshops

         Language laboratory

 

 

Course unit type

         Special Language Course, Bachelor Program, specialization in Philological Education

 

Con Content     info

   

1.      Knowledge system and practical skills in the sphere of teaching, scientific, cultural and educational activities.

2.      Organization of teaching Russian as a foreign language in accordance with curriculum and how to plan such studies.

3.      Modern technologies, methods, tutorials in teaching Russian as a foreign language.

4.      General enhancing of knowledge of arts.

5.      Fundamentals of research work in linguistics.

 

Objectives info

A. General competences

PB - 01. Intellectual and cognitive capacities

PB - 02. Acquisition and processing of information

Explanation

         PB 01. Know the essence of functional approach to language description, main types of functional-semantic relations in linguistics and their terms, essence of comparative approach to teaching Russian as a foreign language and peculiarities of language system description during the course.

         PB 02. Know features of phonetic Russian language system description in the foreign audience. Typologies of rare Russian phonemes. Russian language intonation. Word semantics and lexical and semantic groups. Linguistic view of the world and its explication within foreign audience. Linguistic conceptions and their impact on teaching Russian as a foreign language. Students native language or intermediate language during teaching Russian as a foreign language.

 

B. Profession-oriented/ General scientific competences

Explanation

Be able to:

use functional approach to language description and comparative to approach to teaching Russian as a foreign language and to apprehend Russian language system as a complex of interrelated and interdependent components. Phonetic Russian language system description within foreign audience. Linguistic view of the world and its explication in the foreign audience and focuses on stylistic means of language.

 

C. Profession-specific competences

Acquire skills in analyzing linguistic phenomena in the context of functional-semantic approach.

D. Scientific competences

Explanation

 

 

 

Prerequisites info

 

A. Previously required courses

General Linguistics, Russian Language Level Advanced, General Russian literature, Fundamentals of Russian culture.

B. Required competences

 

Analytical abilities, academic writing, text analysis, knowledge of Russian phonetics and lexical rules at least on the level of reading and conversation.

Educational tools info

 

A. Type

        Lectures

        Practical Classes

        Video presentations

        Workshops

        Language laboratory

 

B. Obligatory educational tools

Alexander Baranov. Applied linguistics. M., 2005

C. Recommended educational tools

1.      Borisova E., Latysheva A. Linguistic foundations of Russian as a foreign language. Pedagogical grammar of Russian language. M., 2003

2.      Lysakova I. Russian as a foreign language. Methods of Russian language training. M., 2004

3.       Tokareva T. Russian language. Covering grammar course. M., 2003

 

Teaching methods info

 

A. Types

Each module has a specific resource text for curriculum foundation and reference for student reports. Texts, references, articles, worksheets, interactive workshops are all either included in the course material or referred to.

The texts and supplemental instructional materials are described by each module writer and fit the structure and purpose of each curriculum module.

Instructional materials include:

- Books and articles;

- DVD (education films).

- Software (Microsoft Office 2007)

 

B. Description

This course is taught in English and Russian

Plenary lectures: 36h = 2h per week during 18 weeks during the first semester.

Practical Classes (obliged): 18h = 2h per two weeks during 18 weeks during the first semester.

Lab Classes: (obliged): 18h = 2h per 2 weeks during 18 weeks during the first semester.

 

 

Assessment info

 

A. Types

permanent (written tests during semester)

oral examination

 

B. Description

Total number of credits: 5 credits

Period of examination

OR: 3 credits - 1 oral exam

OR labs: 1 credit - permanent and several computing tests

OR practical classes: 1 credit - permanent and several written tests

Different approach: 1 oral exam, the mark you get for the exam gives you the corresponding number of credits: 5 credits for A, 4 credits for B and 3 credits for C.

 

Examination contract:

1 written assessment for the OR. The mark obtained in this examination is the result of the OR and the OR labs.

 

Higher distance education:

1 written assessment for the OR. The number of credits obtained in this examination is the result of the OR written examination.

 

Teaching support info

Extra course OR: 2h per week during 18 weeks during the first semester.

Higher distance education: for this course, an extra syllabus is available, containing guidelines how to study the material in an optimal way.