RUS-90001 - Russian 1
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective





No prior knowledge

Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

This module is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Russian. It will develop basic communication skills in everyday situations such as meeting someone for the first time, talking about daily routine, family, shopping and travelling. This module aims to provide students with the basic spoken Russian and with recognition skills of Russian alphabet. Students will also be introduced to some aspects of Russian culture.

This module is designed for those with no knowledge of Russian. It aims to equip students with basic oral, written and communication skills in Russian, and introduce them to different aspects of Russian culture.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Use simple phrases and sentences to describe themselves and people they know: 1
Read and write simple words and sentences in Russian: 2
Ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need: 1
Understand simple grammatical structures and rules: 1,2
Recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of common traditions in the Russian speaking countries: 1,2
Understand familiar words, basic phrases and sentences concerning themselves and they family/friends when people speak slowly and clearly: 1

Study hours

20 hours of synchronous and asynchronous class time
100 hours class preparation and revision and private study
22 hours revision for and completion of written exam
8 hours preparation for and attendance at spoken interaction exam

School Rules

Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment form
Students can only take one Russian language module per semester.
Students can only take one absolute beginners language module (90001) any one academic year.
This module cannot be taken as a Level 3 elective.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Spoken interaction assessment
A 5-6 minute spoken interaction assessment to test speaking (productive) and listening (receptive) skills. Task may include role play, presentation, question and answer, description and similar. If assessments are organised in pairs or groups individual marks will be awarded to each student and the total time allowed will be 5-6 minutes per student.

2: Exam weighted 50%
1 hour reading/writing exam
Unseen examination testing writing and reading skills based on material studied.