RUS-90005 - Russian 5
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 4 or equivalent

Barred Combinations

Description for 2022/23

This module will further develop students Russian language communication skills already acquired, enabling students to speak, listen, read, and write in carrying out tasks they are likely to encounter in socialising, living, studying, travelling or working in Russia. Topics and functions covered in this module will include: making comparisons, discussing Russian cities, regions, countryside and types of accommodation, holiday options, talking about choices and decisions, quoting reported speech.

This module aims to consolidate students' existing language skills and further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Russian language.

Intended Learning Outcomes

understand main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters: 1
enter into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life: 1
describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, by connecting phrases in a simple way: 1,2
write simple connected text on familiar topics: 2
demonstrate an understanding of socio-linguistic codes including register difference: 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
understand texts that consist mainly of high-frequency everyday language: 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 6-7 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
Examination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.