RSb007 Exercises on Russian Orthography

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2025
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Jana Bumbálková (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Olga Berger, Ph.D.
Department of Slavonic Studies – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Jana Bumbálková
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies – Faculty of Arts
The knowledge of Russian alphabet (cursive and print).
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The content of the course includes the practise of orthography phenomena in the form of various writing and oral exercises (dictations, gap filling exercises, confrontational exercises, texts corrections and so on), at the same time, the argumentation of solving certain orthographical problems ability is controlled.
The course aim is to strengthen the correct written speech skills in Russian; to improve the knowledge of Russian orthography rules by choosing the parts that cause problems for students; the development of language competence with using the earlier learned vocabulary and knowledge from other fields (phonetical and morphological phenomena).
The course has e-learning support.
Learning outcomes
The student:
- will acquaint with the theoretical principles of correct writing;
- will learn the correct writing in Russian skills.

The student will be able:
- to apply the learned knowledge in written speech;
- to explain the writing of difficult orthographical phenomena.
  • Topics:
  • 1. The spelling of the negative particle ne in substantives, adjectives, participles and verbs.
  • 2. Writing of the vocals after the consonants zh, sh, ch, shch.
  • 3. Writing of the vocals after the C.
  • 4. Writing of the soft and the hard signs.
  • 5. The separating hard and soft signs.
  • 6. The hard and soft vocals I in the words roots, in prefixes, suffixes and inflections.
  • 7. The unstressed vocals in the words roots.
  • 8. The unstressed sounds in prefixes and suffixes.
  • 9. The letter E.
  • 10. The letter Y.
    recommended literature
  • Russkij orfografičeskij slovar: okolo 180 000 slov. Pod red. V. V. Lopatina. 2 vyd., ispr. i dopoln. Moskva: Rossijskaja akaděmija nauk, Institut russkogo jazyka im. V. V. Vinogradova, 2004. 960 s.
  • ВАЛГИНА, Нина Сергеевна et al. Правила русской орфографии и пунктуации. Москва: Изд. «Эксмо», 2009
  • BALCAR, Milan. Příručka ruského pravopisu. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1983, 118 s. URL info
  • BALCAR, Milan. Orfografija, punktuacija i knižno-pis‘mennaja reč‘ russkogo jazyka. Edited by Leontij Vasil‘jevič Kopeckij. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1979, 265 s. info
  • Příruční mluvnice ruštiny pro Čechy. Edited by Bohuslav Havránek. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1961. info
Teaching methods
The classes will be in form of seminar (theoretical parts lead by teacher are alternated with the students’ independent work). Students will have the e-learning training tasks and additional materials to each of discussed topic (in the e-learning support).
Assessment methods
Regular attendance of the seminar. The final test.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2025, recent)
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