BA English Language and Russian

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
LEAP Polish 3

Course unit fact file
Unit code ULPL51030
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Russian & E. European Studies
Available as a free choice unit? Yes


The course aims to further develop the skills acquired on LEAP Polish 1 & LEAP Polish 2. It extends the emphasis on communication and comprehension skills through the use of high-frequency language expressions used to describe topics of personal interest, current affairs and specific themes. This will enable students to conduct longer oral exchanges related to limited specific topics or themes or to give a short presentation or information about an event. It also further consolidates the grammar already acquired, and enhances students’ skills in reading and writing by equipping them with a broader range of vocabulary to enable them to read and write longer and more complex texts.



Pre-requisite: : LEAP Polish 2 or equivalent e.g. GCSE grade 6 or above taken in the last 3 years. 

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.




Learning outcomes

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

  • demonstrate greater understanding and knowledge of language structure and handle further grammatical rules;
  • demonstrate competency in comprehension and listening through accurately extracting key information from written and audio sources on specific familiar topics related to personal interest and current affairs;
  • recognize and use known expressions and fundamental phrases used in everyday situations;
  • to communicate orally in simple, routine situations and handle short social exchanges about familiar topics with reasonable fluency;
  • independently write short texts on limited familiar topics using a variety of vocabulary and formulaic expressions.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A2/B1 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.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

Information handling, IT skills, cultural appreciation, language awareness, discussion, formal presentations.

Employability skills

Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and your employability by showing that you have a capacity to learn other languages and the desire to engage with other cultures.

Assessment methods

Semester one: Week 12- Written Exam 30%

Semester two: Week 11- Listening Exam 10% & Written Exam 30%; week 12 - Oral Exam 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, Krok po kroku. Polski 2. Seria podr¿czników do nauki j¿zyka polskiego dla obcokrajowców. Poziom A2/ B1, Kraków 2013, ISBN: 978-83-930731-15 (chapters 11-23).

Recommended texts

A Grammar and Workbook by Dana Bielec, 2014, 2nd edition, ISBN-10: 0415726018, ISBN-13: 978-0415726016

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Seminars 69
Independent study hours
Independent study 140

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Orieb Masadeh-Tate Unit coordinator

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