RUS-90003 - Russian 3
Coordinator: Valeria Karpova-Barber Tel: +44 1782 7 33281
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Russian 2 or equivalent

Barred Combinations

Description for 2022/23

This module will further develop language skills gained in Russian 1 and 2, expand vocabulary and grammar base enabling students to speak, write and read Russian carrying out simple tasks they are likely to encounter in travelling, living or studying in Russia. Topics will include staying in hotels, travelling in Russia, talking about hobbies and interests. Grammar topic amongst others will include verbs of motion, all of the Russian cases for nouns and adjectives, formation of dates.
Teaching will be based on using different audio and video materials from, and also the textbook focusing on people's life in modern Russia. Various aspects of contemporary Russian life will be discussed giving an insight into Russian culture and traditions. There will be a variety of tasks and exercises in class time (listening comprehensions, role-play and reading and writing tasks). Students will consolidate the skills acquired in class through further web-based self-study exercises.

It aims to develop the Russian language skills acquired up to Russian 2.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Carry out simple tasks requiring an exchange of information on familiar topics: 1
Understand phrases and vocabulary of the highest frequency related to areas of immediate personal relevance: 1,2
Write simple personal letters: 2
Have an understanding of Russian cases system and verbal aspects: 1,2
Recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of common traditions in the Russian speaking world: 1,2
Read short texts in Russian and translate them into English: 1,2

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 are only permitted to take one Russian language module per semester

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.iary.

2: Exam weighted 50%
1 hour reading/writing exam
Examination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.