Semantics, Functions, and the Usage of Complex Grammar Constructions
The course is designed for intermediate-advanced students who have mastered basic Russian grammar. Through the systematization of already formed grammatical skills and the expansion of the contextual uses of various lexical and grammatical constructions, students will develop a greater understanding of Russian grammar. Among the topics that will be covered are basic verbs of motion, supplemented with new ones, and constructions focused on written speech in order to write in the academic style (participles and passive constructions). The course examines individual grammatical categories, united by the semantics of the context (constructions of reason, purpose, time, etc.) on the example of texts from various discourses. Work in the classroom is carried out in individual and group form to encourage the involvement of each student in the educational process. Tasks include both traditional language tasks and interactive forms of work (discussions and role plays). At the end of each thematic unit, students must prepare a presentation of a project dedicated to one of the topics of interest to them using the studied structures. By the end of the course, students will be able to use grammatical units in speech, taking into account their communicative function, and learn to create oral and written texts using more complex lexical and grammatical structures.