Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
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 www.learnrussian.rt.com, 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: 1Understand phrases and vocabulary of the highest frequency related to areas of immediate personal relevance: 1,2Write simple personal letters: 2Have an understanding of Russian cases system and verbal aspects: 1,2Recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of common traditions in the Russian speaking world: 1,2Read short texts in Russian and translate them into English: 1,2
20 hours of synchronous and asynchronous class time 100 hours class preparation and revision and private study22 hours revision for and completion of written exam 8 hours preparation for and attendance at spoken interaction exam
Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment formStudents are only permitted to take one Russian language module per semester
1: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Spoken interaction assessmentA 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 examExamination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.