Russian 1

Communicative focus Welcoming in formal / informal situations; getting to know each other; apologising; thanking; questions about a person and answering them; starting telephone conversations; ordering in a café / restaurant; job and workplace; naming different companies; at the hotel reception; orientation and conversations at the airport; holiday destinations; leisure activities; family business. Language focus Alphabet; personal pronouns; grammatical gender; numerals 1-1000; e-conjugation verbs; nouns in prepositive; plural of nouns; possessive pronouns in singular and plural.; adjective and demonstrative pronouns in singular and plural.; verbs of the и conjugation; verb "быть" in the preterite; adjectives and nouns inanimate in the accusative; nouns in genitive singular; modal words "можно" / "нельзя"

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

- T. Blum, E. Gorelova. Weg zum Erfolg, A1/A2. Kurs- and Arbeitsbuch, facultas Verlag, 2020. / T. Blum, E. Gorelova. The Road to Success, A1/A2. Course book and workbook, fakultas Verlag, 2017 (Units 1-6). - T. Blum, V. Weissenhofer, A. WolfaPractical course (UE)r. Fit for Russian A1. Open educational resources, MOODLE, 2020.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Individual work, group work; blended learning (Open Educational Resources on Moodle, online-exercises, online-quizzes, etc.); creation of videos.

Assessment methods and criteria

Participation & performance 10%, oral assessment 40% (oral production and interaction 20 points, listening comprehension and regional studies 20 points), written part 50% (reading comprehension 10 points, written production and interaction 20 points, grammar and vocabulary 20 points). For more details cf. curriculum matrix of elective languages.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Degree programme

European Economy & Business Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



1 WS



Learning outcome

Exemplary for level A1: After successful completion of the course, students can: - understand questions and instructions on familiar topics with simple linguistic structures; - use simple, mostly isolated expressions about people, places and workplaces; - Understand the culture of the respective country/countries in order to successfully apply the principles in business situations

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