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BA Russian and Spanish / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Russian Language 3
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Offered by||Russian & E. European Studies|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This course unit aims to develop students’ knowledge of Russian grammar, syntax and vocabulary and to develop students’ active command of spoken Russian. Oral/aural skills will be further developed through a parallel series of practical classes and work assignments to be undertaken by students in their own time in the Language Centre.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Russian Language 2||RUSS51022||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
• To broaden students’ knowledge of and mastery of the principles of the Russian language
• To help students develop competence in spoken and written Russian beyond A-Level standard
• To extend students’ knowledge of Russian culture and society by acquainting them with different Russian cultural customs and traditions
Knowledge and understanding
• Handle grammatical structures appropriate to level of study.
• Communicate in written form and orally on complex topics (e.g. to take part in discussion covering a range of issues such as leisure and travel, relationships and family, life in the city, transport and environmental issues).
• Possess comprehension skills as an integral part of effective communication (e.g. to understand brief news items on TV and short literary texts).
This course develops abilities of:
• Critical thinking.
• Problem solving.
• Synthesis and analysis of data and information.
• Critical reflection and evaluation.
• Use and present material in the target language in written and oral forms in a clear and effective manner
• Use target language source materials appropriately
• Use the library, the Language Centre and electronic and online resources (including Blackboard)
• Improving communication skill
Transferable skills and personal qualities
• Computer literacy
• Time management
• Reflecting upon and improving own learning
• Applying subject knowledge
- Analytical skills
- Capacity to analyse and make critical judgements.
- Ability to maintain independence of thought.
- Oral communication
- Ability to speak a modern foreign language. Ability to express ideas clearly and confidently in public.
- Written communication
- Ability to express oneself clearly in writing.
- Capacity for self-appraisal, reflection and time management.
Two in class tests (one in each semester) 30% (15% each)
Two in class writing/ vocab tests (one each semester) 30% (15% each)
Oral Exam 40%
|Feedback method||Formative or Summative|
In-class tests will be marked within a week. All individual comments and feedback will be written on a special feedback form; if required, guidance on how to improve performance in further assessments will also be provided on this form. Generic feedback to the whole class will be also given during the lesson following the in-class test.
Oral classes: students will receive oral feedback during oral sessions as well as written comments on their prepared written topics.
After the final oral exam at the end of the year, special feedback forms will be available for all students upon request.
- I love Russian. A2. Liden&Denz. 2017
- A.Latysheva, R.Yushkina Russian Grammar in Use. A2 level. (St.Petersburg 2019)
- James Levine, Schaum’s Outline of Russian Grammar (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009)
- Terence Wade, A Comprehensive Russian Grammar (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2000)
- The Oxford Russian-English, English-Russian Dictionary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)
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|Independent study hours|
|Elizaveta Langley||Unit coordinator|
|Elena Simms||Unit coordinator|