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BA Modern Language and Business & Management (Russian)

Year of entry: 2021

Course unit details:
Beginners' Polish

Unit code ULPL10070
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Russian & E. European Studies
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

This course aims to give absolute beginners in the language a basic knowledge of reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work, and via studio-recorded and authentic texts.

 

Pre/co-requisites

Pre-requisite: This unit is suitable for those who have never studied Polish before.

Co-requisite: If you are studying a Modern Languages Degree, either single or joint honours, please refer to relevant guidance about eligibility for LEAP units on your programme structure.  This course is for beginners to the language only. 

 

Aims

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https://www.languagecentre.manchester.ac.uk/learn-a-language/courses-for-all/

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 

  1. Understand short, simple messages and announcements;
  2. read short simple texts and find specific information;
  3. communicate in simple, routine situations;
  4. write simple notes, messages and short personal letters.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework.

 

Teaching and learning methods

One three-hour seminar per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on campus and on-line instruction as necessary. This will also include online digital learning available via Blackboard and supplemented by extra online resources to aid students in their independent learning.

 

Assessment methods

Four pieces of assessed work as follows:

  • Semester one: Written (Reading, Grammar, Writing) 30%.
  • Semester two: Oral 20%; Listening 20%; Written (Reading, Grammar, Writing) 30%.

 

Feedback methods

Feedback will include a combination of:

  • informal ongoing oral and written feedback resulting from homework and class based learning activities;
  • formal written feedback will be given following every assessment.

 

Recommended reading

Set texts

Iwona Stempek, Anna Stelmach, Sylwia Dawidek, Aneta Szymkiewicz, Krok po kroku. Polski. Seria podr¿czników do nauki j¿zyka polskiego dla obcokrajowców. Poziom A1/ A2, Kraków 2013, ISBN: 978-83-930731-0-8.

 

Recommended texts

Basic Polish. A Grammar and Workbook by Dana Bielec, Routledge 2008, ISBN-10: 0415224373; ISBN-13: 978-0415224376

 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Seminars 66
Independent study hours
Independent study 134

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Orieb Masadeh-Tate Unit coordinator

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