Russian Language in Dialogues and Conversation. Systematization of Phonetic Knowledge
The course is intended for foreign Russian language students who want to speak and write correctly in Russian, for those who want to better comprehend and use Russian colloquial speech, expand their skills in phonetics as well as speaking and writing, and to know what to say in a certain situation when conversing with Russian speakers. The phonetic component of the course is aimed at systematizing previously acquired knowledge and further decreasing the foreign accent in Russian speech. Students will not only improve their pronunciation and auditory skills, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the phonological structure of the Russian language, but also learn to express their emotions in Russian using various intonation structures and taking into account the linguocultural characteristics of the language. The course is structured on a thematic basis and consists of practical lessons on conversational practice, in which personality-oriented texts and texts of social and cultural topics are discussed and pronunciation is corrected. The course includes authentic video texts (excerpts from Russian films, cartoons, and film magazines), podcasts, educational videos for listening, and authentic texts. The course program is focused on small-group work and an individual approach to each student. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to confidently use knowledge about Russia, national and cultural characteristics of the social and speech behavior of Russian people (customs, norms of etiquette, social conditions, and stereotypes) in their communication. In addition, students will learn to independently determine the mechanisms of articulation mistakes in their speech, predict their appearance, and correct themselves. Also, students will be able to create syntagmas in texts of various styles, and read fluently and expressively based on a sample.