Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Russian. It will develop basic communication skills in Russian in everyday situations such as meeting someone for the first time, talking about daily routines, family, shopping and travelling. The module aims to provide students with 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 introduces them to different aspects of Russian culture.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Recognise and understand familiar words, basic phrases and sentences related to areas of immediate relevance (e.g. personal information) when people speak slowly and clearly: 1,3Understand and extract key information from short, simple words sentences written in Cyrillic alphabet: 1,2Interact in very simple, familiar situations, asking and answering simple questions in areas of immediate need, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly: 3Write simple words, phrases and sentences providing personal information in Russian: 1,2Understand and use simple grammatical structures and rules and develop language learning strategies: 1,2,3Recognize and act upon very basic cultural differences as encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of common traditions in Russia: 1,2,3
22 hours of contact time in class.40 hours assessment preparation and completion.88 hours guided independent study.
Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment formStudents can only take one Russian language module per semester.Students can only take one absolute beginners language module (90001) any one academic year.
1: Online Tasks weighted 30%
Description of Module Assessment
Online tasksStudents will complete a series of online exercises to assess their reading comprehension, grammar and writing skills in the target language.2: Class Test weighted 20%
Class test.Students will complete an in-class test which may include writing a short text in the target language in class.3: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Spoken interaction assessmentA 4-8 minute spoken interaction assessment to test speaking (productive), listening (receptive) and conversation (interaction) skills. Task may include presentation, role play, description or similar and question and answer. If assessments are organised in pairs or groups, individual marks will be awarded to each student.