Russian 1122: Syllabus
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Be sure to read the Course Description (link at the top of this page), about the difference between 1121 and this course.
Week 1: Sunday 02/07/21 - Saturday 02/13/21 [show/hide]
Monday
no homework (in class: talk about your winter break)
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Crime and Punishment: Crime 1 (all scenes), Crime 2 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: Crime 1 (all scenes), Crime 2 (all scenes)
Practice: Crime 1: Exercises 2 (2.1, 2.3); Role Playing; Discussion.
Prepare your three questions.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les 45; 46
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 45, 46 in COLLT. Target score (restarted this semester): 32. For notes on COLLT work, see Course Description and also the COLLT FAQ.
Write: 45:4; 46:5 (1st part only), submit for your section in Canvas. Note that Review Paper 3 is due next day.
Practice reading aloud: 46:5, 2nd part (don't write)
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: 47; 48; p.121
Self-Test Quizzes to Lessons 47 & 48 in COLLT. Target score: 95.
Write: Finish Review Paper 3, submit for your section in Canvas.
Practice reading aloud: 48:3,4
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 45 Ex. 1, 2; Les. 47 Ex. 1, 2
Write: 48:5 (scored), submit for your section in Canvas
Record in WAL: Les. 46 Les. 48
Week 2: Sunday 02/14/21 - Saturday 02/20/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: Crime and Punishment: Crime 3 (all scenes); Crime 4 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: Crime 3 (all scenes); Crime 4 (all scenes)
Practice: Crime 3: Exercises 1 (1.1, 1.2); Role Playing; Discussion.
Crime 4: Role Playing; Discussion.
Prepare your three questions.
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Tavern: The Tavern 1 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Tavern 1 (all scenes)
Practice: The Tavern 1: Exercise 1 (1.1,); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: 49; 50; p.122
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 49, 50 in COLLT. Target score (restarted this semester): 121.
Write: 49:5 (write complete sentences), submit for your section in Canvas.
Read БИЛЕТ in «Что я видел»
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 51, 52
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 51, 52 in COLLT. Target score (restarted this semester): 139. For notes on COLLT work, see Course Description and also the COLLT FAQ.
Read in What I Saw: Вокзал (p. 5, 3 paragraphs)
Write: Les. 51 Ex. 3, Les. 52 Ex. 4, submit for your section in Canvas.
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 49 Ex. 1, 4; Les. 51 Ex. 1, 3
Write: 50:4 (scored), submit for your section in Canvas.
Record in WAL: Les. 50, Les. 52
Week 3: Sunday 02/21/21 - Saturday 02/27/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: Tavern: The Tavern 2 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Tavern 2 (all scenes)
Practice: Tavern: The Tavern 2, Exercises 1 (1.1, 1.2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Tavern: The Tavern 3 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Tavern 3 (all scenes)
Practice: Tavern: The Tavern 3 Exercises 2 (2.1, 2.2); Exercise 3 (3.1); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 53
Self-Test Quiz to Lesson 53 in COLLT. Target score: 148
Read in What I Saw: Вокзал (p. 5, to the end of the section)
Write: Les. 53 Ex. 5, submit for your section in Canvas.
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 54, 55
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 54, 55 in COLLT. Target score: 172
Read in What I Saw: Какая платформа (p. 6; one-third of the page)
Write: Les. 54 Ex. 4, submit for your section in Canvas.
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 53 Ex. 1, 2; Les. 55: Ex. 2, 3
Write: 55:5 (scored), submit for your section in Canvas.
Record in WAL: Les. 54, 55
Week 4: Sunday 02/28/21 - Saturday 03/06/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: Tavern: The Tavern 4
Write an English summary of: The Tavern 4
Practice: Tavern: The Tavern 4, Exercises 2 (2.1, 2.2, 2.3); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Tuesday
Watch and understand: The Tavern: The Tavern 5 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Tavern 5 (all scenes)
Practice: The Tavern: The Tavern 5, Exercises 4, (4.1, 4.2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 56; Les. 58 (Les. 57 is assigned for the next book day)
Self-Test Quiz to Lesson 56, 58 in COLLT. Target score: 195
Read in What I Saw: Какая платформа (p. 6; to the end of the section on p. 7)
Write: Les. 56: 5, submit for your section in Canvas.
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 57, GR VII on pp. 135-136
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 57 in COLLT. Target score: 217
Read in What I Saw: Как я потерялся (p. 7; half of the section)
Write: Les. 58: 5 (yes, Lesson 58 Exercise 5), submit for your section in Canvas.
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 57 Ex. 3, 4; Les. 58 Ex. 1, 3
Write: 57:5 (scored), submit for your section in Canvas.
Record in WAL: Les. 56, 57
Week 5: Sunday 03/07/21 - Saturday 03/13/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: The Tavern: The Tavern 6, The Tavern 7, The Tavern 8 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Tavern 6, The Tavern 7, The Tavern 8 (all scenes)
Practice: The Tavern: The Tavern 6, Exercise 2, Exercise 4; Role Playing; Discussion. The Tavern 7, Exercise 6; Role Playing; Discussion. The Tavern 8, Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Tuesday
День здоровья - занятий нет.
Wednesday
День здоровья - занятий нет.
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 59, Les 60
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 59, 60 in COLLT. Target score: 256.
Read in What I Saw: Как я потерялся (p. 7; to the end of the section on p. 8)
Write: Les. 60 Ex. 4, submit for your section in Canvas.
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 59 Ex. 1, 3; Les. 60 Ex. 1, 2
Write: 59:4 (scored), submit for your section in Canvas.
Record in WAL: Les. 58, 60
Week 6: Sunday 03/14/21 - Saturday 03/20/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: Walking Around Moscow: A Walk 1 (all scenes).
Write an English summary of: A walk 1 (all scenes)
Practice: A Walk 1, Exercises 1 (1, 2, 3); Exercises 5. (1, 2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Walking Around Moscow: A Walk 2 (all scenes).
Write an English summary of: A walk 2 (all scenes)
Practice: A Walk 2, Exercises 1 (1.1.2, 2); Exercises 2. (2.1, 2.2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 61, 62
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 61, 62 in COLLT. Target score: 281.
Read in What I Saw: Как я нашелся (p. 8)
Write: Les. 61 Ex. 4, submit for your section in Canvas.
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 63, 64
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 63, 64 in COLLT. Target score: 309.
Read in What I Saw: Вагон (pp. 7-8)
Write: Les 64 Ex. 5 (write the sentences in full), submit for your section in Canvas.
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 61 Ex. 1, 2, 3; Les. 63 Ex. 1, 2
Write: 62:5 (scored), submit for your section in Canvas.
Record in WAL: Les. 62, 64
Week 7: Sunday 03/21/21 - Saturday 03/27/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Optional: песня из кинофильма "Я шагаю по Москве" on YouTube
Watch and understand: Walking Around Moscow: A Walk 3 (all scenes); A Walk 4 (all scenes).
Write an English summary of: A walk 3 (all scenes); A Walk 4 (all scenes)
Practice: A Walk 3, A Walk 4: Exercises 2 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Walking Around Moscow: A Walk 5 (all scenes); A Walk 6 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: A walk 5 (all scenes); A Walk 6 (all scenes)
Practice: A Walk 5, Exercises 3 (1); Exercises 4. (1, 2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 65, 66
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 65, 66 in COLLT. Target score: 331.
Read in What I Saw: Собачка Инзол (p. 9; half of the section)
Write: Les. 65 Ex. 3, submit for your section in Canvas.
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 67, 68
Self-Test Quiz to Lesson 67, 68 in COLLT. Target score: 354.
Read in What I Saw: Собачка Инзол (p. 9-10; to the end of the section)
Write: Les. 67 Ex. 3 (write the last two speeches of the dialog with all substitutions), submit for your section in Canvas.
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 65 Ex. 1, 2; Les. 67 Ex. 2, 3
Write the 12 infinitive forms of the verbs in the box at the bottom of page 162 in Lesson 66. (scored), submit for your section in Canvas.
Record in WAL: Les. 66, 68
Week 8: Sunday 03/28/21 - Saturday 04/03/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: The Courier: The Courier 1 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Courier 1 (all scenes)
Practice: The Courier 1, Exercises 5 (5.1, 5.2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Memorize: The Courier 1; Scene 6.
Tuesday
Watch and understand: The Courier: The Courier 2 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Courier 2 (all scenes)
Practice: The Courier 2, Exercises 2 (2.1,); The Courier 2, Exercises 8 (8.1, 8.2). Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 69, 70
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 69, 70 in COLLT. Target score: 382.
Read in What I Saw: Как мы поехали (p. 10)
Write: Les. 69. Ex. 2 (omit the first speech--П's--and write the other three speeches, 24 sentences total), submit for your section in Canvas.
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 71, 72
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 71, 72 in COLLT. Target score: 420.
Read in What I Saw: skip to, and read, Как поезд остановили (half of the section)
Write: Les. 72 Ex. 3 SPEED TEST (write complete sentences), submit for your section in Canvas.
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 69 Ex. 2, 4; Les. 71 Ex. 1, 2, 3
Write: 70:4 (scored), submit for your section in Canvas.
Record in WAL: Les. 70, 72
Week 9: Sunday 04/04/21 - Saturday 04/10/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: The Courier: The Courier 3 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Courier 3 (all scenes)
Practice: The Courier 3; Exercises 1 (1.1, 1.2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Tuesday
Watch and understand: The Courier: The Courier 4 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Courier 4 (all scenes)
Practice: The Courier 4; Exercises 2 (2.1, 2.2); Exercises 7 (7.1); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Memorize: The Courier 4; Scene 2
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 73, 74
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 73, 74 in COLLT. Target score: 462.
Read in What I Saw: Как мы спать легли
Write: Les. 74 Ex. 4, submit for your section in Canvas.

Оptional: watch these videos to see today's big-city supermarkets in Russia:
Гдљ молћчный отдљл?
Где касса?
Ї к вђм попћзже зайдџ

Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 75, 76
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 75, 76 in COLLT. Target score: 489.
Read in What I Saw: Как нам кофе принесли (pp.13-14; the first half of the section)
Write: Les. 76 Ex. 3 (10 substitutions only), submit for your section in Canvas.
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 74 Ex. 1, 2; Les. 75 Ex. 2, 3, 4
Write: 73:5 (use abbreviated format that will allow you to avoid repeating the same part of the sentence, e,g. Я получила открытку от Сашиного отца/от Сашиной сестры. (scored), submit for your section in Canvas.
Record in WAL: Les. 74, 76
Week 10: Sunday 04/11/21 - Saturday 04/17/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: The Courier: The Courier 5 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: The Courier 5 (all scenes)
Practice: The Courier 5; Exercises 1 (1.1, 1.2, 1.3); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Tuesday
Watch and understand: The Courier: The Courier 6 (all scenes); The Courier 7 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: Courier 6 (all scenes); The Courier 7 (all scenes)
Practice: The Courier 6; Exercises 4 (4.1); Role Playing; Discussion; The Courier 7; Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Memorize: The Courier 7; Scene 2
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 77, 78
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 77, 78 in COLLT. Target score: 518.
Read in What I Saw: Мы приехали (pp. 15-16)
Write: Les. 78 Ex. 2 (write the questions and the last speech of the dialog as the response), submit for your section in Canvas.
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 79, 80
These (optional) videos may help you practice telling time in Russian: try this or this or this It may be fun to the dice button in this interactive clock as you practice with a friend.

Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 79, 80 in COLLT. Target score: 536.
Read in What I Saw: Какое такси (pp. 18-19; read as much as you have time for)
Write: Les. 80 Ex. 1 SPEED TEST (write complete sentences), submit for your section in Canvas.
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 77 Ex. 1, 2, 3; Les. 79 Ex. 1, 2
Write: 79:2 (write out the times in the first column in the first sentence, e.g. Уже пять минут девятого. (scored), submit for your section in Canvas.
Record in WAL: Les. 78, 80
Week 11: Sunday 04/18/21 - Saturday 04/24/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Moscow 1 (scenes 1-7)
Write an English summary of: Moscow 1 (scenes 1-7)
Practice: Moscow 1 (scenes 1-7); Exercises 2 (2.1, 2.2,); Exercises 5 (5.1); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Moscow 1 (scenes 8 - 12)
Write an English summary of: Moscow 1 (scenes 8 - 12)
Practice: Moscow 1 (scenes 8-12); Exercises 8 (8.1); Exercises 12 (12.1, 12.2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 81, 82
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 81, 82 in COLLT. Target score: 553.
Read in What I Saw: Как в Москве на улицах (pp. 19-20; read as much as you have time for)
Write: Les. 82 Ex. 3 (write complete sentences), submit for your section in Canvas.
Record in WAL: Les. 81
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 83, 84
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 83, 84 in COLLT. Target score: 587 .
Read in What I Saw: Светофор (pp. 20-21; read as much as you have time for)
Write: Les. 84 Ex. 2 SPEED DRILL (write complete sentences), submit for your section in Canvas.
Friday
День здоровья - занятий нет.
Week 12: Sunday 04/25/21 - Saturday 05/01/21 [show/hide]
Monday
День здоровья - занятий нет.
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Moscow 2 (scenes 1-5)
Write an English summary of: Moscow 2 (scenes 1-5)
Practice: Moscow 2 (scenes 1-5); Exercises 4 (4.1, 4.2,); Exercises 5 (5.1); Role Playing; Discussion; Prepare your three questions
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 85, 86, pp. 203-205
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 85, 86 in COLLT. Target score: 627.
Read in What I Saw: Мы приехали в гостиницу «Москва» (pp. 21-22)
Write: Les. 86 Ex. 3, submit for your section in Canvas.
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 87, 88
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 87, 88 in COLLT. Target score: 661.
Read in What I Saw: Как в гостинице. Башни (pp. 22-23; read as much as you have time for)
Write: Les. 87 Ex. 2 SPEED TEST (write complete sentences), submit for your section in Canvas.
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 86, Ex. 1, 4; Les. 88, Ex 1, 2, 3
Write: 85:3 (write the first two lines in the dialog for all six substitutions) (scored), submit for your section in Canvas.
Record in WAL: Les. 85, 87
Week 13: Sunday 05/02/21 - Saturday 05/08/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Moscow 2 (scenes 6 - 12)
Write an English summary of: Moscow 2 (scenes 6 - 12)
Practice: Moscow 2 (scenes 6-12); Exercises 6 (6.1); Exercises 8 (8.1, 8.2); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions. (no vocabulary quiz)
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Moscow 3 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: Moscow 3 (all scenes)
Practice: Moscow 3; Exercises 11 (11.1, 11.2,); Role Playing; Discussion. Prepare your three questions.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 89, 90
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 89, 90 in COLLT. Target score: 682.
Read in What I Saw: Башни (pp. 23-24; to the end of the section)
Write: Les. 89 Ex. 4; Les. 90 Ex. 4, submit for your section in Canvas.
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 91, 92
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 91, 92 in COLLT. Target score: 715.
Read in What I Saw: Какой номер (p. 24)
Write: Les. 91 Ex. 4 (write only the last sentence of the dialog, with all substitutions), submit for your section in Canvas.
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les.89 Ex. 1, 2, 3; Les. 90 Ex. 1, 2
Write: 92:2 (write the six substitution sentences in the SPEED TSET box) (scored), submit for your section in Canvas.
Record in WAL: Les. 91, 92
Week 14: Sunday 05/09/21 - Saturday 05/15/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Moscow 4 (all scenes); Moscow 5 (all scenes)
Write an English summary of: Moscow 4 (all scenes); Moscow 5 (all scenes)
Practice: Moscow 4, scene 3 Ex. 1. Bring to class a few family pictures, magazine photos, or drawings of your family members. Prepare a brief story about each (real or fictional). For example: Это моя мама (папа, бабушка, дедушка, сестра, брат, тётя, дядя, племянник, племянница, дочь, сын, внук, внучка). Она родилась в августе 1950 года. Она училась в Гарвардском университете на историческом факультете. Мама и папа познакомились в 1970 году на дискотеке. Через три года они решили пожениться. Я родилась в ноябре 1976 года, etc.
Tuesday
Watch and review: Any film that was covered this semester.
Prepare a skit: Working with another student from your 1122 section, select any scene(s) from the film that you chose to review, memorize the dialog, and be prepared to perform it in class. You may write your own skits or make changes in the dialog and the story, if you like, but keep the vocabulary close to the original. Send your script to the teacher for corrections and feedback. Finally, meet with your partner on Zoom and record your scene or skit.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 93, 94, pp. 216, 217
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 93, 94 in COLLT. Target score: 751.
Read in What I Saw: Как я купался и что потом сделал (p. 24; read as much as you have time for)
Write: Les. 93 Ex. 4 (write only the first two sentences of the dialog, with all substitutions), submit for your section in Canvas.
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 95, 96, p. 218
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 95, 96 in COLLT. Target score: 775.
Read in What I Saw: Как мы пили чай и про звонок (pp. 25-26)
Write: Les. 96 Ex. 2, submit for your section in Canvas.
Friday
Grammar review class: go over your written homework for the semester, or the lessons in the book, and note any issues that you do not fully understand or remember, or are likely to have trouble with at the final exam. For this review, and for your preparation for the final exam, you may find these links useful:

COLLT Review Lessons 10-50; Written Homework Review Lessons 10-50; Eralash Review;

COLLT Review Lessons 51-100; Written Homework Review Lessons 53-101; Film Review; note this description of the final exam.


FINAL EXAM

This is an open-book exam: feel free to use any reference materials except for online automatic translators (they don't speak the same kind of Russian we do). Do not consult anyone.

Date and time of the exam are shown on the Registrar's page, https://registrar.cornell.edu/exams/spring-final-exam-schedule. For the Zoom Meeting ID of the exam, see page Rooms and times.

  1. Display, download, or print this PDF form for the exam (opens in a separate tab or window).
  2. Use any of these methods to record your answers:
    • If you have a tool for typing into the PDF file (e.g. Acrobat Pro), you can do that.
    • Or you can copy the contents of the PDF, paste them into a Word file (or some other wordprocessor), and then type your answers there.
    • If you don't like typing Cyrillic, print the PDF and write on the printout.
    • If none of that works for you, write your answers on a blank sheet of paper, as you wrote your homework this semester, and number your answers, so we know what goes where.
  3. Convert your answers to a PDF file; from Word, you can save it as a PDF; or you can photograph your writing and run that through a PDF converter, as you did for all your homework this semester.
  4. Be sure to start the filename of your PDF with your net ID and include your Russian nickname (in Latin letters); the rest of the filename is up to you.
  5. Use THIS LINK to submit your PDF file and send a private message through the Zoom Chat box to Slava to ask him to check out the file.
  6. Scroll to the top of this syllabus page, find the "Course evaluation form" link, and submit your anonymous course evaluation for Russian 1122 THREE times: once for each of your instructors. (You can do this at any point during the exam.)
  7. Check the Chat box to see if Slava has confirmed that your exam was received and is readable.

Do not leave this Zoom room until you get confirmation from Slava (and submit your evaluation).

Week 15: Sunday 05/16/21 - Saturday 05/22/21 [show/hide]
Week 16: Sunday 05/23/21 - Saturday 05/29/21 [show/hide]
Week 17: Sunday 05/30/21 - Saturday 06/05/21 [show/hide]
 
 
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