Институт Иностранных ЯзыковРоссийского Университета Дружбы Народов

1-semester module - 116 hours
Tuition fee 71 400 rubles

This programme is intended for all categories of people, regardless of age, without presenting requirements for the education level, who wish to acquire skills in the study of Russian as a foreign language.

The educational aim of the programme is mastery by foreign students of the Russian language system for communication in a Russian language environment.

Training objectives:
1. In reading - development of skills for reading of informational and publicist, social and cultural or social texts for learning, briefing and abstract goals;
2. In writing - mastery of basic types of written speech in scientific and official business styles;
3. In listening - development of linguistic, communicative and sociocultural competences in spoken, publicist and scientific styles of speech helping adequate perception of information close to that of native speakers;
4. In speaking - development of a level of sociolinguistic, communicative and discursive competences predetermining the optimal use of linguistic means in various spheres of communication.


Phonetics. Graphics
  • IC-1 (completed statement, recital)
  • IC-2 (special question, request, demand, addressing)
  • IC-3 (general question, on-finite syntagma, request, repeated question, recital)
  • IC-4 (matching question with the "a" conjunction, recital, non-finite syntagma, official question with a tinge of demand)
  • IC-5 (judgement)
  • IC-6 (exclamation, repeated question)
Word formation and morphology
  • Concept of the basis of word; basis of word and ending; root, prefix, suffix.
  • Word-forming models: - of nouns: male/female person by profession, occupation, nationality, etc. with the following suffixes -tyel/-nits(a), -nik/-nits(a), -chik/-chits(a), ~schik/-schits(a), -/-k(a), -ets/-k(a), -anin/-anka, -in/-k(a) -ik/- ; - of abstract concepts, actions, signs, qualities, etc. with the following suffixes -ni(e), -eni(e), -stv(o), -k(a), -atsi(ya), -ost', etc.; - of adjectives: with the following suffixes -n-, -enn-, -sk-, -ov-, -en'k-, -ichesk-, -eysh-, aysh-; - of adverbs: with the -o suffixes, with the po- prefix and the -ski suffix; - of verbs: with the follwing suffixes: -yva-/-iva-, -va: a-, -i-, -ova- /eva-, -nu-; n-; - nouns of motion with the following prefixes: v-, vy-, u-, po-, pri-, pere-, pro-, o-, za-, podo-, dp-, ot -of basic alternation of sounds in the root
  • Noun. Nominative case: person of active action; name of the person (object); addressing; characteristics of a person; facts, events;   presence of an object; subject of possession; identification of a person, object; object of necessity; event, action in time;  a period of time; object (person) in a passive construction; a person's state (physical, emotional).
  • Noun. Genitive case: a) without a preposition:  - a person who owns; definition of a person (object); - designation of a part of a whole;  - absence of a person (object);   - designation of quantity, measure in combination with quantitative numerals and the following words: "many", "few", "several";  - month and year in a date (What day?);- time of action or event, desire, expectation; - a comparison object; characteristic, description of a person, object; б) with prepositions:  - starting point of movement (from, out, off); final point of movement (to); - time of action (after, during, before, from... to); - person who owns something;  - location of a person (near, by, (not) far from, to the right of, to the left of, around, opposite, in the middle); - - purpose of an action,  definition of an object (for); - definition (without); reason (because of, from).
  • Noun. Dative case: a) without a preposition: - addressee of an action; - person in need of something;  - person (subject) whose age is discussed;- person in a certain state, with a certain desire.  б) with prepositions: - person as destination of a movement (to);  place of movement of a person (object) (on);- means of communication (on); - definition (on);   - reason (thanks to).
  • Noun. Instrumental case: a) without a preposition: - with the following verbs: to engage, to be interested, to own; - characteristics of a person, object (with the following verbs: to be, to become, to represent, etc.); - tool, means of action; doer of an action (in passive constructions). б) with prepositions: - jointness, location (above, below, next to, between); - time (before); -definition of a person, object (with); - objective (for).
  • Noun. Prepositional case: object of speech, thought (about); place (in/on); time (in/on); condition (subject to); means of transport (on).
  • Pronoun. Meaning, change forms and use of personal (I, you, he, she), interrogative (who, what, which, whose, how much ...), possessive (mine, your ...), indicative (that, this ...), identifying (himself, every, whole), negative (no-one, nothing, ...), reflexive (oneself) pronouns.
  • Adjective. Complete and short adjectives. Agreement of complete adjectives with nouns in gender, number and case. Case system of complete adjectives. Degrees of comparison of adjectives.
  • Verb. The Infinitive. Imperfect and perfect type of verb. Present, past and future tense of verb.  Basis of verb, 1 and 2 conjugation of verb. Classes and groups of verbs 1: to read - (I) read, 2: to know - (I) know, 3: to feel - (I) feel, 4: to meet - (I) will meet, 5: to rest - (I) will rest; 6: to give -(they) are giving; 7: to wait - (they) are waiting; 8: to write - (they) are writing; 9: to sing - (they) are singing; 10: to be able - (they) are able; 11: to go - (they) are going; 12: to ride - (they) are riding; 13: to want - (they) are wanting; 14: to take - (they) are taking; 15: to live - (they) are living; 16: to drink - (they) are drinking; 17: to eat - (they) are eating. The imperative. Verb government. Transitive and intransitive verbs. Verbs with the -sya particle. Verbs of motion without prefixes and with prefixes. Concept of participle and ways to form real and passive participles. Complete and short form of passive participles. Concept of gerunds and ways to form it.
  • Numeral. Quantitative and ordinal numerals. Use of numerals in combination with nouns and adjectives.
  • Adverb. Ranks of adverbs by value: place (far, near), time (in the morning, in winter), mode of action (well, badly), measures and degrees (slowly, quickly). Predicative adverbs (it is necessary, it is possible, it is impossible), interrogative adverbs (how, when, where, where, where from), negative adverbs (nowhere), vague adverbs (somewhere, anywhere). Degrees of comparison of adverbs (well - better - the best, blue - bluer - bluest).
  • Service Parts of Speech. Prepositions (in, about, on, over, under, without, during, after, from, to, at, etc.); Сonjunctions and conjunction words (and, or, but, not only ... but also ..., because, therefore, that, in order to, if, where, where to, which, etc.), their meanings;  Рarticles (not, neither, whether, really), their meanings.
  • Types of simple sentence. Narrative. Interrogative. Incentive. Affirmative. Negative. Two-component models: - sentences having grammatical subject and predicate: models with a conjugated verb form; models without conjugated verb forms; sentences that do not have a grammatical subject; sentences with lexically limited components. One-component models: models with conjugated verb form; model without conjugated verb form.
  • Concept of subject and predicate in sentence, their agreement. Ways of expressing grammatical and logical subject: noun and pronoun in forms of nominative case: genitive case with the u preposition, dative case, a combination of nouns with numerals, pronominal adverbs.
  • Ways of expressing logical-semantic relations in sentence.  Object relations (case and preposition and case constructions of nouns). Attributive relations - agreed definition, unargeed definition (noun in genitive case). Space relations (preposition and case constructions of nouns, adverb). Time relations (preposition and case constructions of nouns, adverb, gerund phrases. Objective relationships (combination of personal verb form with the infinitive, preposition and case constructions). Cause-and-effect relations (preposition and case constructions).
  • Direct and indirect speech. Rules for translating direct speech into indirect speech. Conjunction words and conjunctions in indirect speech: what, in order to, where, when, how many, why, whether, etc.).
  • Word order in sentence. Neutral order of words in sentence. Preposition of subject group, postposition of predicate group. Determinant at the beginning of sentence (preposition of predicate group, postposition of subject group). Word order and actual division of sentence. Particularities of the word position in word combinations with neutral word order in sentence.
  • Types of complex sentence. Compound sentences with the following conjunctions: and, but, or; not only but... . Complex sentences, types of subordinate clauses with different conjunctions and conjunction words: - explanatory (that, in order to, whether, who, how, which, whose, where, where to); - determinative (which, where, where to, where from, when,); - of time (when, after, before, prior to); -conditional (if); - cause-and-effect (because, since, therefore); - objective (that, in order to); - ceding (although, despite the fact that); - of mode of action (how); - of measure and degree (than...).
Lexico-grammatical workshop
  • Lexical units, audio, video and text material of monological and dialogical nature of various functional styles of speech, related to the topics: "City. National capital. Hometown. City as a centre of culture and tourism. Problems of a modern city. Life in town and the country"," Country. Russia. Its regions. Home country: geography, economics, culture "," Famous figures of science and culture of Russia and home country "," Nature. Nature and man. Ecology".
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