Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module will further develop students Russian language communication skills, enabling students to conduct routine tasks they are likely to encounter in socialising, living, studying, travelling or working in Russia. Functions and topics will include: expressing and understanding feelings and emotions expressed in conversations and in personal letter; explaining reasons and giving excuses in a more sensitive or complex manner; expressing opinions, offering advice, giving details of future plans and projections and making guesses. Some film clips set in a variety of social and work situations will be analysed in teaching sessions. There will also be reading and writing work to build students' confidence in using Russian grammar and vocabulary. Students will also become familiar with a range of social contexts and culturally specific behaviour.
This module aims to further develop students' Russian language communication skills already acquired up to Russian 5 or equivalent.
Intended Learning Outcomes
understand the main point of some radio or TV programmes on topics of personal or professional interest: 2give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans: 1,2write personal letters describing experiences and impressions: 1,2understand and apply the general rules for using deferential, neutral and humble registers appropriate for specific situation: 1,2recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in common situations and demonstrate knowledge of customs and modes of behaviour in Russian society: 1,2enter unprepared into conversation on topics such as travel and events: 1
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 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 examExamination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.